executing random people the Muslims didnt take extreme measures like the

Executing random people the muslims didnt take

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executing random people, the Muslims didn’t take extreme measures like the Christians, for example the Christians were executing random people, while the Muslims were letng them live for the rest of the time they had ( Documents A, B, C, E) First thing’s frst, you should know that the plague had stricken Europe in 1348. (Document D) The Christians went through drastic measures to try to protect themselves from the plague, from abandoning their families, to mass murders, to the horrifc plague doctors. One of the many measures taken, was specifcally an action taken by the Germans. They had executed at least thousands of Jews, because they had thought that they were the ones bearing the plague. The Christian followers were abandoning their families, even the ones who didn't have the bubonic plague. Their priests were trying to bless the dying and the dead, but they were usually too late, for there were too many people he was supposed to bless. (Document D) The Christians had groups of people called Flagellants. Flagellants were people that would go from town to town, and whip themselves in a circle of people. They would cry out to “God” to forgive them for their sins, and that they wish to not become a carrier of the plague. In Document M, Jean de Venette had stated that “ For 33 days, they marched through many towns doing penance and affording a great spectacle to the wondering people. They flogged their shoulders and arms, scourged with iron points so zealously as to draw blood.” But even though they requested for “God’s” mercy, they never got it, and they ended up getng the plague anyways. ( Documents M and O) Next, the plague hit the Middle East in 1347. ( Documents A, B ) The Muslims thought that the plague was an act of God. (Document E) They considered it a blessing, even though people were dying left and right. Unlike the Christians, the Muslims hadn’t been killing random people because they had the plague, mostly because people were dying quickly from the plague. But in the end, they couldn’t take it anymore, so the Muslims started praying against the Black Death with the Christians and the Jews. Even though, the Muslims might not have been praying against the plague, but they might have been praying for strength to beat the plague. ( Document P) Now, the Christians and the Muslims responded very differently. The Christians were horrifed by the plague from the start, while the Muslims
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