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Once again, it's Islam

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Submitted by Ron Thompson (Singapore), Feb 18, 2016 at 21:51

It's hard to read this appalling and I think entirely accurate picture of Egypt's water present and future and not tthink that if her women had been free to control their reproductive futures, this population problem could not have become so dire. Therefore, as so often in the Middle East, everything comes back to the problem of Islam and the need to free the people from its tyanny (even if, at first, such freedom is the last thing they want).

The root cause of the dark future that faces the Middle East, and pehaps the future of the rest of us if the malignant threat of Isalm is not faced, seems even starker as I look around Singamore, where I am presently traveling. For this thriving and vibrant country is pehaps the greatest success story of any third world country (of seventy years ago) in meeting the challenge of adapting to a post-colonial world with knowlege, secularism, religious tolerance, and a gradualist adoption of democracy.

In other words, it is the exact opposite in every way of what the Islam-saturated lands of the Middle East have done. Poor Egypt. If it's not too late, free your women as a start to coming to grips with your water problem.

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