For at least the past decade, and perhaps longer, the nations of the West have treated jihadists and radical Islamists (which groups count for many more Muslims than most Americans care to admit) with an inordinate level of respect so as not to “offend” them.
The first thing that should be considered is that no one is entitled to “respect.” “Respect” must be earned, just as “trust” must be earned. One might argue that “courtesy” can be demanded, but to demand “respect” and “trust” is insulting to those from whom the fulfillment of the demand is required.
The second thing that should be noted is that Western nations define the word “respect” differently from the way Islamic nations do. Based on observed historical example, dominant strict Islamic nations recognize only abject subjugation, known as dhimmitude, as a display of respect. Any attempt to sustain independence from their control is viewed as being disrespectful of, if not blasphemous to, their religious sensitivities.
Third, behavior by strict adherents of Islamic doctrine in areas of personal interactions among themselves makes providing any level of respect — much less giving them what they view as proper levels of respect — nearly impossible.
How can non-Muslins respect a man who will murder his own daughters for the unforgivable sin of disagreement with his edicts when such disagreement might cause him the slightest embarrassment within his own culture? (His own culture being defined as the culture of his birth, not the culture of his current nation of residence.) We can offer such a man a modicum of courtesy, but has he earned our respect?
How can Westerners respect a family that effectively forces a daughter to marry against her will? One might offer polite words wishing for the future happiness of the two parties to the marriage as a courtesy, but how much respect is due to the family who would do this to their own child?