This should be the attitude.
That put a stop to that custom, and the west should act in the same manner. No more hanging Gays from lamp posts, stoning women to death, honor killings, not allowing children to attend schools, etc. But too many are excusing this behavior under the guise of 'multiculturalism'. It is inhuman and cowardly response that will eventually bite us in the ass.A story for which Charles James Napier is often noted involved Hindu priests complaining to him about the prohibition of Sati by British authorities. This was the custom of burning a widow alive on the funeral pyre of her husband. As first recounted by his brother William, he replied:
"Be it so. This burning of widows is your custom; prepare the funeral pile. But my nation has also a custom. When men burn women alive we hang them, and confiscate all their property. My carpenters shall therefore erect gibbets on which to hang all concerned when the widow is consumed. Let us all act according to national customs."
Back to the point, Syrias civil war is not our problem unless it puts WMDs in the hands of AQ. Syria sponsoring terrorism has always been a problem though. Since our military is so great, we shouldn't have to supply arms to rebels. Kill Assad, destory the military, capture the WMDs, go home.
"Men did not make the earth ... it is the value of the improvement only, and not the earth itself, that is individual property... Every proprietor owes to the community a ground rent for the land which he holds." -- Thomas Paine, Agrarian Justice