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    Default The top 10 intellectual people are...

    All Muslims

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    US international affairs journal Foreign Policy says Turkey’s Fethullah Gülen voted top of its list of world intellectuals.


    WASHINGTON - The bimonthly US international affairs journal Foreign Policy has just published a survey of the world’s top 20 public intellectuals and the first 10 are all Muslims.

    Fethullah Gülen, who heads a network of schools and media that is probably the world’s largest moderate Muslim movement, came first.

    Other Muslim religious personalities made the top 10 — weekly preacher on al-Jazeera satellite television Youssef al-Qaradawi (3rd), popular Egyptian television preacher Amr Khaled (6th), Iranian reformist theologian Abdolkarim Soroush (7th), and Swiss-born scholar Tariq Ramadan (8th).

    Second was Muhammad Yunus, the Bangladeshi economist who won the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for the microcredit project run by his Grameen Bank.

    Several top-tenners besides Yunus made the list for their secular work.

    Orhan Pamuk, the Turkish novelist who won the 2006 Nobel Prize for literature, came in fourth. Next was Aitzaz Ahsan, the Lahore lawyer whose lawyers’ protest movement is possibly the strongest voice of secular civil society in Pakistan. Ninth and tenth places went to Ugandan-born cultural anthropologist Mahmood Mamdani and Shirin Ebadi, the Iranian human rights lawyer who won the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize.
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    You can't be considered intelligent if you honestly believe the holocaust didn't happen.

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    did anyone honestly not expect this? Islam is so productive a culture the top 10 not being muslim would be criminal.

    oh wait, Islam achieves nothing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fudgy_Neeples View Post
    You can't be considered intelligent if you honestly believe the holocaust didn't happen.
    I agree, Holocaust deniers are the worst kind of people.

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    Hindu people, at least in the US, are actually by far the most educated organized religious group on average, even ahead of atheists and agnostics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Villa
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    Yes because the turks have no biases. None.
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    Hey Villa name one valuable piece of progress made by the islamic world over the past 100 years. OH FUCK <3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kietharr View Post
    Yes because the turks have no biases. None.
    Except denying the fact that they slaughtered hundreds of thousands of armenians, holocaust denial style
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    Villa, do you troll for fun or are you actually trying to achieve something with this kind of post?
    The people on that list (if it even exists) are intellectual because they're intellectual. Religion has nothing to do with it.

    BTW I googled "US international affairs journal Foreign Policy" and nothing appeared.
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    Hmmm....

    Top 20 *Public* *Intellectuals*

    Ohhh...

    The difference between being intelligent and intellectual is how much you mouth off! I would know; I have crossed the line so often that now they just wave me through...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nasty View Post
    Hey Villa name one valuable piece of progress made by the islamic world over the past 100 years. OH FUCK <3
    Villa may be a troll and a supremacist, but Muhammad Yunus has done shitloads in creating systems to combat poverty.

    That's if you meant the "Islamic world" as in "Islamic people", that is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nasty View Post
    Hey Villa name one valuable piece of progress made by the islamic world over the past 100 years. OH FUCK <3
    Jealous no Scandanavian viking nubs made it to that list ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fudgy_Neeples View Post
    You can't be considered intelligent if you honestly believe the holocaust didn't happen.
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    I agree, Holocaust deniers are the worst kind of people.
    Yah, we should cry like babies about something which happened decades ago.

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    However, after the results, the journal’s editors said they are not convinced that all the intellectuals belong on top.

    In their introduction in the July/August issue, the editors wrote: “Rankings are an inherently dangerous business,” as some candidates ran publicity campaigns on their web sites, in interviews or in reports in media friendly to them.

    “No one spread the word as effectively as the man who tops the list,” the introduction said.

    “In early May, the Top 100 list was mentioned on the front page of Zaman, a Turkish daily newspaper closely aligned with Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen. Within hours, votes in his favor began to pour in,” the introduction added.

    “His supporters—typically educated, upwardly mobile Muslims—were eager to cast ballots,” the journal noted.

    Foreign Policy had chosen the 100 candidates, noting that they “were included on our initial list of 100 in large part because of the influence of their ideas."

    Foreign Policy also conceded that "part of being a public intellectual is also having a talent for communicating with a wide and diverse public. This skill is certainly an asset for some who find themselves in the list's top ranks."
    It was a public poll on the internet.

    This thread is further proof that Muslims are generally morons.


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