http://www.nysun.com/arts/the-great-...monides/86437/When the even less tolerant Almohads invaded in 1147, however, and sought to impose Islam violently throughout their realm, Maimonides's family (along with many Jews and Christians) left Córdoba for other parts of Andalusia. Eventually, they landed in Fez, Morocco, still a part of the Almohad domain but apparently offering greater room for a covert Jewish life. It was here that Maimonides began his medical training.
As Muslim rule in Fez grew harsher, Jews were under tremendous pressure to convert, and one of the great questions of Maimonidean biography is whether or not he and his family became apostates. Mr. Kraemer answers with a well-argued "maybe." He notes that in his "Epistle on Forced Conversion," Maimonides condones conversion (when forced), discourages martyrdom, and encourages migration to safer lands where one can return to Judaism. And he insists (contrary to Herbert Davidson, another recent biographer) that testimony by individuals who claim to have known Maimonides personally points to Maimonides having converted outwardly, either in Fez or even earlier in Andalusia, while continuing to practice Judaism in secret.
I think you should move up from children's books on history because clearly you are severely misinformed.Originally Posted by skaad_Iko
And you would be wrong.the expulsion of jews was by the Christian edicts and not by any Muslims
Let me finish that sentence for you: "Maimonides was an Iberian Jew who fled his homeland of Andalusia due to pressure from Muslim rulers to convert to Islam".Maimonedes was an Iberian Jew
I guess you shouldn't be discussing history because you don't know anything.these are some basic facts which one is supposed to know before discussing history..
So which part of what I quoted is wrong? Are there any churches in Saudi Arabia? Are Christians legally able to own Bibles? Can Christians openly display their religion?as I said, you havent been there and you are relying on media reports. There are separate colonies and settlements. Also, Saudi Arabia doesnt give nationality to even Muslim expats, so leave alone the claim that it only allows temporary Christian visitors.