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Islam sanctioned slavery, inquisitions, holocausts and witchcraft trials.

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Submitted by Karl Popper (Australia), Oct 24, 2006 at 04:51

Dear Akbar,

witchcraft and homosexuality are still capital crimes in Sharia states such as Saudi. 40 people had their heads cut off last year in Saudi Arabia for crimes of homosexuality.(May there blood be upon the proponents of Sharia). Sharia is an attempt by Wahhabi and Salafist enthusiasts to impose a feudal social mindset upon new property relations, conventional wisdom and social relationships. Under Sharia it is legal to buy and sell human beings as goods and chattels.

Muslims have attempted to excuse this by sacralizing their history to exempt it from critical analysis, or by attacking unwelcome analysis as hypocritical. Pious Sunnis have in the past crucified Sufis on real wooden crosses for deviating from the ideologically correct line about monotheism (Tawheed). If that's not an inquisition. I don't know what is. After the Islamic conquests of the Levant and Egypt in the seventh century, uprisings by the indigenous peoples of those countries were brutally repressed (see Bat Ye'or's book "Dhimmitude" analysing historical records of the Arab conquistadores). Turkey is still too frightened to allow open discussion about its forced deportations and genocides against over one million Armenian Christians in 1915 - although the Armenians have not forgotten, nor have the Greeks, Bulgarians, and Slavs who were conquered by the Turkish Caliphate armies from 1453 until the Greeks began fighting Islamic imperialists in 1821, to regain their country.

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