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Submitted by Mike (China), Sep 28, 2007 at 23:25

Mansour, you make a number of points about Western societies and their 'faults' and Islamic societies and their attributes. I, for one, therefore cannot understand why most Islamic societies live in misery, dictatorships, hardships; "if Islamic life is such a bowl of cherries, why are they down in the pits." Why is there a demographic invasion of Europe by Moslems; why are Moslems trying to get out of their countries and move to America, Canada, Europe, etc.

I do not see a massive movement of Westerners breaking down walls to get into Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Iran, and myriad other Islamic countries. What is the reason for that. It is because these people want a better life for their children, a more enlightened, none--women--oppressive societies. Yes, we have our faults, but they do not approach the misery that Islam has brought to this world for millions of people. Your Islam cannot even tolerate free thought and criticism, witness your Fatwas and death to those who dare speak their minds, or the totally idiotic reaction to some innocuous cartoons--we tolerate your hatred daily but do not riot, kill or mame. Your Islam is intolerant and primitive.

And finally, what has Islam done lately to improve the human condition: invent the cell phone (sorry, Israel did that), invent the computer (Gates, hardly a Moslem), find cures for Polio (sorry, Jonas Salk, who happened to have been a Jew), improve agriculture (Normal Borlag and the green revolution); not one Moslem name in the advancement of the human condition.
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