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Islam History Movies
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Sioux Falls Atheists recommends the following documentaries that describe the history of Islam.

Islam has been demonized by the American media. The Islamic faith and most of its followers are as peace loving and as caring about others as any Christian, Jew or Atheist. In fact the Muslims are the ones that preserved the knowledge of the Greeks and the Romans, expanded on Greek and Roman mathematics, astronomy, architecture, agriculture and art, and passed it on to the barbarians of Europe. They were killed by those very barbarians that later became the beginning of Western Civilization. Sioux Falls Atheists think we owe a great debt to the Moors of Spain (the Muslims).

The Moors ruled most of Spain for over 600 years. Though they ruled, they were tolerant of Jews and Christians. Jews and Christians couldn't rule, but they could live peacefully side by side with the Muslims and pursued their own lives and economic well being. While the barbarians in the rest of Europe were living in mud huts the Muslims were building magnificent cities with vaulted architecture (they invented the pointed arch), building irrigation systems, building libraries and places of education. They built 100's of libraries some with as many as 600,000 manuscripts. In Cordoba alone "At a time when London was no more than a wide spot in the road Cordoba boasted a half-million citizens, 700 mosques, 300 public baths, and over 70 libraries. The twenty-one suburbs had paved and lit streets, with marble and mosaic floors and balconies. Artificial gardens and fountains graced the city proper, and paper, still unheard of to the west, was in ample supply." They had road side lighting between their cities. A Muslim, Jew or Christian could stand on a tower at night and look out across a landscape with lighted roadways running off into the distance. What a magnificent sight that must have been during the Dark Ages in the rest of Europe. The Europeans living in mud huts were quivering in them at night, afraid of the dark. What a contrast in civilizations, if we can stretch that word to the Europeans not living under Muslim rule.

1-28-16 Ancient maps of Jupiter’s path show Babylonians’ advanced maths
Ancient maps of Jupiter’s path show Babylonians’ advanced maths
A forgotten tablet has cracked a long-standing mystery about strange notations on other tablets - and shown ancient Babylonians used precursors to calculus. Thanks to a clue from a 50-year old photograph, a historian has decoded a mysterious trapezoid described on ancient Babylonian astronomical tablets. That previously unexplained description is a scheme to predict Jupiter’s place in the zodiac – and it shows that ancient Mesopotamian astronomers beat Europeans by at least 1500 years in grasping the ideas that led to integral calculus.

The movies are all available from Amazon.com but you are free to obtain them from many other sources. Amazon offers them on their website along with many alternate sources, often less expensive. Many are probably also available on NetFlix.com and elsewhere for on-line viewing. You are free to choose whatever source you please. The movie links on the following pages point to the movie location at Amazon.

The Sioux Falls Atheists endorse the Islam History documentaries described on the following 6 pages:

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Islam History Movies
Endorsed by Sioux Falls Atheists