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"A man like Muhammed"

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Submitted by Paul R. (Netherlands), Apr 9, 2008 at 20:54

George Bernard Shaw was a brilliant man who often said extremely silly things. Sometimes he meant them, sometimes he just wanted to "epater les bourgeois". How did Muhammad achieve "peace"? Through war. Internecine war you might even call it. What was the peace he achieved? 3 of the first 4 caliphs (successors of the so-called prophet) died through Muhammadan-on-Muhammadan violence. The first great schism (Sunni-Shia) was by no means doctrinal, but the result of a violent struggle for power.

I think considering Islam a monster is simplistic and counterproductive. It is too big and complex a thing to be called that. But Allah help us if Europe were to prove susceptible to the totalitarian Siren song of yet another self-glorifying raving demagogue.

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