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To: forkinsocket

‘Renaissance Couldn’t Have Happened Without Muslim Input’

These towel hats, currently living in the 6th century, have the nerve to imply they are the seeds of western knowlege.

What arrogant @$$wipes.


8 posted on 01/15/2008 5:22:00 AM PST by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Heinlein "MOLON LABE!" Leonidas of Sparta)
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To: Vaquero

Seems to me I just recently read in the Smithsonian Magazine about the destruction of the great library in Alexandria, Egypt by the conquering mohammedens. Maybe that was just an isolated incident, though.


51 posted on 01/15/2008 6:51:31 AM PST by mathurine
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To: Vaquero

‘Renaissance Couldn’t Have Happened Without Muslim Input’

These towel hats, currently living in the 6th century, have the nerve to imply they are the seeds of western knowlege.

What arrogant @$$wipes.

Your attitude is not very useful, I think. Civilizations are interconnected in all kinds of ways. There’s nothing wrong with acknowledging that. I’m feeling too lazy right now to actually look anything up, but to give a small example, I went to the National Folk Festival this summer and heard, among other things, classical Persian music. I was surprised at the similarity to classical Indian music. This is not surprising, considering the geographical proximity of ancient Persia to India. Various traders were instrumental in spreading cultural influences.
The name-calling (towel hats, arrogant @$$wipes) does nothing to protect us from Islamic extremists. In fact, it helps them by further alienating more moderate Arabs.


75 posted on 01/15/2008 9:43:26 AM PST by beejaa
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