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in response to reader comment: Our dear Islamophobia no more and his little diatribes

Submitted by Islamophobia no more (United Arab Emirates), Apr 3, 2007 at 03:32

an Islamophobe is one who irrationally vilifies Islam. the verse that you're referring to is characterizing a certain group of Jews in the past only. the proof of your ignorance comes from other verses where God is referring to the good Jews and the good Christians and the good Sabians...

read "Jews of Islam" - by Bernard Lewis and you'll get a better idea of how Jews fled from Christian lands due to persecution to Musim lands and how they invited other Jews to come and flourish in Muslim lands. Muslims were trading with the Chinese who were polythiests... you should really look back at your source of knowledge. the people who present to you this misrepresentation of history are the real hate-mongers who isolate historical events and present them to you.

it's very easy to compare history with current times and say "oh how barbaric were those people"... this is the fallacy of the Journalist trying to be a Historian... Historians very well know that you don't compare history with the current times. You compare history with history itself...
when the Jews were paying Jizya what were the Jews doing at other parts of the world?
i know! they were being burnt on the stake in Christondom...
and anyways Jizya was a tax and at most times it was less than the Zakaat which was also incumbent upon the Muslims to pay.
Jizya alleviated the responsibility from the non-Muslims to fight in wars.
the Prophet pbuh said: "Whoever harms a covenanted citizen (dhimmĂ®), I will personally accuse him on the Day of Resurrection!"

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