Thus ensues a passionate debate between the Rajah and the Zamindar who is horrified that the Rajah should wish to sojourn with a "race who though less savage than that of the Mussulmans with regard to those that bear the human form, exceed them in cruelty to all the other animated inhabitants of the earth" (101).
In so doing, Hamilton's fictional translation professes its intellectual debt to her brother's actual translation of The Hedaya, or Guide: A Commentary on the Mussulman Laws (1791), a text that similarly endorses the East India Company's actions in Rohilkhand by casting Hastings as the great patron and protector of Oriental learning.
Nothing equals the misery and the suffering of the Jews at Jerusalem, inhabiting the most filthy quarter of the town, called harethel-yahoud, in the quarter of dirt, between the Zion and the Moriah, where their synagogues are situated--the constant objects of Mussulman
oppression and intolerance, insulted by the Greeks, persecuted by the Latins .
I will bring you ten Mussulmans
shall shame you in all good-will towards men, prayer to God, and duty to their neighbours.
The body became inoperative and was succeeded in 1995 by the Conseil Representatif des Mussulmans
de France, which was dominated by Algerian followers of the Grande Mosque in Paris and was chosen to facilitate linkages between the government and the Muslim community.
And does not this run so strong in the Veins of that Religion, that all true Mussulmans
firmly believe the greatest Ideots or Madmen are the greatest Saints?
Thus the Oxford English Dictionary cites uses of the term to refer, in 1728, to "orthodox Mussulmans
," and, in 1844, to "the orthodox religion of the Hindus.
Byron himself commented in the notes to Childe Harold's Pilgrimage II that "The Mussulmans
have been beaten into a kind of sullen civility, very comfortable to voyagers" (CPW 2.