- Dec 12, 2008
- Reaction score
- Cebu Rep of the Philippines
- Political Leaning
First off, my oil comment was just a theory, I thought of it on the top of my head.
It just seems too fitting, that all the oil nations are Islamic and what some people think are corrupt. Why did Islamic belief flourish in the Persian Gulf region (besides the fact that it was the location of Muhammad and where he preached, why did people listen...maybe leaders' influence) where there is so much oil? perhaps oil is part of the problem
If leaders weren't so corrupt and wealthy they might not have had the power to be such forceful tyrants and impose such radical ideas without rebellion.
it's just an idea/theory...by no means fact, as I don't have much to back it up except a bit of reason
Regarding my comment on tolerance, you should check up om Islamic history. The Abbasid Dynasty, was in fact a very tolerant dynasty for its time. Islamic dynasties in the past have been tolerant, more than most.
And a good theory with merit. I have read some of your posts in other threads and I do hope to see more of you. I do agree with that the oil exasperates things no doubt and yes there is corruption there just as there is any where else.
With out the oil the middle east is just a big cat box and bring your own cat because even most cats prefer a more comfortable environment to live in than the middle east.
My main counter point to your argument is that oil or no oil it would still be a violent place.