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Submitted by Bader S (United Arab Emirates), Feb 18, 2006 at 17:30

Robert D. Klimek wrote, "The Muslim predicament is caused by one thing and one thing only: Islam itself. No society burdened with such an ideology will ever develop a modern economy"

Once again we see how claims are made without any concrete evidence. Perhaps it makes the authors of such claims, who must be feeling "Self-pity, jealousy, resentment, anger, and agression", a little happier with themselves.

FYI, Malaysia which is a Muslim soceity ,".. is generally regarded as one of the most successful non-western countries to have achieved a relatively smooth transition to modern economic growth over the last century or so"( http://www.eh.net/encyclopedia/
?article=drabble.malaysia).

This modern economy, which is centered on consumerism, and which you are obviously so proud of may not be sought by everyone. For a different perspective on how Muslims view economics see M. Chapra's "Islamic Economics: What it is and how it Developed" (http://eh.net/encyclopedia/article/Chapra.Islamic)
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