Editorial: Return to sender

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The term ‘emir' was brought to Europe's shores by the Umayyad dynasty, whose legacy can be felt today in buildings like the Cordoba mosque, and the spread of Arabic across a vast area.

Another of its accomplishments was the creation of a currency of dinars and dirhams (gold and silver coins). This common currency was of such strength that these names can be found on the coins and banknotes of virtually all present-day countries across the Middle East and North Africa. So it's somewhat ironic

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