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The Myth Of Islamic Golden Ages

slamic civilization, the various golden ages of Islamic civilization always occur early in the first few centuries in which a new territory is occupied. Wherever the various Muslim vanguards invaded, the vast majority of the population was non-Muslim. It would take many years for this population to be converted and assimilated. These non-Muslims or recent converts are the ones who carried on the work which many historians are prone to attribute to "Islamic" civilization. Thus, a distinction must be drawn between the so-called high Islamic civilization and the religion of Islam. Eventually as the process of Islamization proceeds the non-Islamic...

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The Fire Sale Of America

ere's a fucking thought for you in the cocksure crowd. There's one thing that seems apparent to me. You have been invited to the fire sale of America. The Democrats seem intent on giving America away, and Republicans seem hell bent on selling it to anyone, but the Saudis and Chinese, in particular. I'm not going to back these fragments up with any data. There is already plenty on this blog to read on these leadership failures. Use the labels and keywords to search, if you're truly interested. Frankly, it looks to me like everyone is suited up for the...


U.S. Presses China On Trade

UNITED STATES PRESSES China on Trade Issues—Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, in Beijing, is said to have appealed for help in shoring up America's position on free trade. Of course, a top Chinese official stated that change was already on the way, while complaining that Americans fail to understand China. Fail to understand? Isn't that the same rhetorical device used by certain African-Americans to stonewall any accusations that perhaps much of that community's problems reside within its own ulture and attitudes? Recall the animosity Bill Cosby received on the heels of his straight talk on personal responsibility and hard work to...


Beating The Dead Horse

TILL READING THE RADICAL center book. But let's get simple here. Am I conservative? I have morals. Am I liberal? I want the American worker to be productive, and compensated accordingly. I want decent jobs to stay in this country. I want to buy American made products and services. I want a health care system affordable enough to protect the American family. I want our taxes to stay in AMERICA with the idea of improving AMERICA—NOT to Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. I want the media to be owned by more than three or four corporations. We need our borders closed and...