The entire world has much to thank modern Arab Islamic peoples for such as, Medicines, Mathematics, Logic, Art, Music.
It is quite true for you or any other Islamic hating person to say that in 'your opinion............'
But simply to insinuate outright that since (in your words 'the goat-****ers put the desert on full fail retard, they haven't done squat') is not true.
Go ahead and explain how most are still living as their ancestors did before this so called "golden age" today.
You can then explain how women's rights have stayed hundreds of years in the past while the rest of the world matured around them.
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
I heard snippets of this issue on Rush's show yesterday and for the life of me couldn't make the connection as to why he seemingly devoted a good 30 minutes of his show to NASA and the Muslim world's alleged contributions to the sciences (over-aggsagerated or otherwise). Now, I know why. So, the question really is this:"When I became the NASA administrator -- or before I became the NASA administrator -- he charged me with three things. One was he wanted me to help re-inspire children to want to get into science and math, he wanted me to expand our international relationships, and third, and perhaps foremost, he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science ... and math and engineering," Bolden said in the interview.
"It is a matter of trying to reach out and get the best of all worlds, if you will, and there is much to be gained by drawing in the contributions that are possible from the Muslim (nations)," he said.
However, Bolden denied the suggestion that he was on a diplomatic mission -- in a distinctly non-diplomatic role.
"Not at all. It's not a diplomatic anything," he said.
What real contributions in sciences have Muslims truly made and where are Muslim nations currently on major issues in science that NASA could possibly benefit from?
Sidenote: These people (Muslims) aren't stupid. As painful as it is for me to admit it, it took brains to pull off the 9/11 plot. Muslim countries like Iran are utilizing nuclear technology (be it for peace or surupticious reasons). Even India, which is predominately Hindu, has missle and space technology. So, from a diplomatic standpoint, what's the harm in developing a peaceful multi-nation coalition with other peaceful, space-faring nations regardless of their religious preference...since we are a nation that doesn't discriminate on religious grounds?
if someone suggested that NASA should improve relations with Christians, the Leftists would sound like a coup fulla chickens, "Churchandstate! Churchandstate! Churchandstate!"
How dare he use some of the U.S.'s greatest intellects to try and improve our relations with the Muslims...Outrageous, He is so out of touch with America. Us Americans don't want peace with Muslims!
The broader point I was trying to make (even though it will certainly rub folks the wrong way) is it took alot of thought and coordination to pull off something like that just as it takes lots of genius to harness the power of the atom. NASA hasn't been a truly "U.S. government" entity as far as space travel/exploration since the last Apollo moon shot, and although I'm all for the agency getting back to their spacefaring roots, the fact of the matter is as long as they see "commercial" space exploration as the future of space flight AND we continue to embrace the idea of multi-internationalism within lower Earth orbit, as well as future inner space missions (i.e., returning and future colonization of the moon, exploration of Mars, etc.), we may as well reach out as far as we can to "peaceful" nations the world over and that may very well include Muslim nations.
But again and I repeat "peaceful Muslim nations" since apparently you missed that part in your reference to the Khmer Rouge. Now, what peaceful Muslim nations could that possibly include?
Saudi Arabia...they've been a U.S. Middle-Eastern ally for years.
Iraq in the not too distant future since they're undergoing regime change compliments of the U.S.
Perhaps Pakistan...maybe, if they can get their act together and become more trust worthy.
Eventually, maybe even Afghanistan once the war is over and U.S./Afghan relations improve.
It's really not a stretch to believe that one day these nations could be brought into the fold of modern-day technology. So, unless we want other nations like China or Russia to broker sweetheart deals with them first, we'd better put our discriminative hate aside and find ways to broker peace...and soon.
Last edited by Objective Voice; 07-07-10 at 03:37 PM.