There is an article by someone who says that she has pushed for regulation of "behemoths like Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple" for years, but now she is unhappy because right-wingers have joined the fight, and they might want free speech for everyone, including neo-Nazis. Any regulation should allow censoring opinions Jews do not like, I guess.
Another article tries to explain how National Review's David French can be a prominent conservative and a Trump-hater. Beats me, as I cannot make any sense out of his views. His anti-Trump rants say weird things like "Do Trump’s insults deter his opponents or motivate them?" So he joins the Trump-haters in insulting him. French has adopted an Ethiopian girl, if that helps understand him.
Then the paper finds "Mustafa Akyol is a senior fellow on Islam and modernity at the Cato Institute" to write this nonsense:
Should Americans, as part of their school curriculum, learn Arabic numerals?Wikipedia calls it the Hindu–Arabic numeral system:
CivicScience, a Pittsburgh-based research firm, put that question to some 3,200 Americans recently in a poll seemingly about mathematics, but the outcome was a measure of students’ attitudes toward the Arab world. Some 56 percent of the respondents said, “No.” Fifteen percent had no opinion. ...
There is a reason these Western terms have Arabic roots: Between the eighth and 12th centuries, the Muslim world, whose lingua franca was Arabic, was much more creative than Christian Europe, which was then in the late Middle Ages. Muslims were the pioneers in mathematics, geometry, physics, astronomy, biology, medicine, architecture, trade and, most important, philosophy.
It was invented between the 1st and 4th centuries by Indian mathematicians. The system was adopted in Arabic mathematics by the 9th century.The Muslim world stole it all from more advanced civilizations that it conquered.
Western conservatives, who are passionate about protecting the legacy of Western civilization, which they often define as exclusively “Judeo-Christian.” Of course, Western civilization does have a great accomplishment worth preserving: the Enlightenment, which gave us freedom of thought, freedom of religion, the abolition of slavery, equality before the law, and democracy.There is something seriously wrong with conservatives who talk about protecting a "Judeo-Christian" legacy. Jews had even less to do with Western Civilization than the Moslems.
Those values should not be sacrificed to the postmodern tribalism called “identity politics.” But Western conservatives retreat to tribalism themselves when they deny the wisdom in, and the contributions of, sources that are not Judeo-Christian.
Of course, we Muslims ourselves have a big question to answer: Why was our civilization once so creative, and why have we lost that golden age?The answer is that they had a golden age of military conquests, but that is all. Their creative output was much less than what was previously in Persia, Egypt, India, etc.
Why is this article even in the NY Times? It serves no purpose except to allow Jews to put down Christians.