GayandRight

My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (www.freethinkingfilms.com)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Europe's bad attitude.....

Yes, Europe is hostile to Islam, and their attitude must change...
The Kashmir University vice-chancellor, Riyaz Punjabi, on Wednesday urged scholars to work together to change the ‘not-so-friendly’ perspective of the European nations about Islam and Muslims.

Addressing academics, scholars and students at a seminar on Arabic language and literature, Punjabi said, “When Europe was in utter darkness, people there resorted to Arabic language to safeguard their knowledge and it was through the efforts of the Arab scholars that the great renaissance in Europe became possible.”

Punjabi, however, said the European scholars accepted and assimilated Islamic knowledge without even properly acknowledging their original beneficiaries. They have even distorted the names of many scholars while they refer to them, he added.

The four-day seminar titled ‘contribution of Kashmir to Arabic language and literature’ is organised by the varsity’s department of Arabic.

Punjabi said there was need to work together and change the ‘not-so-friendly’ perspective of the European nations about Islam and its people.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

“When Europe was in utter darkness, people there resorted to Arabic language to safeguard their knowledge and it was through the efforts of the Arab scholars that the great renaissance in Europe became possible.”

I don't know what he means? That Europe spoke Arabic?? Is this another example of fundamentalist religious people rewriting history.

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