Have the writers of the Bible ever met or seen Jesus?
The people of the pre-Islamic era of ignorance added some pagan rites to Hajj such as circumambulating the Ka`bah naked believing that this would bring them close to Allah. Islam came and removed all these deviated customs and rites.
The true Shari`ah-ruled Islamic state is something which is more likely to seem desirable in the eyes of the non-Muslim minorities. It is such a state of integration, assimilation and coexistence rather than marginalization or isolation.
Many Muslims in non-Muslim environments face a dilemma when someone asks them to explain Islam or to justify some rituals or behaviors Muslims practice. Particularly following the shocking events of September 11th., many doubts and suspicions were created on both sides: Non-Muslims are suspicious of Muslims being terrorists, while Muslims are suspicious about spies and infiltrators of the community.