Medina, Islam’s second holiest city, was originally a Jewish settlement

Medina, Islam’s second holiest city, was originally a Jewish settlement

The Muslim Issue

Although the fact is little publicized, more than one historian has affirmed at the Arab world’s second holiest city, Medina, was one of the allegedly “purely Arab” cities that actually was first settled by Jewish tribes.1

And like the 16th Century English Protestants who financed their endeavors through the plunder of Catholic monasteries in England, the roots of Islamic anti-Semitism might be found in the initial plunder of Jewish settlements, and the imposition of a “poll tax” to fund Arab campaigns.

The non-Islamic Medina: Mada’in Saleh also called Al-Hijr or Hegra, is a pre-Islamic archaeological site located in the Al-Ula sector, within the Al Madinah Region of Saudi Arabia. A majority of the vestiges date from the Nabatean kingdom (1st century CE). Traces of Lihyanite and Roman occupation before and after the Nabatean rule, respectively, can also be found.

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Bernard Lewis writes:

The city of Medina, some 280…

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