Skip to comments.Mark Steyn: Blunt words about Muslim backwardness
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 worlds 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 Independents 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, Its time someone turned Richard Dawkins off and then on again. Somethings gone weird. The Daily Telegraphs Tom Chivers beseeched him, Please be quiet, Richard Dawkins, Im begging.
Its factually unarguable: Trinity College graduates have amassed 32 Nobel prizes, the entire Muslim world a mere 10
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Exactly. Arabs weren’t always Muslim...The reason for the Arab decline was due to Islam.
He writes that the entire Muslim world has TEN Nobel prizes.
WRONG!! IT IT ELEVEN!! HE FORGOT TO COUNT OBAMA'S
I’m not a fan of Dawkins’ writing, nor the late Christopher Hitchens for that matter, but they both should be defended for their writing as much as Mark Steyn, and Mark seems to agree. (Besides, Hitchens had a big plus going for him: He couldn’t stand the Royals.)
Steyn is a truly great man.
I don’t think he has copyright control after he sells them.
I got a theory.
There are 2 sides in history, God’s and Satan’s.
Satan rebelled out of pride, so we are taught. Why would it be any different for the angels who fell with him?
So while my theory is that while the demons in Hell will work together against Christ, they will also stab each other in the back when an opportunity arises.
That’s why, whatever the differences in ideology, or other motives, of his followers, thye all hate Christianity, and the Western world that it created.
Now there might be those who would prefer a more secular explanation, and I’m fine with that. But the observation seems indisputable that they all have a common enemy.
As always, Steyn is BRILLIANT.
But may I be the first (female) FReeper to add to the thread...
I’ll await the photographic onslaught.
Actually, he asked that we post excerpts only.
-——A couple of books (by Ward-Perkins and Emmet Scott) propose that the decline of western Europe in the Middle Ages was not really due to the barbarian invasions; but to the end of trade in the Mediterranean,
which was a direct result of the Islamic conquest.——
Amazing what you don’t learn in our education system....
The Mohammedans had Aristotles writings many centuries before Christendom, yet made little progress with his teachings.
Once Aristotle's writings made their way to the West, medieval scholars, like Aquinas, synthesized his teachings with Church dogma, resulting in the historical apex of scholarship --Scholasticism.
The guy who did the Taj Mahal was a Muslim.
“But for those who havent the time to read the article, I offer a summary:
Moslems, theyre stupid.”
And inbred. “Deliverance” in the desert.
Did they count Barry getting a Nobel Peace Prize?
Hmmm I don’t understand your comment. Are you saying FReepers don’t have a desire for learning or intellect?
I think it’s simpler than all that. They fear muslims, but have no fear of Christians. A few honest atheists will deride Islam as well as any other religion, but most are too cowardly.
Ah, they will now give all Nobel prizes to muzzlems for the next 400 years.
Yes, cowardice; it very well may be that simple.
I didn’t say muslime didn’t contribute anything to ART; I questioned their contribution to SCIENCE.
They renamed a great city, Saidpur
or Marthur to
“Islam-is-a-bad” or Islamisabad