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What did we do that muhammed didn't??

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Submitted by Patrick (Canada), Jan 2, 2007 at 23:48

Doesn't the Quaran called for a head tax on christians? I really don't think the west ever did anything that mohammed didn't try to do. Besides, most of the problems you are talking about are racial. If it was religious, secularization would have taken care of it.

I also know there were Arab slave traders. Plus the Ottoman empire used christian slave from the balkans and ukrain.

As for the native americans. I don't think it's any different then with the berbers in north aftrica. We just introduced diseases from the old world they had no immunity to. We got decimated by black death in the 1300s and were fairly immune to all this stuff. They weren't.

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