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Submitted by Vijay A (United States), Jan 24, 2014 at 02:22

Given the focus of the opinion expressed in the article (civilizational backwardness of the Middle East), I feel a qualifier was justified when you use: "poor countries like India". Being from there, I feel the exponential economic growth, a strong ethos democracy and robustly expanding opportunities for education is getting discounted when you make the statement.

Its stability is especially significant considering, the socio-cultural mindset you talk about has a mapping in India as well (from the vast Muslim population in the country). Not that I'm generalizing, but a pious practice of that faith often manifests itself in the darkness you mention in your article. The faith on it's own, is likely okay (like all faiths and as you often mention)

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No insult intended. Whatever India's many virtues are, it still remains a poor country and that is why the Arabian sex tourists flock to it.

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