Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The spread of Islam to India

My previous post,"Arab conquest of Sind and Multan" has acquired many complains and disagrement regarding the absence of telling the damage that Muhammad bin Qasim and other Arab Muslim rulers caused during their rule, and violence that they offered at the time of their invasion.
It is true that there were persecutions and forcible conversions committed by some Muslim rulers in India, such as the well known brutal massacres of Brahmans by Mahmud of Ghazna, the persecutions of Aurangzeb and the forcible conversion of Hydar Ali and Tipu Sultan ect.
Timur wrote in his authobiography after he captured Delhi, "I had triumphed over my adversaries, I have put to death some lacs of infidels and idolaters, and I had stained my proselyting sword with the blood of the enemies of the faith". But it is worthy to be noted, as T. W. Arnold wrote, that among the sixty-six millions of Indian Musalmans there are vast numbers of converts or descendants of converts, in whose conversion force played no part and the only influences at work were the teaching and persuasion of peaceful missionaries.

Most of the Muslim invaders seem to have acted in similar way; in the name of Allah, idols were thrown down, the priest and warriors of the enemy killed, and their temples destroyed, in place of that the mosques were usually built. But however, the war was fought only as the last alternative where there was no other way could be afford. Moreover, the offer of Islam was generally made before any attack.

One of my blog reader complained because I didn't write the brutality of Muhammad bin Qasim, Mahmud of Ghazna ect. I'm telling you, that killing and destruction is the natural result of war in every part of the world. We can not find any war that has no victim at all. But the way the Muslim rullers treat their enemy of war showed more honour to humanity insted of any other nation in the wolrd which had happened to be involved in a war. At least, their religion order them to do so. Just for your considerasion, Saladin, in act of mercy freed many prisoners of war during crusade.

The prophet Muhammad said,"Paradise lies in the shadow of sword". What MBQ, MOG or Timur had done could be based on this prophetic tradition. Dont be offended with the hadith (prophet tradition), because it could become the subject of misinterpretation if you see the full text of the original hadith as follows:
"Salim relates that a letter written to the Kharijite sect by Abdullah ibn Abi Awfa, and conveyed to them by Amr ibn Ubaydillah, tells of how on certain days, when the prophet was engaged in a military campaign, he would wait until the sun had almost set and then, standing up amidst his companions, he would say: "Oh my people, be not eager to meet the enemy on the battlefield. Ask God instead for peace. But, when confronted by the enemy, stand fast and do not flinch. You must know that paradise lies in the shadow of swords". Then the prophet pray to God: "Oh Allah, you who reveal the scripture, who set the clouds afloat, who defeat armies, defeat them and grant us succour in our struggle against them".

Thus the true message of this hadith is that there should be no keenness to meet the enemy on the battlefield. I would like to quote a story of Saladin more, just to show the Muslim's love of soul, as follows: In the wake of his victory at the Battle of Hattin in July 1187, Saladin conducted a successful campaign in the Christian territories of the Holy Land. Among those Christian nobles who managed to escape from Hattin was Balian of Ibelin who first fled to Tyre. A short time later, Balian approached Saladin to ask permission to pass through the lines to retrieve his wife, Maria Comnena, and their family from Jerusalem. Saladin granted this request in exchange for an oath that Balian would not take up arms against him and would only remain in the city for one day. And what did happen when Balian breach the oath? Though angered by Balian's choice, Saladin did allow Maria and the family safe passage to travel to Tripoli. Within Jerusalem, Balian faced a bleak situation. In addition to laying in food, stores, and money, he created sixty new knights to reinforce its weak defenses. On September 20, 1187, Saladin arrived outside of the city with his army. Not wishing further bloodshed, Saladin immediately opened negotiations for a peaceful surrender. With Eastern Orthodox clergyman Yusuf Batit serving as a go-between, these talks proved fruitless.

MBQ came to Sind for the sake of restoring order, during the uncertain treat of the local chieftains and Rajput reign, and religious mission as well. Not for the sake of merely looting and sending the infidels to hell. Though we can not deny that forcible conversion could be there, but the majority of the heterogenous elements of which Indian Muslim is made up entered the pale of Islam with their own free will.

Ghukkars, a Barbarous people in North Punjab are said to have been converted through the influence of Muhammad Ghori. It is said that Muhammad Ghori released them from the prison and confirming their chieftain to bear the title of chief of the tribe. In the period of Khiljis, Ibn Batuta said that the Hindus who adopt the Islamic faith were exonerated from the Jizyah and were favoured with presents and honours. Thus the large number of Hindus admitted to the honour of Islam.

The religious influence of Islam became more persistent in the period of Mughal dynasty. Bishop Lefroy said that the positive character of Muslim teaching attracted minds that were dissatisfied with the vagueness and subjectivity of a phanteistic thought. Many Rajputs embraced Islam and are very zealous in the pracrice of their religion, yet often betray their Hindu origin.

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33 comments:

  1. Masshallah

    Great work

    weldone

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  2. Anonymous2:51 AM

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    1. Anonymous9:37 AM

      INSTITUTION OF SEX SLAVERY IN ISLAM: One of the most evil things about Islam is the permission given by Allah to muslims to enslave and persecute fellow human beings. Allah sanctions the institution of slavery in the Quranic verse [16:76]. In this verse Allah recognizes some human beings, namely the masters, as more blessed by Himself than the less favored slaves as part of His divine plan. Allah not only sanctions the institution of slavery, He also gave divine blessing to masters (Only Muslim men can own slaves) to have s6x with the female slaves in the following verse: "And those who guard their private parts, Except...those whom their right hands possess—for these surely are not to be blamed" [Quran 70:29–30], [Quran 23:5–6]. This verdict of Allah founded the institution of s6x-slavery or slave concubinage in Islam. Allah also gave a divine sanction to Muslims to acquire female slaves for s6xual engagement by waging wars against the infidels in the following verse: "We have made lawful to you...those whom your right hand possesses out of those whom Allah has given to you as prisoners of war" [Quran 33:50]. Muslims captured slaves in such great numbers that slave-trade became a booming business enterprise and markets across the Muslim world became teeming with slaves. Lal records, "it goes to the credit of Islam to create slave trade on a large scale, and run it for profit like any other business" [Lal KS (1994) Muslim Slave System in Medieval India, Aditya Prakashan, New Delhi, p6]. The massacre and enslavement of Hindus by Muslim invaders in India has few parallels in world history. The Hindu Kush mountain (means slayer of Hindus) was named so because of the huge number of Hindu slaves from India, caught up in cold weather, died there while being transported to Islamic Central Asia. The majority of these slaves used to be feeble women and children, tied together in an uncomfortable and agonizing condition, who had to travel bare-footed through rugged terrain and jungles, sometimes for months. This inhuman act of enslaving and torturing non-muslims is divinely inspired by the Quranic verses I mentioned above. Muhammad himself enslaved the women and children of Banu Qurayza Jewish tribe and sold the women slaves to buy weapons for future battles [Quran 33:26–27], [Ibn Ishaq, The Life of Muhammad, (translation A Guillaume), Oxford University Press, Karachi, 2004 imprint, p.465]. As these evil things are sanctioned by Quran and practiced by Muhammad, there is no doubt that Islam is an evil religion which has no place in civilized society and it should be banned.

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    2. Anonymous9:38 AM

      ISLAM ALLOWS MUSLIMS TO KILL NON-MUSLIMS WHO DISBELIEVE IN ISLAM: Quran clearly mentions that muslims should kill non-muslims if they disbelieve in Islam. You may find it very shocking and unbelievable but this is the truth. Let us refer to Quran regarding this teaching. Quran clearly mentions that muslims should fight non-muslims if they commit "fitnah". So what is fitnah ? Quran defines "fitnah" as thus: ".....averting [people] from the way of Allah and disbelief in Him and [preventing access to] al-Masjid al-Haram and the expulsion of its people therefrom are greater [evil] in the sight of Allah . And fitnah is greater than killing" Quran [2:217]. This verse defines two important actions that constitute fitnah 1) Preventing muslims from getting converts to embrace Islam 2) Disbelief in Islam. Quran then describes how fitnah should be dealt with: "Fight them until there is no [more] fitnah and [until] worship is [acknowledged to be] for Allah..." [Quran 2:193]. This verse gives unambiguous guidance to muslims to fight non-muslims until there is no more fitnah or disbelief in Islam. How evil Islam is which wants your blood just because you disbelieve in Islam. Islam did not grow because of the beauty of its teachings, but because of hundreds of bloody wars that Muhammed and his Caliphs fought butchering non-muslims whose only crime was that they disbelieved in Islam. This violence against non-muslims continues even today in a muslim majority lands like Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Kashmir etc. as per the teachings of Quran. When Akbaruddin Owaisi publically declared that muslims will kill all Hindus in India if police is removed for 15 minutes, he was not speaking as an individual but as a true muslim rehashing the standpoint of Islam. This is why NO muslim organization issued fatwa against him. Islam is a threat to humanity and it should be banned in the world.

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    3. Anonymous9:39 AM

      HOW MUAHMMED REPEATEDLY DISOBEYED QURAN: Muhammed disobeyed all the major teachings of Quran to fulfil his selfish needs. Read the following incidents to know how much Muhammed respected Quran (1) According to Quran, s6xual activity during fasting is for the night only (fast ends at night) [Quran 2:187]. However, Muhammad slept with Umm Salama during her period, kissed her while fasting and used to take bath from the same pot after having s6x [Sahih Bukhari,1.6.319]. Muhammad used to kiss and suck Aisha’s tongue while they were fasting [Sunaan Abu Dawud,13.2380]. (2) According to Quran, it is compulsory to pay women mehr (dowry) at the time of marriage [Quran 4:4]. However, when Muhammad captured Khaybar, he took as a captive Safiyyah, a very pretty teenage-girl and married her without paying her any dowry (mehr) (3) According to Quran, widows wait for 4 months 10 days for remarriage [Quran 2:234]. However, Muhammed killed Safiyya's husband making her a widow and married her on the same night [Sunaan Abu Dawud, 2.11.2118] (4) When Muhammed married Zaynab, his adopted son's wife, Allah was displeased and forbade him from marrying further [Quran 33:52]. Zaynab was his 8th or 9th wife. However, after this incident Muhammed collected 13 more wives, a s6x slave and a concubine (5) According to Islam, believing men must lower their gaze in the presence of women who is NOT a close relative [Quran 24:30]. Let's see how Muhammed applied this teaching. A dignified woman, Jauniyaa (a princess) was brought to Muhammad to have s6x with him but she was reluctant to give herself to him; Muhammad was angry and raised his hand to beat her...Sahih Bukhari, 7.63.182] (6) According to Islam, it is forbidden to marry or to have s6x with a women when in irham (purity state spent inside a mosque) or when performing Hajj [Quran 2:197];[Sunaan Abu Dawud, 2.10.1837]. However, Muhammed married Maimunah while he was in the sacred state wearing ihram…[Sunaan Abu Dawud, 2.10.1840] ....These incidents are enough proof that Muhammed was a charlatan, an imposter faking himself to be a Prophet of God. He expected his followers to obey the Quran which he himself could not follow. Will God choose a man like Muhammed as his prophet who violates all his major teachings in the Quran. Muhammed was actually a third grade person who did whatever nonsense he wanted to do and fooled his followers. Foolish muslims even today consider Muhammed as the most perfect and sinless man born in human history, who needs to be emulated in every detail. This is height of stupidity and ignorance.

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    4. Anonymous9:40 AM

      ISLAM IS A RELIGION OF ROBBERS: Most religions of the world put great emphasis on living a life of honesty and love. Islam is the only religion which teaches robbery and plunder. In fact looting the wealth of non-muslims is so important in Islam that Quran dedicates a full chapter for this. Chapter 8 of Quran is titled "Al-Anfal" which literally means "Spoils of War". The spoils of war includes wealth, men, women and children (to be used as slaves). This chapter was delivered by Mohammed after the battle of Badr, when his Jihadi Sahaaba started bickering over grabbing this or that item from the spoils or loots. So, Muhammad came up with this Sura (chapter) as divine resolution to bickering over the booty. Muhammad wanted his cut as a leader of the newly-formed Muslim tribe. Through this Sura, Muhammad established a 20% cut of the loot as his personal share. But he made it in a “divine” way, making “Allah” also a shareholder of that 20%, which Allah certainly never came down to acquire. One can see Muhammad’s naked trickery here. Allah does not need to wage war or attack others in greed for loots. What would Allah need the loots for? It is in fact Muhammad who needed the loots. Ibn Ishaq, a famous Arab muslim historian of 7th century records that after butchering 800 Jews of Banu Qurayza tribe: "The apostle sent Sa’d b. Zayd al-Ansari… with some of the captive women of Banu Qurayza to Najd and he sold them for horses and weapons" [Ibn Ishaq, The Life of Muhammad, (translation A Guillaume), Oxford University Press, Karachi, 2004 imprint, p.465]. No man in his senses can accept a man who sells women to buy weapons as a Prophet of God. All muslim invaders to India (Mohammed Qasim, Ghazni, Ghouri etc.) dutifully sent 20% of the loot, men and women slaves to the Caliphs in middle east, as per the teachings of Quran in Sura 8. It is clear that Mohammad was not more than a desert thief and bandit. In fact, he was a leader of a gang of desert thieves and bandits and Quran is his loot manual. One of the reasons of muslim poverty is that, with the decline of Islamic power, the loot business they ran successfully for 1300 years has come to an end. Islam is an evil cult which must be banned in the world.

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    5. Anonymous9:40 AM

      ISLAM IS NAKED COMMUNALISM: Many people innocently believe that Islam, like most religions, teaches peace, brotherhood and respect for other religions. The truth, on the contrary, is that Islam preaches NAKED COMMUNALISM. Allah Himself asserts in the Quran that He sent Islam to abrogate and replace all other religions: "He (Allah) has sent His Apostle (Muhammad) with the guidance and the (only) true religion that He may make it prevail over all the religions" [Quran 48:28]. Muslims believe that after the birth of Islam under Muhammad, pre-Islamic civilizations became recognized as the age of ignorance (Jahiliyah). Muslim believe that the vestiges of the pre-Islamic Jahiliyah age must be replaced by the perfect religious, political and cultural civilization of Islam. This is the reason whenever muslims gain majority in a country, they start destruction of the non-muslim culture which they consider as ignorance (Jahiliyah). From India to Spain, the destruction of countless numbers of Pagan temples, Buddhist monasteries, Christian churches, Jewish synagogues, and so on bears testimony of the widespread destruction of non-Islamic cultures by Muslim invaders. This urge for obliterating their pre-Islamic past is not just an idle desire amongst Muslims. In their respective homelands, they have been actively and violently working on destroying the vestiges of non-Islamic residues of their pre-Islamic Jahiliyah heritage. For example, the Taliban Islamists demolished eighteen centuries-old Bamiyan Buddha statues in Afghanistan in 2001; Islamists bombed a first-century rock carving of Buddha in the Swat valley in northwest Pakistan in September 2007; they bombed the wondrous ninth-century Borobudur Buddhist temple in Central Java (Indonesia) in January 1985; Islamists in Egypt attacked world’s oldest monastery at Deir Abu Fana in June 2008. For the same reason, Babur built the Babri mosque over Ram temple. A determined effort to obliterate all that is NOT Islamic is also witnessed in the continued Muslim ethnic-cleansing of Hindus in Bangladesh and Pakistan. Following the Partition of India in 1947, Hindus constituted about 25–30 percent of the population in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), while about 20 percent in Pakistan. Today, their numbers have dwindled to about 10 percent in Bangladesh and 1 percent in Pakistan. It is sheer hypocrisy that these muslims demand equal rights, Sharia law and job reservation when in minority, just the opposite of how they treat minority. It is time that non-muslims start paying muslims in the same coin unless they leave the evil religion of Islam.

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  4. Hey Amri
    Hold your horses, Sir. You are simply an Islamic apologist, indulging in prevarication. If you are an Indonesian, stick to matters Indonesian, do not thrust your unholy views on Indian readers regarding what is Indian History and what is not.
    You shamelessly defend the Islamic brutality and murderous zealotry exhibited by most Islamic invaders in India. How dare you justify the killings of non-Muslims in India. How dare you? Arabic desert murderers invaded India, raped, pillaged, converted and then people like you quote verses from the Koran to justify all that. How silly and ridiculous you are.
    Come out into the open and I will show you how shallow and mean your arguments are, Mister.
    You defend murder and slaughter of millions of non-muslims by Muslims in the name of war. And then you go on to lie that your Muslim rulers treated non-Muslims in India compassionately? Lies and prevarications.
    So your Islamic invaders will invade, lay siege to a non-Muslim kingdom and give them an ultimatum. They will try all forms of persuasion (read 'all forms of persuasion') and if if the non-Muslims do not want to convert you go to war with them. So all this is justified. And then you say that all this constitutes peaceful and merciful behaviour?
    What do you think of yourself, your self-righteous ridiculous man?

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    1. Anonymous5:59 AM

      Well said ilango. Nothing is there to feel jealous about Islam tradition.Hinduism has a great cultural and traditional values.Whole World bows towards Hindu culture.We no need to prove that.Now stop this shit.....................


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  5. Anonymous9:47 AM

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  7. Anonymous11:43 AM

    Are you trying to say, all Muslim Invaders came to India just to tell Indains about Allah's limitless mercy (do you honestly belive so). what is the justification for what Muslims have done to India and Hindus. (Killing billions of people, raping and abducting women, robbing & destroying temples). Civilized people country will never do it.
    Muslim rulers imposed Jessiya tax on all non-Muslim citizens in India. (Indirect way of forcing Hindus to convert or to get them out of their homeland) This is history. This also due to Allah's mercy and love.

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  9. Anonymous12:26 PM

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  11. Anonymous10:24 AM

    Has Anyone wondered why all invaders around the globe wanted to invade India? Answer is Gold. Even today in the year 2010 India has highest consumption of Gold ,which is a part of Hindu Culture.Muslim invaders were no Islam propagators but burglars wanted to make big,This also made wonder why they settled in India if they could have returned because they realized wealth from Indians is enormous,Other than this History is also based on views and perceptions and the way of comprehending situations (for ex "many hindus excepted Islam without force" maybe they knew the consequences if they don't)

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  12. Anonymous10:34 AM

    Just wanted to add to my above comment:- Please question why any Hindu ruler ever attacked any other religion in other countries and why it let flourish all the world religions under its shadow.Answers are fathomless ,better to change the subject from past to future.

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  13. Anonymous11:19 PM

    Is Hindu a missionary religion? if it's a non-missionary, then i couldnt be compared with the missionary religions, such as Islam or Christian. A missionary religion seeks to call you to his belief.

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  14. Clearly, the author of this article has been brain-washed, just like the millions of muslims of this world to believe that Islam is a religion of peace, love, etc.
    Shake off what you have been taught to believe. Think logically for yourself. You're not an expert just because you have read several brain-washing books like Quaran, Hadith, etc.
    "Yasya Naasti Swayam Pragnya, Shastram tasya Karoti Kim?
    Lochanabhyam Viheenasya, darpanah kim karishyati?"

    Translated from Sanskrit: "One who can't think on his own, what good can scriptures do to him?

    Without a pair of eyes, what good can spectacles do?"

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  15. Anonymous3:02 AM

    Lundlover: You are not even reading any of Quran and hadith but you have judged that those are the brain-washing books. However, you are quite true that those are brain-washing books, it wash the evil thought of the brain, isn't it?

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    1. Anonymous6:10 AM

      OK Lets agree that those books wash evil,then why a man doing namaz 5 times a day becoming terrorist,creating such violence in the world in the name of zihad,I never ever say that all muslims are terrorists but defenetely all terrorists atleast 9 out 0f 10 are muslims.Y are they provoking violence and I wonder what kind of peace is this that islam preaching.I dont want to insult any one.I think no one can disagree with this.Its world known fact..

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  16. Anonymous3:03 AM

    Mashallah very nice message..

    Thanks,
    Sami Shaik.

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  17. Anonymous12:01 PM

    Islam preaches Rape against the women of the infiedels, Islam Preaches Hindus are Idol worshippers and hence Infiedels to be wiped off from the world. Islam aims at bringing the total conversion of the world. Islam is the religion of Love, Peace and Mercy attained at the cause of spreading terror. Islamist do not oppose when there brothers kill and burned down thousands of christians and hindus in Nigeria, Pakistan,Kashmir and Bangladesh. But the join hands to Oppose when the recieve the treatment of their own medicine at Burma and Assam. Ever wondered why Muslims struggled every where they were in Minority crying foul for injustice and why they tried to wipe of minority in their own land? Well u can't think of it, coz u are nt prepared to accept ur own faults. . . . Just think about fear felt by the Mother of ur ancestors when her man was killed and she was dragged out forcibly raped and made wife or included in their harem or sold. Just Imagine torture she experienced all her lyf with no fault of her and she had no will ever considered. . . You still can talk crap lyk those converted will go to heaven and the rest to hell. . . . u are simply a Brainwashed Criminal. Quaran A book from the hell to bring down the hell. Use Brains its still nt too late.

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  18. Anonymous1:40 AM

    "Moreover, the offer of Islam was generally made before any attack"
    Going by your logic I should first make an offer to u to convert and when when u don't agree, i have every right to kill u, rape your sister & wife, plunder your mosque and loot all your property ( after all war booty is halal. more so if it is a war against kafirs fought to convert them )

    "MBQ came to Sind for the sake of restoring order"
    So did america in Iraq. If u believe in that bullshit u must believe in this. Face it, he came to loot.
    "Ibn Batuta said that the Hindus who adopt the Islamic faith were exonerated from the Jizyah"
    Exactly ! no other religion has prospered on such an economic pressure tactic.

    Lets stop justifying pas and move forward which is peaceful co-existence.

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  19. Anonymous2:13 PM

    What a nonsensical article full of fallacies.however i pity muslims as they have been brainwashed to think that Koran is word of god whom they call Allah for all times and muhammad is the finest example for mankind. reality is Koran is an evil book, most likely created by Shaitan and the less said abt Mo, the better

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  20. Anonymous4:50 AM

    Muslims r bloody ruthless killers, treacherous, liars unfaithful un apoligetic invaders. The so called Akbar was also not so JUST as shown in d movie or by d pseudo secularists in their history ... whole of d kashmir was forced to convert during his n his subsequent mughal regimes. After d weakening of d Rajputana the sikhs n marathas came in to counter dis bloody MOHAMMEDIANS n they were sucessful in wiping them off till d britishers came in ... World widout ISLAM was def a better place to live in as ISLAM is like a cancer which ones infected a person wid never stops to grow until d person dies .... Sad but the Koran has only produced Cheaters n Liars n CROOKS who r loyal to a foreign land a foreign language a foreign religion ...

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