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At least since the early part of the 20th century, the Arab world has produced essentially no technology, medicine, or anything else in the world of science. It has almost no contributions to world literature, art, or to intellectual development.

According to the most recent United Nations Arab Human Development Reports (2003-2005), written by Arab intellectuals, Greece, with a population of 11 million, annually translates five times more books from English than the entire Arab world, population 370 million. Nor is this a new development. The total number of books translated into Arabic during the last 1,000 years is less than Spain translates into Spanish in one year.

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ArabianBusiness.com reports that about 100 million people in the Arab world are illiterate; and three quarters of them are between the ages of 15 and 45.

As for Arab women, the situation is even worse. Nearly half of the Arab world’s women are illiterate, and sexual attacks on women have actually increased since the Arab Spring, as have forced marriages and trafficking. And the exact number of women murdered by family members in “honor killings” is not knowable. It is only known to be large.

In Egypt, the largest Arab country, 91 percent of women and girls are subjected to female genital mutilation, according to UNICEF. Not to mention the number of women in the Arab world who must wear veils or even full-face and full-body coverings known as burkas. And, of course, Saudi Arabia is infamous for not allowing women to drive a car.

Another unhappy feature of the Arab world is the prevalence of lies. To this day, Egypt denies that it was the Egyptian pilot, Ahmed El-Habashi, who allegedly crashed an EgyptAir jet into the ocean deliberately. Vast numbers of Arabs believe that Jews knew of the 9/11 plot and avoided going to work at the World Trade Center that day.

So, then, is there anything at which the Arab world has excelled for the past two generations? Has there been a major Arab export, aside from oil?

As it happens, there are two.

Hatred and violence.

The Arab world has no peer when it comes to hatred – of the Western world generally, and especially of Israel. Israel-hatred and its twin, Jew-hatred, are the oxygen the Arab world breathes.

The other major Arab product and export has been violence.

It is difficult to overstate the amount of violence in the Arab world, which has been characterized by mass murder and cruelty.

Regarding Iraq under Saddam Hussein, Dexter Filkins, the New York Times correspondent in Iraq from 2003-2006 wrote: “Here, in Hussein, was one of the world’s indisputably evil men: he murdered as many as a million of his people, many with poison gas. He tortured, maimed, and imprisoned countless more. His unprovoked invasion of Iran is estimated to have left another million people dead.”

Syria, too, has been a country of mass murder, torture, and brutal totalitarian rule – under Hafez Assad (in power 1971-2000), and his son, Bashar, the current killer-dictator who, among other atrocities, used Sarin gas against his own people in 2013.

According to the United Nations, in the ongoing Syrian Civil War some 191,000 Syrians, about a third of them civilians, were killed between March 2011 and April 2014. In addition, 2.5 million people have fled Syria to neighboring countries, and 6.5 million have fled their homes within Syria.

In Algeria in the 1990s, Islamist terrorists engaged in wholesale murder of their fellow Algerians. That war cost Algeria about 100,000 lives, mostly civilian.

In Sudan, the Arab government’s atrocities against the non-Arab population in the region of Darfur led to about 300,000 deaths and over a million refugees. In addition there was systematic rape of untold numbers of non-Arab women by Arab gangs known as the Janjaweed.

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Dennis Prager is a nationally syndicated radio show host and creator of PragerUniversity.com. His latest book is “Still the Best Hope: Why the World Needs American Values to Triumph.”

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  1. : MR. PRESIDENT. Why did you not mention Iran in your speech at the U.N. Open your eyes and see that without boots on the ground Isis is winning. You were never in the military and do not understand combat. I am a Rabbi of a small congregation and do not have rich congregants. I ask that this you tube go viral. SO FAR THERE ARE ALMOST 6000 HITS. THIS IS THE ONLY WAY I HAVE OF SPEAKING OUT.

    . “It is time for the world – especially Muslim communities – to explicitly,
    forcefully, and consistently reject the ideology of al Qaeda and ISIL.”
    President Barack Obama, Address to the United Nations General Assembly
    September 24, 2014

    120 Muslim scholars, including the Grand Mufti of Egypt, the dean of Sharia
    and Law at al-Azhar University, director of the Fiqh Council in the US, and
    the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem published an open letter to IS leader Abu Bakr
    al-Baghdadi decrying his state’s un-Islamic behavior in three languages:
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    Video of Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg SAYS: President Obama, You Have Some Nerve:.

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    Another holocaust is possible. If it happened once it can happen again. Thank G-d we have Israel. We need to do everything possible to keep Israel militarily strong. Jews get out of Europe. There can be no compromise regarding Israel nor can we depend on the good will of others. This unfortunately is a lesson that many Jews have never learned. Never forget, never forgive never again. Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg
    MR. PRESIDENT. Why did you not mention Iran in your speech at the U.N.

    ISIS is a diversion. Iran is our major threat. Throughout history horrible atrocities including cutting off heads has been committed. This is not something we have never seen. Remember the NAZIS and never forget.

    We can beat ISIS but America Israel and the free world cannot survive a Nuclear Armed Iran .A Nuclear Holocaust is the ultimate nightmare, the ultimate threat to our survival, Iran is constructing the ultimate killing machine.Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg

  2. AS THE N.S.D.A.P. ASCENDED THE ARTS WERE THE FIRST MINORITY TO BE AFFECTED AT FIRST ON THE BASIS OF RACIAL HYGIENE AND THE 1935 NUREMBERG LAWS, THIS NOTWITHSTANDING IT WAS AND IS THE ONE CONSTANT IN THE LOSS OF FREEDOM AS TYRANNY TAKES ABSOLUTE CONTROL; TOTAL GOVERNMENT MUST BY NECESSITY END IN TOTAL WAR AND IGNORED GENOCIDES ARE THE FIRST COMPONENT OF THE POLITICALLY CORRECT SUBJUGATED CAPTIVE NATIONS AS THEY ATTACK SYRIA, THE PESHMERGA KURDS AND THE YAZIDIS BY GIVING AIR SUPPORT TO THE IMMINENT “ISLAMIC STATE” AS THEY ATTACK THE ONLY OPPOSITION TO THE ISIS/IL PUSH TO CAPTURE THE “LEVANT” AND ISRAEL WILL BE A TARGET REGARDLESS OF TREATIES AND CONVENTIONS RESPECTED UNTIL THE OBAMA EMIRATE BEGAN ITS ISLAMIC STATE THE UNITED STATES OF QATAR.

  3. Thank you Dennis for this great article! Unfortunately I fear that the world may wake up and realize what is happening too late to stop it. So I just keep repeating to myself … We beat the Nazis … We beat the Nazis

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