The Arabs were beaten down, and the renegades had gained most of what they fought for when the aristocracy was cowed.
In this century, indeed, the main strength of the pirates was supplied by renegades from all parts of Christendom.
The renegades grew in numbers, and in faith.
(d) Sunnite Moslems are a weak element, strongest in Shuf and Kurah, and composed largely of Druse renegades and "Druse" families, which, like the Shehab, were of Arab extraction and never conformed to the creed of Hamza.
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