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What else should have we expected

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Submitted by David W. Lincoln (Canada), Feb 2, 2007 at 17:32

When all the scraps of information about Islam are evaluated, certain conclusions are very easy to arrive at. For instance, when various empires fell into the laps of the raiders from the Arabian peninsula, their knowledge was viewed to be out of bounds by those who concluded they were doing the will of Allah. Well, they saw that there was something to that knowledge, so it was only natural that they receive the lion's share of the progress attributable to that knowledge. Guess what, there wasn't enough to fund what that knowledge could have lead to, so cultural ossification of the Arab Aryanists began - and as long as others do the work, and those identified with the Crescent Moon get the lion's share: that is the way it has to be. So, we see cultural ossification persist. Put another way, entitlement has to be defeated.

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