Arab Prof. Salim Al-Hassani doctors Islamic science fiction book for UK

Abominable Islamic propaganda for UK textbooks: petro-dollars hard at work. The only thing the Arabs ever invented is Islam and the burka…

mini-quranThe only ‘science’ Mohammedans have ever invented are the false claims in the Koran…

UK foundation to distribute textbook that lauds Muslim world’s scientific and cultural heritage

Sep. 2, 2009

jonny paul, jpost correspondent in london , THE JERUSALEM POST

An educational foundation in the UK has announced plans to distribute to high schools a free book that highlights the scientific and cultural legacies of Muslim civilization.

1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in Our World is the creation of the Foundation for Science Technology and Civilization (FSTC), a Manchester-based organization set up to raise awareness of the contributions of the Muslim world to modern civilization.

FSTC said the contribution that Muslim and other civilizations have made to the modern world has been widely overlooked and that its team of academics has focused on debunking the myth of the so-called “Dark Ages of Civilization.”

“The period between the 7th and 17th centuries – which has been erroneously labeled ‘the Dark Ages’ – was in fact a time of exceptional scientific and cultural advancement in China, India and the Arab world,” Prof. Salim Al-Hassani, chief editor of the book, said.

“This is the period in history that gave us the first manned flight, huge advances in engineering, the development of robotics and the foundations of modern mathematics, chemistry and physics.”

The foundation said it hoped to distribute 3,000 copies of the book to UK schools by October and is seeking public support for the campaign through a sponsorship scheme.

Last month, British evolutionary biologist, popular science author and outspoken atheist Richard Dawkins announced plans to distribute free DVDs to high schools across the UK.

“While the Dawkins campaign, supported by the British Humanist Association, positions science and religion as opposing forces, the 1001 Inventions project reminds us that for 1,000 years the religious and the scientific were comfortable bedfellows and led to unprecedented openness to new ideas and social change,” the FSTC said.

The foundation said it was not challenging Dawkins with the free book but only wanted to “encourage debate about the relationship between science, faith and culture.”

It said FSTC has campaigned for school curriculums to acknowledge the scientific achievements of Muslim civilization for more than a decade.

“Whilst the Dawkins DVD teaches young people about the experimental scientific method, it fails to point out that it was pioneered by a religious physicist called Ibn-Al Haytham, who saw no conflict in being both a Muslim and a scientist,” Prof. Al-Hassani said.

The book comes with a DVD, a poster set for classrooms, a free Teachers Pack and lesson plans.

Responding to the initiative Jon Benjamin, chief executive of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, the representative organization of Anglo-Jewry, said: “Foundations can distribute materials to schools, but that does not mean that schools will or should use them. We would expect the DCSF [Department for Children, Schools and Families] to monitor carefully what is made available to children for appropriateness and balance.”

The project has been accused of being Islamic propaganda by a London-based think tank.

“This organization calling itself the FSTC is not an educational project. It is a dawah project. That is, it is Islamic propaganda,” said Douglas Murray, director of the Center for Social Cohesion, a non-partisan organization that focuses on issues related to community cohesion in the UK.

“There is significant ignorance these days, in the Britain, and the West in general, about our own scientific and cultural heritage. Organizations like the FSTC aim to step into the gap created by that ignorance and claim that the roots of our culture do not lie in our Greek and Judeao-Christian heritage, but in Islamic history.”

Murray accused the FSTC of mixing propaganda with scientific history.

“There are those who would claim that no good whatsoever has come from the Islamic world, such claims are demonstrably ignorant. But it is also ignorant and indeed ridiculous to mix propaganda with scientific history as the people behind this project seem to be doing.”

A spokesperson from the Department for Children, Schools and Families said schools could use the material at their discretion.

12 thoughts on “Arab Prof. Salim Al-Hassani doctors Islamic science fiction book for UK”

  1. “The only thing the Arabs ever invented is Islam and the burka…”

    I think this sums up the total of this blog actually, they will publish all sorts of BS to justify themselves. Next they will be supporting alien procuded crop-circles or say that it was a conspiracy from Islamists.

    The truth hurts doesn’t blog-owner. That during the time when most Europeans were suffering unhygenic conditions, living in sheds with their chickens and pigs (Pierre you there?), did not know what sanitation was, mentioned the word science and some priest will have you burnt or drowned as a witch, believed that maggots came from meat and mice came from straw, that the Earth was the centure of the universe and everything else rotated around it – the Muslim World was a much more healthier, more science oriented and openend minded world.

    It must really burn and insult you that this is true and while so many of the Europeans were dying from basically preventable diseases and living in basic ignorance, Muslims were using water flushed toilets, bathing in hot water and a thing called soap, improved and created what is now accepted as the first modern purpose built hospitals and had the time and effort to study astronomy, medicine, philosophy, metalurgy, chemistry and phisics – and making great leaps into architecture.

    But we know from the pages of BS on this blog, that he will side step and either call it taqqiya or “I do not care” and probably just change the story, probably like why is the Muslim world the third world and Europe advanced. Something we already have spoke about in length and which he has simply avoided debating and gone back to the “I do not care and taqqiya excuse, yet again”.

    So go ahead blog-owner, continue make the process all the more funny, distorted and obviously all – non-serious.

    1. Pebbles, sulker. Pebbles. Uneven numbers!

      Not dung or bones, for those are the food of the jinn!

      Have you heard of the Romans, Sulker? Aqueducts, Roman baths etc? A 7th century marauding desert Arab couldn’t even imagine the standard of our civilization. Neither can 70% of Mohammedans today who are Illiterate, stoopid and poor BECAUSE OF ISLAM! Even today it is US Westerners who build the absurd, pretentious palaces for the oil-slick Arabs.

      You lack basic understanding, sulker.

    2. Malcolm X:

      “5000 years ago we black people lived in palaces and dressed in silk and satin. Then the white devils came and took it all away from us!”

      Solkar:

      “Muslims were using water flushed toilets, bathing in hot water and a thing called soap, improved and created what is now accepted as the first modern purpose built hospitals and had the time and effort to study astronomy, medicine, philosophy, metalurgy, chemistry and phisics – and making great leaps into architecture.”

      Can anybody spot similarities here?

  2. * Next they will be supporting alien procuded crop-circles or say that it was a conspiracy from Islamists.

    Paraphrasing the Fawlty Towers episode with the psychiatrists –
    there’s enough material here for a Convention.

    Stick to food reviews, Solkhar.

  3. Most muslims were living in ignorance and dying from preventable diseases as well during this period. The plague claimed a good many muslims! Europeans were using soap and using running water – just not all – as the muslims were.
    The Romans were using plumbing systems, running water toilets, and fresh water piping systems 600 years before islam appeared!! The European dark ages are a misnomer – it was a time of tremendous progress in Europe on many levels. Chinese civilisation and some other Asian societies was perhaps more advanced, but only in some areas (and this is a subjective comment), in comparison to muslim and European societies during this time period. However, Muslims ceased being productive after the 14th century – actually earlier – major breakthroughs in architecture came from the Europeans when load bearing arch technology was extended in Europe (e.g. Flying Buttress of “Gothic” Cathedral fame) with superior load carrying capability to then existing forms (actually Romans made the first serious work with this technology). Mathematics flourished in Europe who brought new ideas and concepts into being, as they did with Physics, far exceeding their teachers, the ancient Greeks, who would have been proud of their students. Islamic contribution were minimal advances on Greek work with the exception of optics. Muslim claims that they were responsible for the work of Newton, the Bernouli brothers, Euler, Gallileo, Keppler, DaVinci, Fourier, Lagrange, Kelvin, Marconi, Fermat, Taylor, Galois, Riemann, a whole string of Physicists that has not ended with with people like Einstein and Feynman (both Noble prise winners of the highest order who shared a common Jewish heritage), Heisenberg, Dirac, a whole string of Chemists who brought real understand of the structure of materials, Biologists, thinkers (the list is almost endless and cover a time period of exceeding centuries) is simply rubbish, insulting, annoying and VERY easily disproved. There are some exception muslims scientists, but this is an individual acheivement and has NOTHING to do with islam, I don’t know who Al-Hussani is, this is the first I have seen of this “academic” however the world is full of cheap academics who are not worth the paper upon which their doctorates were printed. I suspect he is one. YOU DO NOT BUILD BRIDGES BY MAKING FALSE CLAIMS AND BY CLAIMING ACHIEVEMENTS WHICH YOU HAVE NEVER ACCOMPLISED. It is a new age – and you can either live in a dream world of false accomplishment or contribute to the new world – YOUR choice.

  4. YOU DO NOT BUILD BRIDGES BY MAKING FALSE CLAIMS AND BY CLAIMING ACHIEVEMENTS WHICH YOU HAVE NEVER ACCOMPLISED…..
    Right Kaw.

  5. I heard once that all islamic inventions and achievements weren’t at all those of the muslims, but just the islamic appropriations of the achievements of the countries that they took over by violent conquest and jihad.

    I tend to think that this may be the truth. I also imagine that in 200 years time, if the islamic conquest of Europe is to go as planned by our treacherous leaders, then the invention of TV, radio, computers, advances in medicine, advances in anything that may progress the human race, then textbooks will attribute this to the “advanced civilisation” of islam and all it has done since it infiltrated the West. I also think that post-islamification, things will not advance at all. In fact without the free-thinking European peoples, the entire world once succumbed to the global Caliphate, will perish in a wave of suicide bombings and a perverse lack of any type of skills required to maintain a society any further than how to breed. Let’s face it, mohammedan societies are hardly great in the fields of agriculture or animal husbandry.

    If this world is islamified, then I hope this brings about the end of mankind entirely.

    I hope they choke on the sands of the deserts they create!

  6. Perhaps while he is thinking of all the great Mohammedan INVENTIONS (n.b. improving someone elses work is NOT inventing Solkhar) he can also tell us the answers to the questions we are STILL waiting for from him about illogical sagistic evil allah creating people with the sole purpose of punishing them ad why Mohammedans dont like homosexuals in this life but allah gives them “Pearly Boys’ to play with in the ‘great knocking shop in the sky’ that is Islamic paradise. Surely Solkhar cant fail allah by refusing to defend him can .

  7. The problem here is when you have an agenda-based blog-owner who is there to create hate he will do the Spencer Twist.

    So for instance if talk about the period of the 9th to 15th centuries, you will find that the life amongst Muslims were as I said. Things come and go, it is simple as that. Davey Crocket above talks about “what he heard” and I suggest he goes and studies himself, avoiding of course those with a reason to push one view or the other, just go to academic books and avoid Spencer or the above al Hassani items.

    But the facts do remain, yes the Romans and Greeks worked hard on infrastracture and Muslims expanded on it with say Cordoba and Istanbul both having the best sanitation systems of the world at that time. Europeans had soap, the purchased it from the Arabs and Moors and it was expensive, as was parfume. Many Muslims died from the plague as well, but none like the Europeans did, mostly because of the higher hygiene levels and yes, though the blog-owner will hate it – the first of what is now considered a hospital in the modern sense of the world was a Muslim concept, expanding on older but mixed-function structures. From the 9th to the 12th century, the only two effective universities in the world (that still remain to this day) were in Fez and Cairo. These are facts and as much as the blog-owner will try, they will not away. I am sure he will also refuse to believe that in the 9th century when the Arabs crossed and invaded Iberia (there was no Spain then), the modern, trained and technically superior Arab and Berber forces were so great that the others were simply outmatched and the forces in fact would have continued to Paris if it was not for a death and a pull-out by a Berber King that halved and stopped the army. Such is the fate in the hands of God to what happens.

    Theresaj asks the question even though it has been discussed and answered on this thread. The Muslim World has suffered from a number of aspects and none are hidding it.

    Al Andalus was a great place and at its hight was by far the richest, most modern and advanced of nations. But that advancement, strengths bread corruption and laziness and so the following generations took the place for granted and allowed for it to fall into disrepair and collapse, thus allowing the radical Catholic Castillians to overtake and crush them – forcing the Muslims, Jews and non-Catholics to flee to Morocco and Tunisia or be tortured, killed or forced to convert. The remnants are mostly here in Morocco, the history of much of Al Andalus was re-written with only the last 15 years the Spanish authorities alterning their history books to reflect the truths and in fact now capitialize on tourism to Cordoba showing proudly “its southern Islamic history”.

    What made the Muslim world fall into disrepair as a whole was not the story of Andalous, it happend a hundred and fifty years later. The climate insured that the Western world was more populous and the west controlled the seas. They embraced gunpowerder more than the Mulslims did as well. Thus, the wealth of the new-world and its growing population and larger armies ensured a western dominance and later when the industrial revolution occured, the dominance was made permanant with the ability to conquer and colonize.

    Thus as the wealth and global dominance by the west continued, the Muslim and other non-Western nations fell down, their chances for competing in quality of life fell and as is always the case when controlled by others, tribalism, bickering, and conservatism grows stronger.

    Remember this “theresaj” and others, you like to say the west became leaders and the Islamic world fell down, but you forget the non-Western / non-Muslim world also did – so what, they grew in advancement and Muslims did not? Get real.

    That is the hole in your arguments and shows the bias and failure of point.

    History is clear and has no bias, the realities are there if you like it or not. The Muslim world fell to the West because of the fate of geography, failing to grasp succesfully the concept of gun-powder and sailing the seas – thus allowing for western dominance.

    1. Ah, the lovely fairy tales of Al Andaluz and Mohammedan civilization! You sound as if you were there, sulker.

      “Al Andalus was a great place and at its hight was by far the richest, most modern and advanced of nations. But that advancement, strengths bread corruption and laziness and so the following generations took the place for granted and allowed for it to fall into disrepair and collapse, thus allowing the radical Catholic Castillians to overtake and crush them – forcing the Muslims, Jews and non-Catholics to flee to Morocco and Tunisia or be tortured, killed or forced to convert. The remnants are mostly here in Morocco,”

      There is so much garbage, wishful thinking and logical nonsense in that statement that I’ll keep it as an example for warped Moslem spin.

      “…they grew in advancement and Muslims did not? Get real.”

      This is real: Islam stifles mental growth. Fact.

      Look in the mirror, Solkar: PROOF!

  8. * The problem here is when you have an agenda-based blog-owner who is there to create hate he will do the Spencer Twist.

    Let’s twist again with Spinmeister Solkhar. Spin any faster & you’ll
    drill down & strike oil (or something gushing forth).

    * The Muslim world fell to the West because of the fate of geography, failing to grasp succesfully the concept of gun-powder and sailing the seas – thus allowing for western dominance.

    “Allah” did not understand these concepts & impart them through
    the “perfect man”? Proper Preparation and Planning Prevents Piss
    Poor Performance.

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