Problem is, the will of Western peoples has never been so weak. You don’t need power to conquer an empire that is rotting from within, just patience and persistence. Christians proved that with Rome and they were a lot less belligerent.
The is not going to be a “Muslim Reformation.” The Koran was dictated by “God” to Mohamed (piss be upon him) and they can’t change a word in it. They can’t really even argue over the interpretation. In case you haven’t noticed, their only real division (Shi’ite vs. Sunni) seems to be about the succession of the Caliphate after Mohamed.
> The[re] is not going to be a Muslim Reformation. The Koran was dictated by God to Mohamed (piss be upon him) and they cant change a word in it.<
They can ignore many things that are in it, though, just as most Christians do with the Bible. Many Muslims have done that in many places and many times. Even now I don’t believe most nominally Muslim countries fully enforce sharia law.
Also just as with Christianity, there are different interpretations. For instance, there’s disagreement about whether the Koran requires that Muslims who convert to another religion be killed. Also sometimes one part of the Koran seems to imply one thing, and another part something contradictory. Then too, just as with Christians and the Bible, many Muslims simply don’t know what’s in it.
I’m a bit pessimistic in the short run too, and distrust the so-called “Arab Spring” (though I hope I’m wrong). How many religions, though, endure without weakening and changing over time? None that I know of, and that includes Islam — despite the recent surge in fanaticism in some places (it’s a surge because it was weaker previously — I think it will become weaker still in time).