Sales-talk about the Islamic ‘Golden Age’

Critics of Islam need to know about the Islamic “Golden Age” because it will be thrown at them on various occasions. That Golden Age ended in the 13th century A.D… Actually, according to many historians, it ended even earlier than that — in the 12th or even the 11th century.

True, at this period there was a lot of culture and civilization in the Muslim world (depending on when and depending on where). Yet that was around eight centuries ago — at the least! Not only that: virtually the entire Islamic Golden Age was engendered by the influence of Greek philosophy and science; as well as of Jewish and Christian theology, and Persian and Indian culture.

It is, therefore, a sign of desperation that Muslims need to go back so far in order to sell us the idea that Islam “is a religion of culture… and peace”.

  • tom_billesley

    The “Golden Age” of Islam ended in the 13th century A.D.
    Yay Mongols.

  • ntt1

    islam is like the borg collective ,overwhelming and absorbing other more innovative cultures ,allowing those cultures to continue as dhimmis before snuffing out their freethinking as a threat to islamic thought.

  • Waffle

    Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies. . .

    Why do people prefer lies to the truth? Tell me . . .

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    If they throw that at me then I’ll just start singing Walking on the Moon.
    Giant steps are what you take.
    Muslims on the moon.
    I hope my legs don’t break.
    Muslims on the moon.
    We could walk forever.
    Muslims on the moon.
    We could be together.
    Muslims on.
    Muslims on the moon.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    We live in the Golden Age of Bullshit.

  • xavier

    Golden age? More like a Lead age. Far too many people ignore that in the 5 and 6th century AD before the Arab usurper came the centre of Christianity was in North Africa.

    After the invasions, in a space of a 150 years the Moslems turned that region into a spiritual and physical desert.
    Finally if the Moslems are soooo tolerant why did the Copts revolt already in 900 AD?

    It’s time to get in the Moslems faces by quoting the gloating by Moslem chroniclers of the period. That way Moslems insufferable smugness will be at an end

    • P_F

      Also, ask Hindus how the mohammedan conquest & rule of India went for them. The ruins of their tolerance are spread across the land.

      • xavier

        Yup that’she the subject of Naipul’s India: a wounded civilization.

        Isn’t it revealing that wherevery Moslems show up they disrupt, destroy and corrode everything they do.

        They really are a destructive lot and by their fruits you’ll know them indeed