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    lochlannach lochlannach is offline

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    When Muslims helped the starving Irish

    Given the negative slant of comments here about Islam, I thought it would be good to give a counterpoint story. The Ottomans sent a lot of aid to Ireland during the Great Famine. They had to circumvent the British to do this because the British, having sent far less were embarrassed by the generosity of the Ottomans.

    The food arrived through the port of Drogheda and it's interesting that the crest of Drogheda FC commemorates this 160 years later.

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    A REASON A REASON is offline
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    It wasn't a famine but apart from that yes, thank you muslims.
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    lochlannach lochlannach is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by A REASON View Post
    It wasn't a famine but apart from that yes, thank you muslims.
    So what was it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lochlannach View Post
    Given the negative slant of comments here about Islam, I thought it would be good to give a counterpoint story. The Ottomans sent a lot of aid to Ireland during the Great Famine. They had to circumvent the British to do this because the British, having sent far less were embarrassed by the generosity of the Ottomans.

    The food arrived through the port of Drogheda and it's interesting that the crest of Drogheda FC commemorates this 160 years later.

    How Muslims Helped Ireland During The Great Famine | Archive Islam
    Was that drogheda fc thing not completely debunked last year when the president or the taoiseach said it at some business dinner ?
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    [QUOTE=lochlannach;7065059]Given the negative slant of comments here about Islam, I thought it would be good to give a counterpoint story. The Ottomans sent a lot of aid to Ireland during the Great Famine. They had to circumvent the British to do this because the British, having sent far less were embarrassed by the generosity of the Ottomans.

    The food arrived through the port of Drogheda and it's interesting that the crest of Drogheda FC commemorates this 160 years later.


    Is there any other source for this story, I thought it was debunked some time ago?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lochlannach View Post
    So what was it?
    You don't want to know. Your thread will be ruined.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A REASON View Post
    You don't want to know. Your thread will be ruined.
    So why bring it up if you didn't want to derail the thread?
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    Quote Originally Posted by twokidsmanybruises View Post
    So why bring it up if you didn't want to derail the thread?
    I just wanted to correct the thread title. No derailing of thread, if I was I would have answered his question. You get it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lochlannach View Post
    So what was it?
    A potato blight. There was plenty of food in the country but it had to be sold to pay the landlords.
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