reply to post by Zamini
Yeah, that is one way of describing the history, proving that the victors do not write all of the history. Of course yours is an extremely biased
version of history that ignores basic, major facts. Of course, you provide no links, and only a single name to back up your slanted view.
One of the things that drew me into these debates is this nasty propaganda Muslim scholars like to put out.
Here is the real story, In the 19th century, the area now known as Iran was very poor, controlled by a monarch, and ran by very ruthless people.
Slavery was widely practiced, and there were no civil rights, and no opportunities for the poor, except through complete servitude to the wealthy.
Here is a link, and a quote that sums it up well.
Unlike most Middle Eastern rulers, he was also a constitutional monarch with no desire to be absolute. However, surrounded by ambitious and
unprincipled courtiers, he grew up unable to believe in himself or the future of his dynasty. Thus he failed to inspire the respect necessary for
effective government in Persia.
Here is another link for those interested.
Due to technological developments by the west, crude oil became a very valuable commodity. Luckily for the people of Iran, and the Middle East, they
had massive reserves of this crude under their ground. Western nations like Britain discovered and developed this natural resource, which brought
enormous wealth to the region.
Unfortunately, the nations of the Middle East failed to develop any real industry, technology, or means of sustaining the wealth brought to their
nations by the great amount of crude that was found under their soil. Of course, this failure of the nations of the middle east was blamed on the
nations that found and developed their resources for them.
Even more unfortunate is that a great deal of that oil wealth was spent to spread Islam around the globe, set up clandestine operations in foreign
nations in order to take over those countries and install Sharia law.
Mostly what Britain did in the middle east at the turn of twentieth century was end Muslim aggression, and practice of slavery. A fact that our
schools need to start teaching once again.
At the current day, Islam is attempting to continue its conquest of the world, although this time on the sly. This is what Britain is dealing with
What we in the west are waking up to realize, is that giving peace a chance has lead to our enemies moving in next door, and teaching their sons it is
ok to rape our daughters.
Sadly, this might be the death knell for multiculturalism, at least for current times. The Pendulum has already started to swing back the other way,
and it is not going to stop at a reasonable point in the middle, never does.
You should read how Persians tell the story of the Muslim invasion of Persia.
Slavery was basically non-existent in Persian Empire before Islam. Persians, unlike Romans, Egyptians, Greeks and many others, had never openly
practiced slavery. As a matter of fact Persians were anti slavery and the best example was freedom of 42,000 Jews from slavery of Babylon by Cyrus The
Great. There were differences in social classes in Iran before Islam, but that was the norm of the world back then! However, there were no slavery
practiced in Persian Empire before Islam.
When Islam came to Persia, slavery came along with it. Arabs took many Persians as slaves, basically young boys and girls. Young girls were forced to
become concubines and young boys were forced to become Boy Toys. Strong and bigger boys had become slave labor for Muslim. Persian women were sent by
tens of thousands to Arabian Peninsula, the largest slave shipment at one time was 40,000 Persians shipped to Arabia. Basically Iranians became third