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England's colonial past

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Submitted by James (United Kingdom), Mar 17, 2011 at 10:07

This is from The Life of Mohammed, the earliest biography, written by a muslim, and respected by muslims throughout the history of islam. You are a ... or you know nothing of your own religion.

The apostle of Allah imprisoned the Qurayza in Medina while trenches were dug

in the market-place. Then he sent for the men and had their heads struck off so

that they fell in the trenches. They were brought out in groups, and among them

was Kab, the chief of the tribe. In number, they amounted to six or seven

hundred, although some state it to have been eight or nine hundred. All were

executed. One man turned to his people and said, 'It matters not! By God's will,

the children of Israel were destined for this massacre!' Then he seated himself

and his head was struck off.

Aisha, the wife of the apostle, said, 'Only one of their women was killed. By Allah!

She was with me, talking and laughing, while the apostle slaughtered her

countrymen in the marketplace; and when her name was called, I asked, "What

is this for?" and she replied, "I am going to be slain!" I asked why and she

answered, "For something I have done!" Then she was taken away, and her

head was struck off. But I shall never cease to marvel at her good humour and

laughter, although she knew that she was to die." She was the woman who threw

a millstone down from the Qurayza fort and killed a Believer.

Now the apostle distributed the property of the Banu Qurayza, as well as their

women and children, to the Muslims, reserving one-fifth for himself. Every

horseman received three shares, one for himself and two for his steed, and every

foot soldier one share. There were thirty-six horses present on the day of the

Qurayza. The apostle dispatched an emissary to Najd with the prisoners, to

barter them as slaves in exchange for horses and camels.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/27156626/The-Earliest-Biography-of-Muhammad-By-Ibn-Ishaq#outer_page_80

That is an abridged version of Ibn Ishaq's work. The full version contains some 37 chapters containing the words "the battle", "the raid", "assassination", all done by Mohammed and his followers to futher their conquest.

So don't talk to me about England's colonial past. Islam conquered and enslaved Spain, North Africa, Arabia, and much of asia before England even had a navy.

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