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The Core Values of Islam and its Historic Decline into Savagery

Dr Walter Russel Mead, whom I admire and whose columns I follow, has an interesting take on the decline of islam here.

I’m not at all sure I agree with Dr Mead’s conclusion, however: “… the failure of the Arab world to … find a way to be economically and politically successful under modern economic conditions without losing the core cultural and social values.”

If one is to see these values as only those propagated over the past few centuries as islam has been overtaken by its fundamentalists and declined into an obvious cult of death, barbarity and savagery, […]

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