Toss it a an anchor.
Left unable to conquer anything of important worth and wealth in the past 700 years, the totalitarian Islamic world has remained regressive, backwards and impoverished. Save for the efforts of the West in its quest for oil to fuel its industrial revolution and its modern day economies, certain Arab states and individuals, wouldn’t have the cash to build anything remotely resembling a modern society, they’d all still be in their tents waiting to battle the next desert sand storm.
NOTE: The only way for Islam to be once again resurgent on the world stage, is for a demographic takeover of Europe, something that seems to be moving right on track. Turkey is all too willing to make that an eventuality.
Sheik Yer’Mami reminds: “Tuesday, 29 May 1453: Fall of Constantinople. Many states and statelets have since fallen to Islam, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Northern Cyprus, Bosnia, Kosovo and large areas of Africa. Please don’t belittle their “achievements”!”
POLITICO: THE COLLAPSE OF ARAB CIVILIZATION
Hisham Melhem, the Washington bureau chief of Al-Arabiya,writes in POLITICO:
Arab civilization has collapsed. It won’t recover in my lifetime.
With his decision to use force against the violent extremists of the Islamic State, President Obama is doing more than to knowingly enter a quagmire. He is doing more than play with the fates of two half-broken countries—Iraq and Syria—whose societies were gutted long before the Americans appeared on the horizon. Obama is stepping once again—and with understandably great reluctance—into the chaos of an entire civilization that has broken down.
Arab civilization, such as we knew it, is all but gone. The Arab world today is more violent, unstable, fragmented and driven by extremism—the extremism of the rulers and those in opposition—than at any time since the collapse of the Ottoman Empire a century ago. Every hope of modern Arab history has been betrayed. The promise of political empowerment, the return of politics, the restoration of human dignity heralded by the season of Arab uprisings in their early heydays—all has given way to civil wars, ethnic, sectarian and regional divisions and the reassertion of absolutism, both in its military and atavistic forms. With the dubious exception of the antiquated monarchies and emirates of the Gulf—which for the moment are holding out against the tide of chaos—and possibly Tunisia, there is no recognizable legitimacy left in the Arab world.
Is it any surprise that, like the vermin that take over a ruined city, the heirs to this self-destroyed civilization should be the nihilistic thugs of the Islamic State? And that there is no one else who can clean up the vast mess we Arabs have made of our world but the Americans and Western countries?