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Peace and love to everyone.

It's been 14 years since 9/11, and I see lots of hate and prejudice directed at Muslims and Arabs, including those who condemn the 9/11 attacks (that is, if they were actually carried out by a group that belonged to either Arabs or Muslims...).

From Tumblr:

Yes, lets imagine a world WITHOUT MUSLIMS, shall we?

Without Muslims you wouldn’t have:

🔹 Coffee

🔹 Cameras

🔹 Experimental Physics

🔹 Chess

🔹 Soap

🔹 Shampoo

🔹 Perfume/spirits

🔹 Irrigation

🔹 Crank-shaft, internal combustion engine, valves, pistons

🔹 Combination locks

🔹 Architectural innovation (pointed arch -European Gothic cathedrals adopted this technique as it made the building much stronger, rose windows, dome buildings, round towers, etc.)

🔹 Surgical instruments

🔹 Anesthesia

🔹 Windmill

🔹 Treatment of Cowpox

🔹 Fountain pen

🔹 Numbering system

🔹 Algebra/Trigonometry

🔹 Modern Cryptology

🔹 3 course meal (soup, meat/fish, fruit/nuts)

🔹 Crystal glasses

🔹 Carpets

🔹 Checks

🔹 Gardens used for beauty and meditation instead of for herbs and kitchen.

🔹 University

🔹 Optics

🔹 Music

🔹 Toothbrush

🔹 Hospitals

🔹 Bathing

🔹 Quilting

🔹 Mariner’s Compass

🔹 Soft drinks

🔹 Pendulum

🔹 Braille

🔹 Cosmetics

🔹 Plastic surgery

🔹 Calligraphy

🔹 Manufacturing of paper and cloth

It was a Muslim who realized that light ENTERS our eyes, unlike the Greeks who thought we
EMITTED rays, and so invented a camera from this discovery.

It was a Muslim who first tried to FLY in 852, even though it is the Wright Brothers who have taken the credit.

It was a Muslim by the name of Jabir ibn Hayyan who was known as the founder of modern Chemistry. He transformed alchemy into chemistry. He invented: distillation, purification, oxidation, evaporation, and filtration. He also discovered sulfuric and nitric acid.

It is a Muslim, by the name of Al-Jazari who is known as the father of robotics.

It was a Muslim who was the architect for Henry V’s castle.

It was a Muslim who invented hollow needles to suck cataracts from eyes, a technique still used today.

It was a Muslim who actually discovered inoculation, not Jenner and Pasteur to treat cowpox.
The West just brought it over from Turkey

It was Muslims who contributed much to mathematics like Algebra and Trigonometry, which was imported over to Europe 300 years later to Fibonnaci and the rest.

It was Muslims who discovered that the Earth was round 500 years before Galileo did.

The list goes on and on...

Just imagine a world without Muslims. Now I think you probably meant, JUST IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT TERRORISTS. And then I would agree, the world would definitely be a better place without those pieces of filth. But to hold a whole group responsible for the actions of a few is ignorant and racist. No one would ever expect Christians or White people to be held responsible for the acts of Timothy McVeigh (Oklahoma bombing) or Anders Breivik (Norway killing), or the gun man that shot Congresswoman Giffords in head, wounded 12 and killed 6 people, and rightly so because they had nothing to do with those incidents! Just like the rest of the 1.5 billion Muslims have nothing to do with this incident!


Sources:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/how-islamic-inventors-changed-the-world-469452.html

http://articles.cnn.com/2010-01-29/world/muslim.inventions_1_hassani-inventions-muslim?_s=PM:WORLD

http://www.ummahedinburgh.co.uk/radio/files/Muslim-Invention-Article.pdf

Comments

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starsandbread
16th Dec, 2015 20:14 (UTC)
That is one of my favourite posts from tumblr and I wish everyone would know this.
kattidya
17th Dec, 2015 16:36 (UTC)
It's so weird admitting that Tumblr taught me far more about life, politics, sexuality, social justice, and my own body, than school ever did :D
starsandbread
17th Dec, 2015 19:02 (UTC)
Same here. You are not alone. If I hadn't been on tumblr I would have never learned to find ways to describe myself and realize that it is okay to be the way I am.
I would have never learned to many interesting facts about other cultures and history.
Sure you have to choose trustful sources there but I love this site so much. Until now I haven't made that much bad experiences like I did on other sites and I am on tumblr since five years now.

Fun fact: Once I had to write a little eassy about a certain year for school and I found a few really useful informations on tumblr and it was both weird and funny to use tumblr as source xD
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