From a user named gordonjcp:
>>They are functional (but nevertheless, crazy as a shithouse rat) religious zealots
I think it's worth pointing out - particularly to people in the US - that the Muslim countries of the Middle East led the world in science and technology, once. Why do you think so many stars have Arabic names? Why do so many words in science have Arabic roots? Think carefully...
Now think about what happened when they let the conservative religious crazies take control.