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Muslims and the Nobel Prize

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Jul 14, 2010 at 06:53

Hi John

>The Global Islamic population is approximately 1,200,000,000
ONE BILLION TWO HUNDRED MILLION or 20% of the world' population.They have received the following Nobel Prizes :Literature :
1988 - Najib Mahfooz

He sure was a great writer and his book awlad haritna or awlad el-gabalawi was declared anti-islamic and anti-semitic religions whatever that is and I supect that Mahfooz was very much an agnostic. I think if he was still alive he would have been amused to find his name added to such a list

>Peace :
1978 - Mohamed Anwar El- S a d a t

Anwar el-Sadat was a pathetic character! He opened the flood gates for Islamists in Egypt

>1990 - Elias James Corey

No he was not Muslim. He was a Maronite (Lebanese Christian) so you can remove him from the list

>1994 - Yaser Arafat:
1999 - Ahmed ZewaiEconomics:
(zero)Physics:
(zero)Medicine:
1960 - Peter Brian Medawar

Prof Medawar's mother was British and his father was Lebanese Christian and he was born in Brazil so you can remove him from the list

>1998 - Ferid Mourad

I do not know if Prof Mourad has any religious affiliations

You did not add the name of the man from Bangladesh (his name skips me now) that introduced the concept of micro-loans the value of which is being questioned now

So the above list is down to 4

So much for islam and for "seeking sciences even in China" as Muhammad once said

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