I see many Muslims (men and women, boys & girls) who are simply confused about who they really are or should be. They see that they don't physically look like the natives of the country, although they may speak the language as fluently as the natives, their choices (food etc.) are similar YET they are not the same as natives of the lands which they inhabit.
I think that this is the first time in the History of Islam where we have so many Muslims living in Non-Muslim dominated lands which is alien to their ethnicity.
Q1) Do Reverts go through the same issues when they Revert? i.e. when they become Muslim and want to follow the Sunnah do they also feel alien in their own country amongst their own kind and within their own kith and kin? How strong are these feelings?
Q2) How do we (Foreign Muslims) resolve these issues? The more we practise the more "alien" we get to these lands? or should we even try to resolve the issue? Or just accept that we are different and get on with life?