It was the celebrated Mufti Abduh (Abde Rabbuhu, the Chief Mufti of Egypt) who visited France in ?1902. On his return, he said, "In Europe I saw no Muslims, I saw Islam. In Egypt I see Muslims, I see no Islam."
Look how much water has flown under the bridge since then. Are things any better for us?
Mufti Abduh has been famous for his TAFSIR-AL-MANAR and for being a devout student of Jamaluddin Afghani.