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Submitted by anon (Venezuela), Aug 6, 2014 at 17:16

the article on oppression of Jews in Muslim lands, by Elliott A Green, excerpted in an earlier post [which I have read in full], discusses these issues. It is clear, according to Prof Moshe Sharon, born in Iraq by the way, and to others, that Jews were at the bottom of the social barrel in Islamic society. Sharon ascribes this to early Muslim history, the resistance to Muhammad of Jews in Medina, and to Muslim religious teachings.Maimonides, our great philosopher, wrote in his Letter to Yemen [Iggeret Teyman] that Jews were worst off in Arab-Muslim lands. Your distinction between Europe before and after the French revolution is a perceptive one, however, I believe.

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