I heard Kit Bond the Republican Senator from Missouri paraphrase this quote on the radio this morning in regards to the clash of western civilization and the Islamic world.
"The supposed ‘clash of civilizations’ is in reality nothing more than a manifestation of mutual ignorance..." ~Luis Monreal
I very much agree and would extend that to most clashes between humans in general are based on mutual ignorance. IMO, understanding is the road to peace.
"Enjoy every sandwich" ~ Warren Zevon