From our “A-rabs are violent retards” file!
Robert Fulford writes:
Printing, developed by Johannes Gutenberg in the 15th century, provided the classic case of the sacred realm overwhelming the secular. Printing was banned by Islamic authorities because they believed the Koran would be dishonoured by appearing out of a machine. As a result, Arabs did not acquire printing presses until the 18th century. Meanwhile, books transformed the very nature of thought in the West while Islam fell 300 years behind. Today, as the [UN] Arab Human Development Report argued, the development of a colloquial printed Arabic is a necessity, but religious authority stands in the way.