Besides the fact that essentially EVERY madrasa undermines that claim, how is this conflict not racially motivated? Much of the Middle East has been seized at one time or another without regard for the people living their because they weren't white. And the people who live in that part of the world have a sense of history that we don't recognize here in America (since our country is a mere 250 years old). Historical scars can remain culturally relevant for generations, so it is a mistake to disregard those tensions so summarily.
Read the Koran and the Hadith for yourself. Even those texts encourage Muslims to learn in mathematics, astronomy, and navigation.