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Submitted by John Jones (Australia), Jul 19, 2016 at 03:37

Pipes is right as always,as is Marzouki.

Islam has added very little to the sum total of human happiness or amelioration since around 1000AD. Its contribution since then has been wholly negative and parasitic-that is to say,it has been given all the material advantages of Western civilisation without contributing to or sacrificing anything for them,other than oil.

I'm pessimistic as to the Middle East's chances of embracing pluralistic,democratic,open and free societies,like obtains in the West,if only because the political corollary of the Islamic creed, logically leads,not to democracy,but to Theocracy. Those who think otherwise are kidding themselves.And no,Indonesia is not a legitimate example.It still falls well short on standard democratic indicators, such as press freedom,censorship ,corruption, persecution of Christian and other minorities by Islamic religious fanatics,etc.If it seems to work,it's in spite of Islam,not because of it.

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