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Guess what Mushraf said about Muslim world:

"Today we are the poorest, the most illiterate, the most backward, the
most unhealthy, the most un-enlightened, the most deprived, and the
weakest of all the human race," he told the delegates.

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Musharraf berates Muslim world


Musharraf wants young Muslims to study in the West




By Zaffar Abbas in Islamabad



Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has said Islamic countries will
remain backward unless they concentrate more on scientific and
technological development.

Muslim nations are internally involved in fratricidal conflicts and
perceived by the outside world as terrorists with little attention
being given on their uplift, he said.



Today we are the poorest, the most illiterate, the most backward, the
most unhealthy, the most un-enlightened, the most deprived, and the
weakest of all the human race

President Musharraf
General Musharraf made his comments in an address to a conference of
science and technology attended by ministers from Muslim countries.

President Musharraf said the time had come for Islamic nations to take
part in collective self-criticism.

Once such an assessment is made, it would not be difficult to realise
that the entire Islamic world was far behind the developed world, he
argued.

'The most unhealthy'

The Muslim Ummah, or the Islamic world, he said was presently living in
darkness.

"Today we are the poorest, the most illiterate, the most backward, the
most unhealthy, the most un-enlightened, the most deprived, and the
weakest of all the human race," he told the delegates.


Musharraf wants to rid Pakistan of extremism


President Musharraf then made a comparison of the economic growth in
Islamic countries with some developed countries.

While the collective Gross National Product of the all Muslim countries
stands at $1,200bn, that of Germany alone is $2,500bn and that of Japan
$5,500bn.

He said one of the main reasons for this disparity was that none of the
Muslim countries had ever paid any attention to educational and
scientific development.

He asked the countries participating in the conference to concentrate
on scientific and technological development in order to compete with
the developed world.

The real jihad

The Pakistani leader suggested the setting up of a multi-billion dollar
fund for such a purpose.

Beside this, he said, there was a need for creating centres of
excellence in the field of science and technology.

He also called for the creation of scholarships for young scientists to
seek knowledge from universities in developed countries.

President Musharraf described it as the real jihad, or holy war.

Unless this was done, the Islamic world and Muslims would always be
perceived as backward, illiterate - those who only indulge in extremism
and violence.



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