"I am God's slave and king of the world whose name is read out in Friday sermons at Mecca and Medina. In Baghdad I am the Shah, in Byzantium the Caesar, in Egypt the Sultan" wrote the Ottoman emperor Suleiman the Magnificent. A few hundred years later, the Muslim power has diminished so much that the President of the only nuclear power of the Muslim world tells America in 2008, "I am the President of my country but my safety in my own realm is not assured" How the mighty have fallen. -M. SHAIKH, Islamabad, via e-mail, October 2.