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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Jul 2, 2018 at 15:08

Dr Pipes

Very interesting and not very well known chapter in the history of Islam.

The Tatars brought with them Islam to Poland and the most interesting manuscript, according to Michael Cook, can be dated to the 19th century where you will find the Quranic Arabic text then Polish language transliterated text using Arabic alphabet

Cook provides an example from Surat al-Feel 105 where it says

الم تر ما فعل ربك باصحاب الفيل

This can be rendered as: Did you not see what your Lord have done to the owners/friends of the elephant

He provides a Polish language transliteration and it is:

Cze-nie-widziales ya Muhammad jazke ucznil bog twoj

BTW: ya Muhammad is not in the Arabic text

However, most Muslims in today's Poland (around 0.1% of Poles) arrived in the 1970's

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_in_Poland

Today's Poland is overwhelmingly Catholic


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Title Commenter Date Thread
Correct stance [154 words]AnonJul 15, 2018 15:05243744
Anti-semitism and Holocaust minimisation are inherent to all European anti-immigration parties [56 words]BorisGJul 8, 2018 11:01243639
That is not the case. [539 words]Anon.Jul 16, 2018 15:44243639
Hard [78 words]AlbertE.Jul 6, 2018 21:43243632
I would urge caution regarding having many people move to Poland [291 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
AnonJul 2, 2018 16:51243570
I was thinking specifically of ethnicities who look very different [45 words]AnonJul 3, 2018 18:24243570
Poland and Islam [138 words]dhimmi no moreJul 2, 2018 15:08243568
1To be or not to be -Shakespeare is alive! [43 words]CMDR USn Paul JanJul 2, 2018 13:40243567
1Funny how the tables have turned. Poles once the butt of Polack jokes, now show more sanity than the rest of EU [65 words]kmanJul 1, 2018 23:30243562
Poles' historic good relations with Muslims ? [1 words]Damjan BojadzievJul 1, 2018 22:16243559
5On needing to justify a ban on Muslim immigration [585 words]PrashantJul 1, 2018 20:15243557
....immigrants are easy targets....who really decides their fates.... [462 words]M ToveyJul 5, 2018 12:48243557
Just imagine if the U.K hadn't taken in countless Muslims, how differently it would have felt about Syria [169 words]AnonJul 1, 2018 18:36243556

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