The Muslim world has not contributed significantly to world history in the past five hundred years. There was a period of Muslim advance that threatened the West, but it was stopped with the West regaining Spain and Portugal, and stopping them in the Balkans. Once the Renaissance and Reformation occurred, the tables switched. The West refocused on learning , the focus of the Reformation on individual relationship to God and personal liberty led to innovation that allowed the European Powers like Spain, France, Portugal, Russia, England, and America to expand and gain world domination. It was not the Muslim nations that developed the steam engine, sewing machine, or nuclear reactor. The Muslim powers passed on firearms technology, but they did not develop the flintlock, breach loader, revolver, or machine gun. The Muslim nations did not develop the internal combustion engine, light bulb, the cotton gin, the telephone, or airplane. The Muslim world did not abolish slavery, or give the right to vote and equal rights to blacks and women. The West did.
Instead, the record of the Muslim world has been that of backwardness.
The Muslim world has remained essentially Medieval in its approach to the world. They may have access to assault rifles and Russian T-62 tanks and MiG fighters, but little else. They are intolerant brutes that believe it is ok to lob rockets at civilians, to blow up themselves with bomb vests in rooms with women and children, and behead journalists slowly. If the advancement that Mr. Carson seeks is from the Muslim Madrasah’s then I would argue that Mr. Carson would be best off to leave the United States and live there rather than foisting the kind of rubbish that he seems so eloquent in speaking. Either the man has not read a single history book, or he has denied all senses of reality and put himself in the same kind of loony bin that other Muslims have who deny that the Holocaust ever occurred. In either case he needs to resign from the American Congress, because he is not fit to be a leader of this nation.