No civilization has survived since the beginning of recorded history, and most of them fail and fall short of satisfying all the needs of its people. The Islamic empire, once a mighty beacon of power and influence, falls into this category. It flourished with a capable political and economic system, but collapsed as the Ottoman Empire in 1918.
Political and economic evolution doesn’t leave frail or violent empires standing. It decimates them and forces new ideas to blossom and improve the human condition. This guarantees human existence and bolsters our drive to believe in a greater consciousness.
If Islam is to sprout into a respectable civilization, then it needs to devise a sustainable political and economic system in order to propel the human condition. Suicide bombers, beheadings, and terrorism don’t create sustainable systems for advancing civilization. These violent acts weaken Islam’s chance of becoming a contending civilization that promotes strong social, political and economic systems and receives global recognition as a fair and enlightened entity.