Mr.Majali is obviously a good fellow. Smart, modern and civilized. His error is to think that 'just a few hundred years ago Arabs were on the top of world culture'. Maybe a thousand years ago, friend. Maybe. The problem is Islam. It will never allow its adherents to modernize, smarten up or civilize themselves. The first thing Arabs must to to get ahead in a modern world is to drop Islam. Nothing can be done to fix up this backward, irrational and violent world view. Sadly, nothing.
UN agency warns school may be delayed for Palestinian refugees due to lack of funding (AP)
from the article: This is how we ruined Toynbee's theory