(Original post by MoSaqib)
Lol this just shows what you think of us and our culture, and then you complain when we don’t respect your culture. Muslims don’t all live in ‘mud huts’ and plenty of that actually has to do with what your ancestors did back during the British/French empires.
you do respect our culture though - you just may not like it.
Going back to the past is useful. What happened in between 1750 and 1950? For 200 years the islamic world was subjicated by the power of western industrialisation. Since then, each islamic society has had two options: 1, adopt large parts of western culture and propser; 2, stick with traditionalism and fail.
Those that have embraced western culture - especially western economic and scientific lines of thinking have done incredibly well, whilst still retaining many aspects of their islamic faith/culture. Those that stayed with a 'pure' or 'traditional' islam do still live in countries that suffer with incredible levels of poverty, war and unrest.
Its not so much that western countries destroyed the islamic world and caused the problems out of malice/evil, its that western societies developed a more succesful way of organising societies and through it, they prospered, grew rich, and as was the norm back then, conquered.
The point is - islamic societies that are succesful, and islamic people within western countries do have a deep respect for western society. They know inside that it is a succesful and powerful model, and its born out in their actions. They want to live within the societies because the models function in a way that gives them a better life.. and witihn their own countries those that emulate western models do so because they see the success they bring first hand.
None of this means that you have to abandon islam and 100% convert to western ideals, far from it - but an understanding of the cold facts of how societal and political models have developed and interacted is useful. It allows religions and groups to develop.. keeping parts of their traditions alive, whilst also adapting to new developments to make them succesful and competative. The tendandcy within islam to reject other cultures advancements in favour of traditionalism is one of the cultures biggest barriers to progress internationally.