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Submitted by Hassan Pierre (Philippines), Apr 12, 2007 at 09:29

Oliver said: "why can't you see that the cause of the western colonization was the effect of islam on the colonized nations" is this statement make sense? Not at all!

He also said: "that's right - islam stunted the technological advancement of those nations and made them easy prey for the west - otherwise they would have been able to defend themselves - but you see what comes around goes around - that islam poured out of arabia and over-ran and subjurgated those very nations you claim were victumized by western colonization is like the pot calling the kettle 'black' or 'sliver' or 'avacado green' or whatever 'color' pots and kettles happen to be these days."

Oliver just simply did not know(perhaps because he is also bias like Lucas) that the first hurrah of a devastating strike against the glorious Islamic civilation was the devastating attack by the barbaric Mongols! That attack coincided also of the first phase of the ongoing learning or acquiring knowledge by the WEst from the books and writings of the Islamic scholars and scientist!!! Had the Mongols never attacked the East but rather the West, then i'm sure Islam now is still the torchbearer of civilized and most advanced civilization we ever heard and the West still far away behind if not remain in their pity situation during the Dark Ages!. But the West is so far away from the barbaric Mongols and so the Mongols rather chose attacking the neighboring Islamic nations.

Yet there is something also that the West should be grateful to the Muslims...that is, though the Mongols had already ransacked the capital of Bgahdad yet Muslims still continue to organized resistance thus preventing the Mongol conquest to go westward and if so happened, the West will be conquered also by the Mongols and they have then no free time studying and learning the achievements of the east or Islam!

Oliver said: "that's right - islam stunted the technological advancement of those nations and made them easy prey for the west " this kind of statement reveals that Oliver never knew the fact that thet very reason why the Muslims had became the easy prey of Wester colonialists is that Muslims had already been suffering the long negativce effects of the Mongol conquest!!!!

Know the truth Oliver so that you will be set free from biases... !

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