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The dark ages in the Middle East following the Arab invasion in starting in 633CE

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Mar 9, 2014 at 11:33

Dr. Pipes

Thank you for a great article and indeed the Arab invasion dragged the civilized Middle East into the dark ages for almost 300 years and the archaeological evidence is very revealing that there was massive destruction of the great cities of the late antique Middle East and what is most amazing that there are only three Islamic monuments that were built during the first 300 years of Islam

1. Amr ibn Al-As Mosque in Cairo (and as for the Ibn Tulun mosque it can be dated to the 10th century and not any earlier)

2. al-Masjid al-Aqsa which was more than likely a Byzantine church than a monument to islam

3. the Umayyad's mosque which was built at the site of the Church of Youhanna el-Me3me3dani chruch

That is it

Oh the "fabulous" Baghdad? There is no archaeological evidence that it existed in the way we are told about it by the Arab historians and compare this with the ruins of Ctesiphon which is not very far from Baghdad and we still have them to this day

The crimes of islam and the Arabs against humanity are too many

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What about the Quba Mosque in Medina, the Great Mosque of Kairouan, the Zaytuna, the Dome of the Rock, the Great Mosque in Samarra, the Great Mosque of Xi'an, and (although many times overhauled) the Grand Mosque in Mecca and the Prophet's Mosque in Medina, among others?

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