Muslims made great contibutions to science,education, philosophy and medicine between the 8th and 12th centuries. They even openly educated jews and christians and people of othe faiths from across the globe. Unfortionately somewhere along the line,some shithead cleric decided islam should rule the world and everything went to hell.
You are correct, Anonymous. Ref.: http://scienceislam.com/muslims_science.php While Europe was having the Dark Ages and disemboweling heretics, the Muslims were inventing Algebra and cataloging the stars. As you state, somewhere they degenerated into a mess of world conquest.