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And you contradict yourself

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Submitted by Reuben Horne (Australia), Sep 2, 2006 at 23:21


It also occurred to me that in the fine Islamic tradition of double talk you contradict yourself. see the passage:

"Muslim rulers did not impose Islam in any society in their golden age of
750-1500. Anyway Islam can not be imposed by its very nature.
People can revert. Muslim rulers' Jizya tax system itself was discouragement for
rulers to force non-muslim to become muslims which leads to reduced
tax collection for the government. And also Zakat (Charity tax) was
also there for Muslims which was far more than Jizya taxed against
non-muslims. So Zakat also discouraged the conversion. "

This implies at first that the Jizya was higher than the Zakat and and so discouraged muslims rulers from converting conquered people to Islam. Then you go on to say that the Zakat was higher than the Jizya and so therefore this discouraged people under Islamic rule from converting to Islam as they would have had to pay higher taxes. Which is true then? This is the sort of thought disordered argument that renders debate nonsensical and is why I prefer arguing from behind the relative safety of a bayonet mounted machinegun with Janniseries such as yourself.


Reuben Horne.


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