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To Naz: Have you heard Malawi, whose people eat insects to survive?

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Submitted by Nuray (Portugal), Dec 1, 2005 at 07:12

Dear Naz,

Let's get familiar to learn economic terms not to mislead people.
Human Development Index (HDI), is a comparative measure of poverty, literacy, education, life expectancy, and other factors for countries worldwide.

High human development:
Qatar :0.849, UAE : 0.849, Kuwait :0.844,
Medium human development:
Libya: 0.799, Malaysia : 0.796, Oman : 0.781, Thailand: 0.778
Saudi Arabia: 0.772: Tunisia 0.753, Turkey : 0.750, Iran : 0.736, Egypt : 0.659
Low human development:
Yemen : 0.489.
Muslims are not poor. Majority of Muslim countries have medium HDI.

You wrote that
"The oil rich states Saudi Arabia , United Arab Emirates , Kuwait and Qatar collectively produce goods and services worth $430 billion; Thailand alone produces goods and services worth $429 billion."

Thailand : Buddhist 94.6%, Muslim 4.6%, Christian 0.7%, other 0.1% (2000 )
Do you mean that Buddhist are more industrious than Muslims? False logic.

The rank of Thailand is 78 according to World Bank Development indicator, Gross National Income (GNI). The rank of Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Turkey, Tunisia, Iran, China, Pakistan, Malawi are, 35, 55, 64, 76, 83, 105, 130, 166, respectively.
Muslims will swallow pill and get better and better.

How about Malawi, an African country;Christian 79.9%, Muslim 12.8%, other 3%, none 4.3%
(1998). Poor Malawi people eat insects to survive. They are roasting insect like peanuts. I almost cried when I saw this this on TV. As you see being Christian couldn't prevent them suffering from AIDS and poverty.

Economist don't explain poverty with religion. Please, tell this to that Muslim having PhD who says "The cause of the poverty and ignorance of Muslims is Islam". By the way, I have PhD on science and I am a Muslim. What's the point of having PhD if you don't have knowledge about basic principals of social and economic life?

Nuray
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