The true legacy of Muslim nations, part 2

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A few days ago I posted a quick review of the nations with a significantly high Muslim population versus those that do not. Since I had basically randomly picked certain nations to appear in the list and use them as examples, and seeing as I am home sick, I figured I would expand the study to include all listed nations. I also want to thank those at Innocent Bystanders for making the initial graph (as well as keeping me honest).

As you can see above, the graph is simply plotted by the Government Regulation of religion Index (GRI) score as established at the ARDA. The GRI score determines a score of 0 (absolute relgious freedom) to 10 (total state control of religion). The chart illustrates my earlier thesis that the higher the Muslim population, the more likely the higher GRI score. Some of the smaller nations (usually at 250,000 population or less) have been omitted, as have any nations that do not have a listed GRI score.

As you can note from the chart, there are quite a few nations that have very high Muslim populations and do well on their GRI score, and there are a few totalitarian nations with strict religious controls that score high on their GRIS (China, North Korea, India, and several former Russian or Soviet-occupied territories). The red line is my drawing, and I believe it demarcates the perfect example of a clashing of two concepts: cultural and political will. The enormous cluster in the upper right verus that in the lower left spells out the eventual clash of civilizations that awaits us in the future.

One Response to “The true legacy of Muslim nations, part 2”

  1. geoff Says:

    Very nice.

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