Mate, you talk like we (Arab world) which is home to the oldest civilizations on earth, towns etc. was somehow ever dependent on India which back then did not even exist as we know it today (one united landmass). This is obviously not correct. You also forget that India also became rich due to trade with the Arab world and our riches. It worked both ways. If there was no mutual interest from both parties the 5000 year old trade ties would not have existed in the first place. Thus this is a stupid claim by you. Nor have I never called India a poor country historically. I was referring to today. Maybe it had to do with the fact that Arabs came in peace? Ever thought about that? It were Arab sailors and merchants who spread Islam and the locals obviously adopted it. Hence why there are still Muslims in Kerala to this day. Same thing happened when we Arabs spread Islam to South East Asia. It happened peacefully. That's actually where most of the spices came from. Not India. Yes, but both those seas are called that because Arabs and Indians dominated those seas. Why?Because we had the most ancient international sea trade routes. Yes, Europeans (I would say the West rather) yield the most influence but this is something that has "only" been going on for 500 years. History is much older than that. Arabs conquered Afghanistan but back then we had the 5th biggest empire the world has ever seen (Umayyad Caliphate) that ruled areas from France to modern-day Pakistan. It was a HUGE empire. The biggest ever seen back then. List of largest empires - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Afghanistan and Pakistan cannot have been "Hindu lands" always as those lands have existed for WAY longer than the religion of Hinduism. But yes, they were probably majority Hindu before Islam came. Just like the Arab world, including the Arabian Peninsula was majority Christian, Jewish and Pagan (ancient Semitic religions). So? Before that time we believed in religions that we know nothing about or maybe none at all. Before that God know's what was? Yes, our histories are interwined indeed. That's what I tried to make you understand. What are you even talking about? I don't fund anything, nor do I support anyone blindly nor do I condone any attacks on civilians as this is prohibited by Islam. Whatever happens between you, Pakistan, Bangladesh or your own Muslims has nothing to do with me as an Arab or ME person. Just like whatever happens in the ME has nothing to do with you guys. LOL, what? What is that? The Mughals are nothing to boost about compared to the Arab Caliphates on all fronts. The Mughals were Mongols originally btw. So not really Indian rulers. Later intermarried with Uzbeks and Persianized. You are joking. UAE was always a rather insignificant part of the Arab world. It was the visionary local rulers that transformed this TINY area of the Arab world into what it is today. A success story. Aside from its NATIVE riches. LOL, what? Match and science was invented by our Semitic ancestors in the ME. Islamic civilization is mostly based on them and Greek science. Indian helped too. Islamic civilization is the result of many various civilizations but mostly local ME civilizations. Just like Indian civilization has been influenced from abroad. Anyway your tone is rather annoying and you have a lot to read about when it comes to the ancient ME and the Arab world. Nor do I like users who write nonsense based on WHAT THEY THINK instead of what people are actually writing. Also I find it funny that you try to take the moral high ground when most of your countrymen are fiercely anti-Muslim just for the sake of it yet you lecture me on the relations between the Arab world and Pakistan which predate Islam by thousands of years and which have proven to be a very, very close relationship. That we are both Islamic countries/regions is just a bonus. So what? Nobody complains here when Western countries emphasis their common religious, cultural etc. bonds but when Muslim states do so hell breaks lose. That's pathetic. Anyway none of this has anything to do with the topic. The Arab world has never backstabbed India as there was never any reason to do so nor do we owe you anything. It's a silly article. Just like India owes us nothing. End of story.