As a Muslim, I accept the fact that we are living in times where the wisdom of Muhammad and his initial followers is not being implemented by Muslims around the world, but I also accept the fact that we have been thrust front and center upon the world's stage for a reason, and that reason is because we have been, for the present time and many years beforehand, at a deficiency educating ourselves and our brethren, establishing strong personal, familial, and social institutions and practicing our religion in a productive and just manner, both publicly and privately.
God will NOT ignore this fact. He will seek His will, and, as it is clearly stated throughout the ages, re-establish His authority over the Earth, even if He has to withhold his mercy from many of those who currently call themselves Muslim. That possibility, in Islamic belief, has already been prophesied and may come to pass if we, personally, and as a society don't "get our act together".
What many Muslims may consider, as well as those who are currently not Muslim, as that all of the initial Muslims of the Prophet's time were at one time non-Muslim.
As much as an outspoken entertainment personality like Bill Maher comes across as repellent, I must, as a Muslim, also look at him as someone who may someday become Muslim, as far-fetched as that may sound, there is a historical precedent for such a conversion.
But one thing, over all others, concerns me deeply when it comes to those "liberal" voices in the west, when they speak of inhumanity and barbarism of the current words and actions of some Muslims worldwide.
The 40+ year practice of systematic legalized killing of the helpless-- of the unborn in the womb-- in their nations-- is truly abhorrent. It is a terrorism that ascribes absolutely zero justice to the small human life that God has placed inside of another living soul. It undermines the grace that God has placed within each living soul. It undermines the gift of sound judgement that has, by and large, been placed in men by their Creator. Being something that men of an organized, dominantly Christian state have voted on and passed into law, it violates the essential teachings of Jesus and the other Prophets of God's eternal message. It is truly the holocaust, if I may use a loaded term, of our time.
That it is no longer even a matter of debate in this country is extremely worrisome. That the argument for the "right" to kill the defenseless unborn in the name of another "right" has exceeded rational bounds. That we can continue to overlook this issue and not understand or comprehend the extreme damage it has done to the fabric of this "Christian" society as a whole, or the effect of the continued hypocrisy in relation to the western-dominated, world commentary on "right vs wrong" or "civility vs barbarity" is stunning in scope.