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Muslim contributions to aeronautical science!

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posted on Sep, 20 2006 @ 11:24 AM
Americans can certainly be credited for inventing modern flight. We have the Wright Brothers to thank for that -- coupled with a strong American manufacturing base willing to work with two scrappy upstarts.

But Americans alone cannot take credit for forwarding the invaluable science of flight: Russians during the Cold War certainly took lithe, maneuverable fighterjets to the next level -- for a time making Pentagon officials question this country's own ability at air dominance in warfare. And certainly the Europeans have advanced both commercial and military air science.

But let's not forget Islam's contributions to aeronautical science!

History will also record the only contribution made by Muslims to aviation, which is to crash the planes and kill their passengers.

Muslims happen to be the only group to perfect this art of crashing commercial planes to kill innocent, helpless civilians. Their list of achievements includes:

· In 1967 they introduced to the world professional hijacking; a Palestinian group hijacked an Israeli Boeing 707 to Algeria.

· In 1970 they introduced multiple plane hijacking when they hijacked, then exploded four commercial planes in a Jordanian desert.

· In the 1980s they perfected the art of planting explosives in electronic devices such as cassette players. They successfully exploded a jumbo jet over Scotland killing hundreds of civilians.

· In September 2001 humanity witnessed with disbelief how a group of dedicated Muslims hijacked four commercial planes and crashed them into buildings killing thousands of innocent civilians.

· In 2006 they introduced the use of liquid explosives

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posted on Sep, 20 2006 @ 12:37 PM
This sort of writing does little to help the tensions in this day and age. Basicaly this guy is tarring all muslims with the hijacker/terrorist brush. What a prize idiot.

I have no knowledge of the aeronautical accomplishments and contributions of the muslim world, but i'd bet money that they have contributed in some area.



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