[ExI] If Politicians were Innocent and Honest

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Sat Mar 28 15:22:22 UTC 2009

On Sat, Mar 28, 2009 at 3:47 AM, Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com> wrote:
> For example, there
> have been periods in European history where it was felt that it was
> the duty of Christians to slaughter the infidels, while in the Ottoman
> empire the right of Christians and Jews to practise their religion
> unmolested was upheld by the Sultan. This was consistent with the
> Quran's attitude towards "people of the Book".

Too bad the courtesy was hardly extended to "pagans" (e.g., "wizards",
zoroastrians, etc.), but you are right in saying that traditional
Islam was way more multicultural and "liberal" than judeochristianism,
and that it learnt to a large extent the virtues of religious
intolerance and missionarism by the latter.

Stefano Vaj

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