Sunday, December 19, 2010

Silent Exodus of Jewish Refugees From Arab Countries


courtesy of Emet News Service
Silent Exodus of Jewish Refugees

I am in the process of reading Sir Martin Gilbert's new book, In Ishmael's House, A History of Jews in Muslim lands.This book evokes shock and anger, as in the introduction, Gilbert takes the reader back to the year 628 when the Prophet  Mohammed's first victory against the Jewish tribe of Khaibar, slaughtered between six hundred and nine hundred Jews in battle. This is not a fast read, as it should not be, because each page contains superb historical data and footnotes which detail the torture, mistreatment, and murder of Jews through the years in the name of Mohammad. But each word in each sentence has so far mesmerized and stunned me as I look forward to reading the rest.

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