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Submitted by Debanjan Banerjee (India), Oct 17, 2013 at 10:51

Dear Prashant,

"The truth is that there are fundamental problems in the ways Islamic world tackles religion, culture, law, and politics. These fundamental causes are mainly responsible for the pathetic state of affairs in the Islamic world."

You are again not including the role Westerners play in these. Let us take the case of the Saudis. They have so much surplus money yet they are manipulated to purchase US military junk. This only benefits the US military-industrial complex and the not the Muslims in general.

In fact most Muslim countries are kept under pressure by the Bretton Woods system which imposed Western-educated dictatorships on the Muslim world that adds to the miseries of the people.

Dr. Pipes himself has supported the pro-Western dictators in the Muslim world saying that the West should continue to back them as they allow to keep Israel safe and in turn take loans from the West and keep their money on the Western banks.

So I believe your argument against the Muslims do not stand test of reality.

Prashant : By your argument, immigration will be perpetually escalating obligation. I allow ten immigrants, who do some contribution, and, therefore, I must allow eleven more.

It is a natural tendency of the human kind to migrate for greener pastures. Because the West do have a lot of untamed land (as in US , Canada and Australia) I believe these vast deserted places should be populated with the Muslims in question.

Prashant : Further, west offers more economic opportunities because it gives freedom to its people. If the same freedom is allowed in Islamic countries, same kind of opportunities will arise there too.

The West prevents the Muslim governments to open up their economies. The Dubai Port world once wanted to purchase and miantain some ports in the US. They won the bid but Americans who now form the tea party prevented the deal to materialize.

Iraq was once a great economically thriving country , but US sanctions killed it.

Even now as we talk there is a proposed oil pipeline between Pakistan and Iran and the US through IMF is trying to block it.

By the way Prashant , your name suggests to me that you are yourself a non-White American who immigrated to the land of opportunities. So why do you want to prevent other immigrants from doing the same ? Why you want to be more American than the WASP people ?

If you oppose immigration like the way you do in this argument , you are not only a Muslim-hater but a hater of immigrants also. Period.

Take care

Debanjan

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