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Submitted by Taj (United States), Oct 12, 2007 at 22:38

Elizabeth, I re-read my comments and am pretty sure I didn't call you names nor said "you" were islamophobic - I did however, state the "Allah aint God" argument as being such. I hope that (now) you can perceive the clear difference.

Unfortunately, you are absolutely incorrect in asserting that "Sin, Hubul, Ilumquh, and Al-ilah were all the names given for the moon god. " I do, though, welcome your evidence supporting this inaccuracy, as well as the opportunity to utterly refute it.

You are also inaccurate regarding the gods you mentioned - who were actually different gods. Sin was a moon god but was not worshipped at the Kaabah - he was worshipped in Assyria and Babylon. Hubal actually has not proven identification with moon worship and in Mecca was used for divination. "Illumquh"(sic) is a Sabaean god worshipped in Saba' (Sheba, not Mecca) and Ethiopia - his identification as a moon god was already shown as an error on Albright (surely you are familiar with him or else why attempt to discuss this subject?) who mis-cited the inscription he found...Lastly, Allah was never seen as a moon god but as the supreme God over a pantheon. Pre islamic jews referred to God with this very term, thus refuting the unproven contention that He was a moon god. Of course this is not to mention the pre-islamic Hanifiyyah also called God by this name - oh, and the arabic term shares the same semetic root for the words used in aramaic and hebrew for God.

I do agree with you that it is okay that arabs were pagans, no less relevant than the fact that hebrews were also. :-)

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