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Posted by Flish Schwarzeneggar6381 2012-09-16 11:18||
#2 I don't give a flip why they are perpetually p!ssed off. If it becomes my problem, I will respond appropriately.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-09-16 11:20||
#3 ...because it works. Simple as that.
Posted by rjschwarz 2012-09-16 11:24||
#4 skinless people in a sandpaper world
Posted by Frank G 2012-09-16 11:31||
#5 They are taught not to question their faith by their Imans,Mullahs or they go to hell
Posted by Fester Clunter7205 2012-09-16 12:53||
#6 Cause their religion is a death cult that requires them to resign from being human. And that is why they ARE inferior, they make themselves that way
Posted by Silentbrick - Schlumberger Squishy Mud Division 2012-09-16 13:07||
#7 Christianity went through a painful reformation after it was co-opted by the powers that be. Also, the west went through the renaissance after the hard times of the plague years. The Church did not have the answers to the plague, so they let reason and science have a go at the problem. An uneasy truce so to speak.
Islam has not had its reformation. They are still stuck in second gear, and like Commodore Frank sez, they are skinless people in a sandpaper world. When they keep trying to apply the same unsuccessful model to problems and fail, they get a little irritated.........and go apesh*t from time to time.
Well, they better get a-reforming, 'cause Wrechard's Three Conjectures may be just around the corner if they go too far.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2012-09-16 13:51||
#8 The fall of the "great" Muslim civilizations was brought about by the fact that they ran out of dhimmi's and their legacy.
It's like one of the trust fund babies that blows through the inheritance in a generation or two and can do nothing but whine about how every one is against him and his.
That's the Arabs/Muslims. One piece of bad luck or setback like the Mongols and the whole thing turns to dust. Let's face it the Mongols were more or less converted over time so that excuse was gone by the 17th century. All the dhimmis and conquests were gone so the Muzzies had eaten their seed corn and were left in their natural state.
Posted by AlanC 2012-09-16 14:01||
#9 Another dreadful religious reality still very much alive in the 21st century is Izinyoka worship. (Xhosa/isiZulu word for snake).
Posted by Besoeker 2012-09-16 14:11||
#10 I just noticed the original article, yesterday, was about the Muslim world, while today's article is about the Arab world. Maybe the WaPo thinks that'll be less offensive?
Posted by Bobby 2012-09-16 14:13||
#11 Because they're opportunistic conquerora, and opportunity beckons.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-09-16 14:59||
#12 "conquerora" ---> "conquerors"
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-09-16 15:00||
#13 "conqueerora" ---> "bumm conquerors". From the Greek root g(r)om
Posted by Besoeker 2012-09-16 15:04||
#14 They are so used to slagging off other religions so much that they are not used to hearing any criticism back about their own PERFECT religion ie they are brainwashed!
Posted by Fester Clunter7205 2012-09-16 15:56||
#15 Ya' beat me to it, Frank.
I say bring on the extra-coarse sandpaper!
Posted by Barbara 2012-09-16 16:18||
#16 If you read Bernard Lewis essay, the 1990 "The Roots of Muslim Rage", you get a feel for the background to the postulate that Huntington called "The Clash Of Civilization". How is the score in this clash? According to the great Mark Styne and the late unlamented Gaddafi, demographics is the most potent weapon Muslims have. Expect to see a lot of Europe fall to them by the simple expedience of out-breeding the local population. Demographics will also help core Muslim countries such as Pakistan due to the "green revolution" introduced by Burlaugh
Posted by tipper 2012-09-16 16:30||
#17 ..till a derivative of a 'bird' flu runs rampant in a part of the world where polio immunizations and the like are treated as a threat rather than as a preventative. Throw in alienating so deeply the cultures and civilizations upon which the cure would be possible, rescue won't be forthcoming. Given the immunity to western drugs [and the scapegoating of profits along with nationalization of the health sector depressing efforts to pro-actively invest in alternatives] that such viruses are attaining, it may only be a matter of when rather than if.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-09-16 16:35||
#18 Islam is non-reciprocal. It cannot generate any wealth. It may therefore actually feel some Malthusian population reduction effects.
Whereas countries with high (verified)trust and markets, and low rent seeking will do well regardless of demographics (if they control the border and immigration for quality).
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-09-16 17:00||
#19 Punt, Besoeker
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-09-16 17:09||
#20 If you like to sum up the cognitive dissonance in Islam, consider this:
If you question the hadiths, you are branded as an infidel. One hadith says that good old Mo married Aisha when she was 6 and slept with her when she was 9.
If you DON'T question this hadith and point out what this actually means (the word starts with a "P"), you are "insulting" Islam and the prophet.
Islamic thinking in a nutshell
Posted by European Conservative 2012-09-16 20:07||
#21 I read something before the Iraq conflict that suggested the US take up a strategy opposing Arab imperialism as a way to divide Islam from the Wahhabi radicals. Good idea and easier to articulate than "war on terror but not Islam" as the Bush administration attempted. The only problem was the oil sits under Saudi Arabia.
Posted by rjschwarz 2012-09-16 20:26||