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Why Does the Islamic World Lag Behind?
Powerline ^ | May 27, 2018 | Steven Hayward

Posted on 05/28/2018 6:13:03 AM PDT by C19fan

The passing of Bernard Lewis last week at the age of 101 recalls to mind perhaps his most famous book title about the Muslim world, What Went Wrong? But maybe a successor of sorts has been found in Duke University economist Timur Kuran, who has a long article forthcoming in the Journal of Economic Literature that paints a pretty bleak picture of the economic and social structure of Islamic nations. Just check out the abstract of the article, which is bland in language but harsh in its conclusions:

(Excerpt) Read more at powerlineblog.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; History; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: bernardlewis; development; dukeuniversity; economic; economiceconomy; economy; islam; islamic; islamicworld; muslimworld; timurkuran; whatwentwrong
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Islam took the 2 of the cradles of civilization and perhaps except for China the most advanced region of the world for thousands of years and once they eaten the cultural capital made it into a back water.
1 posted on 05/28/2018 6:13:03 AM PDT by C19fan
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Because they marry their cousins. It’s lowered the overall IQ percentage demonstrably. Couple that with an ideology which states there is only one book worth reading and voila.

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2 posted on 05/28/2018 6:14:44 AM PDT by Lurker (President Trump isn't our last chance. President Trump is THEIR last chance.)
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Exactly. They inbreed.


3 posted on 05/28/2018 6:15:25 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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Maybe because they have too many Muslims?


4 posted on 05/28/2018 6:17:38 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob ("Other People's Money" = The life blood of Liberalism)
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Quite. And they have Western lefties making every excuse for Islamic retrograde madness from food to marriage to economics.

Western lefties demand that every male must memorize and adhere to a bizarre library of strictures regarding women on a personal and professional level but leave Muslims to their own devices on things like rape (including the rape of family members) and FGM. Lefties even exempt them from the rules by claiming Muslims are only observing their religion.


5 posted on 05/28/2018 6:23:19 AM PDT by relictele
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To: C19fan

Because they are islamic.


6 posted on 05/28/2018 6:23:40 AM PDT by onedoug
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“...I. am the Way, the Truth and the Life....”
“...He who the Son has set free is free indeed...”
“..IF you got chains, He’s a chain breaker...”


7 posted on 05/28/2018 6:23:42 AM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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The simplest answer is that 7th century was a high point for Islam and Muslims don’t see the need to move past that.


8 posted on 05/28/2018 6:29:05 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death by cults.)
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The simplest answer is that 7th century was a high point for Islam and Muslims don’t see the need to move past that.


9 posted on 05/28/2018 6:29:06 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death by cults.)
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The simplest answer is that 7th century was a high point for Islam and Muslims don’t see the need to move past that.


10 posted on 05/28/2018 6:29:14 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death by cults.)
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Islam ‘lags’ because:
6th Century Islamic edict: If something is in the koran, it is unneeded - burn it. If something is not in the koran - it is anathema - burn it.


11 posted on 05/28/2018 6:29:38 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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Churchill explained it very,very well about 120 years ago.


12 posted on 05/28/2018 6:31:07 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (You Say "White Privilege"...I Say "Protestant Work Ethic")
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
Because it's difficult to see the way forward with head up ass. Thanks C19fan.

13 posted on 05/28/2018 6:32:03 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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Islamic culture is simply not compatible with the values, institutions and policies that constitute modernity. Islamic culture severely limits women and non privileged people of talent rarely have the opportunity to excel. Yet in the modern era of digital telecommunications even the poor and uneducated in Muslim countries come to realize how needlessly bad they live. The challenge of modernity cannot be avoided. The result is the political instability and violence that now characterizes the Islamic world. People vote with their feet and migrate, the jihadists are bewildered reactionaries desperate to stop any change, the privileged and wealthy produce little but use their wealth to preserve the status quo in any way possible. Eventually Islamic culture will reform or collapse. Until then true economic prosperity and social justice will not happen.


14 posted on 05/28/2018 6:35:17 AM PDT by allendale (.)
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A subculture of troglodytes who veered off from civilization.


15 posted on 05/28/2018 6:39:22 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Cowboy Bob

Exactly


16 posted on 05/28/2018 6:40:20 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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One thing the article does not do is speculate about what the Arabian world would be like if it didn’t have the huge oil resources on which to generate huge (state-controlled) wealth

It would be a total Third World backwater.

17 posted on 05/28/2018 6:40:29 AM PDT by Rummyfan (In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel.)
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Looks like a very interesting research paper that will take time to digest. I pity the researcher. The backlash will be something terrible. He will be attacked by Muslims and their bedmates, the Left. Truth is not to be tolerated.


18 posted on 05/28/2018 6:44:06 AM PDT by Nevadan
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To: Gay State Conservative

Yes he did. He’s probably spinning in his grave right now.


19 posted on 05/28/2018 6:44:28 AM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: C19fan

Because they follow the mad ravings of a murderous, raping, pillaging pedophile.
Their “holy” book requires them to subjugate, convert or kill everyone else on the planet.


20 posted on 05/28/2018 6:47:38 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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