Muslim Tokenism at the Science Museum
By Alan Robertson — The current exhibition of “Muslim inventions” at the South Kensington science museum is an absurd example of deception, misrepresentation and falsification of history in order to appease the ever growing Third World colonisation of our country.
Under the title “1001 Inventions — discover the Muslim heritage in our world,” the exhibition claims to reveal all the contributions which Islam has made to civilisation.
Central to the exhibition is a model of a wooden water wheel. Please forgive the pun, but is this really so revolutionary?
Then there is a picture of a stone arch originating some 2000 years BC.
Sources show that the earliest known arches did originate in Mesopotamia, which would correspond to modern day Iraq, Syria and Turkey. However, since Islam did not arrive until 570 AD, this invention is not Muslim.
An interactive display allows viewers to browse other ancient inventions from the Muslim world.
Here you will see that coffee was apparently ‘invented’ by an Arab in the ninth century. Invented? Are they serious?
Carpets first appeared in Egypt, Mesopotamia, and the Middle East about 2000 BC but this is again pre-Islamic. In any case, how can carpets be an invention?
Another exhibit is entitled “naming the stars.” Only, research tells us that the Arabs translated the original names for the stars from a well-known book by the Greek astrologer Ptolemy.
While the West has sent probes into deep space, are we supposed to marvel at the fact that Muslims merely renamed the stars?
In 852 AD, a Muslim holy man jumped from a tower wearing a billowy, large cloak and lived to tell the tale.
Also, in the ninth century, Abbas ibn Firnas attempted to fly using a wing frame attached to his arms, whereupon his back was seriously injured.
Muslims apparently invented the concept of the spherical earth in the ninth century. However, the earliest known records of the concept of a spherical Earth came from Pythagoras (500 BC), Aristotle (300 BC), and in 200 BC Eratosthenes made an estimate for the circumference of the Earth.
To accredit inventions to a religion is complete nonsense. Inventions are the result of ingenuity on the part of one or more people.
Do we concern ourselves with the religion of Robert Stevenson, Thomas Edison or James Watt? No. We remember what they did for science and human development.
What is distinctly lacking in the exhibition is any modern contribution whatsoever.
In fact, what have the Arabs invented lately? The answer is not much in the last one thousand years.
Let us consider relativity, quantum mechanics, microprocessors, the television… Do any of these things come from the Arabs, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Northern Africa or Turkey? No.
This is clearly a ’feel-good’ promotion of multiculturalism and nothing more. To advertise all over the southeast with posters proclaiming the wonder of Muslim inventions is an attempt to dull the revolutionary impulse.
Electricity, flight, motor transport and space exploration are all the result of Western endeavour.
It should never be forgotten that our forefathers in Great Britain invented many of the things that civilised the world.
In the nineteenth century, the invention of huge steam powered motors enabled us to pump fresh water to the cities, and about the same time, the sewers were developed.
The effects of our industrial revolution spread throughout Western Europe and North America during the nineteenth century, eventually affecting most of the world.
But today, many Islamic nations are stuck in the dark ages because of their corruption, religion and wars. Millions of people live in squalor with inadequate toilets and water.
The West patents hundreds of thousands of inventions a year whereas the entire Muslim world has only a handful in its entire history.
The reason for this is plain. Islam forbids creativity. It discourages resourcefulness and promotes strict observance of religion instead.
Britain has had the incredible talents of Shakespeare, Robert Burns, the Beatles and the comic geniuses of Rowan Atkinson and Monty Python. Our inventors and engineers include Faraday, Newton, Darwin and Brunel.
The first practical telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell.
Frank Whittle invented the jet engine, and where would we be without Alexander Fleming, who discovered Penicillin? Possibly nowhere.
The first stored programme electronic computer called EDSAC was invented in 1949 by academics at Cambridge University. Tim Berners-Lee proposed and developed the amazing world wide web in 1990 along with Robert Cailliau.
These are just a small handful of the British contributions.
The Science Museum is publicly funded — in other words, your money is being used to propagate these lies to the public in the name of diversity.