It serves the interest of both Christian and Zionist elites to picture Islam as nothing more than crazed fundamentalism.
However, for those who wish to step aside from the Judeo-Christian propaganda machine there is a whole other world to discover. Al-Farabi was a true Renaissance man. He was a scientist, philosopher, mathematician and music theorist. He attempted to synthesize Plato and Aristotle and sought to reinterpret Hellenistic philosophy. He had much to say about the characteristics of a real civilization and his 1,000 year old words are more true now than ever.
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