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Muslims' persecution complex

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Submitted by Vinodgupt (United States), Sep 21, 2006 at 12:10

Ahmadzafire in an otherwise sensible note wrote "Coming from a people that through history was oppressed and forced into slavery, looked down upon as less than human."

Muslims having conquered and plundered others land can hardly be called "oppressed and forced into slavery". But even from during the days of the birth of Islam, Muslims have very cleverly woven the persecution complex into their psyche. "Mohammad was persecuted in Mecca" is deeply rooted in Muslim mind but they do not realize that it was he who started criticising and calling Meccan gods names. The Meccans out of mutual respect for his clan kept silent but then there was no stopping him and finally decided to take some action. Then Muslims cry foul -- Mohammad was persecuted -- Muslims were persecuted.

What did Muhammad do in Medina when he was criticized by some some Medinians. The stories of the fate of the tribe of Beni Koreiza, and of Asma bint Marwan, over hundred years old Jew Abu Afak and of Arshad bin Kab who dared to criticize the Prophet of Islam are well recorded in Islamic history. I need not repeat them here.

When anyone who dares criticise the Prophet of Islam is killed by a Muslim, the secular press blames it on a "radical" or an "extremist" Muslim. This is a simple cop out or sheer ignorance of the history of Islam. A close study of Islam will reveal that such actions stem from the early days of Islam itself. (see The LIfe of Mahomet -- from original sources by Sir William Muir)

A dialog among civilizations is a dire need of the times but before such a dialog it is also incumbent upon the infidels to make a thorough study of Islam from its original sources before the infidels are led to believe anything what the Muslims tell them.

It is not necessary to read non-Islamic sources lest the infidels be accused of misrepresentation or distorting history. Just a thorough study of the Koran, the hadis (Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim) combined the Life of the Prophet from original Islamic sources will do. To further augment this knowledge history written by Islamic invaders themselves will be an added bonus. A good source as far as India is concerned is History of India as toid by Its own historians -- compiled by Eliot and Dowson. This is an eight volume compilation of translation of history of Muslim period of India wirtten by Muslim invaders and contemporary Muslim historians.

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