The past several decades, I have seen two kinds of Muslims.
Among all the other kinds of Muslims I have seen.
In America and elsewhere.
Those who spend their lives — and attendant resources — to build Islam.
Islam, mind you, not Muslims. For, at times, actually more often than we realize, there are clear lines of demarcation between the two: Islam and Muslims.
And those other kind of Muslims who spend — shall we say use? — Islam to build their own lives and fortunes.
The first category of Muslims is very thinly populated.
As for the second, it seems to be bursting at the seams.
And then Muslims run around complaining why things are the way they are for them — and for the world.
Can you imagine what a different world we would have today if only Muslims had managed to reverse this equation?
Or if Muslims would make up their minds to do it even now, at this late stage in their life.