Must read, this is.
The West is Manufacturing Muslim Monsters
by ANDRE VLTCHEK
CounterPunch, 9-11 January 2015
Phi Beta Iota: It is difficult to achieve a good understanding of any complex topic including Islam. There are many that would say that Islam grew in part because it outdid the Catholic Church in its violence and intolerance — convert or die. We have no right — no claim — on what the truth might actually be. What we can say is that based on our direct experience over past decades, the West does indeed have a great deal to answer for, and can indeed be directly blamed for the present state of collapse. The good news is that it is possible to create heaven on earth for the 99% within a decade. New forms of agriculture, energy, health, social organization — and water desalination — can all be implemented within 3-6 years. The labor union pension funds — and a handful of billionaires — along with an honest transpartisan President with a Coalition Cabinet — could turn the USA and the world around within the decade. All that is required is electoral reform leading to future-oriented hybrid governance rooted in ethical evidence-based decision support (holistic analytics, true cost economics, and open source everything engineering). A challenge, surely.