Here is a very strange and telling phenomenon, which is not widely known here in the West. If you want to hear about the shortcomings and backwardness of the Arab people, don't ask a Jew or a Christian. Don't even ask a Hindu, with their visceral hatred of Islam. If you want to hear criticisms of Arabs .... go to an Arab.
Here are two examples, from an Algerian author, Anwar Malik, and a former Saudi Shura Council member, Ibrahim Al-Buleihi: the clips are taken from television broadcasts in Qatar and Saudi Arabia. These are not Christian fundamentalists burning the Koran, or Israeli commentators: these are Arabs talking about their Arab brethren.
Why is this? I have had numerous Arab-American friends, including Iraqis and Palestinians. They were, by nature, lovely people: funny and generous and loving. But these friends and acquaintances had something in common: they were either very nominal Muslims, or completely secularized. The poison of Islam had ceased to distort and pervert their humanity.
This phenomenon is also a fulfillment of Biblical prophecy. When Abraham had impregnated his handmaiden, Hagar, with the child Ishmael, she was visited by an angel, who told her of the future of her child: And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction. And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren (Genesis 16:11, 12).
It's not just that the Arabs don't get along with their Jewish "brethren;" they don't get along with each other, either. The lessons of history are sad, but unavoidable. And God's prophecies in the Bible explain a great many things.
Incidentally: the Arabs may have invented algebra, but they did not discover the concept of "zero." The Mayans did.
ISIS "warrior" and Iraqi victim