Chris Hedges describes how Wahhabism was first encouraged by the British to break up Islamic countries so they could divide and rule, then the US took over that role. The US told Islamic extremists that communism, socialism, and secularism was anti religion and so need to be stamped out.
The US has toppled many Middle Eastern democracies forcing them back to the stone ages. And these countries weren't allowed to develop their own industries which could compete with the West.
During the 1960's many Muslim countries were becoming liberal democracies giving women equal rights. Today the Middle East could have been modern democracies where extremism doesn't exist and wearing the Burka would be as rare as Christian nuns all covered up in the West.
The Devil Part Three: A peaceful Middle East isn't good for the armament industry, mass death and destruction is. Chris Hedges says that Trump will be just as pro the military-industrial complex as Hilary.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kHaBi0-fJk&app=desktop (15.04 mins)
Chris Hedges and Paul Jay discuss the history of Saudi promoted Jihadism and blowback as ISIS attacks their former allies