ramadan contributes to this because muslims tend to be less productive during that month
so lets say in the next couple of decades the whole planet goes greener, drives electric cars, 30-50% of energy is renewable,
this people will be back to living in tents and riding camels
Yindoos, Crusaders, and Zionists, respectivelyBut if they fail in Pakistan, Somalia and Saudi ArabiaĖ who is to blame?
Good reading and better discussion, thanks guys.
I think one word sums up the economic difference between Islamic and Western societies: Inshalla.
... I thought the word was Debt.
A quote by Winston Churchill from "The River War" springs to mind:Responsibility is the missing element. It’s the character value without which there can be no economic success. The same lack of responsibility that manifests itself after a Muslim terrorist attack, when Muslims rush to position themselves as the victims, rather than dealing with the violence in their midst, also manifests itself in the economic arena and in every aspect of life. This lack of responsibility is a failure of values that cannot be escaped or ascribed to racism, the occupation or the boogeyman.
How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.
Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen; all know how to die; but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome.
Thanks for producing the most absolutely abhorrent quote of Winston Churchill. It is so much paradoxical than, he claims there is a sensualism (why not promiscuity) and then a rigid rule of belonging...the basics of Oriental thinking that one could find into Kiplingīs bollocks about them Indians has been recovered by Churchill for a quick jab at Muslims. I had to laugh at his *sluggish methods of commerce*.
Oh dear God thank you for recalling us all what self righteous determinist pricks Europeans were not so long ago...