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HILARIOUS !!

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Submitted by Bjorn Free (United States), Feb 26, 2009 at 01:25

I don't recall the details now, but I read a few years ago that the 22 Arab countries have a combined GDP roughly equal to that of Spain - despite a considerably larger population. Only a handful of foreign books are translated into Arabic every year. Etc.

While I'm no expert on their civilization and culture, I would have to guess that the central reason for their relative retardation is the centrality of their religion in their lives. Or, is their another reason?

Anyway - I had a great laugh when I read this one. Perhaps ridicule would be a great anti-terrorist weapon to use against these pretentious ...

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