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Garden Invaders

by | 12th, January 2004

‘AFTER Robert Kilroy-Silk’s now infamous article in the Sunday Express, perhaps BBC2 should consider following up its programme What The Romans Did For Us (which tonight focuses on Hadrian’s Wall) with a similar series on What The Arabs Did For Us.

Always plant in area with direct sunlight

If Kilroy were in charge, there would not be material enough to fill a single 15-minute programme, but happily there are plenty of people with a better grasp of history than the now suspended talk-show host.

In fact, the unwitting result of the former Labour MP’s “unconsidered rant” has been an affirmation of exactly what the Arab world has given to the West – including mathematics, our alphabet and the first government.

”The entire resources concerned with medicine, science and knowledge were developed in the Arab world at a time when knowledge was denied and decried in the Western dark ages,” Middle East expert Professor Haleh Afshar said.

Instead, Kilroy has been banished from our screens, his programme taken off air and Garden Invaders broadcast instead.’

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