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Submitted by Sword of Islam (United Kingdom), Feb 18, 2006 at 18:08

Ottoman Empire. Look it up. Allies of the Germans in World War I. Otherwise known as the Sick Man Of Europe. A fine example of a caliphate!

It is incredibly naive and simplistic to regard this purely as the fruits of the seeds laid by Western colonisation. If that were the case, the peoples of the Middle East should then be incredibly grateful to the USA instead of burning their flag. It took a lot of persuading to get the US to join Europe in World War II and one of the terms for US involvement was the disbanding of the British Empire. Roosevelt forced Churchill to agree to give these territories independence in exchange for military support against the Germans Why else do you thing they joined in? Pearl Harbour?!! Why else do you think that these colonies received their independence? Revolution? Don't make me laugh!

The UK was actually one of the poorest countries in Europe prior to giving up its colonies and this lack of wealth was mainly due to the fact that the Empire cost us more money to run than it made us. It did not make us a profit - quite the opposite in fact. As soon as we were rid of these burdens we suddenly became wealthy - a co-incidence? I think not.

The cultures that embraced European values, ie India are thriving - those that have rejected them are regressing into the stone age. The West gave the Middle East it's oil wealth - what use would they have for the 'black gold' if we had not invented the technology to use it. We gave India their tea industry, etc. These former colonial powers have a lot to be grateful for. The only thing that the West should feel guilty for is for introducing technologies and ideals to savages who haven't yet evolved to a level sufficiently advanced enough to understand them, ie the African states that are in a perpetual state of civil war.

Compare India and Pakistan - the ultimate example and a level playing field. India embraced colonial concepts and systems and is now the fastest developing country in the world. Pakistan, exactly the same age, rejected these values in exchange for a Muslim state and is now the fastest growing TOILET in the world. QED.

The idea that this is a legacy of colonisation is a tired ignorant argument and completely devoid of any historical accuracy. It has the one merit of being 'easy' - which is presumably why the ignorant liberal and intellectual radical tends to use it so frequently. If there was a single element of truth to it I could quite easily retort that we have paid for the sins of colonisation 10 times over. It is the collective guilt that the Liberal intelligensia bombarding us daily with this lie that makes us have to tolerate and feed you and your spawn and put up with the petty crime that surrounds us and the billions of tax dollars that we put in your begging bowls in the form of welfare and aid. All debts have been paid. 10 times over. You can leave now.

It's rather like the idea that the West should pay 'repararations' for the slave trade. We'll be happy to. When the Eqyptians pay Israel reparations for enslaving the Israelites. Where do you draw the line? At what point does the validity of a compensation claim expire?

Buy some 'unrevised' history books that haven't been written by an ehtnic minority author looking to make a name for himself - these people are rarely questioned as they can hide behind the accusation of 'racism' but that doesn't make their urban legends any more real...

Funny that other 'former colonies', ie America, Canada & Australia haven't suffered in quite the same way as the others whom we (Europe) 'raped'. I wonder why that is...?

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