Arabs were in Europe a thousand years ago

by Rashmee

Posted on October 22, 2017 / The Arab Weekly


Those concerned about a settled Muslim presence in Europe might want to note that it goes back at least 1,000 years. Recent research by a Swedish university claimed that “Allah” in Arabic was embroi­dered onto Viking funeral clothes, though doubts about the textile’s dating have been expressed by an American academic. Whatever the truth about … Continue reading “Arabs were in Europe a thousand years ago”

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Vikings writing Allah? Read Michael Crichton’s 41-year-old novel ‘Eaters of the Dead’

by Rashmee

Posted on October 14, 2017


Those who wonder about the recent report on “Allah” embroidered onto Viking funeral clothes should read Michael Crichton’s novel ‘Eaters of the Dead’. The book’s title has a strapline ‘The Manuscript of Ibn Fadlan Relating His Experiences with the Northmen in AD 922 ‘. Later, Crichton’s novel was republished as The 13th Warrior to correspond with the film adaptation. … Continue reading “Vikings writing Allah? Read Michael Crichton’s 41-year-old novel ‘Eaters of the Dead’”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK