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I'll get right to the point. Why is the Islamic world so backward and ignorant? A thousand years ago, we hear, Arab culture put Europe in the shade, with great achievements in mathematics, astronomy, and architecture. Now it all seems to have boiled down to sadists and fanatics. I know this is a lot to explain in <<<snip>>> but give it a whiz: Where did our Muslim brothers go wrong?

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I'll get right to the point. Why is the Islamic world so backward and ignorant? A thousand years ago, we hear, Arab culture put Europe in the shade, with great achievements in mathematics, astronomy, and architecture. Now it all seems to have boiled down to sadists and fanatics. I know this is a lot to explain in <<<snip>>>, but give it a whiz: Where did our Muslim brothers go wrong?
Oh, the irony.

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Last time I saw the irony it was in the pot next to the soot covered kettle on the stove....

Might still be there
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Is the user name intentional, German "das ist Schade"?
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Is the user name intentional, German "das ist Schade"?
Probably short for "schadenfreude", but he's too backward to know how to spell it.
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Is the user name intentional, German "das ist Schade"?
Maybe this person is Sade's no.1 fan but has one of those Sean Connery type speech things going on.
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According to my Bable fish stuck in my ear it means:


Translate "schade" from Dutch = damage

Do I get a cigar?
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Close but no cigar...

You can have a Cheeroot instead
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Originally Posted by scottishcelts View Post
Maybe this person is Sade's no.1 fan but has one of those Sean Connery type speech things going on.

You mean a speech impeppermint?
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You mean a speech impeppermint?
That's the one.
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.......... Where did our Muslim brothers go wrong?
That reminds me of a story when I worked in a flash hotel. I was delivering champagne to Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Al Saud's room, I saw thousands of pounds of casino winnings and the current Miss World both arranged tastefully on his bed.

"Your Highness, where did it all go wrong?" I asked.
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Maybe this person is Sade's no.1 fan but has one of those Sean Connery type speech things going on.

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According to my Bable fish stuck in my ear it means:


Translate "schade" from Dutch = damage

Do I get a cigar?
Yeah damage or something wrong - hence Schadenfreude = being happy when bad things happen to someone else.
Originally Posted by kimilseung View Post
That reminds me of a story when I worked in a flash hotel. I was delivering champagne to Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Al Saud's room, I saw thousands of pounds of casino winnings and the current Miss World both arranged tastefully on his bed.

"Your Highness, where did it all go wrong?" I asked.
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Where did it all go wrong? When he forgot to lay in a good supply of Viagra....
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Default Re: Why is so much of the Islamic world backward and ignorant?

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I'll get right to the point. Why is the Islamic world so backward and ignorant? A thousand years ago, we hear, Arab culture put Europe in the shade, with great achievements in mathematics, astronomy, and architecture. Now it all seems to have boiled down to sadists and fanatics. I know this is a lot to explain in <<<snip>>> but give it a whiz: Where did our Muslim brothers go wrong?
Beards. Around the start of the 14th century Muslim men in Persia were invited to China by Marco Polo and they witnessed a beard growing contest. It took off like wildfire back in Arabia and after a few years it was like American Idol. Everyone then started to skive off work to spy on other folks beard growing secrets, nothing got done and the country went to the dogs.
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Originally Posted by Macca67 View Post
Beards. Around the start of the 14th century Muslim men in Persia were invited to China by Marco Polo and they witnessed a beard growing contest. It took off like wildfire back in Arabia and after a few years it was like American Idol. Everyone then started to skive off work to spy on other folks beard growing secrets, nothing got done and the country went to the dogs.

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