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
(Excerpt) Read more at nationalpost.com ...
That’s an example.
As are Two,3,4,5, 6,7,8,9, and zero.
“They did great things in the Middle Ages, though.:
In fact, most of what they “did”, they borrowed from the Hindus.
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.
The books also note the decline of agriculture and urban life in the entire area from Anatolia to Spain, from, they assert, the same cause.
Well, they conquered vast lands, murdered huge numbers of people, and enslaved even more.
Didn't Mr. Steyn say that we could post his articles in the entirety? Did it change for some reason?
Then again, it was a long time ago, and I could have CRS syndrome.
“... the Arabic numerals were neither invented by nor used by the Arabs. They were developed in India by the Hindus around 600 A.D. ...”
Some bizarre pathology in evidence here. The closest psychological phenomenon which I can compare it with would be the Stockholm Syndrome effect. The ROP is so far in the head of Leftys they hold them virtually captive. In response the poor saps have cultivated a demented, quasi affinity for their imagined masters. Weird stuff, and they're probably beyond redemption. We've all heard that leftists suffer from mental illness and here it is in the wild for all to view.
Dawkins must be in awe at their irrationality.
I dunno... I just find it generally safer to excerpt.
And Europe recovered once they developed sea routes the muslims didn't control back to Asia and discovered the new world.
I like Steyn.
islam is a satanic death cult with “allah”, a pagan moon idol, as its’ demonic head.
Just like communism (and its’ other brand names), islam is truly an evil empire.
This was published in the National Post; all NP articles have to be excerpted.
Oh well, never mind.
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