my ancestors lived with islam for a long time without oil being involved. they just believed in superior forces that helped them go through life. people have beliefs which do not take into account any financial dimension. your "god" is probably capitalism but it is not mine. mine wants us to create a better world for all and spread humanistic values. I believe in the humanist message of my faith. my God is no oil or gas or money, I am an aerospace consultant, it is a little more modest than queen of the algerian oil and more interesting to me and i do not see the color of the money made from our national resources...so. why do I keep a faith that does not give me any financial advantage Joel? exactly for the same reason people cannot buy my conscience and my values.
Hamas says Egyptian mediation has restored calm along Israel, Gaza border (Haaretz)
from the article: Radical political religion will soon shape the Mideast