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Wasted human creativity

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Submitted by Ted (United States), Jan 8, 2011 at 13:57

Dr Pipes:

Jacques Hadida made a very important point. The wars and violent tendencies that are present in the Palestine, Kashmir, Southern Philipines, Iran-Iraq, and Pakistan are continuation of the wars that Muslim armies fought around the world since historic times. In fact, it can be argued, that no single theme in the entire history of humanity has dominated so many wars and for so long as the theme of Islam.

Hadida says that the waring factions in the Islamic societies should reverse their approach and apply their creativity toward productive purposes. He asks the question what the world would be if such a reversal could happen. It can also be argued that Human societies may have been at least a couple of centuries more advanced had the destruction caused by Islamic armies had not taken place (for example, if Muslim armies had not destroyed the universities, temples, and churches around the planet; World Trade Center and Bamyan Buddha being the latest examples).

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