- Oct 2011
My point is that Assad is their best choice for survival. Largely (but not only) for the reasons you mentioned.Are you trying to belittle their support? But yes who in his or her right mind would support western backed islamists who have one job only: to push out of the region every single non-Sunni and then give away the oil for free to the americans like the Saudis???
Arabia did have, even if most of them were various types of heretics. They even had a Christian empire:Oldest Muslim country like Najd and Hejaz? These regions didn't have sizable Christian coummunities to begin with
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Indeed.same applies to Najd and Hejaz
According to Islam, anyone who is not Muslim, Christian or Jewish is a pagan. It does not necessarily imply paganism as commonly understood (polytheism). Likewise some Christians may use it in a more restricted sense. So question is where did you read it and which definition was being used.I remember having read that there were pagans in Yemen until the 18th century
And what is so special about 10th century that would cause it? And keep in mind, I'm talking about 10th century Greece, which was then part of Roman Empire, which had been officially Christian for around 600 years at that point.DItto.... The Middle East turned into muslim majority in the 10th century 300 years after the muslim conquests at the exact same time Europe turned into christian majority.... This wasn't a coincidence. Had the Europeans not hijacked Christianity, the Middle East would probably still have a christian majority.
Middle East would have only kept Christian majority if Islam had somehow been defeated. Europeans did not "hijack" Christianity, as you wrote, Christianity was simply pushed out of Asia and North Africa by the expansion of Islam.
While I agree with what you wrote, we're talking about historic imperialism here. Islamic imperialism began in 7th century. "European" imperialism is technically a product of Islamic imperialism since, as I wrote before, Europe as a geopolitical entity only came into being as a consequence of expansion of Islam. Before then, Western civilization was a Mediterranean one, with only a bunch of barbarians to the north of Danube and Rhine. Even discovery and colonization of Americas happened when they did only because of conquest of Constantinople by the Turks.sure, I also strongly reject the current islamist imperialism which is a tool of the west to push out every non-sunni and then steal oil. On the surface sunnis and americans appear to be enemies, but behind the doors they work closely together to push out every non-sunni. In the begining of the so-called "syrian uprising" the sunnis were yelling "christians to beirut, the alawites to the grave" all the while western leaders were busy screaming "assad must go!" and crying rivers of tears for the so-called sunni "rebels".
More specifically, French only conquered Algeria in order to stop Barbary Pirates.
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