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Poverty in Islamic Nations. Part 1 The War from the East Session 1.1 Is This War? Session 1.2 Islam – One of the Great Monotheistic Religions Session.

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1 Poverty in Islamic Nations

2 Part 1 The War from the East Session 1.1 Is This War? Session 1.2 Islam – One of the Great Monotheistic Religions Session 1.3 The Fight for the Soul of Islam Session 1.4 Dar al-Islam – The House of War Session 1.5 The Global Caliphate Session 1.6 Islam – Religion of Peace? Session 1.7 The History of the Conflict Session 1.8 Poverty in Islamic Nations

3 Outline Overview Religious Freedom Economic Freedom Political Freedom Freedom of Enquiry Corruption Technological Deficit The Root of the Problem

4 The Poverty Overview

5 The Decline of Islam Islam has declined from its “Golden Age of Andalusia”- into poverty She has fallen behind the West and East Asia The reason is a change in “mindset” –Figuratively from Mecca to Medina –From persuasion to sword –From “revelation + reason” to “revelation only”

6 Religious Freedom

7 Three Classic Positions Freedom of Religion – Judeo-Christian Theism Freedom from Religion – Secularism Tyranny of Religion – Jihadism

8 The corollary, namely, that religious liberty begets economic freedom is now provable. Theodore Roosevelt Malloch, PhD Founder & Chairman Spiritual Enterprise Institute

9 The countries with the least religious liberty also suffer the worst economic freedoms and are lacking in political rights. Lack of Religious Liberty

10 Figure 1.1: Religious Freedom by Area Religious Freedom Rating North Africa and West AsiaWestern Europe and North Atlantic 1 Ireland, United States 2 Austria, Canada, Denmark, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden 3 IsraelBelgium, France, Germany, Greece 4 Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman 5 Algeria, Kuwait, Libya, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Yemen 6 Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Pakistan, Palestinian Areas 7 Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia Center for Religious Freedom - Survey Files (2007) The Range of Religious Freedom by Paul Marshall

11 Figure 1.2: Religious Freedom by Religious Background Religious Freedom Rating CatholicJudeo-ChristianOrthodoxIslam 1 (Most free)Hungary Ireland Estonia United States 2Austria, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Italy, Lithuania, Portugal, Spain Botswana, Denmark, Norway, South Africa, Sweden UkraineMali Senegal 3Argentina, Belgium, France, Nicaragua, Peru, Philippines, Venezuela KenyaBulgaria Greece Romania 4Mexico Slovakia TanzaniaArmenia, Georgia, Macedonia, Moldova, Russia, Serbia Jordan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Morocco, Oman 5ColumbiaZimbabweAlgeria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Comoros, Egypt, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Libya, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Yemen 6CubaBelarusAfghanistan, Bangladesh, Mauritania, Pakistan, Palestinian Areas 7 (least free)Iran, Iraq, Maldives Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan Center for Religious Freedom - Survey Files (2007) The Range of Religious Freedom by Paul Marshall

12 Religious Freedom and Civil Liberties

13 Economic Freedom

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15 GNP “The combined gross national product of twenty-two Arab states … was less than that of Spain.” Fouad Ajami The Foreigner’s Gift

16 Political Freedom

17 Freedom and World Population From Freedom House’s 2008 Global Survey of Political Rights and Civil Liberties

18 Freedom

19 Political Freedom

20 Freedom of Expression

21 Freedom of the Press

22 Corruption

23 Corruption Index

24 Technological Deficit

25 The Root of the Problem Culture

26 The Mind, Not the Ground Arabs see their resources coming from the ground. They demonstrated during the “Golden Age of Andalusia” that the mind of the Muslim people was the key to development.


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