Skip to comments.A New Muslim Renaissance is Here
Posted on 04/19/2014 8:53:24 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
History is witness to a time past when the Islamic civilization produced globally unparallelled architecture, literature, science, philosophy, theological discourse, and cultural influences influences so strong it made European nobles want to dress like Muslims. Critics of Islam and Muslims scoff at this romanticism, asserting that Muslims have not produced anything great since the Middle Ages and most likely will never again. The inherent bigotry and even fallacy of that argument aside, for those critics I have to say, look out, a new Muslim renaissance is upon us.
In the midst of growing anti-Muslim sentiment in the US since 9/11, or perhaps thanks to it, this generation of Muslims is abandoning the traditional professions expected from immigrant parents (doctors, engineers, business people) and entering fields we all once thought were closed to us. The last decade has seen a steady and sure emergence of American Muslims as artists, writers, performers, activists, media personalities and intellectuals (on a global scale Muslims rank as top intellectuals). Inside the DC beltway you see evidence of this shift as well. Young American Muslims are working in national security, public diplomacy, foreign policy, politics we have our share of hacks and wonks now too.
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Oh gag me with a spoon!
The true Islamic Renaissance is in fact present and growing stronger in Dubai and the other GCC nations. The Renaissance is related to business along side the religion
Muslims have not produced anything great since the Middle Ages and most likely will never again.
Well, they gave us the suicide vest, the car bomb,
the truck bomb, the shoe bomb, the underwear bomb.
And the ass bomb so it hasn’t been a complete write off.
They also gave us the TSA, predator drones, and
oh man.. I needed a good laugh this morning!
Conquering someone who is intellectually superior to you and then trying to claim credit for what THEY achieved before you conquered them and proceeded to systematically destroy their civilization is not to be lauded.
Utter ill informed, revisionist horse shit.
almost had it right.
If only you had stopped at “Muslims have not produced anything great”
This has to be satire.
Then there is the Sadra Project in Jubail......
These delusions are published in the American press regularly. Time magazine these days is about as thick and influential as a comic book. Sadly the American press refuses to tell the truth or criticize Obama, Kerry, the Democrats and their policies. Journalists have devolved into Soviet style apparatchiks and propagandists.
Tall buildings do not make a rtenaissance.
And just like all the other one-commodity powers of the past, this too shall pass. 100 years from now the whole middle east will lie in ruins, the oil long gone, their cities lying in ruins and in a perpetual state of civil war. The sheiks will have long fled after fleecing every last cent from under the deserts.
Politics and influence change over time. Just a couple of decades ago, we were all treated to the exact same lie about how influential, how momentous, how irreplaceable the culture, science and influence of Mother Africa was.
Take the same old lying stories and bleats from then and replace ‘African/black/whatever’ with Muslim and VIOLA! You got this story....all crap on a stick.
The businesses flocking there in droves are the evidence of the renaissance
Denial is a river in Egypt and a trait of many on Free Republic
On a global scale Muslims rank as top intellectuals.
Islam HAS had the western nations gladly commit national suicide. Europe is inviting savages by the millions that destroy everything in their path. Islam is a scourge.
Silence, I kill you!
What a distorted view of history.... all the missies ever did was to INVADE other countries and steal their ideas. There is nothing of value that this ‘group’ has contributed to the word. On the other hand much of the misery and problems the world has faced and does face is as a direct result of them
Those that can are already fleeing the failed political entities and crumbling Islamic cultures in Africa and the Mideast toward the lands formerly known as Christendom. Soon it will be a stampede.