Eygpt, Somalia, Tunisia, Yemen in revolt. One third of their populations are unemployed. Water is growing scarce as farmers use excessive amounts on quat (rhymes with squat) and people breed like rabbits eshewing birth control, far beyond the natural resources required to support them.
Pakistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, and Afghanistan are hellish places to live if you are not a member of the religious elite. Terrorists and terrorism are celebrated and hosted there even though they mass murder their own as well as hated westerners. They are NOT our friends and should bever be counted among our allies or trade partners.
Misogyny and sexual harrassment is rampant there. Women who are raped are often as not accused of adultery for somehow “enticing” the rapist and are summarily executed for it. Even those not raped are typically groped even if in full hijab and in the company of a mahram.
Only 73% of men and 35% of women are literate. Those who do get to college excel in it but most will not find employment in their own country and end up having to go elsewhere to make a decent living.
The marriage of pre-pubescent girls to old men (ala the example set by Mohamad in the Haddith) means they start having children before they are themselves mature adults – often before the onset of menses. This can cause a condition known as vaginal fistula where they become hopelessly incontinent and physically impaired, a burden good for nothing more than having more babies than can reasonably be supported.
The governments, whether elected, dictatorship, or purely Islamic, are as full of corruption as Swiss Cheese is full of holes. I’m sure all governments have some corruption in them, but these take the cake. The worst of them are always the Islamic governments because people can be more easily manipulated by their religion than by any other thing. They are also more toleratant of violence and brutality in the name of religion and will often accept it without question because they believe it to somehow be “for the greater good/piety.” This is what gives organizations like Hizbollah, Hamas, Taleban, Al Qaida, and the Islamic Brotherhood their absolute power in places where poverty and dissatisfaction with life are rife.
Dar Islam is overpopulated, underemployed, violent, and poorly managed. It is a culture that values death more than life, men over women, tradition over practicality, high birth rates over resonable sustainability, violence over peace, quat over water…. I hope we withdraw entirely from over there in all respects: aid-wise, trade-wise, politically… until it either self destructs or matures into a civilization we can recognize as such. We need to stop throwing our money and lives into the rat hole. Isolate them and let them resolve their problems themselves.
The governments themselves would have to take on solving these problems willingly because the mass violent protests going on will not solve them but only exacerbate them. These are just desperate angry people acting out.
Seems to me that if fair and effective mangement of both resources and population were established, as well as the egalitarian treatment there of both genders and all religious faction, a lot of these problems would go away on their own. Separation government from religion and an education and jobs system per aptitude and assignment as well as strictly maintained birth control would go a very long way I think but I’m not going to hold my breath. I think that Dar Islam is inherrently incapable of this. I hope I’m wrong.
Either way, we should get our hinnies out of the fire while Dar Islam is going up in flames. Don’t you think?