THREEhundred million Muslims – one-fifth of the Ummah's population – live as minorities today. The challenges they face in an increasingly hostile world are largely incomprehensible to those living in Muslim majority countries. To be clear, each country differs in its politics, and it would be incorrect to assume that hostility exists in every country.
Nevertheless, one cannot ignore the developing world events and the pressure they are exerting on Muslim minorities. The French ban on burqa and the American aversion to anything 'Muslim' are strong indicators of that.