One of the first things to abandon when accepting Islam is your nationality and race. This means Islam is above your country and your race, there should be no boundaries or divisions among Muslims.
"He who exalts his people or his nation's flag is not a Muslim but a Kaffir (infidel)".
A true Muslim will burn his own country's flag and will only be loyal to the Koran and God.
“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."