Abroad, the emigrants threw themselves on the mercies of civil liberties organizations. They sought the protection of the laws of the countries where planes had brought them. They or their representatives spoke correct words about the difference between poor countries and rich, South and North. They spoke of crime of racial discrimination and the brotherhood of man. They appealed to the ideals of alien civilizations whose virtue they denied at home.
And in the wyes of the faithful there was no contradiction.
-V.S. Naipaul in Among the Believers An Islamic Journey (1981)