Islam does not invent things. It borrows them, steals them, or figures out how to jerry-rig some device that will allow them to proceed making the world over for Allah. In fact, martial mechanics has been Islam’s primary interest in the West, always. Otherwise, the infidel dogs are of no use.
One could argue that this lack of inventiveness comes from the rigidity of Islam itself. Children are not encouraged to explore possibilities, they are made to memorize the world according to Mohammed. Unfortunately it is a world long gone and useless to a child of the twenty-first century.
Thus, there is a dearth of Muslims applying for patents. One has only to look at Saudi Arabia to see what too much wealth acccompanied by sloth and decadence can do to those in power. Lord Acton’s dictum was never more easily seen than in benighted Saudi Arabia.
And one has only to look at frenzied, volatile Pakistan to know that the center of Islam is unstable. It cannot hold.
Commenter Karridine here at Gates of Vienna recently reported his conversation with a Saudi nurse back in 1985. Obviously, the information left its own trauma for him:
When I was in Saudi Arabia (84-85), I had the chance to lunch with the Chief Nurse of Fahd bin Abdul-Aziz Hospital, largest in Riyadh…
Two hours of stories shared were eye-opening and stomach turning! (You have been warned, read no further!)
Multi-kilo air shipments of amphetamines, coke, heroin and hash flying in aboard “prince’s” private planes, for their recreational needs; anti-biotics failing to work even THEN to fight VD in the “princes” or their many wives, to whom they carried the VD (which is NON-EXISTENT in KSA, just ask the gummint); 4-year-old children who can no longer hold in their feces, because they’ve been anally raped so often; armed guard stations INSIDE hospitals to keep the males from raping/molesting the females; 15 “royalty” per day, minimum, coming in for treatment for their ‘asthma’ (drug OD, drug reaction or drug addiction!)…
And read this sad tale of corporal punishment for a little boy in a madrassa in Pakistan — a little boy, now grown, who failed to wash his feet and was beaten in class.
Within such cultures how can creativity flourish — unless you count the inventive ways they have chosen to kill us, and to slaughter one another? There is, of course, Iran’s flurry of activity to build a nuclear weapon — yesterday, if possible. Meanwhile, its people live in fear and poverty. And then there is this, cited by In From the Cold, coming soon to Israel:
AFP has an interesting, unsigned piece on an emerging terrorist threat: radio-controlled aircraft and small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). They are readily available, relatively easy to build and operate, and extremely difficult to detect. In the hands of a terrorist organization, these “flying robots” could be used to deliver a small explosive device–or a chemical or biological payload–against “soft” targets.
As the article notes, some terrorists are already exploring this technology. Hizballah has obtained a small fleet of UAVs from Iran, and flew one over northern Israel on 11 April 2005. A videotape of the flight reportedly aired on a Hizballah TV station in Lebanon, and Israeli defense sources have reportedly confirmed a second flight as well. In both cases, the Israeli Air Force (IAF) was unaware of the intrusion until the UAV was well inside Israel’s airspace, and had been sighted by ground observers. These flight(s) represented a major psychological and propaganda for Hizballah, which (until now) had no effective means of challenging the IAF’s control of the Israeli skies.
With their small size (a wing span of five meters or less), use of lightweight materials, slow operating speeds and the ability to operate at low altitude, these remotely-piloted aircraft are almost impossible to detect on radar. Most of these devices have a radar cross-section that is miniscule; additionally, the “velocity gate” feature of most surveillance and target-tracking radars automatically eliminate targets operating at slow speeds, so a terrorist UAV, hang-glider or hobby aircraft would never appear on the screen–even if the radar managed to detect it.
Think of all the ways that creative energy could be used to bring prosperity to Palestine. But no; the raison d’être of Palestine is the obliteration of Israel. That is the only reason it has been allowed to exist by the Arabs. Every day, that possibility of being eradicated becomes more likely for Israel, especially with the socialist programs the EU has in mind for money transfers to a country run by terrorists who have one mission, and one mission only.
Using the Palestinians, Europe, with our help this time, will finish the job it started in earnest in the 1930’s. Consider this just another pogrom, another in an endless line stretching back more than a thousand years.
Or consider it the Final, Final Solution.
Hitler is sitting up in his grave, taking nourishment.