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Religious extremists apparently lack confidence in their beliefs

By Saleem Ahmed

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 20, 2012

~~<p>Perhaps the biggest external threat Muslimdom ever faced was when Baghdad was attacked by the golden hordes of the pagan Mongol Genghis Khan in the early 13th century. The caliph was killed, thousands were massacred and the country put to ruins.</p>
<p>Ironically, while Genghis Khan's descendants ruled that country for a century, in the process they converted to Islam, the religion of the vanquished. That was all by peace- ful and gradual assimilation.</p>
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Perhaps the biggest external threat Muslimdom ever faced was when Baghdad was attacked by the golden hordes of the pagan Mongol Genghis Khan in the early 13th century. The caliph was killed, thousands were massacred and the country put to ruins.

Ironically, while Genghis Khan's descendants ruled that country for a century, in the process they converted to Islam, the religion of the vanquished. That was all by peace- ful and gradual assimilation. Login for more...



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