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To: Hodar

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People_of_the_Book

Your claim that Islam has been consistently focused on killing of the Jews for the last 1400 years makes no sense. If it had been, it is quite obvious there would have been no Jews left in the regions controlled by Islam. In fact, of course, there were a great many, most of whom had to flee when the region became truly anti-Jewish after 1948.

During most of the Middle Ages and early modern period, most of Islam was a good deal more tolerant of Judaism than most of Christendom. When the Jews were expelled from “Christian” countries in the 1400s and 1500s, most of the fled to Islamic countries, where many became quite wealthy.

I don’t subscribe to the myth of great Muslim toleration, but let’s not go overboard on the other side.


10 posted on 02/08/2011 10:46:21 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

Yes, and one of the reasons Islam has spread is the concept of Jizya. The Jews who fled to Islamic countries found themselves facing a tax.

Depending upon your source, this tax was either very ‘fair’ and the subjects were treated like an ordinary citizen; or the person was forced to pay under penalty of death.

I don’t think you can go too far the other way, when it comes to Muslums. You cannot reason with a group of people who view suicide bombers, blowing up school buses, using their churches as arms depots and training grounds, mutilating their women, beating and murdering women who are simply accused of violating a taboo, cutting the heads off of non-combatants, ect. There is going to be a war of Genocidal proportions - and it’s going to be forced on us, by the Muslums.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jizya


12 posted on 02/08/2011 10:55:27 AM PST by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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