Host culture values must also be protected in this new 'clash of civilisations'
Twenty years ago, in 1996, it was predicted by an American political scientist, Samuel P Huntington, that the prevailing theme of our age would be the "clash of civilisations".
Cultural and religious identities, he said, would be the primary source of conflict in a post Cold-War world. And Islam would be a major flashpoint.
How right he turned out to be. The "clash of civilisations" now reigns over issues ranging from the migrant and refugee crisis, the threatened meltdown of the EU, the fears and afflictions of jihadist terrorism, the dissolution of states like Libya, the culture wars in the universities, and much more.