“Muslim Ottoman Empire was where many European Jews flocked to find safe haven when Europe practiced pogroms – generally a form of officially sanctioned, aided or condoned organized violence, terror and mass killings – against European Jewry.” (Dr. Pasha)
“When Europe persecuted Jews and practiced pogroms – generally a form of officially sanctioned, aided or condoned organized violence, terror and mass killings – against them, one place where many European Jews found safe haven was Muslim Morocco, just across the Gibraltar, on the northern tip of the African continent.” (Dr. Pasha)
“For over 600 years, the Jews were in the dock on the False Charge of Christ Killing. They would remain there for another 1300 years in many parts of Europe, subject to all kinds of persecution and abuse, including repetitive pogroms – generally a form of officially sanctioned, aided or condoned organized violence, terror and mass killings.
But in early 7th Century, there appeared a man in Arabia claiming to be God’s messenger on earth, who set the Jews free from this false burden.
That man brought a book claiming to be God’s word in human hands. That book – and that man – in one decisive declaration exonerated the Jews from centuries of the False Charge of Christ Killing. “Absolutely, positively, they did not kill him,” declared that book that this man brought that he said was from God.
“Wa maa qataloohu yaqueenaa!” are the original words in the original Arabic text of that book.
Muslims never went to the Jews to collect for this epochal favour they did to them. Not even a word of gratitude or thanks did they ask for or receive. No one offered them any tokens of gratitude or appreciation. In fact, everyone forgot all about it.” (Dr. Pasha)
“At a time, during the so-called Dark Ages, when much of Europe subjected the Jews to all kinds of persecution, including systematic pogroms – generally a form of officially sanctioned, aided or condoned organized violence, terror and mass killings – there was one place in Europe that provided them safe haven for nearly 500 years.
That place was Muslim Spain – a slice of European reality that much of history cleverly conceals under the exotic title of Moorish Spain.” (Dr. Pasha)
God in his heaven sent down the Prophet, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam. Right here on earth, the Church gave us the Pope. And now the Pope and the Prophet, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, some among the followers of both say, are on a collision course.
This should warm the cockles of Harvard Professor Sam Huntington, who, in his 1996 book titled The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order, argued that the world was inexorably headed in the direction of a culture clash between Islam and the West.
But the outgoing United Nations Secretary General Kofi Anan, Prime Minister Jose Zapatero of Spain, the former Reformist President of Iran Mohammad Khatami and Prime Minister Recep Erdogan of Turkey seem to take a somewhat different view. They all argue that maybe it is time to work for the building of an alliance of civilizations rather than fan the fires of a clash of cultures. Mr. Anan is particularly concerned about reducing prejudice and misunderstandings between Islam and the West. [...]