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Unfortunately it is not correctly explained that nearly all so called 'islamic' inventions are actually Iranian. It was the Iranian Empires that gave the world knowledge and also helped information and goods from the East - China etc- to reach Europe via the Silk Road and vice versa. The arabs conquered Iran after Iran and the Eastern Roman Empire had weakened each other in a series of devastating wars- who remembers that the Sasanian Emperor Khosrow II had by 620 conquered all of Asia up to Constantinople and Egypt- only to be turned back by Heraclius in 624? Only 10 yrs later the bedouin defeated both Empires.
The Iranian Empires were based on tolerance (witness treatment of Jews and… Read more