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Islamic invasions and the fate of the great cities of late antiquity and in this case the great city of Alexandria part

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), May 19, 2020 at 15:56

Dr Pipes,

The word العلم means the science and the term اهل العلم means the people of the sciences and عالم means scientist. However, the word العلم does not mean science the way we understand it. In 7th century, and afterwards, Alexandrian science was to study the book of Allah and later on the books of Islam! Nothing about real science be it physics, medicine or mathematics and if Allah says that the earth is flat then the earth must be flat. And one more reason why the fate of Alexandria after 642 AD was a tragedy in the making.

Worse? The Muslim invaders of the city usurped the "opulent" churches of Alexandria and converted them to mosques and as an example the Church of St Theonas. It is now called the Mosque of the Thousands Columns. Haas tells us "the name itself speaks of the building's grandeur."

In this case "opulence" of early Islam was the theft of the opulent Christian Churches. Can you imagine if Christians or Jews would convert a mosque into a church or a synagogue? We would be hearing about it ad nauseum.

So much for the opulence of early Islam

PS: One more time: without Jews and Persians and Nestorian Christians there would have been no Islamic civilization or even "opulence"

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Siraj Wahhaj — runner-up slow talker of America [15 words]Peter RossMay 13, 2020 19:48258929
3Islam and Africans! [261 words]dhimmi no moreMay 13, 2020 14:37258925
5Islam and the invasion of India, Genocide, destruction of the past and imposing the culture of the Arabs where it did not belong [358 words]dhimmi no moreMay 15, 2020 08:21258925
1Wahhaj, the Amazigh and الفتوحات الاسلامية or the Islamic Openings (read it as invasions)! [653 words]dhimmi no moreMay 15, 2020 16:01258925
2Islam invasions and the fate of the great cities of late antiquity and in this case the great city of Alexandria! [638 words]dhimmi no moreMay 16, 2020 07:26258925
1Islamic invasions and the fate of the great cities of late antiquity and in this case the great city of Alexandria part 2 [549 words]dhimmi no moreMay 19, 2020 09:21258925
2Islamic invasions and the fate of the great cities of late antiquity and in this case the great city of Alexandria part [217 words]dhimmi no moreMay 19, 2020 15:56258925
3The Islamic raids on Italy and in this case Rome and the Vatican in 846 AD [241 words]dhimmi no moreMay 22, 2020 07:11258925
The Zanj Rebellion! And the "opulence" of Arabian imperialism [174 words]dhimmi no moreMay 23, 2020 07:20258925
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5#Obamagate [224 words]dhimmi no moreMay 29, 2020 09:52258925
2An "Egyptologist/Archaeologist or a promoter of terrorism? [133 words]dhimmi no moreJun 1, 2020 11:34258925
I have used sources I dislike [32 words]Jack F. SigmanMay 12, 2020 18:38258917
Wahhaj misses the point [53 words]
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Benjamin BairdMay 12, 2020 16:44258916
4Islamic culture has devolved, and it's hard to categorize it [224 words]DaveMay 12, 2020 11:17258909

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