People in America know very little about Jinnah, a leader par excellence for three reasons.
1. Pakistan failed to emerge as a developed nation going contrary to Jinnah's vision after 1970. A bad, self-serving leadership of Bhutto, Mujeeb and General Zia halted the soaring progress within a decade, 1970-80). I remember my teenage times (the 1960s) when Pakistan was called "California of the East." Countries like China, Germany, Malaysia, Singapore and South Korea had urged Pakistan to share its 5-year-plans and adopted them.
2. India, UK and USA colluded to project Gandhi as an avatar in order to minimize the exceptionally high caliber and role of Jinnah. The film GANDHI was only a glimpse of this extravaganza. Gandhi, Nehru and Lord Mountbatten hoped and tried their best that Pakistan should crumble within the first year of its inception. The aging and ailing Quaid-Azam (1946-1948) stood against their nefarious designs like a solid rock and laid a strong foundation in the land and hearts of the people of Pakistan. Ah, Sister! My elders kept telling us how revered this great man was among the Muslims and some Hindus of India. I can enumerate many reasons for their love, reverence, and respect, but the most shining trait was his UNASSAILABLE CHARACTER. Today, Gandhi is belittled in India for many reasons and his assassins are aggrandized. Nathu Ram et al of BJP/RSS had killed 'Mahatma' Gandhi in 1948, the party that ruthlessly rules India today.
3. The crushing victory of Saladin in 1187 over the Crusaders was a great blow that the west has never forgotten. For centuries, most Christian schools have made preaching of this "humiliation" an integral part of their curriculum.
Studying world history, I see that Islamophobia has been consistently running through the Christian veins since that 'fateful' event.
Example: The classic DIVINE COMEDY by the Italian Priest, son of a Crusader, Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) is indeed a very eloquent, powerful and popular masterpiece of literature that tainted Prophet Muhammad (S) in the worst possible way. Probably, it was his way to avenge Saladin. The book has been having a telling effect on the western psyche to this day.
Well, Islamophobia must naturally "love" the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
I have much more to stay - without drifting - but I feel tired :-)