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How much of world's GNP is wasted on Islam?

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Submitted by Prashant (United States), Mar 8, 2017 at 22:40

Dear Dr Pipes: someone should estimate how much of world's GNP is wasted on catering to Islam? Here are some factors that should be considered in this analysis:

1. Muslim societies have higher birth rate than the rest of the humanity.

2. Muslim people spend a lot of their time in advertising/defending/justifying Islam. Even in America if you are a prominent Muslim, you are spending a big portion of your time in energy discussing Islam rather than discussing problems faced by humanity. That is a lot of wasted productive cycles.

3. It can be proven that there is more political violence in Islamic regions of the world than non-Islamic.

4. Media in all countries of the world is spending more time discussing, analyzing, protecting or justifying Islam than any other religion. Muslims have stolen the agenda. That costs time and resources.

5. The contribution to science, arts and other creative pursuits by Muslims is proportionally much less than those of the other communities.

6. Politicians in all democracies of the world spend more time solving problems/demands related to Muslims than of other people.

7. I hate to write it but work places around the world spend more hours per day accommodating Islamic prayers than any other prayers.

8. Seeking refuge in other countries was not much of a problem of Islam until recently but now probably the biggest religious group seeking refugee status in foreign countries is also Islam (and interestingly both victims are victimizers are Muslims).

9. More Muslims are fighting for independence from perfectly democratic societies than anyone else. Though we have heard a nation of Islam in the USA we have yet to hear about a Christian Nation in India, or a Jewish nation in UK or a Nation of Hindus in USA. Where ever Muslims are there is also an effort to create a subculture.

I did not compile this list just to vent my frustration. I think world needs to educate and change Muslims in a hurry so we can quickly and collectively spend our resources in solving the real problem our world is facing or will face. If a country spend 0.1% of its GNP is paying attention to Islam that is 0.1% too much. If Muslims can leave their religions at home when they leave home in the morning and pick it up when they come back --a thing that we all do-- that itself will solve 80% of the problem.

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