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chapter 58, paragraph 5:
A pernicious tenet has been imputed to the Mohammedans, the duty of extirpating all other religions by the sword. This charge of ignorance and bigotry is refuted by the Koran, by the history of the Musulman conquerors, and by their public and legal toleration of the Christian worship.
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire was published in six volumes between 1776 and 1788.
September 7, 2006; edited/updated November 26, 2015