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Food for thought for Emad Ibrahim: go back and come back as a monk.

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Submitted by Prashant (United States), Jan 21, 2019 at 21:09

Dear Dr Pipes, your reader Emad Ibrahim from Egypt told us that Jews suffered a lot at the hands of Christians throughout history. He tells us that "... Jerusalem Christians insisted on excluding Jews from inhabiting the city as a condition to surrender the city to Muslim early conquerors." As a Hindu, I completely do not understand why Christians and Jews continued their fights for tens of centuries. But my thoughts got stuck at something else. I was wondering what business 'Muslim conquerors' had in Jerusalem? Why did they go there? If they had gone there as plunderers, I would not have minded it much but that they went there as 'religious plunderers' is completely objectionable to me. I hope Mr Ibrahim affords some of his thoughts on this topic.

History carries evidence that the same Muslim conquerors who brutalized Jerusalem in those early decades of Islam also reached Sindh on the East and Spain on the West within a few decades of Islam's birth. It seems that Islam introduced/adopted a culture of religious violence. When Ibrahim goes to sleep after reading this message, I would like him to think about it. As far as I am concerned, I would rather Muslims go back to where ever they came from and come back as monks.


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Title Commenter Date Thread
Jews between Christian Hatred And Muslim Tolerance [89 words]Emad IbrahimJan 21, 2019 06:11247263
Our dear عماد صلى الله عليه وسلم does not agree with his Allah! Astaghfirullah! [495 words]dhimmi no moreJan 21, 2019 15:29247263
Dear readers: عماد صلى الله عليه وسلم or Emad May Allah Pray Upon Him and Salute tells us that Muslims love the Jews! Mashallah! [121 words]dhimmi no moreJan 21, 2019 15:46247263
2Food for thought for Emad Ibrahim: go back and come back as a monk. [215 words]PrashantJan 21, 2019 21:09247263
More questions for our dear Emad صلى الله عليه وسلم : Why did the Hijazi Arabs invade Egypt? [21 words]dhimmi no moreJan 22, 2019 06:18247263
Our dear Emad: Is it true that the Jews are rats? My source? Your prophet! [58 words]dhimmi no moreJan 22, 2019 06:39247263
Our dear Emad صلى الله عليه وسلم the long version! And الاستعمار العربي [451 words]dhimmi no moreJan 22, 2019 08:13247263
Our dear Emad: Is it true that your prophet expeled the Jews and Christians from al-Hijaz? So much for Islamic tolerance [177 words]dhimmi no moreJan 22, 2019 08:28247263
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