Muslim Spain and European Culture
Moors, as the Spaniards call the Muslims, populated Spain for nearly 700 years. As you'll see, it was their civilization that enlightened Europe and brought it out of the dark ages to usher in the renaissance. Many of their cultural and intellectual influences still live with us today.
So the muslims brought culture to the europeans, who then brought it to the states. Very interesting website this. An eyeopener for all muslim haters.