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Arafat compares Oslo Accords to Muhammad's Hudaybiyyah peace treaty, which led to defeat of the peace partners

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Speech by Yasser Arafat, Johannesburg: "This agreement, I am not considering it more than the agreement which had been signed between our Prophet Muhammad and Quraish, and you remember the Caliph Omar had refused this agreement and considered it "Sulha Dania" [a despicable truce]. But Muhammad had accepted it and we are accepting now this [Oslo] peace accord." Note: Arafat compares the Oslo Accords with the Hudaybiyyah peace treaty - a 10-year truce agreed between Islam's Prophet Muhammad and the Quraish Tribe of Mecca. However, two years later, Muhammad attacked and conquered Mecca.

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