Bazyli Wojtaszek
Bazyli Wojtaszek voted up Walt O'Reagun's answer

During the "Dark Ages" ... When the Christian Church was trying to destroy or limit all scientific knowledge, and persecuting those with different religious beliefs ... The Islamic nations were bastions of learning and tolerance.  They maintained at least 1 of the "Great Libraries", until it was destroyed during the Crusades (by Christian forces).

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