Oct 12, 1999 05:00 PM
by Bart Lidofsky
That was the Arabic peoples, not the religion of Islam. This is
significant considering the context of the original discussion.
> About the Islam not being a sourse of western culture:
> Islam is certainly part of the sourse of western culture.
> Here in Europe we would not have had the Greek and Roman
> texts to study from in the Middle Ages, if it had not been
> for the way the Muslims preserved these texts in their
> library's and university's. This is not a widely known
> fact, but it is a fact nonetheless. And since American
> culture owes a lot to European culture, the same goes for
> american (US) culture.
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