The crusades and Muslim colonialism: suppressed by sri
- From: "Robert" <robert45@xxxxxxx>
- Date: 1 Jan 2007 04:51:02 -0800
The first of the following postings (mine) was rejected by
soc.religion.islam on the alleged grounds that it is not relevant to
Islam. I give the two postings to which it is a response.
Subject: Re: Muslims Today
As regards the crusades, it needs to be pointed out in the face of
relentless Muslim propaganda that they were a belated response to 400
years of jihad which had conquered the Christian East and reduced it to
dhimmitude. It was also a response to the Turkish threat to Christian
Byzantium, a threat which led to its total defeat and the reduction of
its people to dhimmis and slaves.
Regarding colonialism, the Muslims were much in advance of Europe in
this, conquering an empire extending from North Africa and Spain,
through the Middle East, Persia, Afghanistan, India, and Central Asia.
In Persia the Zoroastrians were subject to horrendous repression -
nothing was written in Persian for 200 years and cities were again and
again put to the sword in order to force them to conform to Islam. The
entire Hindu population of Afghanistan (as it was) was massacred, and
jihad was conducted against the Indians with unspeakable bloodshed
during 1000 years, the last taking place towards the end of the 18th
European colonialism was insignificant when compared to the Muslim
record of bloodshed, exploitation, and repression. Most Muslim
countries were part of the Ottoman Empire and did not suffer extended
European colonisation, and when they did they enjoyed better human
rights than they do now. Egypt was under British control for a
comparatively short period.
John Eristu wrote:
Such admissions come but they come much much belatedly, and only after they
have already learned from the Muslims, and used the knowledge to oppress and
colonize Muslims. They are fundamentally an evil lot. If they were even
moderately honest, there would be no clashes then or now.
Those who think that EuroAmerica will do an iotaof good for Muslims are
merely being under the spell. There is no ounce of reality in that.The
EuroAmerica has done nothing but to colonize or Neo Colonize Muslims, after
the Muslims taught them in Jerusalam and Qartuba.
The only way is to neutralize their military strength. They will come down
to their knees again. They have no 'values' to which they can stand up for.
The only way to peace is through a position of Strength, the military
strength. The Muslims already have the strength and Superiority of values
<abdi.billow@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
"The Christian World came to wage crusades against Muslims but
eventually knelt before them to gain knowledge. They were spellbound to
see that Muslims were owners of a culture that was far superior to
their own. The Dark Ages of Europe were illuminated by nothing but the
beacon of Muslim Civilization."
We the Muslims are still the beacon of society. The only thing we are
doing is keeping it to ourselves. Lets gain knowledge through the
Qur'an & teachings of our Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and spread it like