The initial Arab conquests were not to spread Islam but to acquire territory and wealth. As was true throughout human history, enormous wealth brought with it enormous power. Wealth and power are synonymous. Enormous power engendered enormous corruption.
The Arabs were just as greedy and just as weak as anyone else when faced between the choice of acquiring wealth or staying as good observant Muslims in the Arabian desert. The Arabs conquered and subjugated other peoples and lands and became an IMPERIALIST power not less arrogant, not less greedy and not more benevolent than any others before or after.
The same modern Arabs and Muhammadans who condemn European and American imperialism have very conveniently forgotten their own conquests which unlike all other Imperial powers that have ceased to exist, they, the Arabs still remain in control and subjugation of peoples and lands that never belonged to them except through conquest and enslavement.
The speed with which the Muhammadans were able to conquer was astounding and the main reason - especially in what we call Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Israel and Egypt - most of the people welcomed them as would be deliverers from the yoke, intolerance and subjgation of the Byzantines.
Very few of the Arab victories would have been possible had the populace been hostile to them. It is a fact that the Arabs had no instruments of siege nor were they adept at such warfare at the very beginning of their conquests.
In many of the cities and towns in the above mentioned countries, the people opened the doors to the invaders and welcomed them. Most of those who willingly surrendered to the Muhammadans were Christian Arabs of the Monophysite tradition who hated the Catholic clergy and government residing in Constantinople.
It is an irony of history that only a very small number of Arabs - or any other conquerors for that matter - were able to rule vast numbers of conquered peoples. An Egyptian source gives the number of Arab peasants in Egypt towards the end of the Ummayad period at about 3000 soules.
(Islam, A Guillaume p:82).
Muhammad started the Arabs on the path of imperialism from the time of the Hijra in 622CE with the following 'revealed' verses:
9: 5 But when the forbidden months are past then fight and slay the pagans wherever ye find them and seize them beleaguer them and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war); but if they repent and establish regular prayers and practice regular charity then open the way for them: for Allah is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful.
9: 29Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His apostle nor acknowledge the religion of truth (even if they are) of the People of the Book [Jews and Christians]until they pay the Jizya with willing submission and feel themselves subdued [humiliated].
3: 19The Religion before Allah is Islam (submission to His will): nor did the people of the Book dissent therefrom except through envy of each other after knowledge had come to them. But if any deny the Signs of Allah, Allah is swift in calling to account….
67 "Abraham was not a Jew nor yet a Christian; but he was a true Muslim, surrendered to Allah (which is Islam), and he joined not gods with Allah."….
3: 84 Say: "We believe in Allah and in what has been revealed to us and what was revealed to Abraham Isma`il Isaac Jacob and the Tribes and in (Books) given to Moses Jesus and the Prophets from their Lord; we make no distinction between one and another among them and to Allah do we bow our will (in Islam)."
85If anyone desires a religion other than Islam (submission to Allah) never will it be accepted of him; and in the Hereafter he will be in the ranks of those who have lost (all spiritual good).
Muhammad started this Jihad( Plunder and Slaughter sanctified byAllah) first against his own tribe of Quraysh then followed with the forced conversion or destruction of other Arab tibes, then the Arabian Jews and Christians.
Based upon the above alleged 'divine revelations', the forcibly converted - illiterate and uncivilized bedouin - Arabs to 'Islam', led by the Caliphs who succeeded him, conducted wars of extermination or subjugation against all of humanity from Iraq and Syria to Iran, India to China; from Egypt to the Atlantic and from Cyprus to Italy, Spain and France. In about 100 years, the Arabs and their forced converts, achieved an empire greater in size than that of Rome's of 1000 years.
This Arab Empire caused the destruction, plunder of wealth and enslavement, not only of millions of human beings, but also of temples, religions, civilizations, traditions, cultures, art and languages of the subjugated peoples and nations.
The so called Islamic Arts, were and are only copies of those of the Byzantine,Sassanid and Indian Civilizations.
The so called 'Islamic Civilization', is a first class misnomer because in reality it should be called the 'Mawali Civilization', since the Arabs had no civilization to contribute to the enslaved peoples, but on the contrarty, the enslaved civilizations were the ones that gave the Arabs the foundations upon which to continue - against all the Islamic Shari'a laws and Arab traditions - with fits and starts upon the path of civilization.
Contrary to all the lies and propaganda of the Arabs, past and present, most of the scientists and luminaries of 'Islam' were actually from among the Mawali (converted subject people to Islam) from among the Persians, Syrians, Jews,Christians, Hindus etc. as the 'Islamic' records themselves assert.
Without a shadow of a doubt, Arab Imperialism has been the most lasting and most destructiveand useless in the history of the world. This assertion is based entirely on the following indisputable facts:
1There was no Arab civilization in the area and era of Muhammad. They were mostly illiterate and very simple and superstitious nomadic and semi nomadic people.
2They conquered several of the most ancient and established civilizations in the world, plundered them, massacred many and enslaved and subjugated the remainder.
Arab and Isalmic Imperialism was so TOTAL that they FORCED the conquered peoples to convert to Muhammadan Islam, to loose their religious and cultural identities as well as their language.
They could not, and did not, contribute anything to them, since they themselves were far inferior culturally, theologically and intellectually.
Arab imperialism, unlike that of the Persians, Greeks, Romans and the recent so called Western imperialism, is almost totally PARASITIC.
3 In almost 1400 years of the history of the Arabian Peninsula, from among the tens or hundreds of millions who existed there, no one can name even THREE human beings who had contributed anything to the advancement of humanity in Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy, Archaeology, Botany, Anthropology, Psychology, Literature, Palaeontology, Geology, Finance, Electronics, Oceanology, Weather, Computers & their associated technologies in, Aviation, Marine, etc, etc.
4Almost 95% of all so called Muslim scientists, were from among the Mawalis - converts from among the conquered peoples - and not pure Arabs.
All of them excelled, not because ofMuhammadan Islam,but inspite of it, and invariably, during periods of history, when the conditions were of toleration that allowed Jews, Christians and others, to contribute and cross fertilise knowledge.
It is a given that human intellect can only thrive under conditions of freedom of thought and the ability to exchange ideas and communication.
It can never excel under conditions of theocratic terror, as invariably exists under the Sharia law of Muhammadan Islam.
5Most of 'Islamic science', was only built upon the foundations of Greek, Roman,Hebrew, Byzantine, Persian and Indian knowledge, and had it not been for the translations of these ideas and thoughts, by Christians andJews of the Arabian Empire,'Islamic science' would not have existed.
6In the 500 years of recent history, 1450 to 1950 for example, not a single follower of Muhammad, on the whole of planet earth, numbering in the billions, has distinguished himself/herself in any of the branches of human intellect known to mankind, whereby contributing anything to the advancement of humanity in Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy, Archaeology, Botany, Anthropology, Psychology, Literature, Palaeontology, Geology, Finance, Electronics, Oceanology, Weather, Computers & their associated technologies in, Aviation, Marine, etc, etc.
The COMMON DENOMINATOR that prohibits Muhammadan Islam from excelling is the QURAN, the QURAN and only the QURAN.
These fact alone, speak volumes about the claims of Muhammadan Muslims regarding their alleged contributions throughout history:
Sciences, literature and art, excelled under Muhammadan IslamIN SPITE OF ITSELF through the INTELLECT and CREATIVITY of the CIVILIZED CONQUERED PEOPLES.
In FACT, nothing of value, intellectual, artistic, spiritual or literary can ever sprout in the darkness cast by Fundamentalist Muhammadan Islam upon all the peoples and lands that it occupies.
Human intellect and achievements can onlyEXCELL in the SUNSHINE of FREEDOMS of:
THOUGHT, RELIGION, POLITICS,LITERATURE, ART and EXPRESSION which Muhammadan Islam abhors, avoids and detests ***