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Submitted by salah ali (Norway), May 3, 2009 at 10:35

These are sweeping generaliztions. All religions are totalitarian in a sense but we have to distinguish between political and thought imperialism. Several nations embraced Islam by will take for instance the Mongols who came to Baghdad as invadors but they embraced Islam. Moreover, Islam spread in the East and Spain did not take but 32 years. Then Islamic science, architecture and learning ensued.

The Crusades in contrast took a longer period and the only thing that followed their bloody incursions in the East was primitivism and darkness. it was Fredrick Barbarosa that learned from Al-malik al-Kamel the delicacies of culture and the manners of chavaleers. Ignorance of history iand blindness to details mislead many into thinking of something like Arabs' imperialism.

It was alexander the Great who first established the concep followed by Julius Caesar then what you call the colonization of Europe and modern inperialism that invades the world under the mask of globalization. The Arabs had been mislead by Britain to turn weapons against fellow muslims during the first world war. The Arabs were introducing both secularism and democracy when ... Palestinians brought extremism and made Arabic beorgoise adopt rash ideologies made in the West as communism and fascism. It is nicer and much more logical next time you comment to bring history into focus because things do not issue from nowhere. I should also call your attention to the fact that neither the Turks nor the Persians have represented islam properly. It is sad indeed not to be objective in judging sensitive issues fro outside and adopt fanaticism to counterattack fanaticism..

I wait for more dialogue to bnring to the fore further ideas that defend the truth, in text in creed and in history.

salah

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