You must be reading everything through Islamic glasses
Reader comment on item: Finding Allah in Unlikely Places
Submitted by Peter Hall (Australia), Aug 16, 2012 at 20:24
The articles and links you provide actually prove what I am saying!
Instead of mindlessly defending Muslim propaganda, why not try looking with an open mind. The articles clearly shows what I was saying is correct.
As the islamic world expanded, it conquered areas which were centres of knowledge and learning like Alexandria, Baghdad and Constantinople. These are the areas where these developments originated. As the influence of Islam increased, so did the dumbing down of the population and the inventiveness of the people declined.
The main constant to the decline of intellect is Islam. Constantinople, Alexandria and Bagdad are hardly centres of learning any more, none of these cities have even a SINGLE University of note.
The Muslim penchant for burning Universities, Libraries and destruction of previous cultures that do not toe the Islamic line is well documented. Just look at the recent efforts of Muslims in Egypt, Afghanistan and Mali.
I note one of the articles even stated
The traditionalist view, as exemplified by Bertrand Russell, holds that Islamic science, while admirable in many technical ways, lacked the intellectual energy required for innovation and was chiefly important as a preserver of ancient knowledge and transmitter to medieval Europe.
Your own inability to understand the implications of the articles of you cited,is indicative ... which is to only see what you want to see.
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