The Muslim world is changing. Three years after the atrocity of 9/11, it may be in the early stages of a reformation, albeit with a small "r". From Morocco to Indonesia, people are trying to develop a more contemporary and humane interpretation of Islam, and some countries are undergoing major transformations.It's not just 9/11, it's Darfur, it's Beslan, it's the fatwa-driven reactions to almost anything that presages change and modernization.
Karen Armstrong's The Battle for God is a good look at how all fundamentalists, be they Christian, Muslim or Jewish, react in much the same way to challenges. Now, however, with radical Islam wanting to take the bloody route back to the Caliphate (and possibly earlier - would they really want to not reconquer the Iberian ?) as well as impose their vision of life on all of us, the stakes are higher.
It's good to know that some are allowing these recent tragic events to shape their thoughts.