It's sad that almost nobody is talking about Wahhabism although it's — by many expert accounts — the strongest ideological driving force of what's happening right now in Syria (and Afghanistan and elsewhere).
We should educate ourselves and stop mixing up Islam and Wahhabism. (It's like mixing up Christianity and Nazism.) We should also stop pretending religion doesn't play any role in this.
: This is not as absurd as it may sound to you: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Nazi_Germany, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religious_aspects_of_Nazism#Nazism_and_Christianity, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Roman_Catholicism_in_Spain#Franco_regime, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_Fascism and here someone is making exactly that point http://www.askwhy.co.uk/christianity/0835Hitler.php.