The Source; a Novel - A Day in the Life of a Desert Rider & Volkman, pp. 605-701 Summary & Analysis

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A Day in the Life of a Desert Rider & Volkman, pp. 605-701 Summary

Islam becomes a factor in Makor in 635 as Arab squadrons of raiders capture Byzantine cities to spread Islam. Abd Umar fights on the side of the Prophet Muhammad and learns many of his military strategies from him. Abd Umar does not hate the Christians or Jews. He passes on the orders of no killings to his men.

In Makor, the Christians wait. They know the approach of the Arabs will hinder their trade in Christian relics. The town is the site of the three century old Basilica of St. Mary Magdalene which is famous in Europe. There are also two other Christian churches in Makor. One holds to the views of Rome and the other to the views of the Nestorians...

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