Islamic extremism would become the biggest threat to world peace
But in the US handling of the North Korean nuclear threats, there is certainly a very obvious manifestation of the clash of civilisations, between that of a very aggressive Wild-West-Frontier-kill-the-redskins American mentality versus the Asian (North Korea and to an extent the Chinese) face-saving attitude.
The Yanks as represented by the silly person of its POTUS think threats and bullying can deter the North Koreans - taan koo koo lah (tunggu selama2nya).
Currently the Chinese can't do much or even anything on the issue because the North Koreans are behaving like so in order to gain some silly leverage on the world's platform, and to them, f**k the Chinese, Yanks and the starving people of North Korea.
Those poor North Korean people, already under the oppressive inhumane dictatorship of an oligarchy (on the surface Kim Jong-un but behind the scene, a group of power-crazy generals) will become hapless victims of a possible conflict.
How about some expressions of concerns and sympathy from the Islamic Medical Association of Malaysia (IMAM)? Compassion of Allah swt and all that, or would it be a case of IMAM f**king-off those North Koreans who are probably atheists or Buddhists or Confucians or Shen-ists.
Anyway, as I oft mention, sometimes a 'tactical redeployment' may be the best option. But Trump is not Asian and won't be able to see things in the shoes of an Asian. Like a typical Yank (and look at the Yanks version of 'football' as a typical example) he believes in bulldozing force - the more brutal the better.
But sometimes, too much bulldozing could find Donald Trump painting himself into a corner. Now that man, as equally crazy as the North Koreans, is lashing out in panic, threatening trade sanctions against the Chinese as well as abandoning trade agreements with its ally, the South Koreans.
Alas, for the Yanks it's not the Islamic countries right now (though there is that) but the Far East Asians, as once it was too - remember the Japanese? and then the Chinese?
Nuke them? Now they can nuke back too and when they have not much to lose like the North Koreans (compared to Americans), they would be more willing to do it.