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Submitted by M.D'Souza (United States), May 9, 2008 at 11:36

Osama bin Laden's billions of dollars went to support terrorism and destruction. The West's billions of dollars went to liberate 50 million Muslims in Afghanistan and Iraq, who were under the rigorous rules of the Taliban and Saddam, respectively.

I agree with Kamekish, that India was looted thoroughly for centuries, by Muslims invading from Afghanistan (Gori and Ghazni Mohammads), from the north by the Moghuls (16th - 18th century), from the west by the Persians who carried away the gem-studded, golden Peacock Throne, from the west coast by Arab Muslims who took advantage of the ancient Indian numerical system (written in Sanskrit) to claim it their own as Arabic numerals, and especially the concept of algebra (al Jeebra distorted from Indian beeja-ghanita), etc. etc.

The net result: These invaders left Indians poor and destitute. Indians have come out progressive!

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