Keyword: islamichistory

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  • We Might be Muslim Today if....

    03/10/2013 12:10:08 AM PST · by neverdem · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 8, 2013 | Selwyn Duke
    The year is 632 A.D., and Muslim hordes have set their sights on the Mideast and North Africa -- the old Christian world. And the Caliphate, as the Islamic realm is called, will not be denied. Syria and Iraq fall in 636. Palestine is next in 638. And Byzantine Egypt and North Africa, not even Arab lands, are conquered by 642 and 709, respectively. Then, just two years later, the Muslims cross the Strait of Gibraltar and enter Iberia (now Spain and Portugal). The invasion of Europe has begun. And the new continent seems no impediment to Islam. After vanquishing...
  • Tales of Two Conversions - 14 Centuries Apart

    09/16/2006 8:09:51 AM PDT · by Islamwatch · 4 replies · 310+ views
    Islam-watch ^ | 16 Sept, 2006 | MA Khan
    A Tampa (Florida) Jewish woman, who lost 8 close relatives in 9/11 attacks, converted to Islam. This incredible story finds similarity in the conversion of a Jewish man 14 centuries ago, whose good friend of the same tribe was killed by his own converted younger brother. Younger brother's ruthless intent to kill the elder sibling also if the Prophet had ordered the same convinced him that when a religion can inspire such conviction in a man, there must be truth in that religion. Impressed, he immediately converted.
  • Ask away: Teachers prep for questions on Islamic history

    08/23/2004 3:00:25 AM PDT · by billorites · 16 replies · 421+ views
    Daily News Tribune ^ | August 22, 2004 | Charlie Breitrose
    FRAMINGHAM -- The history of Islam was a dusty subject until Sept. 11, 2001, when the terrorist attacks on the United States had students asking a lot of tough questions. Nearly three years later, knowledge of the history of Islam and the cultures of the dozens of predominantly Muslim nations remains minimal. In an effort to reverse the trend, a week-long workshop for Bay State teachers was held at Cameron Middle School in Framingham this past week to send educators back into the classrooms armed with answers. According to the participants, the workshop worked. "When I teach this year I...