I want to start off with the absudity of our demented official troll Ducky. Ducky loves to talk about apathied, colonialism and slavery in the Western context. We have a wide range of readership and it is same to say we have no appologists for those evils. Nobody is in favor of Jim Crow or is mittigating slavery or the treatment of Native Americans. These are parts of our history that we have learned to deal with and move ahead.
The Muslims and the far left have come up with an insane version of history that cast Muslims as victims.Islam demands your respect and pay attention to its alleged laundry list of never ending complaints dating back to the Crusades.
There is zero talk of the Muslim role in the slave trade. Even more absurd Muslims point the finger at Jews. Blacks in America also tend to ignore the black role in the capture of slaves.There is a reason for this overt hypocisy and peversion of facts. Education has been dominated by the far left and history is now being created
in a manner that has victims and victimizers. The Western Capitalist is always the bad guy and the indigenous people are always cannonized.
However in the case of Islam the colonized were much more brutal to the colonized then the West ever was. Islam is a colonial theft based political system that masquerades as a religion. Its popularity was the rampant justification of theft by uncivilized nomads against sedentary people.
Islam was spead via a series of invasions and Arabs are not indigenous in many of the areas they claim today. Jews are clearly the indigenous people in Israel and lived under a series of JIm Crow laws. Arabs create fictional ethnicities and lecture Jews and Christians about colonialism. The treatment of indigenous people
Jews, Christians, Zoroastrians and others can not be compared to aparthied or Jim Crow as it was far worse and lasted longer.
We hear the familiar refrains about Crusades and Mongol Hordes. However the Mongols were just better at the nomadic warfare game then the Muslims. A Muslim crying about Mongol or Crusader evils is comedic given their own history of predatory behavior.
We do not hear about the dhimmi system Jews , Christians and others were forced to live under. We do not hear about Muslim bloodbaths in India, Egypt , Assyria and elswewhere. We do not hear about forced conversions, massacres and Jannisaries.
Instead what we get is Fanon victimization stories an PC baloney . The West did ....... The story of the brutal treatment of minorities under Islamic rule is swept under the rug.
Sorry Poultry , perhaps you should take the time to read Bat Yeor before you critique Bat Yeor. I have read others describe and quote the sections from this book
but it is far more vivid in the original. This book should be required reading in every Middle Eastern studies department. However what we get is Armenian histoty minus the chapters on the genocide. We mustn't offend the sacred feelings of muslim victimhood
Mr Beamish in 08, Ducky to the library and 167 to get labotomized