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Submitted by Debanjan Banerjee (India), Jan 25, 2011 at 21:43

Hi Mr. Zala,

"The muslim reaction to ISR is one of an inferiority complex, as Judeo-Chritianity permeated the Roman Empire and from there spread throughout the world on a purely peaceful, non-violent dogma"

My Answer --- Inferiority complex for what ? Only an ignorant in history belives that the so-called "Judeo-Christianity" were spread throughout the world on a purely peaceful non-violent manner. Remember Chralamagne . This was the man who spread Christianity throughout the western Europe with the message of sword. Remember conquistadors ? These were the people who destroyed Latin American cultures like Mayan and Aztec cultures and imposed the Christian culture over these lands. Do you remember Africa ? Do you want to know how Christian missionaries destroyed entire cultures there to make people Christian ? Do not you know how the Pagan Roman culture was destroyed after the conversion of Constantine ? Why are you ignorant of the fact that the last philosopher in the Paga nEgypt , Hypatia was murdered by the newly-Christian copts ?

You know what Islam might have soread throughout the World through sword but no native culture has been destroyed by Islam unlike your "Judeo-Christianity".

"And what have they done with all those riches? Nothing, but cemented some ancient forms of rule and culture. The fact that even all petro dollars considered these muslim nations are still footnotes in history,"

My Answer--- I understand that these so-called "Muslim" nations have not spend their oil-related money that well but then again these despots who run these "Muslim" countries like say Egypt , Jordan and Saudi Arabia are all empowered by USA , Israel and the West. The West must share its share of blame by helping to maintain these despots into power in these "Muslim" countries. Bu anyways thanks to the people in Tunisia that may change soon.The Western world had discouraged the practice of analytical education in these lands just to maintain stability and control. But anyways you will never ever look at that since in your minds every problem in the middle east has to be a problem inherent with "Muslim culture".

"the Judeo-Christian world now dominates the globe on all levels from architecture to literature, technology to science, warfare to economy"

My Answer : Hello are you living in a different world or what ? Look at the latest news man. The fastest growing economies in the world are Chia , India and Turkey. Talking about architecture , the world's tallest building stands in Dubai. Talking about science and technology more engineers are being produced in China and India than anywhere else. So I accept that the "Judeo-Christian" world did have some great achievements in the past but their times are fading slowly but surely.

And thanks for showing your concerns on the Muslim world. But I belive Muslim world will do better if left alone from the so-called "Judeo-Christian" world. You in the west need to seriously think about losing your jobs,technology and other material well beings to countries like China. History might have some very interesting future stroies left for you which you may or amy not like.

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