8. As far as world conquerors go, subject peoples would have approved of the Arab rulersof the seventh and eighth centuries for all EXCEPT which of the following reasons? a. Rulers restricted Arab armies of occupation to garrison towns, segregated from the native populations.b. Rulers were happy to accept local elites into the empire.c. Rulers gave special tax breaks to subjects who were "people of the book."d. Rulers did not force their new subjects to convert to Islam.The correct answer is c. The rulers of the new Arab Empire were generous to conquered peoples, even allowing them freedom to practice their own religion (if they were "people of the book"), although they charged non-Muslims a special tax. (See page 310 if you are
using Ways of the World: A Brief Global History; see page 482 if you are using Ways of the World: A Brief Global History with Sources.) 9 of 209. Early Islam offered all EXCEPT which of the following incentives to conversion?