Persecution of Muslims

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Persecution of Muslims is the religious persecution of Muslims (persecution based on their religion). This can mean any form of participating in discrimination against Muslims. This includes using violence against them or putting them in prison. Muslims were persecuted during the crusades.[1] There was also persecution during the Mongol invasion[2] and in the Iberian Peninsula when they were subject to the Inquisitions.[3] Modern persecution of Muslims exists in many countries such as Myanmar, Central African Republic and Serbia.

Islam is a major religion and like other major religions they have suffered violent persecution.[4]

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  1. Crusaders and Muslims in Twelfth-Century Syria, ed. Maya Shatzmiller (Leiden: Brill, 1993), pp. 110-11
  2. Donald Daniel Leslie (1998). "The Integration of Religious Minorities in China: The Case of Chinese Muslims" (PDF). The Fifty-ninth George Ernest Morrison Lecture in Ethnology. p. 12. Retrieved 30 November 2010.
  3. L. P. Harvey, Muslims in Spain, 1500 to 1614 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005), p. 257
  4. Brian J. Grim; Roger Finke, The Price of Freedom Denied: Religious Persecution and Conflict in the 21st Century (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011), p. x