Double standards02.06.2015 14:01
The Muslim world happily take part of what the Christian world produces. However, they have nothing to contribute. The last 250 years, the West, the Christian world, has developed more than ever before. From the Industrial Revolution, science, invention and progress in all areas literally exploded. When finally the religion released its grip over the people, the old dictators overthrown and freedom of thought allowed, justice and equality were accepted, freedom of the press allowed and critical thinking welcomed, science could be developed. Never before in the history of the world have so much development of human knowledge occurred as during the last 250 years. In the West! In the Muslim world, especially the Arab world, time stood still. People dressed as in the Middle Ages, half the population, the women were not allowed at all to contribute to the development of society, except as child bearers. The men used their time on Koran reading, battles and camels and sheep farming.
But the West thrived. Inventions made life better for the people and made societies richer. Some of the key achievements are:
The weaving machine
The metric system
Telephone, Mobile, Smartphone
Nuclear power, Nuclear weapons
These are some of the inventions that were developed in the West during the last 250 years. Jobs were created, increased trade, the common people could eat and live and dress better. Countries became richer. People lived increasingly comfortable.
But in the Muslim world, not much happened during the same period. Quran reading and working in small farms for subsistence filled the time. Poverty and ignorance were present for most. When oil was found in the ground, West wanted to buy and big money was earned. Now, they could buy. Everything that was developed in the West they wanted. And the companies supplied them with all the news. Without imports from the Christian world the Muslim world would live just like in the Middle Ages. You'd think they'd be incredibly grateful to those who provided all this. Instead, they hate the Christian world. They want our knowledge and our goods but hate those who produce it. Some have such a strong hatred that they are killing people with no other reason that they are Christians. In the Muslim parts of Africa and Asia Christians are persecuted and killed. The worst kind of hypocrisy!
If the Christian world immediately stopped all exports to the Muslim world they would be completely helpless. Some countries would not even be able to feed its population since most food is imported! So talk about getting a free ride!