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Ottomans is that of the Eastern Roman Empire. It was and is wrong to call it the Islamic civilization, although Islam was a dominant factor in it. ) and the Greek civilizations. great number of the A Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and Near Eastern became peoples adopted it. Christianity and Islam the two dominating religions, coloring the cultures and conduct of the peoples belonging to of them. The Moslem Arabs took either all their learning, or rather science, and philosophy from the Greeks the who are from the Graeco-Romans, Byzantines.

Furk 35 the same people as the Imperialist Ottomans and the Turks. But there was one common point in the direction of development of both the Imperialist Ottoman and the Turk in the Near East. Zia Keuk-Alp exit in a verse. "We come from the East, we toward the West/' The face of the Ottoman was go turned toward the West from the earliest times. presses Even in his conquests, excepting those of Selim, this When the Ottoman westward urge dominated. ceased to be able to advance, when he was forced to recoil back from the West, still this westward urge remained as an unchanging moment of his failure desire.

And in the ninth century four great founders of the Islamic Turkey Faces West 24 creed codified the Islamic law; that is, they laid down the Sheriat as an unchangeable and eternal monument of human guidance in life and in the hereafter. and the great men who accomof notice. Those who have plished it are worthy traditions merely read the Koran or the prophetic merits its of by quoting are in the habit judging some bloodthirsty passage or some contradictory tradition from the time of Mohammed. This is enFor the men wh'o coditirely unfair and incorrect.

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