Question: Is it purely Islam that has made those things happen or is there something more general at work? Could it not be said that it was really the work of the scholars, artists, progressives, and others that were just willing to think outside the box? –Josh
Answer: I totally agree with you about that, for my experience, there are a lot of people in Egypt are so creative, they are so oppressed and they don’t have this kind of institutions that would fund their ideas.
I have seen a lot in Egypt has good knowledge in computer, but they are not used, on the other side you find the Indian is doing way better, because their government support that direction and help their people, which leads to another issue that people in Egypt got graduated from with college degree and they don’t find jobs, and they don’t have life which create rich ground for terrorist recruiting, so if you think about, if you think about it if USA spent $300 billion to enhance these people life, you wouldn’t find one terrorist, but they do the opposite, they create this ground for terrorism.
I hope I answered you question, and if I misunderstood the question, please correct me.