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Ed: History? I will teach you a lesson...

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Submitted by Saladin (United Arab Emirates), Aug 3, 2006 at 07:43

Listen what H.G.Wells has to say in The Outline of History

And if the reader entertains any delusions about a fine civilization, either Roman or Persian, Hellenic or Eqyptian, being submerged by this flood, the sooner he dismisses such ideas the better. Islam prevailed because it was the best social and political order the times could offer. It prevailed because everywhere it found politically apathetic peoples, robbed, oppressed, bullied, uneducated and unorganized, and it found selfish and unsound governments out of touch with any people at all. It was the broadest, freshest and cleanest political idea that had yet come into actual activity in the world, and it offered better terms than any other to the mass of mankind.

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