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Bridget Burke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-21-03 12:55 PM
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16. There is no monolithic "Muslim world"
Many Muslims to NOT "cover their women" & MOST do not "beat themselves bloody".

Several times, I've tried to compose an answer ranging from the role that Genghis Khan's relatives played in ending the great age of Islam through our imposition of the Shah on the Iranian people. With stops along the way for such events as the Crusades & the Versailles Conference.

However, that's a lot of information. With such a gaping maw of ignorance to satisfy, I'd rather try to fill the Grand Canyon one pebble at a time.

May I ask, what stagnant backwater do you inhabit such that you've never actually MET a Muslim?
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  -Why is the Muslim world stuck in some kind of dark age Swede  Sep-21-03 11:11 AM   #0 
  - .....  Fixated   Sep-21-03 11:12 AM   #1 
  - No different than fundie zealots in any religion, really.  blondeatlast   Sep-21-03 11:14 AM   #2 
  - Because they have evil dictators ruling them and they're poor.  baldguy   Sep-21-03 11:16 AM   #3 
  - ....  Fixated   Sep-21-03 11:17 AM   #4 
  - No,I'm serious here  Swede   Sep-21-03 11:20 AM   #5 
  - And Our Freepers Aren't?  Don_G   Sep-21-03 11:28 AM   #6 
  - It's fundamentalism  FauxNewsBlues   Sep-21-03 11:28 AM   #8 
     - Fundamentalism seems to effectively shut people's brains down.  mlawson   Sep-21-03 05:59 PM   #34 
  - Religious zealots  rock   Sep-21-03 11:28 AM   #7 
  - Religion and fundamentalism. I'll bet they don't believe in evolution  Raenelle   Sep-21-03 04:14 PM   #30 
  - Modernization in the region would be contrary to Anglo-US interests  DuctapeFatwa   Sep-21-03 11:29 AM   #9 
  - Modernization is contrary to those interests here at home too!  catzies   Sep-21-03 12:49 PM   #15 
  - you just described  Friar   Sep-21-03 01:30 PM   #21 
  - I think that's the biggest reason  dani   Sep-21-03 01:47 PM   #25 
  - Sweeping generalization  wtmusic   Sep-21-03 11:40 AM   #10 
  - No this is a legitimate question  Swede   Sep-21-03 12:23 PM   #12 
  - religion always fights against progress  Friar   Sep-21-03 01:34 PM   #22 
  - good points wtmusic  pippin   Sep-21-03 12:28 PM   #13 
     - poverty and no health care?  Iris   Sep-21-03 01:10 PM   #19 
  - Interpretation of the Koran?  DocSavage   Sep-21-03 12:20 PM   #11 
  - I cannot reference the source right now but I read that  ikojo   Sep-21-03 08:46 PM   #41 
  - the religious and cultural constraints  comradebillyboy   Sep-21-03 12:47 PM   #14 
  - There is no monolithic "Muslim world"  Bridget Burke   Sep-21-03 12:55 PM   #16 
  - What I'm trying to get across is they were ahead of the west  Swede   Sep-21-03 01:25 PM   #20 
     - Please, give us YOUR ideas!  Bridget Burke   Sep-21-03 03:46 PM   #29 
        - That's just it,I don't have answers  Swede   Sep-21-03 04:30 PM   #31 
  - Whites were responsible for the Dark Ages!  greenwow   Sep-21-03 01:06 PM   #17 
  - whites also preserved documents  Friar   Sep-21-03 01:41 PM   #23 
  - easy answer  Kamika   Sep-21-03 01:08 PM   #18 
  - laws made in 500 C.E.  Friar   Sep-21-03 01:43 PM   #24 
  - The question is faulty  Orangeone   Sep-21-03 01:49 PM   #26 
  - The west may be in decline too  Swede   Sep-21-03 02:28 PM   #27 
  - Hi Orangeone!!  newyawker99   Sep-21-03 02:57 PM   #28 
  - I could be wrong but  NicoleM   Sep-21-03 04:51 PM   #32 
  - Here's an interesting tidbit on some of the misogynism  Mari333   Sep-21-03 05:14 PM   #33 
  - Simple  NaMeaHou   Sep-21-03 06:02 PM   #35 
  - relgion thrives on fear  Skittles   Sep-21-03 06:52 PM   #36 
  - "The Battle for God" by Karen Armstrong  Ivory_Tower   Sep-21-03 07:20 PM   #37 
  - I'll check it out. Thanks  Swede   Sep-21-03 07:32 PM   #38 
  - Islam is some 570yrs behind the curve...  salmonhorse   Sep-21-03 07:59 PM   #39 
  - Blaming religion is intellectually naive.  SOteric   Sep-21-03 08:16 PM   #40 
  - Here's a theory  draftcaroline   Sep-21-03 09:58 PM   #42 
  - This is an offensive post  jiacinto   Sep-21-03 10:00 PM   #43 
  - I wasn't sure how to frame the question  Swede   Sep-21-03 10:45 PM   #46 
  - my take  kodi   Sep-21-03 10:12 PM   #44 
  - Because for whatever reason they chose....  Blue_Chill   Sep-21-03 10:42 PM   #45 
 

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