Trust me, it doesn’t take much time, concentration, expertise and perhaps dedication to the issue of the Middle East in order to figure out the root, I mean, the very undoubtable core of the problem. If you wanna see and observe the facts truly as they are, you should see it through the obvious similarities Middle East has with the medieval Europe.
In both eras we witness something like a single restive rat vibrating devastatingly over nearly all aspects of society. In economics, political system, culture, family and all other imaginary social spheres, mismanagement and absolutism of one particular concept is the source of all difficulties. That is one thing and fortunately one thing only: unquestionable and sacred position the institution of organized religion benefits from.
Just in case any of you feels as thirsty as I do about ideas of Richard Dawkins take a look at portion of his almost latest book ‘the Greatest Show on Earth’ on the Times Online: ‘Creationists, now they’re coming for your children’, which has also some minor relations with my point here.