Thursday, September 4, 2008

Why are Muslims Powerless?

Dr Farrukh Saleem is an Islamabad-based freelance columnist. In a recent article he asks "why are Jews so powerful?" His answer: Education.

He then goes on to ask "why are Muslims so powerless?"

There are 57 member-countries of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC), and all of them put together have around 500 universities;one university for every three million Muslims. The United States has 5,758 universities and India has 8,407. In 2004, Shanghai Jiao Tong University compiled an 'Academic Ranking of World Universities' , and intriguingly, not one university from Muslim-majority states was in the top-500.

As per data collected by the UNDP, literacy in the Christian world stands at nearly 90 per cent and 15 Christian-majority states have a literacy rate of 100 per cent. A Muslim-majority state, as a sharp contrast, has an average literacy rate of around 40 per cent and there is no Muslim-majority state with a literacy rate of 100 per cent.

Some 98 per cent of the 'literates' in the Christian world had completed primary school, while less than 50 per cent of the 'literates' in the Muslim world did the same. Around 40 per cent of the 'literates' in the Christian world attended university while no more than two per cent of the 'literate s' in the Muslim world did the same.

Muslim-majority countries have 230 scientists per one million Muslims. The US has 4,000 scientists per million and Japan has 5,000 per million. In theentire Arab world, the total number of full-time researchers is 35,000 and there are only 50 technicians per one million Arabs (in the Christian world there are up to 1,000 technicians per one million). Furthermore, the Muslim world spends 0.2 per cent of its GDP on research and development, while theChristian world spends around five per cent of its GDP.Conclusion: The Muslim world lacks the capacity to produce knowledge.

Daily newspapers per 1,000 people and number of book titles per million are two indicators of whether knowledge is being diffused in a society. In Pakistan , there are 23 daily newspapers per 1,000 Pakistanis while the same ratio in Singapore is 360. In the UK , the number of book titles per millionstands at 2,000 while the same in Egypt is 20.Conclusion: The Muslim world is failing to diffuse knowledge.

Hi Tech
Exports of high technology products as a percentage of total exports are an important indicator of knowledge application. Pakistan 's exports of hightechnology products as a percentage of total exports stands at one per cent. The same for Saudi Arabia is 0.3 per cent; Kuwait , Morocco , and Algeria areall at 0.3 per cent while Singapore is at 58 per cent.Conclusion: The Muslim world is failing to apply knowledge.

Why are Muslims powerless?Because we aren't producing knowledge.Why are Muslims powerless?Because we aren't diffusing knowledge.Why are Muslims powerless?Because we aren't applying knowledge.And, the future belongs to knowledge-based societies.Interestingly, the combined annual GDP of 57 OIC-countries is under $2 trillion. America, just by herself, produces goods and services worth $12 trillion; China $8 trillion, Japan $3.8 trillion and Germany $2.4 trillion (purchasing power parity basis).Oil rich Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait and Qatar collectively produce goods and services (mostly oil) worth $500 billion; Spain alone produces goods and services worth over $1 trillion, Catholic Poland $489 billion and Buddhist Thailand $545 billion. (Muslim GDP as a percentage of world GDP is fast declining).

And if we are looking at education, let us compare what is being taught to children on Palestinian TV Is this planning for peace??


Anonymous said...

Lets find a replacement for oil and stop sell the Muslims any technology and they can live as they wish, with their heads and minds buried in the sand.

Anonymous said...

Another problem is, they have little birth control, just over birth with no plan to educate the kids (Religion forbids birth control). Also, the oppression on women is no help either, the mother is not educated and only thing is to surrender the young kids to the clerics to indoctrinate at their wimp and fancy. Because of illiteracy, the kids also brought to hate and be angry all the time.

This is a vicious cycle goes on generation after generation. Perpetually at war with anyone around at any pretext. The trouble is , political correctness has been shy to confront the simple fact.

Nimi: Jiri Keronen said...

I have made the same observation about the connection between islam and non-education. It actually reflects on the average (estimate) IQ's also.

The article is in Finnish, but the numbers are clear nonetheless.
I composed the list of the average IQ's of the muslim world with the aid of a book "IQ and the Global Inequality" by doctors Tatu Vanhanen and Richard Lynn.

The average IQ of all Islamic countries is 78,525.
In comparison the average IQ of Lutheran countries is 95,88. For Buddhist countries the average is 97,71. For Israel the average is about 95.

IndianTiger said...

As the Americans would say: it's the religion, stupid! When you consider a 7th century barbarian to be the "perfect man" worthy of emulation, there is no hope in hell for Muslims. Without oil money, the Muslims would be exactly where they want to be: in 7th century.

woodyooi said...

The IQ probably related to too many marriage between cousins.

They fixed marriages for young kids in old tribal practice. It happened in old time Chinese too, but back then no one had any quantitative numbers on the IQ.

In UK, they had some numbers, even one minister were under fire pointing out the issue.


jdamn13 said...

There's even more to it than that. First, Muslims aren't to receive legitimate educations and they aren't to work hard at anything productive or that doesn't constitute a human rights violation. Muslims are so tied to the ridiculous 'science' and 'medicine' in the Koran that they refuse to accept that they're simply wrong. Because of this, there is simply no legitimate education in the Muslim world. This is the reason why the best and brightest among them know nothing of science, history, psychology, poli sci, government, literature, or anything except language, math, and the Koran: because every single “scientific” and “historical” statement in the Koran is hopelessly flawed, and it contains many. They spend their formative years studying an incredibly poorly-constructed Mein Kampf of a document (which is equally based on sick hang-ups - about pedophilia, incest, slavery, every form of sex crime, gender apartheid, extreme and unprecedented oppression of women, torture, parasitism as a career, the art of lying, and a deep contempt for honest hard work - as it is on racist hatred, supremacy, and genocide) containing absolutely nothing but lies, errors, distortions, and logical fallacies. In order for them to not even recognize these falsehoods necessitates that they lack the common knowledge and logical faculties of reasonably intelligent 5-year-olds, let alone of college graduates. One cannot simultaneously think scientifically and believe that, for instance, human beings are made of clay, of water, and of blood clots, since, for one idea to hold true in any scientific line of thinking, then another, completely contradictory idea cannot hold true.

They simply have no access to anything that doesn't support the beliefs that the Earth is flat, that the stars are arrows to be shot at Satan, that meteor showers are also arrows being shot at Satan/jinns, that the sun revolves around the Earth and sets in a muddy puddle, that the sky is solid and held in place by mountains, that menstruation is a disease, that the moon is a lamp, that sperm are produced all throughout the human body (both male and female) and stored in the kidneys, that 340 + 0 = 360, that 1/3 + 2/3 + 1/8 = 1, that camel urine and fly wings have lots of proven medicinal benefits, and, of course, that women are genetically inferior, mentally retarded, inherently immoral, filthy creatures, literally dirtier than dirt, who are actually cattle but who are still beneath camels on the food chain, who must not be allowed to exist except as the outright property (slave) of some man, and who are designed for nothing but sex, breeding, cooking, and being traded as sex slaves by their fathers, brothers, and husbands. Holding any of these beliefs would unequivocally preclude admission into any private kindergarten in the free world.

Furthermore, Muslims don't embrace the Judeo-Christian work ethic. They are to emulate in word, deed, and thought a man who survived his entire life through parasitism, and that is how Muslims are to live. This is why no Muslim society, even those which are blessed through geological accident with oil (since they cannot pump a single drop of it out of the ground without infidel technology and manpower) is self-sustaining. Once they kill off the infidels they cannibalize. Once there is no more host culture to parasitize, they cannibalize. They are only to survive by raiding, looting, plundering, murder, and the selling of the women of those murdered into sex slavery. They are never, ever to do an honest day's work, unless that entails, which it does in their sick line of thinking, beheading 900 Jewish men that day.

There's also the inshallah attitude that precludes both inquiry and working to improve one's lot in life. Why work hard today if you're just Allah's bitch and could be so lucky to die tomorrow? If you're a loser you were simply meant to be. And in a shame culture they can't recognize that their loser-dom is their own fault. They must always blame someone else, always America and the Joooos. Most Muslims honestly believe that their countries suck because of us, not them. That's the Muslim mindset. I also think you understimate the misogyny in these societies. All Muslim women live their entire lives as sex slaves, first to their brothers and fathers (K 2.223 - it says 'women/vaginas' in Arabic, not 'wives,' and it goes on to define one's women/vaginas as 'one's wives, slaves, daughters, and sisters'). Little Muslim girls don't eat enough if their brothers want more than their fair share of food. Imagine how that works with education! And they're smart enough to recognize that empowering women through education will be Islam's undoing, just as their despotic rulers recognize that educating the masses will be the undoing of their dictatorships. Education leads to enlightenment and enlightenment leads to democracy.

And Nimi, IQ has nothing to do with education. One's IQ is the same at age 5, before learning to read, as it is all throughout one's life. The pervasive low IQs in the Muslim world are related to the same cause as the 20-fold higher rates of genetic defects and disorders: INBREEDING. This explains all of the above. Go to and click on the map. You're in for an education. Evolution never happens in the Muslim world. Arranged marriages preclude natural selection and rampant inbreeding causes it to work in reverse. Imagine all the natural consequences of this biologically. But don't bother to consider their effects of them on societies as a whole. You don't have to. Turn on Al Jazeera.

Anonymous said...

This is no surprise. Education is certainly crucial for any society to progress. It was so critical that the Prophet made it mandatory for every moslem, male and female, to seek knowledge. It was the collection, consolidation and elucidation of knowledge by the early moslems that started them in their path towards excellence in the sciences. They were an intellectual lot whom filled up places like Timbuktu (that's a real city, btw). The 17th and 18th century European colonists of the moslem world did not close down universities and institutions of higher learning and banned the moslems from persuing higher education for no reason.

Anonymous said...

I agree education is a must, Muslims are commanded to seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave. In addition to this, we have to start applying our manual (Quran) and then we will see the difference insha Allah.

Im very surprised by the ignorant and racist comments to this article. It is crystal clear education is lacking in the whole world, not just the Islamic world. It is all to easy to parrot the evening news, but thinking and reading for yourself requires more effort, and people are so lazy.

Islam is spreading rapidly in the west and there is solid reason for that. If it were as suggested in the above comments of course this would be unheard of. I guess for some that is very threatening because they choose to live in ignorance.

It is a common saying among the Jews that Muslims are not a threat to be taken seriously until they are seen going to the masjid in the same numbers as are attending Jummah.

In the end Islam will prevail, that is the promise of our creator. These tests will only make us stronger. We have no need to acquire a defeatist attitude. We only need to take the test of this life seriously.

Haifa Diarist said...

I agree that the above comment be published in order to show the “superior attitude” adopted by so many Islamic activists.

The commentator says, “It is a common saying among the Jews that Muslims are not a threat to be taken seriously until they are seen going to the masjid in the same numbers as are attending Jummah”. The jum'ah prayer is half the dhuhr prayer for convenience, and preceeded by a sermon. Now we are well aware of how the Imams are using their sermons to demonise and deligitimise everything and everyone not connected to Islam.

Only three examples from a few days ago

1) Husan Abdallah, Lebanese Association of Islamic Scholars: I say on behalf of the Association of Islamic Scholars: The truce with the Zionist entity is meaningless. The solution is to renew the resistance in a stronger and more effective way. Let pure bodies blow up again in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, and in all the cities of occupied Palestine, because this enemy understands nothing but the language of force

2) Sheik Himam Sa'id, Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan: Oh noble Gaza, raise your head high. You have made the Muslims raise their heads high. And you, people of Hebron – you are now waging a war against the Jews. You are well-versed in this. We saw how, on a day in 1929, you slaughtered the Jews in Hebron. Today, slaughter them on the land of Hebron.
3) Osama Hamdan, Hamas Representative in Lebanon: Our goal is to liberate all of Palestine, from the river to the sea, from Rosh Hanikra to Umm Al-Rashrash [Eilat]. From Gaza, gentlemen... We do not want a state 364 square kilometers in size, nor do we want a state which we had to beg for at the negotiating table. Such a state will never come to be. What we want is a free state, which maintains its dignity, 27,000 square kilometers in size – the size of Palestine in its entirety.

“In the end Islam will prevail”, says the commentator above. In other words there will be no tolerance for any other religion except Islam except as dhimmis if not annihilated.

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