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Medina, the Jewish City

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« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2007, 11:03:29 pm »

Julia,

You keep saying to "be objective" and to not be "prejudicial," and yet you didn't even print the whole history of that war, only the parts that you believed beneficial to Muhammed.

Here is how the war ended AFTER the passage you just printed:

In 627, the Abu Sufyan once more led Meccan forces against Medina. Because the people of Medina had dug a trench to further protect the city, this event became known as the Battle of the Trench. After a protracted siege and various skirmishes, the Meccans withdrew again. During the siege, Abu Sufyan had contacted the remaining Jewish tribe of Banu Qurayza and formed an agreement with them, to attack the defenders from behind the lines. It was however discovered by the Muslims and thwarted. This was in breach of the Constitution of Medina and after the Meccan withdrawal, Muhammad immediately marched against the Qurayza and laid siege to their strongholds. The Jews eventually surrendered. Some members of the Banu Aus now interceded on behalf of their old allies and Muhammad agreed to the appointment of one of their chiefs, Sa'ad ibn Mua'dh, as judge. Sa'ad judged that all male members of the tribe were killed and the women and children taken prisoner. That was the end of the Jews of Medina.

Note, AFTER they surrendered, all the male members of the Jewish tribe were klilled, whilst the women and children were taken prisoner.

That is hardly prejudice, it is history.

Sarah
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