The State Department is apparently doing a thing about “celebrating a millennium of science and innovation in the Muslim world“. Okay.
Here’s part of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s remarks on that celebration:
This exhibition honors the remarkable accomplishments of Muslims throughout history: from a woman who founded a university in the 9th century – to a 13th century inventor and mechanical engineer – to a surgeon whose writings influenced European medicine for hundreds of years.
Aaaaaand, that’s where it ends. A few centuries ago. Yeah, well, thanks for that stuff.
(Would it be RAAAAACIST! or Islamophobic for me to mention the great strides–as Jim Treacher would say–“Not All Muslims” have made in bomb-making technology?)