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Mark Steyn: Blunt words about Muslim backwardness
National Post ^ | 6 Sep 2013 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 09/07/2013 12:20:59 PM PDT by Rummyfan

In 2010, the bestselling atheist Richard Dawkins, in the “On Faith” section of the Washington Post, called the pope “a leering old villain in a frock” perfectly suited to “the evil corrupt organization” and “child-raping institution” that is the Catholic Church. Nobody seemed to mind very much.

Three years later, in a throwaway Tweet, Professor Dawkins observed that “all the world’s Muslims have fewer Nobel Prizes than Trinity College, Cambridge. They did great things in the Middle Ages, though.” This time round, the old provocateur managed to get a rise out of folks. Almost every London paper ran at least one story on the “controversy.” The Independent‘s Owen Jones fumed, “How dare you dress your bigotry up as atheism. You are now beyond an embarrassment.” The best-selling author Caitlin Moran sneered, “It’s time someone turned Richard Dawkins off and then on again. Something’s gone weird.” The Daily Telegraph‘s Tom Chivers beseeched him, “Please be quiet, Richard Dawkins, I’m begging.”

It’s factually unarguable: Trinity College graduates have amassed 32 Nobel prizes, the entire Muslim world a mere 10

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To: Rummyfan
I dunno... I just find it generally safer to excerpt.

The software on the posting page will let you know if an article must be excerpted.

21 posted on 09/07/2013 1:20:40 PM PDT by upchuck (The nobama regime: a string of omnishambles that stretches, seemingly, to infinity.)
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To: Rummyfan
“There are no jokes in Islam,”

Wait, Mark.. try this on for size...

There is no dog but Allan and MoreHamHead is his Profit"

Thank you. I'll be here all week. Try the virgins, they're to die for.

22 posted on 09/07/2013 1:24:03 PM PDT by Ceausescu (No war for Obonobo's covering his arse!)
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To: IronJack

Some of the Islamic art in Sicily is very beautiful. It dates from the Middle Ages - the last time these dopes had any sense.


23 posted on 09/07/2013 1:26:30 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Ceausescu

There is no dog but Allan and MoreHamHead is his Profit”

reminds me of the joke about the dyslexic.

He would lie awake at night, staring at the ceiling, wondering if there was a Dog...


24 posted on 09/07/2013 1:37:39 PM PDT by Paisan
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To: Rummyfan

Want to make the muzzies even madder? Tell them that the Jews, a tiny people almost wiped out 70 years ago, have amassed at least 170 nobel prizes to their 10!


25 posted on 09/07/2013 1:40:13 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Ceausescu

Dog is my co-pilot.


26 posted on 09/07/2013 1:41:09 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Rummyfan
The western liberal's stubborn deference to a barbaric religion - really a strict social structure - is puzzling but the always-insightful Mark Steyn seems to have figured it out in his the article in The National Post. Basically, atheist leftists seem to believe that, as Winston Churchill once defined an appeaser 'One who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last'. In a Muslim-dominated society, atheists, gays, feminists and other stalwarts of the left would be the very first to find themselves headless. So much for their alleged intellectual prowess.
27 posted on 09/07/2013 1:42:22 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: oldbill; a fool in paradise
Yes, indeed, the Muzzies did invent the ZERO! Plague on their house!
28 posted on 09/07/2013 1:44:01 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: CondorFlight

It’s also true that what scholarship there was in the Muslim world during that time was only in the more “moderate” parts of the Muslim world, where reformist leaders encouraged tolerance and intellectual curiousity, despite the general Islamic prohibitions against those things.


29 posted on 09/07/2013 1:44:03 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: EDINVA
They were developed in India by
the Hindus around 600 A.D. ...”
that's so true, i wonder how many other things they've claimed to have invented...
that were "borrowed" and how other things destroyed to satisfy their lust for destruction
in the name of their "Moon god", ALLAH..and yes, the Christians did it, too.
(may piss be upon him & his acolytes)


30 posted on 09/07/2013 1:49:43 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: Boogieman; jimrob
Tell them that the Jews, a tiny people almost wiped out 70
years ago, have amassed at least 170 nobel prizes to their 10!
That Sir...shall really bring to focus; the vast differences between the...
Judaism/Oriental mindset & FR, is to deep desire to learn and to cultivate
the human spirit/intellect...and yes, i did contribute to FR last month. :-)

31 posted on 09/07/2013 2:04:03 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: Rummyfan
author Caitlin Moran sneered, “It’s time someone turned Richard Dawkins off and then on again. Something’s gone weird.”

"He's criticizing someone other than Christians. We can't have that."

32 posted on 09/07/2013 2:09:18 PM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: EDINVA

Oddbill fell for the progressive propaganda that has been taught in our schools for decades.


33 posted on 09/07/2013 2:09:57 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: M Kehoe
Didn't Mr. Steyn say that we could post his articles in the entirety?

Perhaps, from his website, but I don't think he's able to offer that for the papers who print his columns.

34 posted on 09/07/2013 2:11:56 PM PDT by BfloGuy (People who know what they’re talking about don’t need PowerPoint.)
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To: Rummyfan

Shows that liberals worship a violent death cult, and hate a peaceful religion.


35 posted on 09/07/2013 2:18:48 PM PDT by I want the USA back
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To: oldbill
Hogwash. The Egyptians and Romans had numerals long before Mohammerhead ever conned his perverted countrymen into believing he was some kind of prophet. And mathematics existed long before the Middle Ages anyway.

The numerals you're describing are ARABIC, but they're certainly not muslim.

36 posted on 09/07/2013 2:24:37 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: miss marmelstein
Some of the Islamic art in Sicily is very beautiful

Agreed. If you're a fan of Byzantine or Rococo art. The designs are incredibly intricate, I'll give them that. But look at some of the mosaics in the Taj Mahal, for example. The muslime weren't the only ones making really ornate filigree.

37 posted on 09/07/2013 2:31:18 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: IronJack

Oh, dear. I don’t have the money to go to the Taj Mahal! My husband has relatives in Sicily and we know the island fairly well. I believe it’s the Western part that has Islamic culture. The East is more Greek.


38 posted on 09/07/2013 2:37:35 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: IronJack
They did great things in the Middle Ages, though. Name one.

Put together the Hindu notion of zero and Greek Diophantine equations to produce algebra.

I'm not sure it counts as "great" given what they had to start with, but it was something.

39 posted on 09/07/2013 2:38:03 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: Rummyfan

Funny and spot-on writing by Steyn again. But for those

who haven’t the time to read the article, I offer a summary:

Moslems, they’re stupid.


40 posted on 09/07/2013 2:38:27 PM PDT by americas.best.days... ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
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