How did Islam spread?

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    If this has been posed before, then just point me to the thread. Or, if it has it might even be worth discussing again.

    I have thought about this and researched it and it appears to me that Islam did in fact spread after their militeristic conquests. Islam will claim though that there is no compulsion in religion vis the Quran. Well maybe the Quran says this, however, I look to the facts that actually occurred in history.

    What do you guys think?
     
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    The history of the spread of Islam is pretty clear:

    http://eawc.evansville.edu/chronology/ispage.htm

    There are those who would try to portray Islam as a religion of peace, but it is only "peaceful" once it has enforced Islam with the backing of military power.
     
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    good finds csm. Thanks.
     
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    How Islam is spread.....

     
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    I have researched this extensively over the past few years. There is no question that the spread of Islam (in my opinion) was connected to military conquest, despite the protestations of some.
     
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    A more 'balanced' view. Note that it still contains plenty of allusions to military power.
     
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    Muslims, however, almost never convert to Christianity despite sophisticated means and well-organized missionary activities.
    http://www.islamanswers.net/crossroads/islam.htm

    I love this one. Of course they almost never convert, it they leave islam for another religion in a muslim controlled country, they can and are put to death. They have a hadith which allows this.

    Also, under Islamic law, christians are not allowed to convert others, if they do so openly, they can be arrested and/or killed.

    Hmmm....
     
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    I once read a book, the Martyrs of Cordoba, about the Christians who spoke out against Islam in Al Andulus (medieval spain). its an interesting read.
     
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