While I may scape, I will preserve myself: and am bethought To take the basest and most poorest shape That ever penury, in contempt of man, Brought near to beast: my face I’ll grime with filth; Blanket my loins; elf all my hair in knots; And with presented nakedness outface The winds and persecutions of the sky.
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Everyone knows about the persecution of the Jews by the Nazis.
In that country non-Muslims are persecuted by law.