One of the foremost issues that the Muslim societies need to address is the religious intolerance that is found within them. Even though it is true that the so-called “clash” with the West is actually caused by a few extremists in Islam, however, on closer inspection it is surprising to find just how many people support these extremists. While it is true that most of the members of Muslim societies do not engage in violence against others, however, this is also true that a large number of these members actually find excuses for the violent acts, or condone them. This attitude actually results from the sense of deprivation that most of the Muslim societies have. Most of the Muslim societies are living under extreme unjust economic conditions, causing them to feel isolated. This, in turn, results in a sense of outrage deep within them. It is actually this sense of outrage and the economic isolation that causes a lot of the members of Muslim societies to turn to religious extremism or intolerance.Another factor that plays an important part in this regard is the lack of education. Many of the Muslim societies do not provide easy access to education to its members. Therefore, the people are either completely illiterate or are educated only in religious texts. This also makes them vulnerable to extremism, because not only do they feel isolated because of the lack of opportunities given to them, but they are also easily manipulated by influential speakers or religious extremists.