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in response to reader comment: Our dear Khaled is another victim of Arabian imperialism albeit via Canada

Submitted by khaled (Canada), Sep 29, 2010 at 15:25

Do You know mu3awiyya!

Who is he! What is his full name? How is his father? Where is he born? Where did he grow up? and what is his life?

You do not know anything of that?

How is Mu3awiyya. Here are some sold facts, FACTS not opinions or thoughts or assumptions.

Do you know how to differentiate between facts and other Data/ideas

How is Mu3awiyya:

Mu3awiyya bin Abi-Sufyan was born 602 in the city of Makkah. His clan Banu Abd-Shams were among the most influential of its citizens and his Father was the most important figure in Makkah at that time.

In 632, he served in the Islamic army sent against the Byzantine forces in Syria. He held a high rank in the army which was led by his brother Yazid ibn Abu Sufyan.

In the year 640, Umar (Caliph Umar ibn al-Khattab) appointed Mu3awiyya as governor of Syria when his brother Yazid died in an outbreak of plague. Mu3awiyya gradually gained mastery over the other areas of Syria, instilling remarkable personal loyalty among his troops and the people of the region. By 647, Mu3awiyya had built a Syrian army strong enough to repel a Byzantine attack and, in subsequent years, to take the offensive against the Byzantines in campaigns that resulted in the capture of Cyprus (649) and Rhodes (654) and a devastating defeat of the Byzantine navy off the coast of Lycia (655). At the same time, Mu3awiyya periodically dispatched land expeditions into Anatolia.

And you tell me he is a Christian man from Syria.

I want just to show you the quality of your information and knowledge.

When we discuss any issue is for us to benefit out of it. Not to get mad

Sorry, but you are not the kind of people I would enjoy discussing general issue with them.

Goodbye

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