LX, I said it was barbaric in many ways, not in all ways. I realize there were some good Islamic scientists, but their achievements are utterly overshadowed by the greatness of the west. Relative to the west, Islam is barbaric. Public be-headings of homosexuals are a mainstream practice over there. The circumcision of women so they can't feel pleasure (and end up with a lot of pain) is common, and their oppression of women is mainstream, not belonging to fringe fundamentalist groups.
While we teach evolution by natural selection in all universities of the west, evolution is not allowed to be taught in most of Islamic culture.
And their prophet Mohammed was a pedophile, polygamist, slave trader, racist, and violent goon. Theocracies in general are bad news, but when you have Mohammed as the founder of your religion, then you are in an exceptionally sad state of affairs.