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Satanic Verses

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Submitted by Linda Haslam (United States), Apr 19, 2008 at 11:58

According to what I have studied, Mohammed said good things to certain men of Mecca regarding three of the Arab Goddesses. After he was rebuked by his followers (less than 150 at that time) he countered by saying that Satan must have put those words in his mouth. Therefore, I think Rushdie was very clear when he titled this allegory "The Satanic Verses."

Also, you are either mistaken or you are being deceitfful when you say "that Muslims accept that Jesus had no father." Those precise words are intended to make me believe that you are saying that Muslims accept that Jesus is the son of God. We both know that not only is this not true, but that the Temple Mount states in Arabic over its entrance that "God has no son."

Do I believe that Muhammed is a prophet?. Not really. I think that we didn't pay close enough attention to Jesus whan he told us to beware of false prophets. He also said in John 16:2 "the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you, will think that he doeth God's service." I do believe that there are millions of truly moral Muslims; but I believe that they have reached this level of elevated consciousness not because of, but in spite of Islamic ideology.

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Title Commenter Date Thread
Rushidee [228 words]imdad aliApr 16, 2008 01:22125778
Won Magdi Lost Rushdie [319 words]MansoorApr 9, 2008 15:08125200
Daniel Pipes - ahead of his time [72 words]jennifer solisApr 7, 2008 23:12125024
muslim history nothing but questions [105 words]mz ravin blackApr 7, 2008 16:02124953
Muslim History [63 words]Linda HaslamApr 10, 2008 11:01124953
Rushidee [245 words]imdad aliApr 17, 2008 01:27124953
Satanic Verses [215 words]Linda HaslamApr 19, 2008 11:58124953
Rushidee [153 words]imdad aliApr 21, 2008 00:51124953
Enough about Islam? [81 words]Linda HaslamApr 22, 2008 11:29124953
Resisting Islam [204 words]Sufi imdad aliApr 23, 2008 02:19124953
Freedom of Speech [161 words]Linda HaslamApr 23, 2008 19:39124953
Rushidee [114 words]Sufi imdad aliApr 25, 2008 00:32124953
Condemned [116 words]Linda HaslamMay 1, 2008 10:47124953
I do not blame him [41 words]dhimmi no moreApr 7, 2008 07:06124909
Correct Prognosis [75 words]SinghaApr 7, 2008 03:21124896

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