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Submitted by Michael (United States), Jul 12, 2012 at 16:46

B Soetoro stated that one most point out cultural destruction on both sides and cites some examples from Spain. What might interest B Soetoro is the fact that most of the Muslim houses of worship in Spain were built atop churches they had destroyed in their conquests. The Cathedral of Cordoba was originally a church, became a mosque in the Muslim conquest of Spain, and then became a church again after the Spanish drove the Muslims out. Muslims in various places and times have destroyed or taken over hundreds to thousands more places of worship than Christians could ever dream of.

Where are all the mosques that have been turned into churches in the Middle East? Oh wait, there aren't any. But there are countless examples of churches being destroyed or taken over by Muslims in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe.

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