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islam wasnt spread by the sword.

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in response to reader comment: For Akbar: the love of Allah and pagans of mecca and Islam was spread by the sword!

Submitted by me (Canada), Feb 25, 2007 at 12:52

how was islam spread by the sword? when the early muslims fought the pagans, it was bcause they attacked us first. when we fought some jewish tribes in madina, it was bcause they attacked us first. you cant just expect us 2 sit bak n take the fact that muslims were being raped n killed. we had 2 defend ourselves.

during the life of the profet, the byzintines tried 2 attack us. they backed down after hearing that 300 muslims defeated 100 000 pagans. after the profets death, the muslims were still in a state of war with the byzintyines. they started it. we eventually defeated them and took thier land. after that, islam spread 2 persia, and from there, it spread through trade and peacefulyl, willing conversions into africa, south and southeast asia.

christianity on the other hand, was spread by the sword. it was the prredominant faith in europe only. when they conquered the new world, they raped, murderd, and forced people 2 convert. in africa an s.e asia, it spread through slavery and colonization.

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