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Monday, March 13, 2006

Too bad there were no Nobels in 950 AD

When criticism of Islam is damned as Islamophobia and only positive statements are allowed, you soon have a fairy tale that whitewashes Islamic culture. Tiger Hawk comments on the latest pro-Islamic propaganda by the Independent.

Of course, as Ibn Warraq has long noted, scientists working in Classical Islamic culture achieved significant discoveries because of the influence of the remnants of Greek & Hindu culture in spite of Islam—not because of it. Averroes fought gallantly to maintain Hellenic thought in Arab/Islamic culture but he lost the battle (see Tiger’s article.) After al-Ghazali ended the influence of Greek Philosophy, scientific inventions dwindled to a trickle. Coincidence?

Cryptic Subterranean supplies the details to deflate the exaggerations and outright falsehoods of the Independent’s article.

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Blogger Kiddo said...

Nice Pappas. Go Greeks! Now we just need to mobilize and demand Asia Minor back from the Turks. Kick them out. Hahahaha. Hey, if the Muslims can demand to have Spain back, why not us?

Monday, March 13, 2006 10:01:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Muslims invented this and that?

All very reminiscent of Stalinism, where everything was invented by Russian peasants who then had their ideas stolen and patented by evil Western capitalists etc etc.

Seriously though. What contribution has RoP made to global (not just Western) culture since 1500AD ?

Only one that I know of - the Jihad Beheading Snuff Video as a totally new creative genre in cinema. The prototype starred Daniel Pearl, and was so popular in mosques worldwide that they just had to keep making sequels.

Suppose it's Pakistan's answer to Bollywood.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006 12:07:00 am  
Blogger Jay.Mac said...

Thanks for the link Jason- I've been doing my level best to try and counter what I can only call this propaganda effort. Appreciate your effort in spreading the word.

You'd think that scientists and the press would be two groups who would be champions of the truth.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006 12:33:00 pm  

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