Sunday, March 12, 2006

1001 Muslim Inventions

"1001 Inventions: Discover the Muslim Heritage in Our World": an exibit touring England. Go here for a full description; for the short version, an article in The Independent. Among the contributions named by The Independent: coffee, the bank check, distillation, inoculation, the fountain pen, shampoo, the Camera Obscura, modern surgical instruments, the windmill, the three-course meal, the crank-shaft, quilting, and the garden as a site of meditation. And much more. I found this at The Angry Arab News Service.

(Please read: you are not allowed to learn this in school. Otherwise we might regard Muslims and Arabs as something other than primitives, fanatics, and terrorists.)

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