Here is a typical example of the BBC leaving out some extraordinary facts...
"Nalanda University in northern India drew scholars from all over Asia, surviving for hundreds of years before being destroyed by invaders in 1193
This is from the BBC about the reemergence of a very ancient university, based on Buddhism. No mention who invaded and destroyed the highly advanced centre of learning. This the BBC quote in full:
"Nalanda University in northern India drew scholars from all over Asia, surviving for hundreds of years before being destroyed by invaders in 1193"
Well it turns that it was destroyed by a raider Islamic army, who imposed Islam and quite amazingly was a period of the highest amount of conversions to Islam and mosque building. You wouldn't even get a hint of this from the BBC article.
Quote from the wiki entry: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nalanda)
"Nalanda was ransacked and destroyed by an army underBakhtiyar Khilji in 1193. The great library of Nalanda University was so vast that it is reported to have burned for three months after the invaders set fire to it, ransacked and destroyed the monasteries, and drove the monks from the site."
"The Persian historian Minhaj-i-Siraj, in his chronicle the Tabaqat-I-Nasiri, reported that thousands of monks were burned alive and thousands beheaded as Khilji tried his best to uproot Buddhism the burning of the library continued for several months and "smoke from the burning manuscripts hung for days like a dark pall over the low hills."
In fact it was so disastrous that it ceased to be a centre of learning until now!!!!