I'm going to put this here. I think it's relevant to any intellectually curious person and since we seem to have a lot of preconceived and media programmed notions about the wider Arab kingdom, here's a great book I'm reading at the moment, that offers a counterweight to all the propaganda. It's called "A Concise History of the Arabs" by author John McHugo. Its interesting to note so far that Muslim countries were safer havens than Europe, by the absence of prosecution of minorities and that on the whole, the inhospitable label has only taken root in the last decades of the 20th century. All in all, it's worth to give this civilization the benefit of the doubt. And that's waxing over all that we owe them in terms of science. I personally recently experienced the hospitality and quality of life there, and I can't wait to go back.
Post by MadameConcorde on Nov 4, 2013 4:51:24 GMT -5
I've got one that's bigger than yours
Ruling the waves: The £390m, 590ft super-yacht that has knocked Roman Abramovich's Eclipse off the top spot
New mega-yacht took four years to design and build and is largest in world It is owned by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nayan, president of the UAE Chelsea owner Abramovich's 533ft Eclipse now just second-largest in world