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Islamic Political Corruption

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Submitted by Annette Hong (United States), Feb 17, 2006 at 20:50

Spain prides itself that 700 years of conquest by the Moors did not leave an imprint, but I beg to differ.

As a Northern European, I was always interested in and horrified by the "honor killings" in Hispanic cultures and in Italy. I have no doubt that these attitudes toward women as chattel property to be killed to protect "family honor" have their roots in Islam. Italy only changed the light penalties on "crimes of passion" (killing your unfaithful wife) in the 1970's. Italy and Spain had the longest and closest historic ties to Islam, ties that shaped their view of women, among other things, views never known in the north of Europe.

Whereever I look in the world for corrupt governments, corruption on a grand scale that hinders development, I see the imprint of Islam.

Spain conquered the New World only shortly after kicking the Moors out of Spain, and the arabic tribal culture of corruption was well ingrained in Spain after so many years of occupation. South America & Latin America both have suffered under the culture of corruption that marks these areas to this day.

Contrast this with countries which settlement is dominated by Norther Europeans. While there is absolutely corruption to be found, it is not institutionalized and systemic as it is in the Islamic (arabicized) world, or in the Hispanic conquests.

This is not a function of race, but rather a function of culture. The cultures of the British Isles, Scandinavia, Germany and many others never developed a culture of corruption.

Corruption was an is endemic to seventh century arabic tribal culture, a culture preserved as if in amber, by Islam.
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