There is little or no evidence that the Muslim religious schools produce terrorists capable of attacking the West....
No. They just produce people who want to be terrorists and attack the West.
What a bunch of fools write for the NY Times. They are forever touting that we must look at the "root causes" of Terrorism (which in their opinion must clearly be found in the actions of the United States), but heaven forbid that anyone should actually suggest that anything in the sick culture of Islam might be to blame.
See: Universities of Jihad
US Islamic Schools Teaching Homegrown Hate
Tell Saudi Arabia to Stop Teaching Hate
PBS: Analysis- Madrassas
Teaching Hatred in School Textbooks
...and so on, ad infinitum.