India Knight has an entertaining justification for women being permitted to wear masks in public .
The Muslim world was inventing mathematics and architecture when the French were practically still trolls, grunting away in the mire and not looking forward to the annual rinse of the armpits. There are many things wrong with the Muslim world but the idea that its ordinary, non-bonkers, non-extremist millions need to be “civilised” into knowing what’s what sticks in the craw.
Perhaps , next year , she should go her holidays to Athens , rather than Marrakesh .
There , she will be able to gaze upon the Parthenon and reflect upon the fatuity of her remarks .
She may consider that the building was erected by the architects Iktinos and Kallikrates , closely supervised by the famous sculptor Pheidias , between 447 and 432 BC , considerably before Mahoun hid in a tent and imagined his conversations with Allah .
She may also consider that the building did come under Muslim rule under the Ottomans . They turned this sublimely beautiful building into a mosque , complete with minaret ! Oh , the sophistication !
Later they used it as a gunpowder store , which , being hit by Venetian artillery in 1687 , is the reason the building now has no roof .
What fine custodians of culture they have been .
And don't get me started about Thales of Miletos and Pythagoras !
This "Muslims invented everything" line is the worst form of ahistorical rubbish imaginable . Why has it now become accepted as fact ?
Our culture , however , goes back in an unbroken line to Greece and Rome , through the Rennaisance and the Enlightenment almost to the present day .
We should recognise that fact .
As individuals we are equal before God . Our Culture is better by far .