reply to post by sk0rpi0n
If Mohammad was ordered to kill every single Christian, then the middle east would have become 100% Muslim within Mohammads lifetime - with no
trace of Christianity. Instead we see that after 1400 years of Muslim domination of the Middle East, we still have a sizeable Christian population.
"Totalitarianism"? The Middle easts sizeable Christian population refutes that.
What are you talking about? It is known historic fact that Muhammad and his successors wiped out the Christians, Jews, and Pagans from the Arabian
Let us look at the actions of Muhammad, while taking the historic chronology of Qur’anic revelation into consideration:
Upon leaving Mecca to establish his stronghold in Medina in 622 CE/AD, Muhammad was still preaching peace, tolerance, and religious freedom. The Jews
of Medina, as shown in the following painting, happily welcomed Muhammad as new ruler of Medina. In the early days of Muhammad’s arrival to the new
city, the Jewish tribes of Banu Khazraj
merged together with some other smaller Jewish factions and Jewish individuals, converted to Islam, and became known as the
Some Jewish tribes of Medina and its vicinity chose to retain their Jewish heritage, religion, and identity during Muhammad’s reign. Most notable
are the tribes of Banu Qaynuqa
, Banu Nadir
and Banu Qurayza
. All Jews of Medina and the surrounding area were ordered to pay the jizya tax
to Muhammad. Jizya is a tax imposed upon non-Muslims living in Muslim lands.
When Muhammad took sovereign reign over his new stronghold of Medina, Allah’s revelations began to break away from the message of peace and began to
move towards jihad. Muhammad and his followers began jihad military operations by first attacking and
robbing unarmed and unprotected merchant caravans.
These aggressive acts of highway robbery helped to strengthen Muhammad’s government and
military. These caravan robberies had a tremendous impact upon the markets of the Arabian Peninsula.
As a combined result of the imposed jizya tax and Muhammad’s destabilization of trading and markets in the area, the once welcoming Jews of Medina
began to voice public dissident and write degrading accounts and poems about Muhammad. Displeased with the freedom of speech that unhappy Jews were
voicing, Muhammad declared unfounded and unsubstantiated accusations of assassination plots being planned against him. Muhammad then ordered many
successful assassinations against various Jewish tribe leaders.
The first Jewish tribe of Medina to be targeted was Banu Qaynuga. Muhammad and his army
besieged their village for 14 days.
Banu Qaynuga then surrendered and all of their land, businesses, wealth, and goods were seized by Muhammad,
and the tribe was forcefully expelled from Medina. They eventually settled in Syria.
The next group of Jews on Muhammad’s list was Banu Nadir. Their plight is mentioned above in the second post of the op. They were attacked, their
wealth, property, and goods were confiscated, their men were executed, and their women and children were enslaved.
As a result of Muhammad’s indiscriminate robbery of merchant caravans and his tyrannical attacks against Banu Qaynuga and Banu Nadir, the non-muslim
Arabs and Jews of the Meccan area launched a failed attack against Muhammad known as The Battle
of the Trenches.
During the Battle of the Trenches, the Banu Qurayza tribe remained neutral and did not participate in the war. However, after winning this war,
Muhammad turned his army against Banu Qurayza UNPROVKED, and utterly massacred all of their
men, enslaved their women, and seized all property, wealth, and goods.
After the robbery, destruction, murder, enslavement, and execution of the Jews of Medina, the Jews who survived gathered with other Jewish groups to
the north of Medina in the area of Khaybar. Here the Jews barricaded themselves in their settlement, desperately trying to survive Muhammad’s
Muhammad’s forces laid siege to the Jews of Khaybar
and after several weeks The Jews
surrendered. In order to avoid expulsion or execution, Muhammad ordered that 50% of all of their agricultural harvests would be seized as an alms to
Muhammad and his Muslims. However, Muhammad’s second successor Umar ibn al-Khattab later expelled the Jews of Khaybar out of Arabia.
edit on 9/25/13 by Sahabi because: (no reason given)