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Quote Caringheart Replybullet Posted: 16 December 2012 at 2:50pm
The 'golden age of Islam' occurred due to the free exchange of ideas... freedom of speech.  Education, advancement and discovery blossomed when the knowledge of all people was combined to work together.  The 'golden age of Islam' was actually the golden age of sharing ideas and knowledge, and working towards a common good.
No golden age will occur as long as any country is on lockdown. Disapprove


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Quote JeddahBoy Replybullet Posted: 16 December 2012 at 9:39pm
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Hello jeddaboy,
I was sorry to see the news reports today of the Philippines and the typhoon.  Unhappy
I immediately thought of you.
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I appreciate it...see, I told you we're not there yet...and it's always the poor people who suffer when these things happen *sigh*
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Quote JeddahBoy Replybullet Posted: 16 December 2012 at 9:59pm
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Well, the clean slate of Afghanistan is threatened by the Taliban, which still has millions of supporters. Now the foreign troops are leaving. What could happen to the investments in education? Well, the first thing will be all schools for girls getting closed. And schools for boys will be mainly about memorizing the Qur'an and practicing Jihad. The Taliban need to shrink to the size of the neo-Nazis in Germany which consists of a couple of thousand dimwits which can be controlled. Will this happen?




Very big threat indeed.  But it's nice to know that it's not stopping Afghan expats from returning.  Lots of internationals still contributing - it's a fight. 

My point is this.  The reason I started this discussion is because I felt that Islam now is so far from what it was before.  And yet we have all these modern conveniences and advancement.  Yes, Greece now is so far from Ancient Greece and Italy now is so far from Renaissance Italy.

But I think their common thread is that there was a desire to learn.  To be better than what they were before.  We are so better than this.       
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Quote Matt Browne Replybullet Posted: 17 December 2012 at 8:41am
Good to know about the returning expats! Modern Afghans can win the fight against the Stone Age Taliban, but it will be hard. 
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