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A pernicious tenet has been imputed to the Mahometans , the duty of extirpating
all other religions by the sword . ... empire ; and that in their orthodox creed the
unbelieving nations are continually threatened with the loss of religion or liberty .
But it is the religion of Zingis that best deserves our wonder and applause . ...
addicted to the idols of their peculiar tribes ; and many of them had been
converted by the foreign missionaries to the religions of Moses , of Mahomet ,
and of Christ .
... was half unsheathed in the cause of religion ; and Amurath , the Turkish sultan
, was displeased and alarmed by the ... patient of labors , character of learned ,
merciful , religious , charitable ; a lover and A.D. 1421-1451 . encourager of the ...
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