Islamism In The Middle East: Why we`e in Lala Land

Submitted by: akabane 5 years ago in

Prof. Charles Kupchan of Georgetown University talks about Arab politics and its contrast with the West. Is it a threat?
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Male 766
leave the middle east to the arabs, the oil is mostly gone and they can have the sand
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Female 1,356
He`s right. Islam is different and is a political religion. So much so you`d think it was MADE for the sole purpose of controlling the country politically and economically. The only problem with Islamic politics is that it only works with muslims; and the only people happy within such states are good muslims, and good muslims follow islamic teachings to a perfect T.

Not happy in an Islamist state?

You must not be a good muslim.

The secular islamic states that existed in the middle east between the 40`s and 70`s, before the russian invasion, was really just a joke. Because all good muslims would want to live under islamic law.

On another note, there`s this lady you white folk love called Ayaan Hirsi Ali. YouTube her. I have yet to see someone seriously challenge her views, but that might be because she is such a good debater.
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Male 1,737
Not even the Nazi`s drated with the Pope. They did a little cause they messed up the area, but they left them alone for whatever reason.

What a nutter.
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Female 5
I live in the Middle East !!
and I really do not appreciate your saying that I do not have the same rights as you !!
WE ARE Equals Even if you do not understand our religion !
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Male 38,774

I called them Irani, yes they refer to themselves as Iranian. Whatever your friends said would not change why my neighbors have said. Perhaps it`s the differance in classes they have. My neighbors are christian refugees who fled so they wouldn`t be killed. That might be part of their perspective right there.
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Male 3,059
Gerry... I lived in Iran in 1978. I speak Farsi fluently.

Never once have I heard anyone from there refer to themselves as "Irani".

Most refer to themselves as "Iranian", or more correctly, "Persian".

If you`re online Gerry, I can introduce you to a group of Persians RIGHT NOW that will tell you that whoever told you that is full of sh*t. From what you posted above, I`d question whether those persons you spoke to are really Persian.
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Male 2,419
lol christianity a religion of faith not law?

"Thou shalt not _____"
Hey those guys are doing that! Let`s have a religious war about it!
*Crusades*
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Male 2,880
Um, I would argue that many kings and emperors had power only because they aligned themselves with the pope- and if this moron can`t get that simple concept straight, the rest of his thoughts are kaka.
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Male 38,774

Took him 3 minutes 39 seconds to say they`re backward people.
The only time they have known peace is when it was enforced with a brutal, iron fist. Whether that was the European, American, or their own leaders fist, it`s just as true. Their culture knows nothing else and understands nothing else.

Stop trying to treat them as equals. They are not. They are primatives who must be dealt with in a primative manner.

Go ahead and attack me now. I`m still right. How do I know? `Cause the Irani and Iraqi`s in my neighborhood who`ve escaped here told me so. They know their own people better than I do.
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Male 646
This guy lives in lala land if he thinks that there`s a complete separation between church and state in the U.S.
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Male 83
yes, they live in a fascist totalitarian society, but change is inevitable and they`re system is outdated. I just feel bad for anyone that has to deal with them.
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Male 10,440
Ha! Those places are sh*tholes anyway. The way I see it you can either leave them alone (which is preferred) or you can invade and beat the sh*t out of them... more than what the US has done.

Don`t ask me to pay (through taxes) for war and thus the overthrow of a tyrannical zealot only to have him be replaced by another tyrannical zealot, meanwhile the people are still ignorant and backward.

[quote] Give those people a chance.
In 20 or 50 years, they will be similar to western countries, with the influence of the church on politics getting less and less. [/quote]
Here`s to hoping, but it doesn`t look good at the moment.
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Male 1,360
explain that to Santorum...
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Male 550
@monsterzero: As the soviet communist regime is gone, the capitalist/communist debate has faded too.
This doesn`t mean that capitalism has gone. In contrary, it has strengthened during the last twenty years to a level which more and more people are thinking to be unacceptable.
Calling these people communists may be an easy answer.
Maybe to easy.
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Male 25,416
meh....
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Male 550
Give those people a chance.
In 20 or 50 years, they will be similar to western countries, with the influence of the church on politics getting less and less. It is just a question of people getting wealthier, getting a higher standard of living and getting better education.
Some hundreds of years ago, we (not including US, as it was only invaded later), christians were mainly ruled by religion too, as the political leaders were also the religious leaders. This changed when our education and standard of living increased.
Greetings from Luxemburg
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Male 10,855
Actually, no the issue was a topic of debate within the Ottoman Empire. It`s part of why Turkey is a secular state.
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Male 358
@Buzzard250:
Capitalist pigs huh?I haven`t heard that term since the Soviet socialist regime.Noting your age it makes me wonder if the old time commie agenda actually has infiltrated our school systems.
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Male 3,445
The irony here is that the Republican candidates continually criticize the Muslim influence in Middle Eastern government, while simultaneously complaining about the "secularization" of American politics.
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Male 341
Well yeah. they are theocracies while we are capitalist pigs big difference. money is our god belief is theirs.
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Male 1,093
Link: Islamism In The Middle East: Why we`e in Lala Land [Rate Link] - Prof. Charles Kupchan of Georgetown University talks about Arab politics and its contrast with the West. Is it a threat?
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