Cut & paste: Why are Muslims not integrating into Western societies? | Opinion | The Australian: "It is the problem of a culture that, for the past 500 years or so at least, has failed its adherents as its inward-looking theocracy has resulted in it falling further and further behind the West.
It is that sense of cultural failure (and) smouldering resentment that fuels the fires so busily stoked by the more extremist Muslim teachers. Fiercely exclusive rather than inclusive, Islam holds that church and state are inseparable; that women, while respected so long as they stick to their appointed place in the Islamic scheme of things, are less than equal to men generally; and that even the most extreme violence is justifiable when applied in pursuit of approved Islamic ends."
So here's another puzzle: provide historical examples of an "inward-looking theocracy" which was "fiecely exclusive" and that held "church and state are inseparable", in which women are "less than equal to men generally", and in which "even the most extreme violence is justifiable when applied in pursuit of approved ... ends"?
Again, my thoughts in the comments.