My dear friend Ali Sina mentioned in his most recent article that a Muslim professor, Hossein Askari, believes that Western nations lead the World in "Islamic values" and that most Muslim nations practice the least Islamic values. I have heard such nonsense before from some Muslims, some of whom were my relatives. I will never forget the strange look on my Christian American husband's face when an elderly Muslim man visiting from Egypt told him: "You are such a fine young man, you have the character of a true Muslim."
It is not unusual for Muslims to describe non-Muslims whom they perceive as good as having "Islamic values." Many Christians in Egypt have to suffer hearing comments by Muslims such as: "You are so good, you must convert to Islam, you have the character of a true Muslim."
How can educated Muslims professors make ridiculous claims like that Ireland "leads the world in Islamic values as Muslim states lag"? Islamic logic, in that case, says, if Irish people have noses, eyes, arms and legs like Muslims then they must be Muslim. This twisted logic wants to hide the truth: that many Muslims no longer want to live under Islamic values, but since that is considered apostasy in Islam, the only way out is to claim life in the land of the Great Satan is really equal to living the true Islamic life.