Islamic Countries are Like the Slow Kid in Class
According to the Council on Foreign Relations’ Global Conflict Tracker, now that there is peace in Colombia, there remain only six civil wars in the world. Five of those are in Islamic nations. Similarly, all four of the current sectarian wars involve Islamic groups, and all five of the ongoing transnational terrorism conflicts involve militant Islamic groups. All told, of the 28 remaining global conflicts of all kinds being tracked by the council, 22 involve an Islamic state or faction...
According to the author of this article in the Boston Globe the reason for this is may be due to the lack of democracy in Islamic countries. One thing he is sure about is that we should immediately dismiss the idea that Islam is inherently more violent.
Your OP makes several good points, Cofty.
there remain only six civil wars in the world. Five of those are in Islamic nations - I'm guessing the sixth is Venezuela? The Left aren't having a good time at present, are they!
Alas, we still live in politically-correct times, where difficult subjects must be swept under the carpet, where all must have prizes and where all cultures must be viewed as equal.
Expect to be called islamophobic and a hater of educationally subnormal children to boot.
Islam is the slow kid that carries a knife and insists on stabbing other children but no one can say anything because of political correctness so instead people claim he's just "misunderstood" and it's his culture and all the children are EXACTLY EQUAL including the ones who who willingly cooperate and share their toys..
The only ways Islam will ever be peaceful with non muslims is if we are all dead. But Islam will never be peaceful even if everyone on earth was Muslim because it's a system created by and for abusive dip-shits.
Democracy and theocracy are two opposing ideologies.
Sometimes the slow kid in class starts acting up because he starts realizing he's the slow kid, and resents it.
sounds about right
Islam is the worlds worst cult
"Islam is unique among the major world religions in having a developed doctrine, theology, and legal system mandating warfare against and the subjugation of unbelievers"
- Robert Spencer
Cofty the statistics you provide are an indictment against the wisdom of religious belief.
Faith in one's own partisan beliefs does not help people outside of your own sect but worst of all, to conflate rulership with religion as in a theocracy and demand all must submit, is historically the most bloodthirsty type of governance-- as Islam is demonstrating to the world.