That is why it has always been futile, extremely dangerous, strategically unsound, and naive, for western nations to attempt unilaterally to convert Islamic cultures into western style democracies. Democracy denies Allah's role, placing mortals' laws above those of Allah. Many perceive the fight for democracy to be war against Allah. Even the most uneducated decision-makers should have been aware of the depth and magnitude of this profound conflict.
See "German military rethinks exporting democracy", from Der Spiegel.