Recently I was educated about some of the wonderous things that we use today in the modern world that was sourced from the Muslim world or the Arab world. One of them being Toothpaste. Lovely Toothpaste which I am very attached to. I love to brush my teeth. No matter how tough and complicated life is three things make me feel clean and alright and one of them is brushing my teeth.
Numbers and taxation (Genghis Khan started that) words we use etc...the list of innovations is enormous and I think important to remember in these weirdly Xenophobic times.
I get almost misty eyed when I read Rumi and some of the Koran.
It heals the world and prejudice to acknowledge every brilliant contribution that has come from the Arab world in history and today.
I get sad and frustrated when I hear the blatant racism that is spewed toward our brothers in the Middle east.
No one is all bad. No one.
A few bad apples and the entire race is cursed.
Silly...we can be so silly and lazy.
That's what we are... lazy.
A Muslim invented Toothpaste and for that I bow in appreciation.