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From the 700s to the 1200s, Baghdad was an Intellectual Cent
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True, creating a place where this kind of collaboration is possible is an achievment itself, and the scholars used their access to Greek, Persian and Hindu wisdom well. This is how multiculturality can create value: Well-educated people (who will, by their qualities, always be a minority) exchanging ideas in a civilized manner.
Unfortunately, those tolerant times were largely over after the end of the dynasty and the mongol conquest, and since the days of Amin al-Husseini in the mid-1900s, Jews, Christians and Atheists are persecuted throughout the Muslim world.