First, his Super PAC mysteriously gives his opponent, Carly Fiorina, a check for $500,00.00. Super PACs that explicitly support a candidate almost never give in support of other rival candidates. On top of that, at the time, Fiorina was one of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s main Republican opponents in the 2016 presidential race.
That’s why the donation was such a mystery — even The Washington Post piece didn’t offer an explanation. It was so uncanny that the Federal Election Commission flagged the activity.
Then, he comes in dead last in last night’s Primaries, losing even to John Kasich. How did he handle it? The mathematically eliminated politician asks Carly Fiorina to be his imaginary vice president. Hmm, OK. Then we find out that his new imaginary VP s a huge supporter of Islam.
Carly Fiorina: Islamic Civilization Was The “Greatest in the World”
In a speech that was given a mere two weeks after Islamic jihadists attacked America on 9/11, the former HP chief executive officer gave a speech on technology, business and our way of life. She concluded her speech with the following:
There was once a civilization that was the greatest in the world.
It was able to create a continental super-state that stretched from ocean to ocean, and from northern climes to tropics and deserts. Within its dominion lived hundreds of millions of people, of different creeds and ethnic origins.
One of its languages became the universal language of much of the world, the bridge between the peoples of a hundred lands. Its armies were made up of people of many nationalities, and its military protection allowed a degree of peace and prosperity that had never been known. The reach of this civilization’s commerce extended from Latin America to China, and everywhere in between.
And this civilization was driven more than anything, by invention. Its architects designed buildings that defied gravity. Its mathematicians created the algebra and algorithms that would enable the building of computers, and the creation of encryption. Its doctors examined the human body, and found new cures for disease. Its astronomers looked into the heavens, named the stars, and paved the way for space travel and exploration.
Its writers created thousands of stories. Stories of courage, romance and magic. Its poets wrote of love, when others before them were too steeped in fear to think of such things.
When other nations were afraid of ideas, this civilization thrived on them, and kept them alive. When censors threatened to wipe out knowledge from past civilizations, this civilization kept the knowledge alive, and passed it on to others.
While modern Western civilization shares many of these traits, the civilization I’m talking about was the Islamic world from the year 800 to 1600, which included the Ottoman Empire and the courts of Baghdad, Damascus and Cairo, and enlightened rulers like Suleiman the Magnificent.
Although we are often unaware of our indebtedness to this other civilization, its gifts are very much a part of our heritage. The technology industry would not exist without the contributions of Arab mathematicians. Sufi poet-philosophers like Rumi challenged our notions of self and truth. Leaders like Suleiman contributed to our notions of tolerance and civic leadership.
Though Fiorina did acknowledge Christianity and Judaism in culture, she did not call them “a civilization that was the greatest in the world.”
She failed to recognize the long track record of Islam and its culture in the Middle East. In fact, understanding that the U.S. is essentially a Christian nation, one would think that she would reference the rich heritage of Europe or even our early founding, but instead, two weeks after Islamists attacked America, she decided to praise the culture that spawned them.
Not only that, but she apparently has bought into the lie that it was Islam was very important with regards to mathematics. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Enza Ferreri points out:
The word “algebra” stems from the Arabic word “al-jabr”, from the name of the treatise Book on Addition and Subtraction after the Method of the Indians written by the 9th-century Persian mathematician Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi, who translated, formalized and commented on ancient Indian and Greek works.
[H]e was a Zoroastrian who was forced to convert (or die) by Muslim rulers because Persia had been conquered by the Islamic armies, and that was what Muslims did (and still do wherever they can). That could easily explain the “pious preface to al-Khwarizmi’s Algebra.”
In fact, most of the Muslim World’s supposed “inventions” and “innovations” were merely done by infidels who lived in lands conquered by brutal Islamic armies.
Fiorina is no dummy. She is very well-educated, with a history degree from Stanford. So why deliberately promote what she must have known is a lie about the origins of algebra. And why such lavish praise for Islamic “civilization” — perhaps the most barbaric in human history — a mere 2 weeks after 19 Muslim slaughtered nearly 3,000 Americans on 9/11?
Fiorina’s supporters will no doubt minimize this speech for how long ago it was given.
However if her views have changed, then why did she criticize free speech activists in Texas who were protesting the Paris Charlie Hebdo attacks by drawing Muhammed — and who came under Muslim terror attack for their views — comparing the protesters of radical Islam to “White supremacists?”