Working its way around the country is a short film entitled “1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets” which claims that much of the science we take for granted was drawn from Islamic discoveries.
MUSLIM URBAN LEGENDS: These past few years have seen many inventions falsely claimed and attributed to Islamic inventors, which in fact either existed in pre-Islamic eras, were invented by other cultures, or both.
LINK Such FALSE claims have even been forced upon the unsuspecting public in a worldwide tour which opened with an exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, England, then went to New York City, at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan funded by taxpayers to the tune of a $40,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities. It was accompanied by a shameless piece of propaganda titled “How Islamic inventors changed the world” written by Paul Vallely and has received much praise from Muslims and is still being widely circulated on Islamic websites, forums, blogs, and is even used as a source (to validate false claims of Islamic inventions)
This article boldly opened with the following statement: “From coffee to cheques and the three-course meal, the Muslim world has given us many innovations that we take for granted in daily life, 20 of which Vallely nominates as the most influential.