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For Sohail and Arabian imperialism!

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Sep 24, 2006 at 08:48

My dear Sohail you wrote:

"I'm not sure really why the Arabs invaded the Middle East."

The Islamic tradtion tells us that the Arabs invaded the Middle East in-order to spread Islam. Oh I forgot and to also to collect ghanima or booty including rape murder and killings of kuffar. One more thing and this one is funny: and give 1/5 of the booty to Allah and his rasul as per surat al-anfal! Would you agree with this my dear Sohail?

But the reality is: when the Arabs strarted their invasion (using the word conquest is just lame my dear Sohail) of the Middle East in 633-634 CE there was no Islam as we know it now as per historical evidence (epigraphy, coins, papyri, texts or monuments. The first Islamic monument al-Masjid al-Aqsa was bulit 72 years after the death of Muhammad). There was no Qur'an (the Qur'an apears in the early 8th century but only as logias and pericopes and we do not have a complete Qur'an until the 3rd century), we have no books of hadith, no books of Islamic law, no sunna, no sira nothing as we know it now until the 3rd century. So the idea that the idea that Muslims with a well defined religion invaded the Middle East in-order to spread Islam cannot be supported by the historical evidence. More significant is that well in the 3rd century, and in the case of Egypt where we have enough papyri to provde us with evidence, the Arabs did not encourage "conversion" to Islam as this would mean that they would collect less in Jizya.

So the suggestion that the Arabs invaded the Middle East in-order to spread Islam cannot be supported.

So why did the Arabs invaded the Middle east? The clear answer is their God and their told them to do so, and Arabs loved collecting booty! It was all in the booty!

Then you wrote:

"The more they conquered (sic) the more they want to go on."

And why is that my dear Sohail?

The evil called the Arab invasion of the Middle East led to the destruction of two of the great civilizations of man/woman kind: the Byzantine Empire and the Persian Empire.

And guess who was next on the list of the Arabs and the wannabe Arabs the likes of Mahmud of Ghazni? It was the turn of your ancestors to be brutalized by Islam. Shall I say more?

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