Scandinavia and the World

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From the 700s to the 1200s, Baghdad was an Intellectual Cent 16 7, 8:20pm

@SnideOyster Every religion has its crazies. The Islamic extremists are getting more opportunity to indulge in high-profile craziness due to the instabilities of North Africa and the Middle East, but it's not the fault of the locals that their region has been used as a proxy battlefield by foreign powers for over a century.

(Don't get me wrong, I don't subscribe to the 'America is to blame for everything' line that's fashionable in some quarters. There are plenty of others that have been equally guilty, if not more so.)

America wearing England's shirt