Date: Sun 15 Dec 2002 - 01:33:36 GMT
> >When did the Muslim world change from one which sheltered the Jews in
> >the Middle East, in North Africa and in Spain till the late middle
> >ages from the christians, to one where they are the personification
> >of anti Muslim and evil? Assuming the Qu'ran has not changed too much
> >why are jews acceptable 400 years ago and not now? These are
> >questions that need looking at.
> >Why did an advanced tolerant society skilled in science, medicine
> >etc whilst we in the west struggled under the yoke of an ignorant
> >church, lose such an advantage?
> The answer to your questions are simple -- they are not the same
> people and the world they live in is completely different.
> The Jews in Israel and around the world today bear little resemblance
> to the Jews that lived in Spain, Italy and North Africa at the time of
> Columbus and Isabella. The issues they faced were completely
> different. You've no doubt heard that the enemy of your enemy is your
> friend. The Muslims and Christians were are war and the Christians
> were persecuting Jews with the inuisition, trying to make them convert
> to Christianity and then prove the conversion was genuine. In other
> words, Muslims and Jews were on pretty much the same side against a
> common enemy. Now they are on opposite sides.
> Now it is the Muslims who seek shelter from Jews and the friend of
> their enemy is their enemy. It started when Jews became powerful
> enough to invade what Muslims felt and feel were their lands. There
> is a new crusade to free the holy land but this time it is the Jews
> who are leading it. And the West is helping them, especially America
> and Britain. The only thing that has changed is who has the power and
> which side they're on. The game is the same.
> Now Palestinian Muslims have to prove they are loyal to Islam by
> sacrificing their lives while Jews conduct an inquisition to make them
> admit Jews have a right to rule the Holy Land. But the Muslims of
> today are not the Muslims of 400 years ago and the Jews are more
> European than they are Semitic and the only thing that remains the
> same is the memes that drive the people fighting for the place they
> are seeking to control.
> Have you noticed that Jews and Muslims living in America and Europe
> don't act the same as those living in Israel and the Middle East? The
> reasons for that seem like a good line of study to explore.
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