America, NATO or whatever can fight their shadowy wars in Palestine, Afghanisthan, Iraq or Checnya, Iran or Sudan but there is no stopping the slow but sure progression of the Truth in people's mind and hearts. Islam is the fastest growing religion in Europe and America, the lands of democracy. Democracy is great for Islam.
We Muslims just need to return to the true spirit of the Quran and hadiths. Truth will do the rest of the work. So far globally we are such bad examples, we cannot blame the 'lost sheeps' in Denmark if they start burning the Quran tomorrow. Near home, the Chinese are not drawn to Islam because who wants to 'masuk Melayu': 'Melayu banyak penyakit'.
During the Byzantine era we were continually reminded of that enduring story of the small Muslim army with the governor leaving what is now called present day Syria ,fleeing from the only super power of that time , The Eastern Roman Empire. The Roman invasion did not materialize, and the Jews and Christians who formed the majority of the population pleaded with the Muslims to return and govern them. They did, and many centuries had past , then they had Assad and in nearby Egypt, Nasser, with their own brand of Islamic Socialism. What followed latter elsewhere was the ultimate 'sacralization' [ in pure Kelantanese linggo it is ' dok jubbo' or in more polite circle ,in Teganun term ,'dok belakang' ] and secularization of Islam.......
It is back to 'branding'.
"Sir, do you want it hot or Original?", as they always ask at KFC!
Dr Nik Howk