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Reader comment on item: How the Cartoon Protests Harm Muslims [by Leading to a Separation of Civilizations]
in response to reader comment: Why not?

Submitted by V (United Kingdom), Feb 15, 2006 at 11:27

"Submitted by Mohamed, Feb 14, 2006 at 15:06

What if Mulsim withdrew from the rest of the world? Let's explore that for a minute...What if Saudi money was invested in North Africa, Indonesia and Egypt instead of buying US and European debt? What if Kuwait became the banking center of the Muslim World, Dubai the center of trade, Indonesia the center of technology? What if Muslim oil producing countries decide to lower the rate of oil of production by 10% (because they can get the same revenue with lower production quota). Who would be loosing? Think about it while you drive your SUV and think about when your mortgage goes up to 20% because no one is there to buy US treasuries. The Muslim world can live without the US and Britain and Europe. Can the US lives without it?"

Saudi's or anyone for that matter invest their money where they can get maximum returns with least risk. If they could have had better returns , they would have invested in Africa, Indonesia and Egypt already. Don't think they are investing in the US bonds out of some friendship. Why should you wait for anybody to make Kuwait a banking centre or Indonesia a technology centre. If they could have been a modern, functioning economy they would have become already. If the hold of radical Islam increases anywhere, it is a recipe for degradation. And if the non-Muslim countries withhold their aid to Egypt or Pakistan or Palestinians, their economies will go on a tailspin - which will make radical Islam popular which will lead them into a vicious cycle of degradation.

From 1945-90, Communists thought they could have an economy independent of world economy - communists were million times more innovative, intelligent, industrious than Islamists will ever be. Still, they failed
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