- Strengthening and promoting western civilization and its accomplishments will do more to inspire positive reforms around the world (including Muslim world) than military interventions. – Donald Trump
- So long as Muslims continue looking towards western civilization as a force that could regenerate their own stagnant society, they destroy their self-confidence and, indirectly, support the western assertion that Islam is a ‘spent force’. Islam and western civilization, being built on diametrically opposed conceptions of life, are not compatible in spirit.
– Muhammad Asad (Leopold Weiss)