Wednesday, June 27, 2007

We Were Something!

Looking at the new seven wonders elections, we can see that six sites were built by Muslims, Arabs, and ancient Egyptians.

Alhambra palace, The Hagia Sophia, Taj Mahal, and Timbuktu; all of these places were built by Muslims. Pyramids of Giza was built by ancient Egyptians, and Petra was built by Arabs.

This means that Muslims, Arabs, and Egyptians have given history more than any other nation did.

When we were ruling the world we left great things behind us, we didn't leave destruction, we didn't bring blacks as slaves, we didn't leave AIDS and poverty. We left things that history will remember to the end of time.

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Anonymous kinzi said...

No doubt there are amazing things done and erected by Arabs and has Muslims of the region and there is reason to be proud and rejoice. Given more than any other nation, I'm not so sure.

I'd like to encourage you to read further in history. Not every civilization conqured by Ottomons or other Islamic civilizations has as positive a memory of that was wrought.

The Hagai Sophia was built by Byzantines, not Muslims. It was conquered and repaired after an earthquake by the Ottomons.

Muslims were very much a part of the slave trade that was a horrible legacy of Western history. Slavery was only outlawed in Saudi in the middle of the last century. Many Jordanians today treat their househelpers like slaves.

AIDS did not originate in the West, and is a growing problem in the East among heterosexuals where men bring it home to their wives.

Poverty is a huge problem in Muslim Africa, Syria, and even in Jordan.

I join you in marveling at the great things that were left. I will marvel even more when todays problems in the region are solved.

27 June, 2007 10:28  
Blogger ABOUD said...

The Hagai Sophia was built by Byzantines, but if it wasn't for Mulims, it wouldn't have looked like this or survived till now.

Mulims did not hunt black in Africa and brought them to their countries as slaves. And I am not talking about how Jordanians treat housekeepers, I am talking about the general actions!

When I meant AIDS and poverty, I meant what the colonization left in Afica. Look at it, it is a continent full of water, oil, and agriculture. They changed its language, they are robbing it day and night, and they are leaving it in all these diseases.

27 June, 2007 11:32  
Anonymous Maher said...

i do believe that Arabs/Muslims built/invented/created/discovered great things..but that was when we Were ONE NATION!
Not like these days, everyone cares for himself only!

28 June, 2007 00:57  
Anonymous kinzi said...

Well, we don't know what would have happened in Istanbul, do we?

Muslims in North Africa were part of the supply chain for British and America slave suppliers. Western importation of slaves stopped after 200 years and an outcry from the public. Slavery has been a part of Arabian history since the beginning, a 'general action'. To this day in Arabic the word black and slave are synonomous. Conquered Slavic peoples were required to give up their first born son as part of their 'tax', to be castrated, converted, and serve in armies.

As far as Africa, Berbers and both Coptic Egyptians and Sudanese would argue that their language, culture and economies have been robbed.

Aboud, I don't want to be contentious, just to keep facts up front. I look forward to seeing what other topics we will agree upon in the future!


28 June, 2007 09:54  
Blogger ABOUD said...

Maher you are absolutely right, and I am going to quote Al abnoudi in the previous post, "we kol dawla talatah meter 3amla faree2"

kinzi: Being part of the supply chain isn't good, but they did NOT hunt blacks from africa and brought them like animals in cages.

"Slavery has been a part of the Arabian history"!! Which history my mate?? Blacks ruled the countries, wasn't Khafour a black?
Al Mamalik ruled the Islamic world, didn't they??

Africans, Berbers, and Coptic all still speak their own language. Nobody forced them to forget their language and speak Arabic. Even Jews still have their language and their religion untouched.

Africans now speak French, their diamonds and oil are being robbed. They are dying every single day!!

28 June, 2007 23:16  
Blogger Nadia said...

عربٌ لم يَعُدْ لنا مَحَل مِنَ الإِعْراب!!
متل ما قُلتَ يا "عبود" لقد "كُنََا", و الأصح أن تقول لقد "كَانوا" !! و لِلأسف الاّن نَتَخِذ مِنْ أمجادِهِم مِلْحاً لِنَجْعَلَ لِطَبْخَةِ العُرُوبَة طَعْماً ..أتَحَسرُ لِأننا لَنْ نَتْركَ لِأَبنائنا و أَحفادنا سِوى تاريخٍ للخيانه و الهبل.

04 July, 2007 00:11  
Blogger ABOUD said...

Nadia, that was amazing!!
I have nothing to add.

04 July, 2007 04:22  

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