Saturday, September 13, 2008

Arabs and Muslims Need Education

I received this in a forward from my uncle, and it has raised a bit of a debate between recipients, a hint of resentment from at least one of our Arab brothers. I've seen some of these statistics before, and they are quite startling. One commenter wrote that the author ignores history; he omits the Arab and Muslim geniuses from history. The Arabs hold on to history - we are proud of our heritage. I was going to postulate that Arab genius has been in decline since they became Muslims (I've argued this before), but the advent of Islam actually helped to advance Arab knowledge, at least with respect to algebra and the use of fractions. So when did the Arabs lose their mojo? It's easy to blame colonization and war, but Baghdad has been subjected to some horrible invasions, like the Mongol besiege of Baghdad, during which the Library of Baghdad was burned down and Baghdad's status as a center of knowledge and learning disappeared.

Extracts of speech by Hafez Adv. AB Mohamed,
Director Al Baraka Bank, South Africa


o World Jewish Population. 14 million

o Distribution: 7m in America

- 5m in Asia

- 2m in Europe

- 100 thousand in Africa

o World Muslim Population: 1.5 billion

o Distribution: I billion in Asia/Mid-East

- 400 m in Africa

- 44 m in Europe

- 6 m in the Americas

o Every fifth human being is a Muslim.

o For every single Hindu there are two Muslims

o For every Buddhist there are two Muslims

o For every Jew there are 107 Muslims

o Yet the 14 million Jews are more powerful than the entire 1.5 billion Muslims


Here are some of the reasons:

Movers of Recent History

o Albert Einstein, Jewish

o Sigmund Freud, Jewish

o Karl Marx, Jewish

o Paul Samuelson, Jewish

o Milton Friedman, Jewish

Medical Milestones

o Vaccinating Needle, Benjamin Ruben, Jewish

o Polio Vaccine, Jonas Salk, Jewish

o Leukemia Drug, Gertrude Elion, Jewish

o Hepatitis B, Baruch Blumberg, Jewish

o Syphilis Drug, Paul Ehrlich, Jewish

o Neuro muscular, Elie Metchnikoff, Jewish

o Endocrinology, Andrew Schally, Jewish

o Cognitive therapy, Aaron Beck, Jewish

o Contraceptive Pill, Gregory Pincus, Jewish

o Understanding of Human Eye, G. Wald, Jewish

o Embryology, Stanley Cohen, Jewish

o Kidney Dialysis, Willem Kloffcame, Jewish

Nobel Prize Winners

o In the past 105 years, 14 million Jews have won 180 Nobel prizes whilst 1.5 billion Muslims have contributed only 3 Nobel winners

Inventions that changed History

o Micro- Processing Chip, Stanley Mezor, Jewish

o Nuclear Chain Reactor, Leo Sziland, Jewish

o Optical Fibre Cable, Peter Schultz, Jewish

o Traffic Lights, Charles Adler, Jewish

o Stainless Steel, Benno Strauss, Jewish

o Sound Movies, Isador Kisee, Jewish

o Telephone Microphone, Emile Berliner, Jewish

o Video Tape Recorder, Charles Ginsburg, Jewish

Influential Global Business

o Polo, Ralph Lauren, Jewish

o Levi's Jeans, Levi Strauss, Jewish

o Starbuck's Howard Schultz, Jewish

o Google, Sergey Brin, Jewish

o Dell Computers, Michael Dell, Jewish

o Oracle, Larry Ellison, Jewish

o DKNY, Donna Karan, Jewish

o Baskin & Robbins, Irv Robbins, Jewish

o Dunkin Donuts, Bill Rosenberg, Jewish

Influential Intellectuals/Politicians

o Henry Kissinger, US Sec of State, Jewish

o Richard Levin, Pres. Yale University, Jewish

o Alan Greenspan, US Federal Reserve, Jewish

o Joseph Lieberman, Jewish

o Madeleine Albright, US Sec of State, Jewish

o Casper Weinberger, US Sec of Defense, Jewish

o Maxim Litvinov, USSR Foreign Minister, Jewish

o David Marshal, Singapore Chief Minister, Jewish

o Isaacs Isaacs, Gov-Gen Australia, Jewish

o Benjamin Disraeli, British Statesman, Jewish

o Yevgeny Primakov, Russian PM, Jewish

o Barry Goldwater, US Politician, Jewish

o Jorge Sampaio, President Portugal, Jewish

o Herb Gray, Canadian Dep-PM, Jewish

o Pierre Mendes, French PM, Jewish

o Michael Howard, British Home Sec, Jewish

o Bruno Kriesky, Austrian Chancellor, Jewish

o Robert Rubin, US Sec of Treasury, Jewish

Global Media Influentials

o Wolf Blitzer, CNN, Jewish

o Barbara Walters, ABC News, Jewish

o Eugene Meyer, Washington Post, Jewish

o Henry Grunwald, Time Magazine, Jewish

o Katherine Graham, Washington Post, Jewish

o Joseph Lelyyeld, New York Times, Jewish

o Max Frankel, New York Times, Jewish

Global Philanthropists

o George Soros, Jewish

o Waltewr Annenberg, Jewish

Olympic Gold Medalists

o Mark Spitz, 7 Gold Medals, Jewish

o Krayzelburg, Jewish

o Boris Becker, Jewish

o Stars and TV Producers and

o Personalities Many Jews

Why are they powerful?

So why are Muslims powerless? Here's another reason. We have lost the capacity to produce knowledge:

o In the entire Muslim World (57 Muslim Countries) there are only 500 universities.

o In USA alone, 5,758 universities

o In India alone, 8,407 universities

o Not one university in the entire Islamic World features in the Top 500 Ranking Universities of the World

o Literacy in the Christian World 90%

o Literacy in the Muslim World 40%

o 15 Christian majority-countries, literacy rate 100%

o Muslim majority - countries: None

o 98% in Christian countries completed primary

o Only 50% in Muslim countries completed primary.

o 40% in Christian countries attended university

o In Muslim countries a dismal 2% attended.

o Muslim majority countries have 230 scientists per one million Muslims

o The USA has 5000 per million

o The Christian world 1000 technicians per million.

o Entire Arab World only 50 technicians per million.

o Muslim World spends on research/development 0.2% of GDP

o Christian World spends 5 % of GDP


o The Muslim World lacks the capacity to produce knowledge.

Another way of testing the degree of knowledge is the degree of diffusing knowledge:

o Pakistan 23 daily newspapers per 1000 citizens

o Singapore 360 per 1000 citizens.

o In UK book titles per million is 2000

o In Egypt book titles per million is only 20


o Muslim World is failing to diffuse knowledge

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