It’s been almost 7 years since the destruction of the World Trade Center towers by a group of people who called themselves Moslems. Ever since, the relentless right wing radio talk shows and other ultra conservative media outlets have taken this disgraceful act of terrorism and exploited it to attack Islam, the Islamic culture and Moslems in general. Although inherently racially motivated, the cursory claim is that the Islamic world has not contributed anything beneficial to mankind and has only contributed to repression, war and terror.
What is refreshing is that less than a mile away from the WTC site there is an exhibition at the Liberty Sciences Center (part of the Liberty State Park that contains the Statue of Liberty) entitled “Islamic Science Re-Discovered”. It is beautifully assembled and shows the contributions of the Islamic world to sciences and technology >>> Full text