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Arabian imperialism and its victims

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Apr 6, 2008 at 08:59

Our dear Khaled wrote

>This policy was to prove successful everywhere. In Syria, for example, many Christians who had been involved in bitter theological disputes with Byzantine authorities- and persecuted for it- welcomed the coming of Islam as an end to tyranny. And in Egypt, which 'Amr ibn al-'As took from the Byzantines after a daring march across the Sinai Peninsula, the Coptic Christians not only welcomed the Arabs, but enthusiastically assisted them.

Well it seems that you did not read the writings of the likes of Sophronious of Jerusalem and John of Nikiu (Nikiu or Pishati a town just north of today's Cairo) about the Arab invasion of the Middle East (anyone interested in literary sources about early islam can check the Hoyland survey and compare it with dear Khaled poor references). The Arab invasion in 633CE of the Middle East was brutal and violent and if as you then claim the Copts were happy to get some help from al-muhajeruun (Moagaritoi in Greek and Myhgraye in Syriac) then why did invaders not leave Egypt after the Greeks left Egypt in 644CE after the Manuel uprising?

And you know what? Historians now doubt the veracity of such bogus history about the fact that the religious splits were the real cause for the fact that the Copts were "happy" so see al-muhajeroon (the Arabs) invade Egypt.

As a matter of fact Hellenism was very much a phenomenon of the cities and in the case of Egypt such city would be Alexandria and in fact the Byzantines followed the same path and Egyptians living in the Egyptian Cora were able to speak their language (Egyptian language that is) and to follow their own brand of Christianity. The average Egyptian in the late antique period was not affected by the Melkite Chruch in any way and the real conflict was between the leaders of the monophysite Church (later to be known as the Coptic Church) and the Melkite or imperial Church. And it was a conflcit of ideas and no more

But you know what is most damaging to your phony history is the fact that the Copts of Egypt had many uprisings (the most important was about 735CE) against their Arab Muslims invaders and the end result was catastrophic to the people of Egypt. The country side was almost depopulated and Egypt that used to be a bread basket was in ruins and the city of Alexandria was no more a center of education

Anyone interested to check a great book about the fate of an Egyptian village in Upper Egypt between 630CE and 785CE read "the women of Jema" and the fact that the Arab invasion of Egypt indeed destroyed the lives of the inhabitants of such village

Now as for Palestine, it was INVADED by the Arabs in 633CE and it never belonged to them. How come you did not know that?

It is you that need to read some real history books

Now if you are a Leb which I suspect that you are, then are you aware that Islam also brutalized your own ancestors?

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