Both are roughly equivalent
Other - please specify
I'm referring to their colonial/imperialist past.
The spread of dar al-Islam through offensive Jihad and subterfuge. For example in places that have been historically majority Christian like Lebanon Muslims have outbread them and then staged what amounted to coups over entire swaths of their territory like in Southern Lebanon with Hezbollah, another recent example would be the break away of nearly half of India in the form of Pakistan and dar al-Islam's continued attempts to obtain Kashmir, dar al-Islam is still expanding through force and other means, however, my article mainly focuses on the past.
What do you mean with Islamic Imperialism?
There are 8 Islamic countries and 13 further countries with Islam as state religion on the world, but most of these countries aren't establishing colonies or dominating other countries (exceptions Morocco, Pakistan and Syria) ...
Muslim world - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Last edited by Ahmed Shaheen; 12-01-08 at 02:23 PM.
Do you think that everything man writes is true ?? Of course not, a reason for endless, unresolved debates...
It makes more sense that imperialism is necessary for an empire, capitalism has nothing to do with this...
Last edited by jin1776; 12-01-08 at 06:09 PM.
There is no comparison.
European Imperialism was about spreading Christianity the way the Civil war was about 'State's rights'. Sure at the start, I'm pretty sure they felt very strong about the evil Federal government just like I'm sure Europeans felt very strongly about spreading Christianity through the heathen lands of South America, Africa and Asia but as time progressed all that it ended up being was an excuse to use oppression and to pillage. It was based on the material.
This is diametrically opposed to Islamic Imperialism in the sense that Islamic Imperialism focuses almost exclusively on the individual and breaking him down through the destruction of culture, values and other social aspects. The Spaniards did an incredible amount of damage to the Mayan, Aztec and Inca cultures but to some extent they can still be found. How many tribes in Africa, the Middle East and Asia weren't completely wiped out culturally and otherwise due to Islamic expansion? People didn't embrace Islam everywhere. Like most major religions it was brought to people with a blade as an option.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that European Imperialism was based on European greed while Islamic Imperialism is based on expanding Islam. For that alone it is worse to have a few angry Europeans every few centuries then a Muslim Empire.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
so I dont believe ( like many members in this forum ) but the general info articles like talking about socialism , capitalism ... imperialism .
another thing , you are too small to be even a minority in the middle of religious people ,, so your opinions doesnt matter at all for us , like saying there is no God , the koran or the bible is written by man . so do you think that all those people are stupid religious and you are the smart ones ?
Last edited by Ahmed Shaheen; 12-02-08 at 04:41 AM.