23 June 2006

Muslims vs. the West

I ran into this poll, reported on MSNBC, which says that Muslims and the West are not getting along at all, and that each side blames the other.

The article says that the Muslims accuse the West of being selfish, immoral, and greedy. I think the first two issues come from the more individualistic culture of the West, which is unacceptable to the Muslims.

The West accuses the Muslims of being arrogant, violent, and intolerant. I definitely get the violent and intolerant part from the Muslims' track record; however, the extremist Christians, primarily in the US, are no better.

See the link below for more information. I am not surprised at all by the findings.