Islam Watch 12 June 2012
The four centuries of ceaseless warfare between the Byzantine (Eastern-Roman) Empire and the Sassanid Persian Empire in the 6th and 7th centuries had weakened both empires. It was at this unfortunate juncture that the Muslim Arabs pounced on both empires in fourth decade of the 7th century (641 C.E.). After their conquest of the Byzantine provinces of Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, and Palestine (today’s Israel), they invaded Egypt in December 641 C.E.
Hudson Institute 11 June 2012
By Nina Shea
Recieved from Nina Shea for publication:
To the Editor of the Washington Post:
I am requesting that the Washington Post issue a correction of a serious factual error involving a misquotation of court documents. Michelle Boorstein’s post on the Washington Post blog site, on June 8, 2012, falsely attributes to me a quotation that is the plaintiff’s, as is clear in the court documents from the lawsuit of Safiya Ghori-Ahmad against the US Commission on International Religious Freedom.