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Re: Switzerland could ban burqas in future!

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Exactly my point. If Islam/Muslims had anything to do with it, it would have been prohibited. But the original poster was trying to claim the distillation as an achievement of Islam. Just an example of painting a different picture of what is actually true.
Read your history.

Effective "pure distillation" was perfected by Persian and Arab chemists in the 8th century. And although they did produce pure alcohol for industrial purposes, they also produced perfumes.

And as with the Indian number system and Indian mathematics + Arabic/Persian mathematics and science, it was introduced to Europe by Arab traders, along with the re-introduction of Greek maths.