Unbelievable Facts: A Synopsis! (Islamic columnist on Jews)
By: Dr Farrukh Saleem
The writer is the Pakistani Executive Director of the Center for Researchand Security Studies, a think tank established in 2007, and anIslamabad-based freelance columnist.
Why are Jews so powerful?
There are only 14 million Jews in the world; seven million in theAmericas , five million in Asia, two million in Europe and 100,000 inAfrica . For every single Jew in the world there are 100 Muslims.
Yet, Jews are more than a hundred times more powerful than all theMuslims put together.
Ever wondered why? Jesus of Nazareth was Jewish. Albert Einstein, the most influential scientist of all time and TIMEmagazine's 'Person of the Century', was a Jew. Sigmund Freud -- id, ego, superego -- the father of psychoanalysis was a Jew. So were Karl Marx, Paul Samuelson and Milton Friedman.
Here are a few other Jews whose intellectual output has enriched thewhole humanity: Benjamin Rubin gave humanity the vaccinating needle. Jonas Salk developed the first polio vaccine.Albert Sabin developed the improved live polio vaccine.Gertrude Elion gave us a leukemia fighting drug.Baruch Blumberg developed the vaccination for Hepatitis B.Paul Ehrlich discovered a treatment for syphilis (a sexuallytransmitted disease).Elie Metchnikoff won a Nobel Prize in infectious diseases.Bernard Katz won a Nobel Prize in neuromuscular transmission.Andrew Schally won a Nobel in endocrinology (disorders of theendocrine system; diabetes, hyperthyroidism) .Aaron Beck founded Cognitive Therapy (psychotherapy to treat mentaldisorders, depression and phobias).
Gregory Pincus developed the first oral contraceptive pill.
George Wald won a Nobel for furthering our understanding of the human eye.Stanley Cohen won a Nobel in embryology (study of embryos and their development). Willem Kolff came up with the kidney dialysis machine.Over the past 105 years, 14 million Jews have won 15-dozen Nobel Prizes while only three Nobel Prizes have been won by 1.4 billionMuslims (other than Peace Prizes).
Why are Jews so powerful?
Stanley Mezor invented the first micro-processing chip.Leo Szilard developed the first nuclear chain reactor;Peter Schultz, optical fibre cable;Charles Adler, traffic lights;Benno Strauss, Stainless steel;Isador Kisee, sound movies;Emile Berliner, telephone microphone;Charles Ginsburg, videotape recorder.Famous financiers in the business world who belong to Jewish faithincludeRalph Lauren (Polo),Levis Strauss (Levi's Jeans),Howard Schultz (Starbucks) ,Sergey Brin (Google),Michael Dell (Dell Computers),Larry Ellison (Oracle),Donna Karan (DKNY),Irv Robbins (Baskin & Robbins) andBill Rosenberg (Dunkin Donuts).
Richard Levin, President of Yale University, is a Jew. So are HenryKissinger (American secretary of state), Alan Greenspan (Fedchairman under Reagan, Bush, Clinton and Bush), Joseph Lieberman (USSenator), Madeleine Albright (American secretary of state), Maxim Litvinov( USSRforeign Minister), David Marshal ( Singapore 's first chiefminister), Issac Isaacs (governor-general of Australia ), BenjaminDisraeli (British statesman and author), Yevgeny Primakov (RussianPM), Barry Goldwater (US Senator), Jorge Sampaio (president ofPortugal ), John Deutsch (CIA director), Herb Gray (Canadian deputyPM), Pierre Mendes (French PM), Michael Howard (British homesecretary), Bruno Kreisky (chancellor of Austria ) and Robert Rubin(American secretary of treasury).In the media, famous Jews include Wolf Blitzer (CNN), BarbaraWalters (ABC News), Eugene Meyer (Washington Post), Henry Grunwald(editor-in-chief Time), Katherine Graham (publisher of The WashingtonPost), Joseph Lelyveld (Executive editor, The New York Times), andMax Frankel (New York Times).
Can you name the most beneficent philanthropist in the history of the world?
The name is George Soros, a Jew, who has so far donated a colossal$4 billion most of which has gone as aid to scientists anduniversities around the world.
Second to George Soros is Walter Annenberg, another Jew, who hasbuilt a hundred libraries by donating an estimated $2 billion.At the Olympics, Mark Spitz set a record of sorts by winning seven goldmedals.Lenny Krayzelburg is a three-time Olympic gold medalist.Spitz, Krayzelburg and Boris Becker (Tennis) are all Jewish.Did you know that Harrison Ford, George Burns, Tony Curtis, CharlesBronson, Sandra Bullock, Billy Crystal, Woody Allen, Paul Newman,Peter Sellers, Dustin Hoffman, Michael Douglas, Ben Kingsley, KirkDouglas, Goldie Hawn, Cary Grant, William Shatner, Jerry Lewis andPeter Falk are all Jewish?As a matter of fact, Hollywood itself was founded by a Jew. Amongdirectors and producers, Steven Spielberg, Mel Brooks, Oliver Stone,Aaron Spelling ( Beverly Hills 90210), Neil Simon (The Odd Couple),Andrew Vaina (Rambo 1/2/3), Michael Man (Starsky and Hutch), MilosForman (One flew over the Cuckoo's Nest), Douglas Fairbanks (TheThief of Baghdad ) and Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters) are all Jewish.
So, why are Jews so powerful?
Why are Muslims so powerless?
There are an estimated 1,476,233,470 Muslims on the face of theplanet: one billion in Asia, 400 million in Africa, 44 million inEurope and six million in the Americas .Every fifth human being is a Muslim;for every single Hindu there are two Muslims,for every Buddhist there are two Muslims andfor every Jew there are one hundred Muslims.
Ever wondered why Muslims are so powerless?
Here is why: There are 57 member-countries of the Organisation ofIslamic Conference (OIC), and all of them put together have around500 universities; one university for every three million Muslims.The United States has 5,758 universities and India has 8,407.
In 2004, Shanghai Jiao Tong University compiled an 'Academic Rankingof World Universities' , and intriguingly, not one university fromMuslim-majority states was in the top-500.
As per data collected by the UNDP, literacy in the Christian worldstands at nearly 90 per cent and 15 Christian-majority states have aliteracy rate of 100 per cent.
A Muslim-majority state, as a sharp contrast, has an average literacyrate of around 40 per cent and there is no Muslim-majority state witha literacy rate of 100 per cent.
Some 98 per cent of the 'literates' in the Christian world had completed primary school, while less than 50 per cent of the 'literates' in the Muslim world did the same. Around 40 per cent of the 'literates' in the Christian world attendeduniversity while no more than two per cent of the 'literates' in theMuslim world did the same.
Muslim-majority countries have 230 scientists per one million Muslims.The US has 4,000 scientists per million and Japan has 5,000 per million.In the entire Arab world, the total number of full-time researchersis 35,000 and there are only 50 technicians per one million Arabs.(in the Christian world there are up to 1,000 technicians per onemillion).
Furthermore, the Muslim world spends 0.2 per cent of its GDP onresearch and development, while the Christian world spends aroundfive per cent of its GDP.Conclusion: The Muslim world lacks the capacity to produce knowledge!Daily newspapers per 1,000 people and number of book titles permillion are two indicators of whether knowledge is being diffused in asociety.
In Pakistan, there are 23 daily newspapers per 1,000 Pakistanis whilethe same ratio in Singapore is 360. In the UK , the number of booktitles per million stands at 2,000 while the same in Egypt is 20.
Conclusion: The Muslim world is failing to diffuse knowledge.
Exports of high technology products as a percentage of total exportsare an important indicator of knowledge application.
Pakistan 's export of high technology products as a percentage oftotal exports stands at one per cent.The same for Saudi Arabia is 0.3 per cent; Kuwait , Morocco , andAlgeria are all at 0.3 per cent, while Singapore is at 58 per cent.
Conclusion: The Muslim world is failing to apply knowledge.
Why are Muslims powerless?
.....Because we aren't producing knowledge,.....Because we aren't diffusing knowledge.,.....Because we aren't applying knowledge.
And, the future belongs to knowledge-based societies.
Interestingly, the combined annual GDP of 57 OIC-countries is under$2 trillion.
America , just by herself, produces goods and services worth $12 trillion;
China $8 trillion,
Japan $3.8 trillion and
Germany $2.4 trillion (purchasing power parity basis).Oil rich Saudi Arabia , UAE, Kuwait and Qatar collectively producegoods and services (mostly oil) worth $500 billion;Spain alone produces goods and services worth over $1 trillion,Catholic Poland $489 billion andBuddhist Thailand $545 billion...... ( Muslim GDP as a percentage of world GDP is fast declining ).
So, why are Muslims so powerless?
Answer: Lack of education.
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