In Unearthed Essay, Boris Johnson Points Out Muslim World Centuries Behind The West

He's not wrong. But the leftists and Muslims are angry.

From The Mirror:
Boris Johnson said Islam kept the Muslim world ‘literally centuries behind’ the West, a newly-unearthed essay shows.

The favourite to be Prime Minister made the comments in a 2007 essay in his book about the Roman empire, The Dream of Rome.

According to The Guardian, he wrote: “There must be something about Islam that indeed helps to explain why there was no rise of the bourgeoisie, no liberal capitalism and therefore no spread of democracy in the Muslim world.

“It is extraordinary to think that under the Roman/Byzantine empire, the city of Constantinople kept the candle of learning alight for a thousand years, and that under Ottoman rule, the first printing press was not seen in Istanbul until the middle of the nineteenth century.

“Something caused them to be literally centuries behind.”

Mohammed Amin, until recently chairman of the Conservative Muslim Forum, told the newspaper Mr Johnson’s analysis risked “actively promoting hatred of Muslims”.

Mr Amin previously compared Mr Johnson to Adolf Hitler for describing burqa-wearing Muslim women as “letterboxes”.

A spokesman for the Muslim Council of Britain added: “Many of us would be interested to find out whether Mr Johnson still believes that Islam inherently inhibits the path to progress and freedom, and whether he still thinks Turkey should be admitted to the European Union.

“Especially after the extraordinary and false claims made about Turkish and Muslim immigration during the Brexit campaign.”

Mr Johnson famously backed claims that Turkey was joining the EU during the 2016 referendum campaign, despite talks being stuck in an early stage and Britain having a veto over new membership….

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