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Civilisation's Debt

Speech by President Barack Obama* in Egypt:
Civilisation's Debt to Islam...
 
Delivered at Cairo University, Egypt on 4th of June 2009
 
Transcript of the above speech :
“…As a student of history, I also know civilisation's debt to Islam. It was Islam – at places like Al-Azhar University*1 – that carried the light of learning*1a through so many centuries, paving the way*1b for Europe's Renaissance*2 and Enlightenment. It was innovation*3 in Muslim communities that developed the order of algebra*4; our magnetic compass*5 and tools of navigation; our mastery of pens and printing*6; our understanding of how disease spreads and how it can be healed*7. Islamic culture has given us majestic arches and soaring spires*8; timeless poetry and cherished music*9; elegant calligraphy*10 and places of peaceful contemplation*11. And throughout history, Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance*12 and racial equality…”

 

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* President Barack Obama, 44th and the Current President of the United States
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Related Links:
  
10/06/09 Politifact.com: ...according to the United Kingdom-based Foundation for Science Technology and Civilization, an organization devoted to explaining Muslim contributions to science...
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05/06/09 Factcheck.org: The United Kingdom’s Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation says that...
(as PDF)
 
References to the Speech:
 

1. Al-Azhar University

 
 
2. Europe's Renaissance:
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3. Innovation in Muslim communities:
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4. Order of Algebra
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5. Magnetic Compass and Tools of Navigation
 
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6. Mastery of Pens and Printing
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7. Understanding of How Disease Spreads and How It Can Be Healed
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8. Majestic Arches and Soaring Spires
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9. Timeless Poetry and Cherished Music
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10. Elegant Calligraphy
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11. Places of Peaceful Contemplation
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12. Religious Tolerance and Racial Equality

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