Western identity is a construct, not a reality, that is defined by that which it is not. The west is very often associated with being opposed to Islam and Orientalism, which is seen as backward (not progressive), mystical (not scientific), emotional (not rational), and inherently dishonest. This way of thinking is flawed.
The Western identity needs to be de-constructed. The whole notion of western identity needs to be re-established. From the way we conceive the rights of workers, the architecture of our cities, and gender equality; as long as we have not understood our internal values and identity, we cannot possibly expect to shed a new light on a bright future with a true identity.