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  1. As for some reason I am unable to post a comment at your previous posting, I will do it here.
    The idyllic view of relations between Jews and Muslims generally fails to take into account that in medieval Muslim societies the Jews had a social and legal position that was far from being equal to that of Muslims. There never was a situation in which Jews and Muslims lived peacefully side by side on a basis of absolute equality. Also, at different places and in different periods of the history of Islam we obviously see a large variety of attitudes towards Jews and other non-Muslims ( and Muslims ) on the part of Muslim rulers. Some of these rulers were very tolerant, but it always was a tolerance that was a result of almost absolute superiority. Still, all this does not mean that we cannot learn from that period, or from each other. Some sort of ( separate? ) coexistence is still possible and should be our goal.

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