3. Match the following historians with their views of Islam's Rise:
1. Catholic historian Karen Armstrong
2. Western historian S.F. Starr
3. The early Middle East Christian Leader John of Phenek (690s)
__ From its very inception "[t]he new monotheist faith to which [Muhammad's] prophesies gave rise swept up tens of thousands of Bedouins in a whirlwind of conquests" ultimately "[d]riven by religious zeal and visions of earthly riches"
__ "'We should not think of their advent as something ordinary, but as due to divine working. Before calling them, God had prepared them beforehand to hold Christians in honor;... How otherwise, apart from God's help, could naked men, riding without armor or shield, have been able to win; God called them from the ends of the earth in order to destroy, through them, a sinful kingdom (Amos 9:8), and to humiliate, through them, the proud spirit of the Persians.'"
__ "It seemed yet another miracle and sign of God's favour. Before the coming of Islam, the Arabs had been a despised outgroup; but in a remarkably short space of time they had inflicted major defeats upon two world empires."