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Value of ZERO

Reader comment on item: How the Cartoon Protests Harm Muslims [by Leading to a Separation of Civilizations]
in response to reader comment: CHALLENGE: Part 3..response for Aisha about the Indian Zero, Brandstetter, and Julie

Submitted by Infidel (Canada), Feb 21, 2006 at 13:29

We should all be thankful for lessons in history as presented by the knowledgeable and handsome Harrak. He is of course correct (as always) that Europe lived in poverty, ignorance and darkness before Muslims brought knowledge to this dark world. Europeans lived in mud houses and ate mice and rats to survive. They worshipped false gods and practiced Wicca.

Then one day an all knowing Muslim (all Muslims have wisdom as a gift of Allah) came to dark Europe. He brought with him one of the greatest gifts to mankind. I say, one of the greatest, because the greatest gift is of course the Holy Qur'an, thus the second greatest gift is (please sit to contain excitement), the ZERO. Yes folks it was the second greatest gift that Muslims brought to society. Ignorant Europeans became very excited with this great wisdom and knowledge of ZERO. Next day the sun began to shine, Europeans started building homes out of lumber and brick, gardens were planted, fields were plowed and crops planted. Some Europeans began manufacturing swords, armor and other weapons of war. Thus Europeans moved from dark to light thanks to holy Muslim bringing ZERO. Today, Europeans have forgotten this great gift and are rebelling against the wisdom and knowledge of Islam and are crediting India with the great gift of ZERO. What a shame! Thank you Harrak for reminding us of this blessed truth.
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