Despite the Christian European countries attempt to destroy, divide and rule policies in the middle east in the last two hundred years, Turkey has always been the balanced and tolerant country in the region towards all religions.
The European powers colonized one Islamic country after another.
France occupied Algeria in 1830, and Britain Aden nine years later.
Tunisia was occupied in 1881, Egypt in 1882, the Sudan in 1889 and Libya and Morocco in 1912.
Most of above mentioned occupations do continue as of today only in a different ways.
In 1915 the Sykes-Picot agreement divided the territories of the moribund Ottoman Empire, between Britain and France in anticipation of victory and resulted in a devastating effect on many people lives.
After the war, Britain and France duly set up protectorates and mandates in Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Iraq and Transjordan. This was experienced as an outrage, since the European powers had promised the Arab provinces of the Ottoman Empire independence.
In the Ottoman heartlands, Mustafa Kemal, known as Ataturk (1881-1938), was able to keep the Europeans (British,French, Greek, Italy) at bay and set up the independent state of Turkey.
Muslims in the Balkans, Russia and Central Asia became subject to the new Soviet Union. Even after some of these countries had been allowed to become independent, the West often continued to control the economy, the oil or such resources as the Suez Canal.
European occupation often left a legacy of bitter conflict. When the British withdrew from India in 1947, the Indian subcontinent was partitioned between Hindu India and Muslim Pakistan, which are to this day in a state of deadly hostility, with nuclear weapons aimed at each other’s capitals.
n 1948 the Arabs of Palestine lost their homeland to the Zionists, who set up the Jewish secular state of Israel there, with the support of the United Nations and the international community.
The loss of Palestine became a potent symbol of the humiliation of the Muslim world at the hands of the Western powers, who seemed to feel no qualms about the dispossession and permanent exile of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians.
Unfortunatly Media and Politicians in the West, playing their role in helping to the misinterpretations when it comes to Islam.