You can't beat something with nothing. A classic freedom and democracy versus totalitarian dictatorship choice is an easy choice.Let's put it this way. How many people decide to leave the United States or Europe to live in Saudi Arabia or Iran? How many people decide to leave Saudi Arabia or Iran to live in the US or Europe? the West in general.I think it's clear that people vote with their feet for freedom over tyranny. Why the ambivilence between the two, as if it's a hard choice?Islam has serious internal problems whose roots are found in their conception of God and His Will. The challenge of our era is for Muslims themselves to work those problems out in a way that both enables them to live peaceably in the modern world and is coherent with their religious tradition. The Shiites and Sunni have been killing each other for 100's of yr's.
There are only 14 million Jews in the world; seven million in the Americas, five million in Asia, two million in Europe and 100,000 in Africa. For every single Jew in the world there are 100 Muslims. Yet, Jews are more than a hundred times more powerful than all the Muslims put together. Ever wondered why?
Jesus of Nazareth was Jewish.
Albert Einstein, the most influential scientist of all time and TIME magazine's 'Person of the Century', was a Jew.
Sigmund Freud -- id, ego, superego -- the father of psychoanalysis was a Jew.
So were Karl Marx, Paul Samuelson and Milton Friedman. Here are a few other Jews whose intellectual output has enriched the whole humanity:
Benjamin Rubin gave humanity the vaccinating needle.
Jonas Salk developed the first polio vaccine.
AlBert Sabin developed the improved live polio vaccine.
Gertrude Elion gave us a leukemia fighting drug.
Baruch Blumberg developed the vaccination for Hepatitis B.
Paul Ehrlich discovered a treatment for syphilis (a sexually transmitted disease).
Elie Metchnikoff won a Nobel Prize in infectious diseases.
Bernard Katz won a Nobel Prize in neuro muscular transmission.
Andrew Schally won a Nobel in endocrinology (disorders of the endocrine system; diabetes, hyperthyroidism).
Aaron Beck founded Cognitive Therapy (psychotherapy to treat mental disorders, depression and phobias).
Gregory Pincus developed the first oral contraceptive pill.
George Wald won a Nobel for furthering our understanding of the human eye.
Stanley Cohen won a Nobel in embryology (study of embryos and their development).
Willem Kolff came up with the kidney dialysis machine.
to be continued, this is just the beginning