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NEWS: Lord Tebbit: No Advances In Muslim World In 500 Years Due To Islam

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posted on Aug, 20 2005 @ 03:54 AM
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Exactly, he is not being racist at all in what he is saying. He has some perfectly valid points in that forcing integration of different cultures inevitably causes conflict.
If you have a cat and a dog in a house then they tend to leave each other alone apart from the odd spat. However if you force them into a room together and lock the door then one is probably going to die. Though this is obviously not always the case but a lot of the time it is.

And apart from their use of western technology, I can't think of any major advances for the human race that have come from that part of the world.
I can't fairly comment on the arts and literature as I don't understand the language and I have never bothered to look into it, though I believe some cinema from there is becoming more mainstream now - which would be an advance in the arts.

A religon is designed to be restrictive and to control people. That's one of the whole points of it, I don't know enough about their's to make specific examples but I believe it is even stricter than Christianity from things people have said to me. Wherever they are right or not I don't know.




posted on Aug, 24 2005 @ 10:12 AM
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Is Hammurabi's Code the source of islamic sharia law? Read the following translation and decide if there is a real similarity.

Translation of Hammurabi's Laws

If so, then muslims aren't really trying to return everyone to a justice system from the 6th century A.D. They're, in fact, trying to make people conform to a system of laws over 4,000 years old!

Instead of constantly trying to take everyone backwards in history, perhaps it's time for an islamic "reformation" - as the Christian Protestants did 500 years ago.



posted on Aug, 24 2005 @ 12:46 PM
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Hammurabi's code is also the foundation for all legal systems if you want to get technical. It was the first instance of a legal code that was made public and adhered to without exception.



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