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“In Islamic society hostility to the Jew is non-theological. It is not related to any specific Islamic doctrine, nor to any specific circumstance in Islamic sacred history. For Muslims, it is not part of the birth pangs of their religion, as it is for the Christians. It is rather the usual attitude of the dominant to the subordinate, of the majority to the minority, without the additional theological and therefore psychological dimension that gives Christian anti-semitism it’s unique and special character.

-Bernard Lewis

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