All Hail Robert Kagan
This to me, really nails it:
"There’s no way for us to go through the long evolution of history without allowing Islamists to participate in democratic society."
“What are we going to do — support dictators for the rest of eternity because we don’t want Islamists taking their share of some political system in the Middle East? We’ve got to put our money where our mouth is."
“Obviously, Islam needs to make its peace with modernity and democracy. But the only way this is going to happen is when people speaking for Islam take part in the system."