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Looting in the name of Allah!

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in response to reader comment: DNM brings a very important point

Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), May 30, 2013 at 06:55

Prashant wrote

Hasn't looting other countries not been a bonafide way to boost your own gross national product throughout the human history?

Very true and indeed historians tell us that the "barbarian" invades the lands of the "civilized" because the civilized has food, land, water, natural resources, women, slaves etc... that the barbarian wants

What makes Islamic colonization unique was that the invading armies got and aggressively utilized religious justification for their actons.

This is indeed the difference between Arabian imperialisms and other forms of imperialism and to go one more step and say that Arabian imperialism tells its victims to abandon their past and become wannabe Arabs and case in point is Pakistan

When, on the one hand, Hadiths were being compiled at the core of the empire --golden age of Islam--, countries were being won on the edges (711 in Spain and 712 in India).

The looting and the crimes here are because Allah says so and the justification is in the Qur'an and the hadith

I do not know if the Egyptian clergy indeed said what DNM is suggesting

Then watch it. it is only 2-3 minutes

And how would you have felt if let us say Bush said the same that the US should invade Iraq in the name of Jesus Christ and the God of Israel and the Buddha and Rama and Ganesh and Gur Nanak to loot and kill and rape and enslave the Iraqis! I realize that this guy is only a cleric but no one in Egypt told him that what he is saying is bizarre and criminal because what he says is OK with Allah

he said but what he said has been applied by invading kings throughout the history and we need to see it the way it was.

Now you are contradicting yourself no "king" that I know of invaded other lands because his Allah told him to do so and no "king" that I know of told us that his Allah says that his soldiers should rape and loot and force convert their victims and give his Allah 1/5 of the loot! Islam is indeed unique that the God of islam seems to be the one who is saying that it is OK to be a "barbarian"

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