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Imdad Ali did not read any of those historical sources

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Submitted by Jan Janssen (Austria), Jan 19, 2008 at 17:48

Imdad,

You obviously did not read any of the historical sources like Ibn Ishaq, Tabari or Ibn Sa'd. You are just rehashing the usual stuff that somebody has told you. I have heard the same usual wording over and over again and it just proves you did not do your own research.

You say Muhammad fought his wars in self-defense. Can you define "self-defense" for the war he fought at Badr? Please limit yourself to this one.

You write that in all the wars only around a hundred people died. How about the Banu Qurayza? Muhammad killed between 700 and 900 men AFTER they surrendered. So much for the fantastic treatment of prisoners that Islam is mandating. Quran 8:58 refers to this tragic event.

008.058: If thou fearest treachery from any group, throw back (their covenant) to them, (so as to be) on equal terms: for Allah loveth not the treacherous.

Do you feel that a pre-emptive genocide is legitimate when you only "fear" treason? Would you then also agree if the Israelis commit a full-scale genocide against the Palestinians of Gaza who do not stop launching rockets? Or can you only commit genocide if you are a Prophet and have a mandate from Allah?

sincerely,

Jan

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