“You just proved the Israeli have divine supernatural powers,” I said. “In less than one week, they somehow managed to convince five men to blow up themselves. Now, that’s something!”
Why are Arabs and Muslims more inclined to believe in the most absurd conspiracy theories ever? I believe there are two main reasons. First, genuine accurate information is hard to be found in our region. Conspiracy theories flourish in an environment of biased and regulated information. Second, we as a nation, and especially the intelligentsia and religious leaders among us, do not want to admit that we have a terrorist problem as well as a greater problem in our culture and currently practiced religiosity.
Nations develop and flourish when they admit their wrongs and work on finding solutions for them. We have seen how those who claim to be adherents of Islam blow up themselves to kill others in areas stretching from Bali to New York. And judging from the supply chain of suicide bombers in Iraq, it is crystal clear that the world now has a surplus of these murderers.
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