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Submitted by bos (United Kingdom), Feb 14, 2008 at 11:40

are you talking about spain under the muslims? because we all need to get over that particular utopian myth, there were mass massacres of Jews, a fully enforced dhimmi status, executions of monks and other religious figures for blasphemy or proselytising, periods of general represion (such as the one that drove out Maimondes).

the muslim rulers were so NOT ecumenical or egalitarian that when forced to surrender to advancing Christians they would do so on condition that no jew was ever alllowed to have or convey authority over a muslim. (such as the terms of surrender at Cordoba). when jews fled teh new christian rulers most of those who fled south to North Africa with there muslim neighbours were sold into slavery.

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