Canada has their military on Muslim lands too. Afghanistan and Libya are two I know of. They are part of the British Commonwealth...a former dead superpower due to being over extended in the world.
“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” — James Madison