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Submitted by Sadhasiv (United States), May 14, 2008 at 15:35

The description of Ismail (whom Muslims claim as their spiritual "ancestor", and Mohammed's physical ancestor) in Gen 16:12 "He will be a wild donkey of a man; his hand will be against everyone and everyone's hand against him, and he will live in hostility toward all his brothers."

A Marathi-speaking pastor in Atlanta told me that in a Hindi Bible, the word translated "wild donkey" in English is rendered as "khor", which refers to the Indian subspecies of the onager--an untamable and extremely ornery animal resembling a donkey, and not "gadhha" the regular word for donkey.

That above passage doth describe the Muslim quite well.

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