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Question 4: Have your views of Islam changed after reading? 
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Post Question 4: Have your views of Islam changed after reading?
Were you surprised to learn that Islam treated Christians and Jews as a "protected minority" (dhimmi)?

Did Armstrong's description of the history of Islam change the way you view the Islamic world as it is depicted in news media and popular entertainment today?



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Post Re: Question 4: Have your views of Islam changed after readi
Jews spent much more time as best friends of Muslims than as enemies. No, the time of mutual benefit doesn't surprise me; what shocks me every day is how these two natural allies ramp up the rhetoric and hate every day.


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Post Re: Question 4: Have your views of Islam changed after readi
I have always given Islam the same credence I give the other religions: they are no worse than the others. So no, my views of Islam have not changed a bit...they are as rational and understanding as they always were.

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Post Re: Question 4: Have your views of Islam changed after readi
Historically, Jews were treated better by Muslims than by Christians. But judging the rhetoric and polls that come from Arab/muslim states today, I'd say Muslims are pretty close to becoming Nazi-like in their anti-semitism.

Not all of them, obviously. But a significant % that certainly should cause one to raise an eyebrow. Today the adherents of Islam, as a group (Read: individuals of Islam may be better than certain individuals of Christianity) are worse than Christians.

I'm not sure what, other than a purely emotional response, could cause one to believe otherwise.




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