Thanks for taking the time to respond. Most politics in modern democratic systems attempts to appeal to an interest group. Voters will naturally segment themselves into groups of interests. I agree this is divisive, as democracy is divisive, but I would suggest most politics is divisive, whether its the quest to represent financial, ethnic, regional or class interests.
Islam is not an ‘identity’ to a large number of Muslims. It is a way of life that sits far deeper than an identity.
I would suggest the ‘risk to the west’ comes from the poor quality of political discourse, the lack of representation that comes from an electoral system that renders the majority of votes useless and turns voters into benign spectators.