This is an excellent proposal, but I don't think it's realistic until:Imagining a Remapped Middle East - How 5 Countries Could Become 14
- muslims stop fighting other flavors of Islam (than their own).
- muslims will consistently find and elect leaders (clerics, politicians, military and bureaucracy, both national and regional) who will actually work only towards peace (rather than just preach it occasionally to some audiences) and who are very corruption-proof (at the very least they must be willing to spread national wealth (from oil and other state enterprises) wisely to the people, for instance via free-for-all-citizens (non-religious) educations programs), and who are willing to make decentralized rule possible.
As a european, I would like to express my sincere apologies for what European and other powers did to make such messed up borders in most parts of the Middle East in the (early) 20th century, but I do think improving that situation is mostly up to the citizens of the Middle East themselves.
If I ever see muslims embracing these tips, I will do all I can to restrain non-middle-eastern powers to allow you to redraw your own borders as muslims deem fit.