#3 Heather Czerniak - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 06.12.09 | 10:34 (IST)

    Heather, the Muslims did infact came to our aid when our rights were curtailed during the Spanish Inquisition. The Spandiards forced the Jews who lived there to convert to Christianity, and when some Jews did that out of fear, the Spandiards did not believe them, so started that famous inquistion. The Jews were given two choices, confess to false conversion and die by hanging or don't confess and die by burning. The real outcome of the inquistion was in reality the choice of which type of death (hanging or burning). The Muslims, especially the Ottoman Empire opened their doors for a mass immigration of Jews to present day Istanbul Turkey. In fact the Emperor made many of the high ranking jewish judges part of his advisory council. Don't believe me, just research it and find out. It is true that there are many issues between Arabs and Israels, but remember, Islam as a religion is not hegemonic and Africans, Asians, Europeans with different languages & cultures adhere to it.

    from the article: What do mosque minarets and kosher slaughter have in common?
    First published 01:11 06.12.09 | Last updated 09:32 06.12.09
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