Is wikipedia lying about Muslims?
"In the 8th century, nearly all of the Iberian Peninsula was conquered (711–718) by largely Moorish Muslim armies from North Africa. These conquests were part of the expansion of the Umayyad Caliphate. Only a small area in the mountainous north-west of the peninsula managed to resist the initial invasion."
And yet Muslims still insist that "Islam is a religion of peace!"
- 8 years agoFavorite Answer
Find the Arabian Peninsula. Find Medina. Outside of that ONE TOWN, literally 100% of Islamic "Caliphate" expansion was by INITIATING violence.
Look at the map of the Caliphate from when the Crusades started. Notice how they had CONQUERED much of Europe? Now observe that Democrats claim TAKING IT BACK was an unforgivable act of aggression by the Christian World. See how Darth tells us EUROPE was rightfully the Muslims' land. But what do you expect? He cites as "terrorists" a group the ATF admitted had committed NO CRIMES OF ANY KIND and mentions a couple of universally repudiated INDIVIDUALS as "Christianity." Of course Democrats like him dismiss roughly 100% of Islam's history - specifically including MUHAMMAD'S OWN campaigns - as having NOTHING to do with Islam.
Is TODAY "hundreds of years ago?" INITIATING warfare has been CORE to Islam for the entire span of its existence and remains so NOW.
Within Islam, it's understood - because it's plainly stated in Koran and Anhadith - that Islam's "peace" can only be that which is brought by eliminating everything that is not Islam. When there's no one left to kill, there can be peace.
- 8 years ago
To the person who complained about bringing something that happened centuries ago, do you know that one of the Muslim Brotherhood's objectives is the Fourth Caliphate, which would involve the conversion of most of the world into the Muslim faith.
They did quite well into the 12th century, with one of the major factors stopping them being the divergence of the faith into the Sunni and Shiite branches which is a dispute over who was the descendent of Allah. They controlled most of Spain at the time and were on the way up to France and the rest of Europe. The other factor of course was the Europeans objective to turn the entire world into Christians by killing them, hence that wonderful time called the Crusades.
- Anonymous8 years ago
They also attcked into France and Austria as well.
The Muslim invasions of Europe were finally stopped at the Battle of Vienna when a united European Army drove back the Turks.
Interestingly, the date of that battle defeating the Muslims was 9/11, 1683.
See Bin Laden's symbolism yet?
EDIT: To Darth below. You mention the Crusades, but IGNORE the fact that Israel/Palestine and all the Middle East was Christian and Jewish land long before the Muslims invaded. (You need a calendar. That land was part of the Byzantine Empire when the Arabs came in and started tearing down churches and driving out Jews.)
At worst, the Crusades were driving out Muslim invaders who conquered the land - what in modern parlance we would call a "counter-offensive"....and they weren't even that, since the European nations didn't send colonists, force conversions, or expel Muslims.
Time doesn't begin with the Rise of Islam, you know. Your ignorance of the simple chronology of historical events is offensive to anyone with a brain.
Your stupidity is exposed in your response as well as your ignorance. Because the question in no way makes a defense of Christianity. Re-read it. Christianity isn't even mentioned. You try to re-target the question to bad things done by Christians. That's intellectually dishonest and a clear sign of moral cowardice.
You are either a fool, a liar, or a hyopcrite; and - in all likelihood - all three.
- 8 years ago
You ignore all of the Crusades, which was a deliberate attempt to push the Muslims out of their land, and yet Christians still insist theirs is religion if love. If you wanna counter that their are no Christian terrorists look at the Branch-Davidians, Tim McVeigh and that guy who killed 84 kids in Norway. Your ignorance appalls me.
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- Weise EnteLv 78 years ago
Christianity expanded through similar, but more brutal, military conquests.
- LanceLv 78 years ago
Really? You're going to slam on a religious group for fighting hundreds of years ago? I sure hope you're an atheist - otherwise, you are quite the little hypocrite.Source(s): Not a fan of Islam, but jeez....
- Anonymous8 years ago
No that entry is historically correct. Those events took place.
- Anonymous8 years ago
the crusades happened to fight back that very same invation...
- AndyLv 68 years ago
Please tell me you're joking. Ever heard of The Crusades? Does that make all Christians evil?
- Anonymous8 years ago
there is no animosity between the Sunni and the Shi'ites. they are united and talking peacefully to solve disagreements.
problem is wahhabism that promotes terrorism.
wahhabism is made by British to make animosity between the Sunni and the Shi'ites to 'devide and rule':
please read this important sescret about wahhabism that is made by Imperialistic British:
Confessions of a British spy and British enmity against Islam
Memoirs Of Mr. Hempher, The British Spy To The Middle East is the title of a document that was published in series (episodes) in the German paper Spiegel and later on in a prominent French paper. A Lebanese doctor translated the document to the Arabic language and from there on it was translated to English and other languages. Waqf Ikhlas publications put out and circulated the document in English in hard copy and electronically under the title: Confessions of a British spy and British enmity against Islam. This document reveals the true background of the Wahhabi movement which was innovated by Mohammad bin abdul Wahhab and explains the numerous falsehood they spread in the name of Islam and exposes their role of enmity towards the religion of Islam and towards prophet Mohammad sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam and towards Muslims at large. No wonder the Wahhabis today stand as the backbone of terrorism allowing and financing and planning shedding the blood of Muslims and other innocent people. Their well known history of terrorism as documented in Fitnatul Wahhabiyyah by the mufti of Makkah, Sheikh Ahmad Zayni Dahlan, and their current assassinations and contravention is due to their ill belief that all are blasphemers save themselves. May Allah protect our nation from their evils.
Wahabis/Salafists are the ones who comprise Taliban, Al-Qaeda members, found mostly around Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Afghanistan and elsewhere. they are pretty much, the Muslim version of the Evangelical church; only, if they're not kept under control, they can get dangerous. Salafists are the ones who are sniper-shooting Syrians and doing suicide-bombings around Syria and Iraq.
please look at this short beautiful story of:
Ibn Saud, Wahhabis, and Oil, to 1945
Wahhabism and the Saud Family; oil and geologists from the United States
please distinguish between sunni Muslims and extremist Wahhabi (Salafi).
Salaf literally means "past people"[=Sahaba] and Salafi means who follows Sahaba of prophet. but today Salafi is same as Wahhabi. but they do not like to be called Wahhabi. they prefer to be called Salafi. Wahhabism is founded by Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab based on beliefs of Ibn Taymiyyah in Saudi Arabia. today Wahhabism is based in Saudi Arabia and is propagating beliefs of Wahhabism in world very powerful and with high financial support by petrodollars from Saudi Royal family.
Wahhabi is in fact supported by US, Israel and England to make conflict inside Muslims and finally to destroy Islam.
Ashura day keep the message of Imam Hussein (sa) alive to reach all humans.
Husain (sa) wanted to send his message with his blood to all the world and to all the humans.
the message of Hussain is:
there is two different Kind of Islam.
the pure Islam of prophet and Islam of Yazid (Ummayids) who celebrated killing of Husain (sa) the Imam and real Caliph of their time.
Husain (sa) said:
with Yazid, Salam [bye] to Islam.
"[en.sahih] Have you made the providing of water for the pilgrim and the maintenance of al-Masjid al-Haram equal to [the deeds of] one who believes in Allah and the Last Day and strives in the cause of Allah? They are not equal in the sight of Allah. And Allah does not guide the wrongdoing people. [9:19]"
please read this books to know Wahhabism more:
Wahhabism is the continue of deviated version of Islam made by Yazid and Umayyad dynasty to can control ignorant Muslims for their worldly greeds.
top Umayyad leaders (abu sufyan,..) did not have any belief in God and Quran and revelation.
without Wahhabism shia and sunni have no problem and are friends.
please for sake of Allah ask beliefs of shia from shia:
www.montazar.net/Source(s): . www.ifamericansknew.org/ http://www.presstv.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iranian_Revolution http://www.al-islam.org/karbala-ashura/ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran%E2%80%93Iraq_War http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fourteen_Infallib... http://www.imam-khomeini.com/web1/english/ http://pastebin.com/4eGMQmWV please reconsider your beliefs and also please 100% consider Shia Islam in your research. please please please: ask beliefs of shia only and only form shia. not from Saudi Wahhabis. best English sites for shia Islam: http://www.maaref-foundation.com/ http://al-islam.org/ www.makarem.ir/ http://www.abp-answers.com/en.php/page,ques.ques www.ahlulbaytportal.com/ learn how to talk God: www.duas.org why some beat hut themselves? http://tatbir.org/?page_id=98 western truth seekers studying shia Islam in Qum, Iran: www.studyinqum.com