Friday, February 28, 2014

Understanding the geographic context for Islam

 I hope I'm not sounding too much of a geographic determinist but it does echo what I'd be droning of for years as Islam as predominantly a mercantile and arid faith. Islam's borders can be pretty much defined by the prevalence of pork in the East, West & South (Uganda is 15% Muslim but pork is a very favoured meat here).
The wonderful story given by the demi-god Mackinder on Lahore is the last paragraph of the top page and continues on. Oh and by the way Russia is not a European power but a North Asian one.