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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: Cause of the Muslim predicament

Submitted by Robert D. Klimek (United States), Feb 19, 2006 at 16:19

Bader S wrote: "Malaysia which is a Muslim soceity (sic) , '.. 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.'

It is revealing that you have to jump out of the Middle East and all the way over to Southeast Asia to find your example. I am not an expert on Malaysia, so I checked things out (including your referenced sources).

The economic growth in Malaysia was fueled by western, Japanese, and Chinese foreign investment. The entrepreneurship, risk taking, and sweat equity came primarily from the native Chinese (Buddhist) and other non-Muslim populations. The Muslims, being of course humiliated by this success, wanted their economic cut and so instituted the Bumiputra Laws wherein the Malays (explicitly defined in these laws as strictly Muslims) are put in charge of most businesses and government posts. Once a contract is awarded to a Bumiputra, he often just sells the contract for a quick buck (he wants the cash, not the work) or else rides along in his economic sinecure as non-Muslims do the work.

That is precisely the irresponsible and self-defeating "economics" that Islam demands. The Muslims dominate as lords in a results-blind master-slave relationship that is enforced by the power of the state, as the subjugated dhimmi population create the wealth and perform the work.

Islam fosters no economic development on its own. Economic development is not even a goal of that ideology. The only requirement is the self-validating one that, in a RELATIVE sense, the Muslims live better than the inferior dhimmis and infidels. Any other situation is to them "injustice," a cause for Islamic "humiliation," and justification for violence and mass murder all over the globe.

The Chapra article reinforces this view (though the author is careful not to mention the violence part), by obsessing on "economic injustice" as a central theme and by emphasizing the Islamic requirement for using the power of the state to enforce Koranic moral codes on all persons (including non-Muslims) and on all economic activity.

Consider the poor Middle Eastern Muslim, who, following the dictates of the Koran, takes his four wives (and perhaps some additional sex slaves captured as booty from nearby conquered societies) and fathers his twenty children or so. Unsurprisingly (to an infidel, anyway), he finds himself economically "humiliated" that these children are poor compared to people in other societies, disturbing data he gleans from media reports and local scuttlebutt at the mosque. From his own thorough Islamic training, he immediately knows what to do! He sends his children (the males, anyway) to madrassas where they are educated in Islamic economics--specifically, death to the Great Satan and extermination of all the Zionist sons of pigs and rats. Following some graduate training at a terrorist camp (paid for by the government using cleverly misrouted infidel foreign aid), his children dutifully and piously strap on the bomb kits (economic equalizer kits) and head for the nearest Jewish restaurant.

Back to Malaysia. As happens in all Islamic countries, today and historically, the Muslims in Malaysia are currently agitating to squeeze the non-Muslims out of their society through punitive laws and violence, just as there are similar efforts underway by Islamic agitators and insurgents in Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, and elsewhere in Asia. As this purging process advances, the economy of Malaysia (and other unfortunate countries) will sink back to the 7th century level unless propped up by sympathetic infidel foreigners. More humiliation for Islam. More "jizya" for the foreigners to pay. And more bomb kits to build.


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