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The basic problem??

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Submitted by Carl Goldberg (United States), Jun 11, 2006 at 20:21

Dr. Pipes writes: "The basic problem is that the Arabic-speaking Muslims have had a great deal of difficulty in coping with modern life, and blame others for their problems."

Aren't we letting Islam off a little too easily here?

After all, lots of countries and peoples have had a great deal of difficulty coping with modern life. Even when they blame others for their misery, they do not resort to mass murder. What is so different about the Arab-speaking Muslims that causes them to behave in this barbaric manner?

On the other hand, most of the Moslem terrorists have not had difficulty with modern life at all: they come from middle class families or better, and they have a university education, usually in some technical field.

No, the evidence just does not support the propsition that the basic problem is that Arabic-speaking Moslems have had difficulty in coping with modern life. The basic problem is that they are taught to take their Koran and Hadith seriously and that their Koran and their Hadith command them to make war on non-Moslems until Islam reigns supreme.


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