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Submitted by Faqi (United States), Oct 15, 2008 at 02:00

"In fact, some of the richest countries in the world are Muslim so what are you talking about. You have been misinformed son." Nura (United States)

I am sorry to say you Nura is the one so misinformed. If not for the largest transfer of wealth in human history by the West to the Muslim countries in the past 75 years they would still be in the stone age. The largest tranfer of wealth ever in human history began when the West started buying crude oil. But still with all that wealth, they are the most underdeveloped, wretched, poor countries on earth. I dont know from where you got your facts, to say "they are the richest countries in the world". Maybe there are individuals living in those Muslim countires like Royalty, Dictators, Sultans and Sheiks who are rich, but the general populations are collectively poor, just begs the question of why is the Islamic world so mired in misery today?

I'll throw my challenge your way as well .

If Islam is such a wonderful thing, why is there so much high unemployment, poverty, depression, unhappiness, degradation etc., in all Islamic societies? Why do so many Muslims want to move to the West , If we "infidels" are so evil and our societies so decadent? Why not remain living in the "splendor" of Islam? Why move from a paradise on earth into the lap of the "Great Satans"?

If Islam is so wonderful, then surely you can name all those fantastic Muslim countries where there is religious tolerance, peace, love for others, non-violence, freedom of speech, non-suppression of women, equal rights, fair laws, low crime rates, high employment, etc. Can you name them please? Because right now I'm looking at a globe, and I cannot find such an Muslim country.

This is precisely why Muslims always fall flat on their faces in these debates. The only thing they have to support Islam is lies and propaganda. When cornered and forced to face the light of truth and to confront the reality of Islam in the world, they disappear like vampires running from sunlight.

Here are the GNP Rankings of most of the MUSLIM majority countries in the world today. (Kuwait is the only country within the first 10)

Country Rank
Afghanistan 171
Albania 94
Algeria 93
Azerbaijan 88
Bahrain 24
Bangladesh 153
Bosnia and Herzegovina 91
Cameroon 135
Central African Republic 172
Chad 147
Comoros 158
Côte d'Ivoire 144
Djibouti 133
Egypt 97
Equatorial Guinea 51
Eritrea 170
Gambia, 152
Guinea-Bissau 175
Guinea 164
Indonesia 120
Iran 71
Jordan 105
Kazakhstan 69
Kuwait 9
Kyrgyzstan 139
Lebanon 66
Libya 58
Malaysia 59
Maldives 109
Mali 162
Mauritania 138
Morocco 114 .
Niger 174
Nigeria 137 .
Oman 36
Pakistan 127 .
Saudi Arabia 38
Sudan 134 .
Syria 111
Tajikistan 142
Tunisia 89
Turkey 61
Turkmenistan 103
United Arab Emirates 14
Uzbekistan 131
Yemen 132

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