Submitted by susan (Italy), Jan 3, 2007 at 16:54
"The economy of Muslims of Indian subcontinet along with that of Indonesia and Malaysia is way larger than the economy of the Middle east. The Indian subcontinent, Indonesia and Malaysia don't have oil. In the Middle Ages also the Middle east did not have oil, still they dominated the world."
the economy of the indian subcontinent is THANKS to the hindus. The moslems are merely stoning adulterers and forcing burqa on all the others. Like they do in every province they reach a relative majority
The economy of indonesia and malaysia is THANKS to the ethic chinese NON-muslims.
The typical economies of a typical muslim country is : calling for western aid. See Egypt, see Morocco (50% literacy rate).
"But the muslim east at least tried successfully to some extent in the late Middle Ages to integrate the muslim east with the west."
When the ottomans arrived in the balkans they either kicked out christians, enslave them (goggle janissary) or forced to convert. So much for your FORCED integration.
"Muslims living in the west are also the part and parcel of the west."
WHAT? the western world ha nothing to do with muslims.
"One day will come in the near future in one or two decades - the west will be in desperate need of Turkey inside the European Union just to respond to the economic pressure from the east. Turkey is ready to integrate with other cultures but not the west yet."
EU needs turkey like a bullet in the head. Turkey "integrates" the muslim way, murdering millions of armenians and kicking every non-muslim out of turkey.
Google "armenian genocide" and "turkish capital tax"
also, take a look here about "The Assyrians in the Christian Asia Minor Holocaust"
learn about the greatness of muslims, the greatest ones when it comes down to holocaust
"So, mostly there is a good chance for the Muslim east to integrate with the East(China). "
LOL, I don't think the idea of "integration" china have for muslims is your same one, more they will "internate" you
"Middle East Muslims are just 20 percent of the world population and more than 2/3rd population of the Muslim world are living under democratic governments. This is the truth."
so that means that when you elect terrorists like ahmadinejad, mubarak, hamas, you really mean it!
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