He begins as a pagan foreigner with loyalty only to his own people; by the end of the transition period he is a Muslim, conversant in the manners of his new country and intensely loyal to his master and fellow slaves.
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Sunni Muslims make up 45% of Iraq's population and they are still a majority in west and north Iraq.
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Children being far more impressionable than adults, the master spares no effort in acquiring youthful recruits.