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What great Islamic Civilization

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Submitted by J.A. Morris (United States), Sep 26, 2006 at 17:57

Moshe - The theory that a great Islamic civilization ever existed is delusional. If you really study Islamic history, the Muslim savages busted out of the Arabia Peninsula and proceeded to conquer other established civilizations. The yrampaged through the Jewish Christian Holy Land and Islamized it. They moved to the high culture city of Damascus and Islamized it. The moved east to the great Persian Empire and conquered it. They conquered Constantinople, the Balkans and India. They conquered North Africa and Spain and parts of Italy. They conquered and Islamized much more.

What has been erroneously dubbed the "Great Islamic Civilization" was essentially one of history's best organized plundering machines. This is the problem with modern day Islam. Having lived off the accomplishments of others like thieves, they never mastered the art and science of building a civilization. When the Romans conquered Greece, they appreciated the magnificance of the civilization they found and incorporated it into their own Greco-Roman civilization whose remnants still exist everywhere throughout the world. Since Islam considers itself superior to other religions and cultures, it never learned to create or to achieve. Islam and its history is based purely on ruthless subjugation and plunder.

At the gates of Vienna, the Christian world managed to halt the spread of a rapacious Islam and without the benefit of plunder, Islam sank into impoverishment. One of the bad things about waging wars of plunder is that wars are expensive and when one starts losing wars, one also loses one's financial ability to wage war. This is what happened to Islam and caused its decline. Islam ceased to win on the battlefield and plunged into backwardness and darkness, where it still resides as Muslims await the revival of the "Great Islamic Civilization".

The scourges of Islam upon human civilizations is horrific and getting rid of islam and its slavery was no easy task. Paul Fregosi in Jihad writes about how long it took to excise Islam from Europe: Spain 800 years, Portugal 600 years, Greece, 500 years, Sicily 300 years, Serbia 400 years, Bulgaria 500 years, Rumania 400 years, Hungary 150 years. Hungary, particularly, was ruined, plundered and ravaged and took 200 years to recover from the Muslim occupation."

Muslims fail to understand that to be successful they must be religiously tolerant and economically productive. They must also abolish the time honored practice of dhimmitude and grant legal protections to all humans regardless of their religion.

Just last week, 3 innocent Christians were executed in Indonesia to placate Muslims. Their crime? When Muslims started attacking a Christian village and murdering, these men defended their village, women and children. Muslims demanded the death penalty for the crime of defending oneself and one's family. The treatment of non-Muslims in Muslim countries is a continuing human rights nightmare. But no one will confront Islam and its never ending trail of bood.

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