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in response to reader comment: Islam's failures drive contemporary Muslim invasions

Submitted by Prashant (United States), Dec 13, 2020 at 23:17

Dear Dr Pipes, your reader Dave correctly mentions that subjugating non-Muslims was a source of revenue for the religion of Islam. But there is more to it. There is a prior step that Dave forgot to mention. Conquering other countries comes before subjugating them and conquering is a darn good revenue source.

For example, take the case of the Kohinoor diamond. It reached the UK via Iran but how did the Iranians get it? Well, there was an Islamic murderer called Khilji. He plundered India in the 13th or 14th century. He robbed a South Indian Hindu Kingdom and helped himself to that diamond. From Khilji the "benign" Mughals plundered it. From there it found it way to the Brits.

Plundering other nations is an Islamic vocation for long and we need to gently convince Muslims that, throughout history, they have not been good boys and they should become good now.

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