| Islam and the Scientific Revolution
| Thursday, December 24, 2015
In reaction to their perceived subordination to the West, Muslims
have sought arbitrarily to appropriate key scientific discoveries as
their own, and to this end they have fabricated an alternative history
This places crucial discoveries associated with the
Scientific Revolution not in the 17th century in the hated
West, where they actually happened, but rather hundreds of years earlier
in the ‘Golden Age of Islam’, from which it is alleged the crucial
principles of scientific inquiry and the resulting discoveries were
In carrying out this propaganda coup, they have been helped
immensely by the petrodollar funding of innumerable scholarly centres,
professorial positions, academic bodies, and research projects,
specially commissioned books and articles, and documentaries, along with
the necessary promotion and marketing. As has been pointed out in previous Quadrant Online articles,
this effort has been so successful that even someone as allegedly
astute as Malcolm Turnbull has been taken in.
He, of course, has the
excuse of ignorance, naivety, opportunism and political correctness;
academics, commentators, and media hacks however have no excuse – they
make and acquiesce to these bogus claims for religious loyalty,
propaganda purposes, career advancement, and the money.
Although it slips frequently into absurdity there is a determined and coordinated international effort by Muslims to enshrine an alternative history of science that exalts the role of the Arabs and other Muslim scholars while downplaying and marginalizing the role of the Western scientists, philosophers and intellectuals whose titanic efforts produced the Scientific Revolution and transformed the world.
This bogus counter-narrative is widely accepted as valid in Muslim societies, where there are very high levels of resentment at the West and a strong desire to assert the superiority of Islam against all other faiths in all areas of life.
It has also been able to gain considerable traction in the West because of the control exercised over the universities, schools and the media by the Green-Left, and because of the opportunistic and politically correct actions and utterances of our political leadership, exemplified by Turnbull, who have proven unable or unwilling to counter the Green-Left-Islamist united front or act (or empower others to act) as effective champions of Western Civilization and liberal democracy.
Read it all here.......................
|posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 9:44 AM