They are descended from Ishmael , who was born to Abraham of Agar , and for this reason they are called both Agarenes and Ishmaelites. They are also called Saracens , which is derived from Sarras kenoi, or destitute of Sara , because of what Agar said to the angel: And so down to the time of Heraclius they were very great idolaters. From that time to the present a false prophet named Mohammed has appeared in their midst. This man, after having chanced upon the Old and New Testaments and likewise, it seems, having conversed with an Arian monk, devised his own heresy. Then, having insinuated himself into the good graces of the people by a show of seeming piety, he gave out that a certain book had been sent down to him from heaven.
What do you know of the particulars here? Almost nothing, hence the idiocy. The OP did not suggest any of the stuff people are reading into this. What is Muslim culture? Have sex with non-Muslims and know their daughters are having sex with non-Muslims outside of marriage? The answers to all the above are: I've seen it and been part of it.
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