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Is it a surprise? The political systems of the entire Islamic world is collapsing.

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Submitted by Prashant (United States), Apr 19, 2016 at 17:43

Dear Dr Pipes, it is not a surprise at all that ISIS is collapsing. In fact, if we speak with courage and do not mince words, the political backbone --if there ever was any-- of the entire Islamic world is collapsing. Political systems of Iran, Iraq, Egypt, the great Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria of Assad, Syria of ISIS and almost every other nation controlled by outfits that do not want to respect the separation of church and state are collapsing. The question is not when the political systems of these countries will collapse. The question is how much damage they will do to people around the world before they collapse.

It is an irony that we live with. The countries that should have been a joy for anyone to visit --just compare Italy with Tunisia-- are the countries that no one wants to touch with a 20-ft insulated pole! And the citizens of these countries are running away from their own nations in desperate conditions.

I write this thing with utmost humility because millions of people in my own country (India) live in dire circumstances. And, lots of us leave India for greener pastures. And our system may also collapse due to the burden of over-population and poverty. But we are not killing each other for political supremacy.

Today, as I write this note, thirty people were murdered by the Talebans in Kabul. These kinds of killings may be difficult to understand for the people who wonder which form of Sharia driven theocracy is better than the others. The people who can think outside that context know it as a mathematical theorem that all forms of theocracies are bad.


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Title Commenter Date Thread
Is ISIS collapsing? [248 words]PrashantJul 26, 2016 20:11230940
1I hope you're right, but... [47 words]Peter HerzMay 2, 2016 16:26229238
Iraq unable to counter ISIS, even with US help [111 words]Michael SMay 4, 2016 02:48229238
A year from now, ISIS should be alive and well in Iraq -- not to mention other countries as well [112 words]Michael SApr 30, 2016 18:49229190
Kurds are also Sunni [47 words]Peter HerzMay 7, 2016 15:40229190
Turkey will be smoldering ashes. [267 words]Michael SMay 9, 2016 03:37229190
2ISIS may die, but ... Islam marches onward [324 words]Charles MartelApr 29, 2016 01:38229180
ISIS, Al-Nusra and Western Civilization [490 words]Michael SMay 2, 2016 14:06229180
1ISIS and Islam [44 words]Jon, a Brit in EurolandApr 28, 2016 13:09229179
In the US, Islam is NOT Islam! [45 words]Michael SMay 2, 2016 14:57229179
ISIS: Not Destroyed, Just Moved. [61 words]Peter BarfootApr 24, 2016 20:07229145
2ISIS follows Islam that Mohammad himself followed! [38 words]JaladhiApr 24, 2016 19:57229144
Isis a boon to Iran [38 words]walterApr 24, 2016 11:03229134
Why ISIS Will Stick Around [147 words]DaveApr 22, 2016 11:17229106
2Good news, Bad news [388 words]Ron ThompsonApr 21, 2016 18:25229097
ISIS is Collapsing [123 words]David FaulknerApr 21, 2016 15:47229094
Obama Right ?????? [29 words]ajnnApr 20, 2016 21:51229079
ISIS demise [116 words]Richard WittrupApr 20, 2016 18:42229077
I Pray it is True [16 words]John HoukApr 20, 2016 09:38229074
I hope it stays dead longer than the others [126 words]Michael SApr 20, 2016 01:22229068
Hope you are right [60 words]AnonApr 19, 2016 19:00229063
1Is it a surprise? The political systems of the entire Islamic world is collapsing. [278 words]PrashantApr 19, 2016 17:43229061
Islamic civil war [415 words]Michael SMay 4, 2016 13:22229061
ISIS is Collapsing [106 words]Judith DaviesApr 19, 2016 16:00229058
3To defeat ISIS -we have to take on ,and defeat the Ideology [16 words]Michael Hanni MorcosApr 19, 2016 12:51229050
1And how do you do that? [32 words]JaladhiApr 21, 2016 10:38229050
Yes, but.... [156 words]Doug MayfieldApr 19, 2016 12:07229048
I don't see ISIS collapsing fast [7 words]albertoApr 19, 2016 10:40229047
Always nice to get a bit of good news [152 words]CarolApr 19, 2016 08:08229045
IslamoFarcism - Another Round of Pin the Tail on the Nazi [265 words]SAKOVKTApr 19, 2016 06:36229042
ISIS gathers the terrorists in a known area [53 words]Hlawiczka CzeslawApr 19, 2016 04:07229035
Let Iran Deal with ISIS in Iraq and Syria [52 words]RobertApr 19, 2016 02:56229033
2It is Islam [27 words]Robin RosenblattApr 19, 2016 01:54229030

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