PAKISTAN: Why are Jews so powerful–why are Muslims so powerless?

The writer is the Pakistani Executive Director of the Center for Research and Security Studies, a think tank established in 2007, and an Islamabad-based freelance columnist.

There are only 14 million Jews in the world; seven million in the
Americas, five million in Asia, two million in Europe and 100,000 in
Africa. For every single Jew in the world there are 100 Muslims.

Yet, Jews are more than a hundred times more powerful than all the
Muslims put together. Ever wondered why?

Jesus of Nazareth was Jewish.
Albert Einstein, the most influential scientist of all time and TIME
magazine’s ‘Person of the Century’, was a Jew.
Sigmund Freud — id, ego, and superego — the father of psychoanalysis was a Jew.

So were Karl Marx, Paul Samuelson and Milton Friedman.

Here are a few other Jews whose intellectual output has enriched the
whole humanity:

Benjamin  Rubin gave humanity the vaccinating needle.
Jonas Salk developed the first polio vaccine.
Albert Sabin developed the improved live polio vaccine.
Gertrude Elion gave us a leukemia fighting drug.
Baruch Blumberg developed the vaccination for Hepatitis B.

Paul Ehrlich discovered a treatment for syphilis (a sexually
transmitted disease).
Elie Metchnikoff won a Nobel &! nbsp; Prize in infectious diseases.
Bernard Katz won a Nobel Prize in neuromuscular transmission.
Andrew Schally won a Nobel in endocrinology (disorders of the
endocrine system; diabetes, hyperthyroidism).
Aaron Beck founded Cognitive Therapy (psychotherapy to treat mental
disorders, depression and phobias).

Gregory Pinks developed the first oral contraceptive pill.
George Wald won a Nobel for furthering our understanding of the human eye.

Stanley Cohen won a Nobel in embryology (study of embryos and their
development) .
Willem Kolff came up with the kidney dialysis machine.

Over the past 105 years, 14 million  Jews have won 15-dozen Nobel
Prizes while only three Nobel  Prizes have been won by 1.4 billion
Muslims (other than  Peace Prizes).

Why are Jews so powerful?

Stanley Mezor invented the first micro-processing chip.
Leo  Szilard developed the first nuclear chain reactor;
Peter  Schultz, optical fibre cable;
Charles Adler, traffic  lights;
Benno Strauss, Stainless steel;
Isador  Kisee, sound movies;
Emile Berliner, telephone microphone;
Charles Ginsburg, videotape recorder.

Famous  financiers in the business world who  belong to  Jewish faith include
Ralph Lauren (Polo),
Levis Strauss  (Levi’s Jeans),
Howard Schultz (Starbuck’s) ,
Sergey Brin  (Google),
Michael Dell (Dell Computers),
Larry Ellison  (Oracle),
Donna Karan (DKNY),

Irv Robbins (Baskins & Robbins) and
Bill Rosenberg (Dunkin Donuts).

Richard Levin, President of Yale University, is a Jew. So are Henry
Kissinger (American  secretary of  state), Alan Greenspan (Fed
chairman  under Reagan, Bush, Clinton and Bush), Joseph Lieberman (US
Senator),  Madeleine Albright (American secretary of state), Casper
Weinberger (American secretary of defense), Maxim Litvinov  ( USSR
foreign Minister), David Marshal ( Singapore ‘s  first chief
minister), Issac Isaacs (governor-general of  Australia ), Benjamin
Disraeli (British statesman and  author), Yevgeny Primakov (Russian
PM), Barry Goldwater (US Senator),  Jorge Sampaio (president of
Portugal ), John Deutsch (CIA  director), Herb Gray (Canadian deputy
PM), Pierre Mendes  (French PM), Michael Howard (British home
secretary),  Bruno Kreisky (chancellor of Austria ) and Robert Rubin
(American secretary of treasury).

In the media, famous Jews include Wolf Blitzer (CNN), Barbara
Walters (ABC News), Eugene Meyer (Washington Post),

Henry Grunwald
(editor-in-chief Time), Katherine Graham  (publisher of The Washington
Post), Joseph Lelyveld  (Executive editor, The New York Times), and
Max Frankel  (New York Times).

Can you name the most beneficent philanthropist in the history of the world?
The name is George Soros, a Jew, who has so far donated a colossal
$4 billion most of which has gone as aid to scientists and
universities around the world.

Second to George Soros is Walter Annenberg, another Jew, who has
built a hundred libraries by donating an estimated $2 billion.

At the Olympics, Mark Spitz set a record of sorts by winning seven gold medals.
Lenny Krayzelburg is a three-time Olympic gold medalist.
Spitz, Krayzelburg and Boris Becker (Tennis) are all Jewish.

Did you know that Harrison Ford, George Burns, Tony Curtis, Charles
Bronson, Sandra Bullock, Billy Crystal, Woody Allen, Paul Newman,
Peter Sellers, Dustin Hoffman, Michael Douglas, Ben  Kingsley, Kirk
Douglas, Goldie Hawn, Cary Grant, William  Shatner, Jerry Lewis and
Peter Falk are all  Jewish?

As a matter of fact, Hollywood itself was founded by a Jew. Among
directors and producers, Steven Spielberg, Mel Brooks, Oliver Stone,
Aaron Spelling  ( Beverly Hills 90210), Neil Simon (The Odd Couple),
Andrew Vaina (Rambo 1/2/3), Michael Man (Starsky and  Hutch), Milos
Forman (One flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest),  Douglas Fairbanks (The
Thief of Baghdad ) and Ivan Reitman  (Ghostbusters) are all Jewish.

So, why are Jews so powerful?


Why are Muslims so powerless?

There are an estimated 1,476,233,470 Muslims on the face of the
planet:  one billion in Asia, 400 million in Africa, 44 million in
Europe and six million in the Americas.
Every fifth human being is a Muslim;
for every single Hindu there are  two Muslims,
for every Buddhist there are two Muslims and
for every Jew there are one hundred Muslims.

Ever wondered why Muslims are so powerless?
Here is why:  There are 57 member-countries of the Organisation of
Islamic Conference (OIC), and all of them put together  have around
500 universities; one university for every  three million Muslims.
The United States has 5,758 universities and India has 8,407.

In 2004, Shanghai Jiao Tong University compiled an ‘Academic Ranking
of World Universities’, and intriguingly, not one university from
Muslim-majority states was in the top-500.

As  per data collected by the UNDP, literacy in the Christian  world
stands at nearly 90 per cent and 15  Christian-majority states have a
literacy rate of 100 per  cent.

A Muslim-majority state, as a sharp contrast, has an average literacy
rate of around 40 per cent and there is no Muslim-majority state with
a literacy rate of 100 per cent.

Some 98 per cent of the ‘literates’ in the Christian world had
completed primary school, while less than 50 per cent of the
‘literates’ in the Muslim world did the same.

Around 40 per cent of the ‘literates’ in the Christian world attended
university while no more than two per cent of the ‘literates’ in the
Muslim world did the same.

Muslim-majority countries have 230 scientists per one million Muslims.
The US has 4,000 scientists per million and Japan has5, 000 per million.
In the entire Arab world, the total number of full-time researchers
is 35,000 and there are only 50 technicians per one million Arabs.
(in the Christian world there are up  to 1,000 technicians per one

Furthermore, the Muslim world spends 0.2 per cent of its GDP on
research and development, while the Christian world spends around
five per cent of its GDP.

Conclusion: The Muslim world lacks the capacity to produce knowledge!

Daily newspapers per 1,000 people and number of book titles per
million are two indicators of whether knowledge is being diffused in a

In Pakistan, there are 23 daily newspapers per 1,000 Pakistanis while
the same ratio in Singapore is 360. In the UK, the number of book
titles per million stands at 2,000 while the same in Egypt is 20.

Conclusion: The Muslim world is failing to diffuse knowledge.

Exports of high technology products as a percentage of total exports
are an important indicator of knowledge application.
Pakistan’s export of high technology products as a percentage of
total exports stands at one per cent.
The same for Saudi Arabia is 0.3 per cent; Kuwait , Morocco , and
Algeria are all at 0.3 per cent, while Singapore is at 58 per cent.

Conclusion:  The Muslim world is failing to apply knowledge.

Why are Muslims powerless?
…..Because we aren’t producing knowledge
…..Because we are not diffusing knowledge
…..Because we are not applying knowledge

And, the future
interestingly, the combined annual GDP of 57 OIC-countries is under
$2 trillion.
America, just by herself, produces goods and services worth $12 trillion;
China $8 trillion,
Japan $3.8 trillion and
Germany $2.4 trillion (purchasing power parity basis).

Oil  rich Saudi Arabia , UAE, Kuwait and Qatar collectively  produce
goods and services (mostly oil) worth $500  billion;
Spain alone produces goods and services worth  over $1 trillion,
Catholic Poland $489 billion and
Buddhist Thailand $545 billion.
….. (Muslim GDP as a percentage of worlds GDP is fast declining).

So, why are Muslims so powerless?

Answer:  Lack of education. e belongs to knowledge-based  societies.

Source: Centre for Study of Intelligence Operations;

Document Type : Forwarded Article
Document ID : AHRC-FAT-018-2014
Countries : Pakistan,
Issues : Judicial system, Right to education,