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in response to reader comment: Is this true information about the Muslims ? or is it a conspiracy ?

Submitted by Sword of Islam (United Kingdom), Mar 31, 2006 at 18:37

Submitted by Danish/American, Mar 31, 2006 at 08:50
And he obviously had no clue that red hair is also a Norse trait..from Norway not Ireland.

Most historians actually associate red hair with the Celts of Scotland. I remember watching an interesting documentary some time ago where they even traced it back to a specific town/district. The Celts also populated Ireland hence that particular association although it is marginally less widespread which makes sense I suppose. It's most likely (unless you know better of course!) that red hair appeared in Norse countries as a result of the slave trade at that time. So, the evidence suggests that famous Erik had a little Braveheart running through his veins!

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