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in response to reader comment: First Muslim attacks on America 1783 NOT 1979.

Submitted by bayezid (Bangladesh), Jun 14, 2006 at 14:46

just a sec. peaceful commerce? please !! you wanna present historical facts huh. well heres mine, pal. the sailors from the so called land to the west were escaping the regular tax payments that every ship has to usually pay when using the routes under the control of a foreign power. everyone had to do it. back then, the middle east wasnt about lickin americas boots. they were only following regulations.

are u aware that the western sailors were infamous for their extreme debauchery as well? so u wanna come in to my dock and play wit my women im just gonna sit there and watch? excuse me but someone's being a lil unfair. its not what regular sailors did, its what ur western sailors did to an extreme level back then. please check out hisory books.

and Muhammad ( peace be upon him) did collect booty and tax during campaigns. everyone did. it isnt anything out of the ordinary my friend. just cuz the prophet (peace be on him) was practical and did not hesitate to fight the enemies of the faith makes him an unsavoury character huh? and let not forget what else thr prophet (peace be on him) did : established monotheism in its purest form, unified a violent clan based land and countries at odds with each other , introduced equality between the sexes and made it official for the first time ever, estabished religious freedom in the land , the model which everyone follows today. these are a few to name some.

i think its better to focus on the more important contributions and aspects of the holy prophet( peace be on him) dont u thnk? that way u learn something outta this. be not a pessimist, my brother.

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