starting with mohammed, the arabs waged nine hundred years of imperial wars on
three continents, conquering huge land masses on three continents and ancient
civilisations. the arab conquest stretched all the way to southern france, north and east and west africa, the gates of vienna, persia, iraq, afghanistan, india, indonesia.
the arab muslims forced the conversion of multitudes of peoples, imposed sharia, and built mosques on top of native religious structures in an attempt
to wipe out native religions and cultures.
after the arab conquest of the land of israel, fifteen hundred years after the building of the first jewish temple, the arabs built a mosque right on top of
the remnants of the two destroyed jewish temples in jerusalem as a sign of
conquest and religious supremacy.
islam is one of the most prolific practitioners of imperialism and colonialism.
islam contributed little to the lands it conquered, with the exception of the
architecture of the mosques. it is for this reason that countries with ancient
civilisations, like egypt and iraq, are behind in development in most areas.