#113 Marc Hamil, Moslem and Palestinian intolerace - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • hala
    • 09.10.07 | 00:20 (IST)

    Mark Hamil, you represent one of two opposing camps of this forum regarding how Muslims treat other religions. Your side claims that Muslims wreaked more death and destruction on Jews and Christians in their conquests which swept from the Middle East to Iberia, including parts of southern Italy, Sicily, etc. The other side holds that Muslims were far more tolerant than Christians, especially towards Jews, with whom they lived in relative harmony (yes, I know about the sporadic attacks on Jews, as described by Maimonides, but that was not the norm for 800 years), the scholars of both faiths cooperating in translating ancient Greek texts and preserving the cultural treasure of antiquity during the turbulent Middle Ages. Who is right? We need figures. Did not the Chrisitan empires exterminate native populations in the Americas? How about Africa and Asia? Please provide statistics so we can judge fairly. Also, Palestinian Muslims and Christians and Jews lived quite peacefully ONCE.

    from the article: Palestinian Christian activist stabbed to death in Gaza
    First published 00:00 07.10.07 | Last updated 00:00 07.10.07
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