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Old 12-31-2012, 12:09 PM   #1
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Default Islamic country = not a happy country?

While doing this nation state draft I've been looking at some factors to what makes a country happy, I've been looking at how HDI worked and out of curiosity I checked the the top countries in that list and this how it looks.



Basically HDI is a composite statistic of life expectancy, education, and income indices

This isn't the best stat to measure such things but looking at it the first country to come up is at place 30 UAE then Brunei at 33, Qatar at 37, Bahrain at 42, so of the top 47 only 4 countries have a majority Islamic population and this isn't supposed to be a hit on Muslim people that they are stupid rather that building a successful country with Islamic values seems impossible.



If you look at literacy rate in those countries you can see some countries with 70-80% male literacy but with the females it's down to around 40 even 30% in some countries.

Life expectancy it looks the same with UAE around 30 and Brunei in the low 40s but other then them you can't find a lot of Islamic countries in the whole top 100. Infant mortality rate only three countries in top 50 (Brunei, UAE, Bahrain)

I know Christian people takes a lot of shit with it being stupid etc. but the best countries, the richest countries and continents have all been built to what they are today on Christian values.

What's your opinion about this and do you have any other measuring tools that proves or disproves what I'm saying feel free to add them
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:16 PM   #2
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Go to nation draft man! Its your pick.

Buuut I guess they have different values for being happy, as @ western world.
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:17 PM   #3
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Has nothing to do with religion or "religious values"... its more like cultural values...
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:21 PM   #4
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Has nothing to do with religion or "religious values"... its more like cultural values...
religion plays a huge part in cultural values in a lot of countries
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:48 PM   #5
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:24 PM   #6
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Default Re: Islamic country = not a happy country?

I think happiness is something not measurable. Also the concept of happiness is also a cultural concept, you can measure happiness based on what you think is happiness.

For example some of those countries that are high on the list, are among the countries with the highest suicide rates in the world. Why? probably because there is a lot of pressure on people since they are children, and being a loser is a major disgrace.

My experience is that you can find some of the happiest people in the world in some of the poorest places. And what makes them happy is that they do not need luxuries.
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:12 PM   #7
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Countries in Africa and the Middle East were set back decades by colonialism. A lot of things like stability of governments and especially poor economies factor in.
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:17 PM   #8
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Countries in Africa and the Middle East were set back decades by colonialism. A lot of things like stability of governments and especially poor economies factor in.

Yea, it is not a shock that those areas are also the most war torn and have had dictators imposed on them by outside forces. There has only been a hand few of democracies in the region, Turkey, Ghana, and not many others.
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:17 PM   #9
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I wouldn't even post something so meaningless.
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:21 PM   #10
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This is a good topic. I'm hoping to address it someday... Have to look a few things up first, I believe.

Happy New Year!
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:54 PM   #11
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It is funny though when people leave these horrible countries, only to turn around and demand that their new country start imposing laws like their old one.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:17 PM   #12
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no booze, no women, can't be too happy bout that
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:35 PM   #13
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no booze, no women, can't be too happy bout that

There is plenty of booze, arabs are some of the biggest hypocrites when it comes to deen
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:09 PM   #14
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It is funny though when people leave these horrible countries, only to turn around and demand that their new country start imposing laws like their old one.
Who is asking for Islamic laws in western countries?
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:29 PM   #15
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Who is asking for Islamic laws in western countries?

About a decade ago i remember sharia law was almost brought in by Ontario but it would of been only in a partly manner.
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