Islam

Palestine: Counter-Hasbara Talking Points

When someone says that Palestinians are also settlers because the Arab caliphate invaded that land, respond with one simple question. Was the conquest of Syria by the Arab caliphate good or bad for Jews? If they say it was bad, then they’re saying it would have been better for Jews to remain living under the (Eastern) Roman empire which had expelled the Jews from Jerusalem…

The Ottoman Empire Through Yemeni Eyes

Many Muslims look upon the defeat of the Ottoman empire as the extinguishing of an ideological symbol, “the caliphate”, but as a consequence they also tend to look at the world through the eyes of Istanbul, which cared more about Yemen for its geographic location than for its people, and thus saw Yemen as a place to be conquered and exploited…

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