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Submitted by Jack Sheridan (United States), Jul 30, 2022 at 01:27

The scenario where Muslims catch up with the West in technology, learning, economic output etc needs to be accompanied by a much stronger cultural shift towards tolerance to reach parity with Western levels of tolerance.. otherwise it will just be a nightmare scenario that would threaten human existence. There is nothing more dangerous than a scientifically advanced muslim world that hasn't had the necessary shift in cultural attitudes. Even countries like Russia and China which are anti Western don't pose a similar threat because the threats mostly only come from their leaders and don't extend outside of their borders. We need not worry about Chinese or Russians in Times Square blowing themselves up in a suicide attack.

The Islamist threat is not like the Russian or Chinese threat. It is vastly more dangerous because it is multiheaded - you kill Bin Laden, or Mullah Omar or Baghdadi and other jihadis take their place. It would be pretty ominous for Israel if its neighbors were to catch up with Israel's technical capabilities.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

Good point, but I think it is implicit in the sort of changes Kuru advocates.

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