One issue when considering the…

One issue when considering the relationship of Muslims with the world is that it often requires a multifaceted approach. For example, the supporter of secular nationalism might see insurgencies in Muslim-majority lands and deduce that Muslims must really be wild-eyed fanatics; importantly, external and internal policy would be decided on this basis.

But a more appropriate way to look at the issue is to notice that without the presence of weapons that could only have been manufactured through the ‘genius’ of Western secular-based science (mostly in the service of secular nationalism in the first place) said insurgencies could not have had the form and character observed. Not only this, but often the formal armies in Muslim-majority lands are also modeled on secular-based blueprints and have more advanced versions of the weapons available with insurgents/rebels.