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in response to reader comment: A very interesting point of view.

Submitted by Gul (Saudi Arabia), Mar 13, 2010 at 12:16

I would like to refer to Yaya's response dated Jan 26, 2007 entitled "a very interesting point of view" in which he commented on Who was the Prophet Muhammad.
Yaya mentioned that he had read "Le Messie et son Proph├Ęte" by French historiograph Edouard-Marie Gallez whose thesis has been published in France a few years ago. (The two volumes are available on www.amazon.fr.)

I have just finished reading it myself and rather laboriously so. It is not by any means an easy piece of reading. In fact it makes for quite a stodgy read and non-specialists should definitely steer clear but I must admit it is without a doubt the most compelling and the best study of Early Islam ever published. It is in fact so impressive it should be translated into English without delay.

It should also be stressed that without ever ever being offensive, Gallez's conclusion will undoubtedly appear to Muslims as much too disturbing to have any credibility. However the wealth of historical facts and references patiently documented in his remarkable and thorough research are simply brilliant and irrefutable.

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