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Only the Koran worth knowing ...

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Submitted by Robin (Australia), Dec 29, 2011 at 01:30

Deborah, you lost me with the last sentence about God, but the rest makes sense. I'm not a believer in the supernatural or supernatural entities.

Some Islamic societies believe that nobody needs to know anything other than the Koran, so children are schooled habitually and invariably in verses of the Koran to the exclusion of all else. So much time and effort is spent praying and going to or coming from mosques that there is no time for intellectual advancement. Thus the countries have remained backward throughout most of their existence. Just the inordinate disparity between muslims who have received Nobel Prizes and those who are Jewish is a graphic indicator of how Islam retards humanity.

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