Swiss here, but lived decades in the UAE and across the region. Used to like to point out that fact when I’d go back to visit friends and family in Switz who were worried about me living in “the Middle East” which in their minds was one country that was some sort of mash-up of Saudi and Afghanistan and Aladdin.
Well, we gained independence in 1971. We did not have a chance to progress in the past because we were a colony. This is the major reason why many Arab/Islamic countries are far backward. It’s not because of the religion, it’s because they were colonized first by the ottomans then by the Europeans. SA for example was fighting against the ottoman/Egypt since the 17th century.
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