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    Monday, August 30, 2010

    1001 Inventions..



    A beautiful cross-cultural dialogue and an educational initiative, aimed to shed some light on the other side of the "dark ages".. Despite popular belief, this actually introduces many of all ages to what happened beyond the grim and gloomy image portrayed about that period in history..

    As much as am extremely delighted to see this, as much as I feel equally sad.. How we, as Muslims (and Muslim Arabs who speak the language of those scientists) have failed to even produce something similar in impact (socially and in the media) to speak about this rich heritage..

    Did we get a little bit carried away investing money in making trashy video clips and shallow low-budget TV shows? Or just another famous case of how "great" we are with priorities?

    Ahmed Al Shegari made many of us realize the many things our educational system failed to achieve (which i don't see to find logical reasons to explain), this educational initiative follows the same concept and shows us really what we should be teaching our children.. Not just forcing them to memorize and recite, but to contemplate and wonder and meditate on parts of history that give more pride and inspiration than just a lousy exam to pass and get on with your life..

    It's all about giving credit where credit is due, and making those related to that heritage realize the good things they're missing..


    Yours,
    Lou..

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