It is constantly amazing to me to see how primitive Arab cultures are. Charming people, but intellectually hopeless. It has nothing to do with Islam because there are several Islamic societies that are adapting to industrial commerce.
No Arab state can build a bicycle for domestic retail sale. Several hundred millions of people. Why?
There is speculation that tribal hierarchy that always gives priority to relatives over merit is a problem. There is speculation that the hostility to empirically based education is at fault.
I doubt it.
The Wisse proposition makes a great deal of sense. If you have a distorted view of the world in which a tiny population of malicious people control everything around you, much like a hostile pantheistic deity, then you have no individual significance. Then every sentence ends with bish mi la allah and the implicit bish mi la jehudi.