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Washington consensus does not even mention Muslim or Islam

Reader comment on item: [Ex-Muslims:] The Challenge to Islam It Has Never Faced
in response to reader comment: Dear Mr Prashant

Submitted by Prashant (United States), Jan 14, 2022 at 03:58

Dear Dr Pipes, Mr Debanjan Banerjee sounds like a wise and erudite person but his fundamental position is to blame the West for Islam's misery and encourage Islamic migration to almost anywhere Muslims can find homes (except other Islamic countries).

In the above letter he brings up an ancient Soviet era (when most of the developing world was socialist) policy and blames it for Muslim immigration to the West.

I am not an expert on the obscure Washington Consensus theory but it barely talks about Islam. In the 1980s, Islam had not yet stolen the world agenda and there was no reason to discuss Islam in Washington Consensus.

In my opinion here are the reasons behind Muslim immigration:

1. Immigration, Muslim or otherwise, has shot up in the last 3 or 4 decades.

2. Islamic misery has increased (more violence and bigger populations).

3. Muslim's desire to take Islam to every home has gone up. Muslims now are more confident, bold, and united.

4. More of the world is democratic. Leftist politicians are compromising national interests to stay in power. This is the best situation for Muslims: take advantage of democracy in the free world while keeping Islam occupied lands Islamic. Muslims are eating their cake and having it too.


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