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March 18, 2011

Degrading Orbit: After vous, Alfonse

It'€™s NOT AT ALL clear to me that what's happening anywhere in the Middle East
has any kind of potential to disgorge anything democratic, rational, or un-Islamic. For the past 150 years while the rest of the world has been scrambling to rationalize politics, society, and economics, the Arab and Persian nations have been firmly in the grip of autocracy and Islamic whatever. Where enlightened efforts were made in Turkey, Iran, and even Afghanistan to break free of the mullahs, those nations have been or are being dragged back to the archetypical Islamic sand farm. One way or another, a Muslim state that purports to "modernized"€ can be likened to a satellite in a degrading orbit around the earth -- huge, huge effort to get up there in the first place but inevitable failure down range. In-ev-i-ta-ble. --   Washington Rebel

Posted by Vanderleun at March 18, 2011 8:20 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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So now let's turn America into a Sharia compliant degrading orbit. "This is what democracy looks like" until it looks like Turkey, or Iran.

Posted by: RedCarolina at March 18, 2011 8:41 PM

You can add Indonesia and Malaysia to the list of "modern, moderate" Islamic states that are being dragged back into the dark ages, after a brief fling in the modern era.

Posted by: Brett_McS at March 18, 2011 10:12 PM

When the next tsunamic event cleanses Indonesia or Sumatra, shoot the first idiot that wants to send aid. Let them help themselves.

With them, the Shia-Sunni argument first is settled with beheadings, then it's on to sherbets, figs and houris.

Posted by: Peccable at March 19, 2011 5:37 AM

On a scale of one to ten the spirit of the Madmohams rests comfotably in hell between -1 and -2, with progressivism and cannibalism as bookends.

Posted by: Denny at March 19, 2011 7:32 AM

Thank God, we are temporary lodgers in a world gone mad.

Posted by: Casca at March 19, 2011 8:29 AM

Tocqueville letter, 1843
I closely studied the Koran especially because of our position with regard to the Muslim populations in Algeria and throughout the Orient. I admit that I came out of that study with the conviction that, all things considered, there had been few religions in the world so dreadful for men as that of Muhammad. It is, I believe, the major cause of the decadence today so visible in the Muslim world and though it is less absurd than ancient polytheism, it’s social and political tendencies, in my opinion much more to be feared.

Posted by: james wilson at March 19, 2011 9:55 AM

That's what happens when 6th century Arab culture is converted into a religion - you get stuck in a 6th century Arab world.

Posted by: Mikey NTH at March 21, 2011 8:07 AM

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