Iranian Hossein Askari, Professor of International Business and International Affairs at George Washington University and colleague Dr Scheherazde S. Rehman conducted a study to assess the Islamicity of various countries. Okay, lol right off the bat!
But wait! There’s MORE….
He came up with a social-ly-scientific scale to judge the “Economic Islamicity” and the “Overall Islamicity Index”. Stop laughing.
In carrying out the study, they applied the ideals of Islam in the areas of a society’s economic achievements, governance, human and political rights, and international relations.
The country in the world most faithful to the values of the Koran is… IRELAND.
The U.S. and the Netherlands are in 15th place,
France is 17th,
even Israel is 27th!
NOT a single majority-Muslim country made the top 25,
and NO Arab country is in the top 50.
Malaysia is 33rd,
Kuwait is 42nd;
Saudi Arabia is down at 91st,
Qatar (the Al Jazeera folks) is 111th.
(Where’s Pakistan? heh, heh….)
Desperate to explain the results….
Prof Askari said that “we must emphasize that many countries that profess Islam and are called Islamic are unjust, corrupt, and underdeveloped and are in fact not ‘Islamic’ by any stretch of the imagination.”…
So, here comes that”stretch of the imagination” ….
“If a country, society, or community displays characteristics such as unelected, corrupt, oppressive, and unjust rulers, inequality before the law, unequal opportunities for human development, absence of freedom of choice (including that of religion), opulence alongside poverty, force, and aggression as the instruments of conflict resolution as opposed to dialogue and reconciliation, and, above all, the prevalence of injustice of any kind, it is prima facie evidence that it is not an Islamic community,” he said.
Yeah, that’s great – you go tell that to the Saudis… And now for this prime example of islamic cognitive disconnect:
“ Islam is, and has been for centuries, the articulation of the universal love of Allah for his creation and for its unity, and all that this implies for all-encompassing human and economic development,” he concluded.
He must be Egyptian, ’cause he’s livin’ in da Land of De-Nile.
So the more islamic a country is….. the less islamic it is. Makes perfect sense, when you use islam-logic. Now, let’s go visit the actual site of Mo’s flying horse….