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Militant Islam and poverty

Reader comment on item: Militant Islam Is Put In Class With Communism, Fascism

Submitted by Ayasha (United States), Apr 10, 2007 at 18:54

I cannot agree with you that militant Islam does not cause poverty or is unrelated to poverty.

Yes, Saudi Arabia is not poor, but is is mostly a Muslim Country that basically agrees with one another. As we have seen, a militant attack has had no effect on their economy.

Pakistan, on the other hand, is a poor Country struggling to make it in today's world. Every time a wealthy, educated suicide bomber blows up a business like McDonalds or Kentuckly Fried chicken or a militant shoots a good teacher in the streets because he is sponsoring a mixed gender footrace, I would think investment in Pakistan would go down. Potential investors from the West, especially, must wonder what the fate of their business would be in a Country so troubled by Militant Islam.

How can this beautiful little Country grow in the face of a violent Militant population that seems to be growing.

I think militant Islam has nothing to offer but poverty and death.

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