After Abu Bakr became caliph many rejected him and Islam itself, not willing to be ruled by a self-proclaimed prophet. Other false prophets popped up in Eastern Arabia, Yemen and north-central Arabia- all trying to claim autonomy from the deceased Mohammad. All Arab tribes but two left Islam. Abu Bakr sent his most skilled warriors (Khalid as the leader) to force submission to Islam or kill those that didn’t. His biggest rival was Malik who professed his faith in Islam under duress, but Khalid had him killed anyway then- “jumped on Malik’s wife” according to Khalid’s successor Umar. Abu Bakr pardoned him from the Quran law that a Muslim must not kill another Muslim ( Quran 4:92). More changes; however, the Quran had not been collected as of yet via eye witness accounts and hearsay which often were in disagreement which caused much disunity.
Once Abu Bakr establishd his supremacy via war, he turned his sight to Iraq and Syria.
The Iraqi people both Christian and Muslims agreed to pay the “jizyah” tax and be subject to Abu Bakr- once again, convert, die or be a slave and pay the jizya ( life) tax.
Khalid then stormed through Persia taking sex slaves as he went and ordered Al Walid to take Syria. Abu Bakr died and to Khalid’s displeasure, Abu made Umar the new caliph ( more power struggles).
Khalid, as a military commander succeeded in doing what Mohammad desired: “ If I live-if Allah wills-I will expel the Christians and Jews from the Arabian Peninsula.”
With Mohammad and his followers, it was always war for booty, sex and the jizyah -tax from infidels.
The Quran, in 9:33, 48:28 and 61:9, makes it plain that Islam is to triumph over all other religions.
Their ability to gain and retain power was directly tied to one’s obedience to Allah, Islam and the example of Mohammad. Nothing has changed to this day. They still hate, deceive, kill and enslave.
Jerusalem was next.
Islamic tradition was yet again expounded as being merciful etc., when, in fact, around December of 637 Sophronius described it as cruel plunder, incessant blood, devastated fields and burned down villages and churches and crosses mocked.
So much for a peaceful religion.
Egypt was next in 639.
The leader of the invasion was general Amri ibn al-As.
He was extremely brutal.
Egyptian historians described him as showing no mercy, taking slaves and booty.
When they arrived at John’s native town Nikiou, they slaughtered every man, woman and child in the streets.
Similarly in Alexandria and Armenia, it was brutal slaughter, absolutely the opposite of what Islamic history tells.
The next caliph was Uthman ibi Affan to the displeasure of shiat Ali who never accepted Uthman, hence the term “Shia” was born.
Under Uthman, the Muslims completed their conquest of Egypt, North Africa and Armenia.
He also mandated jihad on the high seas against Cyprus and Rhodes.
In 651, he wrote to the Byzantine emperor Constantine to renounce Christianity for Islam or die.
It was at this time in the 650s that the Quran began to be compiled as it is today.
In 653, he ordered all other Qurans destroyed and sent his new versions- something missing in Islamic history.
Many revolted against his version so he was assassinated in 656.
And so began the reign of terror by the fourth caliph, Ali ibn Abi Tlaib, but that’s another story.
TO BE CONTINUED
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