Comment by Jim Campbell
March 5th, 2019
One would have to search long and far to find a group of followers as the ones outlined below.
They are for the most part products of inbreeding in the Middle East and Africa.
The West would be a better place if they were sent back to where they came.
If they have become American Citizens, we are stuck with them.
I’m going to have to disagree with pretty much all of this.
None of the plants you list are native to Muslim lands with the exception of spinach in Persia.
Several were introduced to Greece and Rome in ancient times.
The rest spread throughout Asia without any Muslim involvement in the first place, and many would likely have spread to Europe sooner had the Muslim conquests not disrupted the ancient trade routes through Persia.
While the word “algebra” is a transliteration of the Arabic name, the science comes from Greece and India.
Similarly the “Arabic-Hindu” numerals have nothing to do with Muslim development, and are just another in a string of innovations seized by Muslims by conquest and then claimed by them.
Again, even in presenting them you note the numerous non-Muslims involved in providing the base that Muslims supposedly expanded on.
Rather than look at what some few managed to add, why not ask how much was lost by the devastation their conquests caused?
Indeed, especially consider that with your previous article on discoveries during the Middle Ages in Europe.
Europeans seem quite capable of developing new things.
What might have been accomplished if so much classical knowledge had not been lost, and so much wealth and manpower been expended fighting off the Muslim conquests?
4. Astronomy and Navigation
Yet again we see Muslims building on European traditions.
Let us remember that the Phoenicians traded with Scandinavia, and Rome stretched from the North Sea to the Red Sea.
And let us remember that, despite all their research, it was not Muslims who first circumnavigated the world, or even just crossed the Atlantic or Pacific.
In this we see the greatest absurdity of Islam – with all those great philosophers, what happened?
They took the works of Aristotle and Plato and advanced them.
Overall, between things “saved” by Muslims that were only “Lost” because of Muslim conquests, things “introduced” by Muslims that could have been traded centuries earlier without the Muslim conquests, limited contributions to existing foundations.
Things seized wholesale from other cultures and given a Muslim veneer, and the fact that it was only Europe that could actually do anything with this knowledge while Muslims were content to “lose” it almost as quickly as it appeared, Medieval Islam contributed very little to Western Civilization.
As for what it has cost Western Civilization, we see it played out daily with murder among Shia and Sunni, Car Bombings, Homicide bombings, and random acts of wanton murder in countries that let them lay down their malignant roots.
This is clearly fratricidal behavior allowing them to keep their killing skills finely tuned.
Islam is not a religion it is the cult of death.
What religion on earth issues a fatwa, death sentence upon those who no longer by their nonsense?
March 5, 2019
In the heavily Muslim populated area of Birmingham, UK, an estimated 600 Muslim children have been withdrawn from a school in protest against lessons about homosexuality and gender equality.
Even better, some of the Muslim parents said they would rather leave the UK than allow their children to continue attending Parkfield Community School.
And some have done just that and are returning to Pakistan.
At Parkfield, 98% of the 750 pupils are from an Islamic background.
Daily Mail The pupils, ages 4 – 11, who represent about 80% of the school’s enrollment, are being kept home from Parkfield Community School in Birmingham to protest the school’s ‘No Outsiders’ program, which teaches children about LGBT lifestyles.
(Unlike Muslim schools, they don’t teach the children that homosexuals should be thrown off roofs)
The Alum Community Rock Forum told Birmingham Live the pupils were pulled out of the classroom, because the school was ‘undermining parental rights and aggressively promoting homosexuality’.
‘Dialogue, petitioning and protests by parents have been repeated and arrogantly ignored,’ the forum said. ‘Our children, our choice – work with parents not against them.’
Friday’s action comes after weekly demonstrations against the school’s programme, including one that was attended by 300 parents and children last month.
Parents’ anger is aimed at the school’s assistant head Andrew Moffat, who is behind the No Outsiders lessons.
He created the scheme to teach children about the Equality Act and British values.
Pupils at the school – rated outstanding by Ofsted – have five of these lessons a year, covering areas outlined in the Act: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
The program was first piloted at the school in 2014 and is now also taught at dozens of other schools in the country.
Mr Moffat, who is in a civil partnership, was made an MBE for services to equality and diversity in education in 2017.
He is currently shortlisted for a ‘world’s best teacher’ award.
Mariam Ahmed, whose four-year-old daughter attends the school, organized a petition against the No Outsiders project.
She said: ‘What they are teaching is not right, they are too young.
There are nine parts of the Act and they only seem to be focusing on one, homosexuality, and that is wrong.
They need to have an ethos which reflects the area.
One father at the school, whose six-year-old daughter attends the school, said his wife wanted to leave the country rather than let her daughter attend the lessons.
The man, who did not want to be named, said: ‘My daughter has asked questions my wife did not know how to answer.
‘She is too young for this. A family who live near me have already returned to Pakistan because of it.’
Some of the parents said Islam did not accept homosexuality, while others said they were not against it, but accused the teacher of promoting ‘personal beliefs’.
Mr Moffat said he tried to meet parents, but stopped when they became ‘personal and aggressive.’
He has described receiving threats from parents online.
He told the BBC: ‘I have felt very threatened … it’s been a challenging couple of weeks.
‘However, what keeps me going is the support from the school which is absolutely brilliant, Ofsted [and] the city council.’
The Government is bringing in new compulsory ‘relationships’ education which will include teaching tolerance of same-sex couples and transgender people.
Parkfield Community School has said it wants pupils to be ‘accepting and to welcome anybody.’
In a statement it said it was ‘disappointed’ by the protest but had ‘no plans’ to drop the ‘successful’ No Outsiders program.