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Submitted by Dan Parker (Canada), Jul 8, 2006 at 17:59

First, just about every group, Muslim, Catholic, Khazar, GM, Shell Oil has documented natural expanionist impulses. Or was the Catholic invasion and conversion of the Americas simply a pre-emptive strike against an invasion by the Amerindians perhaps?

Secondly, I suggest you do some very basic research regarding the level of the Muslim and Christian civilizations in the time you are describing. Or perhaps comment on the idea that the Christians slaughtered just about every defender and civilian, including people who happened to have been born Jewish, when they took Jerusalem. The Muslims let most defenders leave in peace when they retook the city.

It might be that a critical component for eventual peace between civilizations would be a radical overhaul of not just Muslim education systems, but also of those in the west.

Dan Parker

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