| Islamic Civilization - Really Part 2 ???
| Monday, January 28, 2019
Jihad Watch : The Bullshit
Coexistence was the hallmark of Muslim civilisations,
from China to the Philippines, from Malaysia to Africa and the Middle
East. It was not isolated to Muslim Spain. Jewish, Christian and Muslim
bread stamps, a practice from Roman times, thrived in Muslim-controlled
Egypt. The gallery has a sample of remarkable stone stamps from between
1000 and 1200. Paintings and tile works, engravings on flasks, works by
Sephardi Jews and Armenian Christians, but also perfume carriers from
11th-century Ismailis and 19th-century paintings from Bahais, show the
diversity that thrived within Islamic civilisations.
Not coexistence, but brutal conquest, was the “hallmark of Muslim
civilisations.” Ed Husain carefully refrains from mentioning the
conquest of Hindu India, by far the most significant Muslim conquest
beyond the Middle East. It’s understandable. That Muslim subjugation of
the Hindus extended over many centuries, and caused the deaths, over
several centuries of Mughal rule, of between 70-80 million Hindus, and
resulted in the conversion of tens of millions more who, by becoming
Muslims, could escape the difficult conditions imposed on dhimmis.
hardly qualifies as “coexistence.” Husain says such “coexistence” was
“not isolated in Muslim Spain.” It turns out that modern scholars have
definitely put paid to the myth of that famed “convivencia” —
coexistence — in Islamic Spain. Ed Husain might take time to read Dario
Fernandez-Morera’s The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise. Muslims
in Spain massacred Christians and Jews. Sometimes those doing the
massacring were soldiers, and sometimes they were ordinary Muslims,
their rage sparked by some supposed affront to Muslims, causing them to
go on a killing spree against Unbelievers.
In 807, 700 Christian
notables — civilians — were killed by a Muslim army in Toledo. In 1066
in Granada, the Muslims turned on their Jewish neighbors overnight,
killing 4,000, or almost all of those living in the city, because the
Muslim emir had appointed a Jew, Joseph ibn Naghrela, to be his vizier. A
Jew helping an emir to govern Muslims? That was intolerable. No one
ordered the Muslims to kill the Jews; they were just doing what came
Jews were also the victims of Christians. In 1391, a
Christian mob in Seville killed 4,000 Jews, and in the same year another
Christian mob killed 2,000 Jews in Cordoba. These were only the big
massacres; there were many other smaller atrocities committed, by
Muslims against Jews and Christians, and by Christians against Jews and
Muslims. None, apparently, were committed by Jews, who were always on
the receiving end. Some convivencia.
Ed Husain’s mention of the inclusion, in the British Museum exhibit
of Islamic art, of artworks by Sephardi Jews, Armenian Christians, and
Bahais — none of whom were Muslim, and all of whom were persecuted, and
even murdered, by Muslims — is at least bizarre. These minorities
created as they lived, defying the unfavorable conditions created by
their Muslim overlords. Their achievements were attained in spite of,
not because of, Muslim rule.
Read it all here...................
|posted by Major D Swami (Retired) @ 11:11 PM