The Muslims’ Captivity to their Tragic History

Jacob Thomas

Consultant on Middle Eastern affair/ Columnist

3 Responses

  1. Chiulo Ruiz says:

    Ah, more Muslim on Muslim violence? 
    He may claim Abu Bakr’ name however until he (al-Baghdadi), gains
    Haram-Mecca and Yathrib (Medina) he is just another “want to be”!

  2. 140duncans says:


    Well said my friend.

  3. Ayatrollah1 says:

    The first part of this is very had for me to follow with the changing names and alliances. I would have to make some sort of a flow chart or a table to follow it.
    One problem I see in the Muslim world is their propensity for “honor” and “revenge”. The Muslims must protect honor by taking revenge. In the west there at least a little value seen in forgiveness and letting it go, as something to be aspired too. In Islam this is seen only as weakness.
    If we can’t forgive and forget at some point, we will only keep fighting forever. The concept of forgiveness is one point where the west got it right, along with any other belief system that calls for letting it go and moving forward.