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islam did not invent zero or much else except to spread their faith by the sword

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Submitted by M E Webb (Australia), Mar 11, 2007 at 09:06

The first recorded zero is attributed to the Babylonians in the 3rd century BC. A long period followed when no one else used a zero place holder. But then the Mayans, halfway around the world in Central America, independently invented zero in the fourth century CE. The final independent invention of zero in India was long debated by scholars, but seems to be set around the middle of the fifth century. It spread to Cambodia around the end of the 7th century. From India it moved into China and then to the Islamic countries. Zero finally reached western Europe in the 12th century. http://www.mediatinker.com/blog/archives/008821.html

Islam is about 6% of world history, is intolerant, bigoted, violent and intent on global conquest by any means. see surah nine, verse five and others including al taqiya and fitnah. When you are informed Islam invented everything, it becomes a form of terror. (i.e. if you don't believe me, I'll kill you).

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