Here is a different man, who can be seen as the face of thirteenth century Islam. Philosopher, theologian, mathematician, and astronomer, Ṭūsī is best known for his advances in theoretical astronomy. He lived much of his life in the Ilkhanate (ca. 1256-1335) of western Asia, and in particular, Iran, as part of the Mongolian empire.
He provides some sort of contrast to the thugs that some now want to see as the face of Islam.
Its posted to demonstrate that few human societies are monolithic, in particular for those that like to look under the surface of events.
A review of Science and Society in Medieval Islam: Nasir al-Din Tusi and the Politics of Patronage, by Hadi Jorati.