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Islam, The Ultimate Zero-Sum "Culture"

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Submitted by orange yonason (United States), Feb 20, 2006 at 10:39


Islam takes credit for the achievements of others. Then it proceeds to destroy them. Then it blames the victims for the loss.

Their longing for a return to yester-year, when their "culture" was so "advanced," is akin to the robber who, after squandering all the loot he pillaged, yearns for a new wealthy victim to temporarily restore to him what was rightfully someone elses.

Srdja Trifkovic hits the mark, when he says...
"The problem with turning this list of ["Muslim"] intellectual achievements [many "borrowed" from their "host" nations] into a convincing "Islamic" golden age is that whatever flourished, did so not by reason of Islam but in spite of Islam. Moslems overran societies (Persian, Greek, Egyptian, Byzantine, Syrian, Jewish) that possessed intellectual sophistication in their own right and failed to completely destroy their cultures. To give it the credit for what the remnants of these cultures achieved is like crediting the Red Army for the survival of Beethoven in East Berlin under Walter Ulbricht! Islam per se never encouraged science, in the sense of disinterested enquiry, because the only knowledge it accepts is religious knowledge."

Islam demands that it must win in every sphere: political, intellectual, religious,... Islam predetermines what ideas are permissable. The possibility that anyone else could outdo them, or add to their "knowledge" at anything is unthinkable. Even when Muslims are the source of new concepts, if they don't conform to Islamic ideology, they are ignored at best. That is why whatever they acquire during their conquests, or individual Muslims innovate, eventually slips through their fingers.

When Islam wins, everyone loses.

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