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Pot, Kettle, Black?

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:57 am
by Fernando
Things seem to have come one a bit since mediaeval days.
Did Medieval Christians distort the Koran to prevent Islam from spreading to Europe?

By Raymond Ibrahim

While discussing the history of the Koran in Europe during a televised interview on the Arabic-language program, “Allah Knows,” Dr. Ali Gom‘a, one of Egypt’s foremost clerics, said that early European translations of the Koran were rooted in Christian desires to learn more about Islam and its language, Arabic. But then he made the following assertion:

The [European/Catholic] Church at that time was preoccupied with trying to distort the Noble Koran, for instance when Pope Urban II ordered a warped translation of the Noble Koran [to be made] into Latin so that Islam would not spread to Europe; and many knights of the crusades were returning to Europe as Muslims. All these matters frightened and caused the papacy to try to suppress the spread of Islam on the [European] continent since the sixteenth century.
Nowadays, translations are more likely to be sanitised, to present Islam in a rose-tinted glow. ... -to-europe
citing (Arabic)