John Renard regarding the claim, “Muslims were going across the world saying Convert or Die”


Islaam’s success in expanding into the central middle-east and then across north-africa was do in large part because people were fed up with the previous regimes. Though the idea that Muslims were going across the world saying Convert or Die is really not accurate, not at all. It didn’t have a heavy hand, it didn’t rule with a heavy hand, they allowed the conquered people their administrative structure, they allowed the christians and the jews to maintain maintain their religious laws and to be governed by them. So in many cases the conquered people did not feel the presence of the new regime very heavily.

John Renard, St. Louis University | Documentary: Islam, The Empire of Faith

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