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"Arabic Numerals"?--they're not!

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in response to reader comment: West readily accepted the 'Arabic' (actually Sanskrit) numerals?

Submitted by Bruce McFarling (United States), Jun 24, 2008 at 16:18

What are known as "Arabic Numerals" actually originated in pre-Islamic india. They are not used in the Arabic language today.

See Robert Spencer's "The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades), page 93. He dispels many PC myths.

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