An Islamic History Of Europe - Conquest
2:00pm Sunday, 10 Aug 2008 Society and Culture Repeat CC G
BBC Muslim reporter Rageh Omaar travels to southern Spain, Sicily and France to explore the forgotten medieval Muslim empires of al-Andalus in Spain and Sicily, and their legacy in the present.
I don't think so.
More like stolen civilisation.
Cordoba. Oh gee. It seems that before the Islamic invasion of Spain there was nothing. They lived in humpies. So popular was Islam made by the kind and gentle caliph, Abdar-Rahman, that the mosque had to be enlarged.
Now it's a cathedral, but local muslims have requested that the pope allow them to worship there.
An article here. Somehow I don't quite believe that this all happened in isolation from Greece and Rome. And looking around that site much of the "religion" pieces are about the religion of perpetual outrage.
It's a news site?
Minicapt found me this letter:
Arabs/Muslims are engaged in an explicit campaign of destruction and expropriation of cultures and communities, identities and ideas. Wherever Arab/Muslim civilization encounters a non-Arab/Muslim one, it attempts to destroy it (as the Buddhist statues in Afghanistan were destroyed, as Persepolis was destroyed by the Ayotollah Khomeini). This is a pattern that has been recurring since the advent of Islam, 1400 years ago, and is amply substantiated by the historical record. If the "foreign" culture cannot be destroyed, then it is expropriated, and revisionist historians claim that it is and was Arab, as is the case of most of the Arab "accomplishments" you cited in your speech. For example, Arab history texts in the Middle East teach that Assyrians were Arabs, a fact that no reputable scholar would assert, and that no living Assyrian would accept. Assyrians first settled Nineveh, one of the major Assyrian cities, in 5000 B.C., which is 5630 years before Arabs came into that area. Even the word 'Arab' is an Assyrian word, meaning "Westerner" (the first written reference to Arabs was by the Assyrian King Sennacherib, 800 B.C., in which he tells of conquering the "ma'rabayeh" -- Westerners. See The Might That Was Assyria, by H. W. F. Saggs).