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Love-Hate Relationship and Muslim Double Standards

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Submitted by Amir (United States), Feb 19, 2006 at 16:42

"Most Muslim scientists have graduated from Western universities.There are indeed scientist from Muslim countries but the majority of these people stay in the West and work there."

Again, a false generalization. Many of them graduated from their own universities. There are several thousand doctors in say Pakistan, Iran and Iraq. Are you claiming none of them graduated in their home countries? Are you claiming that there are no universities in Pakistan that has PhD programs in physics, chemistry, or biology? If yes, then you need more help than I can offer.

"But I know when local medicine doesn't help patients are usually sent to the US or UK and other European countries but not to China."

Some go to South Africa and Singapore for medical care (and recently even to India). I know many examples of that. Again, you are ignoring the recent trend and are stuck in 70s, 80s and early 90s. Things change all the time.

"It is nice you have some close relations with the Chinese but I am sure you are on of the few (there are always exceptions to the rule)."

China doesn't have bad relation with any Muslim country. Pakistan in particular has a very long and close relationship with China -- the nuclear weapons is an example. China is also building a new port in Pakistan. China and Pakistan has jointly developed a fighter jet. Many Chinese scientists work in Taxila where Pakistanis make their own tanks and other heavy military related stuff. See http://www.subcontinent.com/sapra/bulletin/96apr-may/si960506.html

"There is hypocrisy, exaggeration and complacency in Muslim behavior."

Just as there is everywhere in the world.

"Religion in the West is a personal matter, not many people bother about Jesus or going to church."

There are 30 million hardcore born-again Christians in the USA. How do you think Bush got elected?

(snipped usual generalization and nonsense).

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