Credit Due or Not
Brian C. Ledbetter
January 15. 2008 09:53
something to be said about the insecurity of modern Islam, that it feels so
compelled to continually claim full credit for past historical developments,
even if there's no evidence that it deserves any. Case in point:
15 January 2008—The history of science and civilization, as taught by many
institutions in the West, often fails to include more than 1,000 years of
Islamic heritage and civilization, according to Dr. Salim Al-Hassani of the UK-based
[Ed.:—Notice that this is not an organisation based out of Saudi
Arabia. This is a Western group, attacking the West's legitimacy from within
the comfort of the West.] Foundation for Science, Technology and
“The Renaissance couldn’t have happened out of nothing,” said Al-Hassani
while speaking at Dar Al-Hekma College here yesterday. “In the West, there’s
total ignorance of the contributions of other civilizations. [Ed.:—Try
repeating that statement around the various Islamic Studies departments on
every University campus in the West, genius.] Did modern civilization
really rise from nothing?”
Al-Hassani explained how many Western discoveries are of Muslim origin.
There was a lost age of Muslim innovation and invention that Muslims are not
communicating to the West, he said. It is not included in the their history
syllabus or textbooks either.
It's cute to see the little lies add up—The Renaissance, indeed, couldn't have
happened out of nothing. However, when one reads the primary sources
that were written at the time the movement was actually happening, do
you see paeans to Muhammed? Ishamel? The Qu'ran?
Yeah, as if.
In reality, most of the writings surrounding the Renaissance referenced Roman
history. Greek history. And, last I checked, both of those great nations
existed well over 600 years before Islam. So how is it that the
Europeans looking to those lost nations for inspiration were seeing things of Muslim
that the article linked above doesn't actually reference any Western
discoveries that were allegedly accosted from grasping Muslim hands. Why bother
with presenting things like "facts" and "evidence," when
the ultimate purpose of your message is ultimately evangelistic in
nature—Spreading the control of Islam worldwide, in this case. Besides, there
are plenty of fools
in the West that will accept your statements at face value, evidence to the
contrary or not.
'Course, I suppose one could always look at the great writer Dante's rather historic take on Muhammed, if one
wanted to know what Renaissance writers truly thought of Islam.
Previously: Muslims invented everything. Also, did you know
that Muslims discovered America? Ahmed Bedier
of CAIR-FL says it's true, so it must be, right?
Personally, I think this picture sums up Islam's contribution to the
world more than anything, but hey, I'm biased. [Ed.:—Actually, it's more
accurate to say that I'm more jaded than anything, but that's what happens when
you see nothing but the same for a year and a half...)