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Explain Iraq's Regression

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Submitted by Dave (Canada), Aug 23, 2014 at 14:59

Interesting history, but what stands out about Iraq is not only the dreary consistency of what happens there over the millenia, but how ISIS has broken new ground in its nihilism and barbarity. It's as if the early Middle Ages were still going on in Europe, except for even more grotesque religious persecutions. I am thus left wondering why Iraq has regressed while most of the rest of the world has moved on. I think Islam and its intellectual intolerance is largely to blame.


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