re western/ non islamic history being boring etc...
i disagree History is the story of what came before you so how can you know what you are and what your place is with out knowing what came before.
history both islamic and non islamic is big in our house!!
studying the romans/greeks/persians is facinating esspecially because you know how the story ends.. well up to now anyway!
I home educate my children, we are currently covering pirates and buccaneers, not a very islamic subject but still interesting.
re leaders fighting, i wish was like the old days before nuclear wepons and chemicals, when a king/caliph would lead his army to war to fight eye ball to eyeball with swords/arrows, it seemed more civilised then.
re churchill he was a great leader for britian in ww2, he wasnt without falts.
but Sir Winston Churchill who introduced the use of chemical weapons to Iraq. In 1920, as Arabs and Kurds rose against Britian’s brutal post-World War I occupation of Iraq, Churchill, then Secretary for War and Air, first suggested the use of “asphyxiating bombs” to put down the rebellion.
its a relative thing, whether you think of him as a great leader or a evil murderer.
history is knowing all the facts to piece together the puzzle and sift through the properganda and lies that every nation creates.