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Why Muslims backwards

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in response to reader comment: "It is not Islam's Fault that Muslim People are backwards"....Contradiction in itself, dear Havas

Submitted by boussaid (Algeria), Dec 9, 2013 at 02:05

I disagree. Your analysis is still based upon Muslims here and there but not Islam. You presented overviews about Islam and not deep understanding. If you go and learn more about Islam, it is a society that balances individual interest with collective interest, promotes individual liberties and freedom. The Islamic civilisation was a revolution in sciences and set the foundations of todays development: Mathematics, Astrophysics, Astronomy, Medicine, Architecture, Musics and arts, etc...Situation was reminescent to the US today where people of different origins travelled there to cultivate their knowledge.

When Muslims were counting the next eclipses time and places they will occur, people in France and Germany went out to the streets and yell in order to scare the monster who swallowed the sun. At the time in Europe leprosy was considered as a Wrath of God and punishment, to the point where and because of their extreme backwardness, King Philip issued an order in 1313 AD to burn all lepers in a fire!
At the same time, Muslims had already built the first hospital for leprosy in AD 707 in Damascus and treated humans of various faiths! Arabic Language remained the world scientific language for almost eight centuries. Let me tell you now that todays backwardness in Muslim countries has nothing to do with our religion, but with us understanding it.



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