Inferiority complex is a problem within Islamic circles. Do a Google search about it and there are countless articles and forum threads. Instead of not trying to seek external validation, they blame post-colonialism for feeling insecure about Islam. The Muslim and liberal share commonalities on this front because it scapegoats the white man.
Unfortunately this is the mentality of some Muslims today. It’s a defeatist mentality, a remnant of the effects of colonialism, and the inferiority complex some Muslims have. – Muslim Skeptic
Post-colonialism seeded the idea that our western counterparts are somehow better. Although this may not be a conscious thought, it can manifest in our thinking and action in many ways. We can look at the lives and success of our western peers and so easily be drawn into the fantasy that they have the upper edge in this dunya. Sadly, left unattended this feeling can develop into an inferiority complex not just on an individual level, but an Ummah level as well. – Productive Muslim
Islamic culture is awkwardly stuck between Western superiority and Far-East Asian economic progress. Westerners conquered the world, and invented infrastructure as you know it, virtually all media platforms and entertainment. The Chinese, South Koreans, and especially the Japanese produce electronics we use every day. Asian and Western influences permeate the globe, and the Middle East is no different.