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99,708. A statement calling for a ban on Muslims entering the United States has been removed from Donald Trump’s campaign website.
The Trump team appears to have removed the statement, in which Mr Trump said on December 7, 2015: ‘Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on. (Immigration & Muslim & Trump) Telegraph online article Helena Horton 10th November 2016 ‘Muslim Ban Statement Removed from Donald Trump’s Website’
61,481. Could the West be consigned to history? Without superior science there would be no Western superpower today. But it wasn’t always like this. A thousand years ago it was the Muslim world that was at the cutting edge of science. (Civilisation & Science & Muslim & Ottoman & Turkey) Niall Ferguson, Civilisation: Is the West History? II Science 2011
84,342. For the Ottoman Empire it was the beginning of the end. A moment of imperial overstretch with disastrous consequences. It was actually the first time the Ottomans had had to accept a peace treaty from victorious Christian adversities. (Civilisation & Science & Muslim & Ottoman & Turkey) ibid.
689. In stark contrast the Ottomans’ progress was severely hampered by religion. In the words of one Muslim cleric: ‘It is rare that someone becomes absorbed in this foreign science without renouncing religion and letting go the reigns of piety within him.’ (Religion & Science & Ottoman & Muslim & Civilisation & Turkey) ibid.
690. Muslim scientists could not even access the latest research from Europe. Because their religion now prevented them from reading printed books. For the Ottomans, script was sacred. (Religion & Muslim & Science & Ottoman & Books & Civilisation & Turkey) ibid.
691. In Ottoman schools science yielded to narrowly religious study. (Religion & Science & Ottoman & School & Muslim & Civilisation & Turkey) ibid.
84,343. Abdul [Hamid] was determined to emulate Western civilisation in every respect. (Civilisation & Science & Muslim & Ottoman & Turkey) ibid.
84,344. Fourteen tons of gold leaf were used to used guild the palace ceilings, from which hung a grand total of thirty-six chandeliers ... This place is so wildly over the top it’s a like a cross between Grand Central Station and the Grand Paris Opera. But it shows just how far the Ottomans was prepared to go to imitate the ways of the West. (Civilisation & Science & Muslim & Ottoman & Turkey) ibid.
84,345. The Ottomans still didn’t really get it. Because if they were serious with catching up with the West they needed so much more than just a Western-style palace. They needed a new constitution. A new alphabet. A whole new state. And the fact they ended up getting all of these things was thanks in very large part to one man: his name was Kemal Ataturk. His mission was to be Turkey’s Frederick the Great. (Civilisation & Science & Muslim & Ottoman & Turkey) ibid.
84,346. For six centuries the Christian West and the Ottoman empire in the Muslim east had been locked in conflict. Now under the rule of Kemal Ataturk in the early twentieth century that conflict would finally come to an end. For centuries, Ataturk argued, Turks had been walking from the East in the direction of the West. Now under his leadership they would finally reach their destination. Here on the banks of the Bosphorus, East would meet West. Not just geographically but culturally. Central to the Western orientation of Turkey was the introduction of a secular form of government. No longer would religion be allowed to dominate the political arena. There would be secular laws for a secular state. (Civilisation & Science & Muslim & Ottoman & Turkey) ibid.
56,495. And began their vicious slaughter of the Muslim faithful, whether citizens or soldiers. The battle raged for hours. Crusaders killed everyone they could find in the streets and the alleyways. (Jerusalem & Crusades & Muslim & Islam & Christianity) Simon Sebag Montefiore, Jerusalem: The Making of a Holy City 2/3: Invasion, Invasion, Invasion, BBC 2011
56,496. Some Muslims leapt to their deaths. (Jerusalem & Crusades & Muslim & Islam & Christianity) ibid.
56,497. The toll was probably between ten and thirty thousand dead. (Jerusalem & Crusades & Muslim & Islam & Christianity) ibid.
56,498. Islam resolved to win back the Holy City. And the man who would launch this new Holy War was Saladin. (Jerusalem & Crusades & Islam & Christianity) ibid.
4,805. A woman was the first convert of Islam. (Woman & Islam & Muslim) Professor Bettany Hughes, Divine Women III: War of the Word
4,806. The part played by female Muslim scholars has been ignored. (Woman & Islam & Muslim) ibid.
12,347. A fifth of the world’s population believe Jesus was not a Jew or a Christian but a Muslim. (Jesus & Bible & New Testament & Muslim & Islam & Koran) Dr Robert Beckford, The Hidden Story of Jesus
12,348. The Koran mentions him too – thirty-six times. (Jesus & Bible & New Testament & Muslim & Islam & Koran) ibid.
12,349. In Islam Jesus is regarded as one of God’s prophets – a precursor to Muhammad. (Jesus & Bible & New Testament & Muslim & Islam & Koran) ibid.
12,793. At Claremont the Pope commanded the knights of Europe to capture what he believed were rightfully Christian cities and kill any Muslims that stood in their way. (Christianity & Crusades & Muslims & Catholicism & Islam & Pope) Rageh Omaar, Christianity: A History: Crusades s1e4
12,794. What followed was the first major massacre of the Crusades. Hundreds perhaps thousands of Muslims were butchered here. From now on this kind of wholesale slaughter would be the calling card of Crusaders in many of the cities they conquered. (Christianity & Crusades & Muslims & Catholicism & Islam) ibid.
12,795. Most people will find it hard to believe that the Crusaders committed acts of cannibalism, but these acts were actually recorded by the Crusaders themselves. (Christianity & Crusades & Muslims & Catholicism & Cannibalism & Islam) ibid.
12,796. But it was events in the twentieth century that transformed Saladin into a cult figure. The War against the Crusaders is now seen as Islam’s greatest victory against the West. (Christianity & Crusades & Muslims & Catholicism & Islam) ibid.
12,797. But yet in Europe I am struck by the opposite: by the absence of history and the knowledge of this chapter of Christian history. (Christianity & Crusades & Muslims & Catholicism & History) ibid.
61,145. 1,400 years ago a man born here in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, changed the course of world history. For one a half billion Muslims he is the last and greatest of that long line of prophets who brought the word of God to humanity. He laid the foundations for a religion – Islam. (Islam & Muslim) Rageh Omaar, The Life of Muhammad: The Seeker
61,146. To the north was Christian Byzantium ... To the east was ... the remains of the great Persian empire. (Islam & Muslim) ibid.
61,147. Most recently a Danish cartoon portrayed him as a terrorist with a bomb in his turban. This led to an explosion of anger and protest right across the Muslim world. (Islam & Muslim) ibid.
61,148. An orphan at the tender age of six. (Islam & Muslim) ibid.
61,149. The charge by some historians is that after Muhammad’s death Muslim historians deliberately exaggerated the importance of Mecca. (Islam & Muslim) ibid.
61,150. According to Muslim tradition Muhammad was meditating as usual and he fell asleep. But then suddenly he awoke in abject terror, his body was shaking uncontrollably. He later described the experience as if an angel had him in such a tight suffocating embrace that he felt that his life was being squeezed out of him. (Islam & Muslim) ibid.
61,151. His illiteracy has become central to their faith. (Islam & Muslim) ibid.
61,152. In Mecca Muhammad and his followers were now public enemy number one. (Islam & Muslim) ibid.
61,153. Muhammad is then supposed to receive another revelation that told him his apparent acceptance of the old gods had actually been inspired by Satan. Hence, why these verses were later called the Satanic Verses. (Islam & Muslim) ibid.
61,154. This issue was then taken over by Ayatollah Khamenei, the then leader of the Islamic republic of Iran, who declared a fatwa ... The fatwa has never been lifted. (Islam & Muslim) ibid.