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Old March 10th, 2018 (6:30 PM). Edited March 10th, 2018 by Gigadweeb.
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Organised religion doesn't really deserve a place itself, as it tends to exploit and radicalise those who are susceptible to it.

That being said, there's no real difference between Islam and other organised religions, especially Christianity in terms of overall negative impact on world history. Most of the innovations used by the Western world in the Middle Ages came from majority Islamic territories, and are still used to this day, eg. our numeric system. Portraying followers of Islam (or people from the Middle East in general, as let's be real, it's more about ethnicity than actual religion for certain people in the US, Canada and other Western states) as barbaric really makes no sense looking at the history of technology.

Plenty of morally good people in modern history followed some form of Islamic tendency, eg. Malcolm X.

Honestly, a lot of Islam's harshest critics for the worst parts of it bear a lot of resemblance to those they're criticising, like Christian and Jewish fundamentalists (mainly in Israel for the latter, US for the former. Seriously, Israeli imperialism tends to not pop up a lot in the discussion of Israel and Palestine).
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