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To: SJackson

Arabs did accomplish a lot...until Islam came along.


2 posted on 01/04/2008 5:24:58 AM PST by Slapshot68
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To: Slapshot68

You hit the nail on the head.


3 posted on 01/04/2008 5:30:05 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3rd Bn. 5th Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: Slapshot68
Arabs did accomplish a lot...until Islam came along.

Not really. They were running around in the sand as nomads and hiring themselves out as mercenaries both to Rome and to Persian in their ongoing wars with each other.

The Assyrians are not Arab.
4 posted on 01/04/2008 5:31:49 AM PST by aruanan
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To: Slapshot68

Yes, Islam swallowed any hopes of of a continuing Arab legacy. Although, we benefit from some of their discoveries still. What would life be like without Arabic numerals?


15 posted on 01/04/2008 5:48:16 AM PST by brwnsuga (Proud, Black, Conservative!!!)
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To: Slapshot68

Sure, Arabs did accomplish a lot. They ran caravans through the desert, and attacked and pillaged other people’s caravans. There wasn’t much else you could do in that environment.
Then along came Mohammed, an illiterate eccentric from a single-parent family, who hit on the right combination: fanatical religion as a cover for a thriving business of conquest and enslavements.
Considering how sly Arabs can be, it is remarkable how uncreative and uninventive they have been for all these years. One author has noted that the total gross domestic products of all Arab countries (not counting petroleum income) is less that the GDP of tiny Finland. Islamic Arabs are among the worlds most notable underachievers. Where they go, poverty follows.


37 posted on 01/04/2008 6:30:30 AM PST by docbnj
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To: Slapshot68

You did not read the article then.


62 posted on 01/04/2008 7:52:37 AM PST by omega4179 (No Rinos!)
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To: Slapshot68

Interesting.


70 posted on 01/04/2008 9:05:31 AM PST by RobbyS
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