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in response to reader comment: The Brits are coming... the Brits are coming! Paul Revere and Omar al-Farooq and islamic delusions

Submitted by Debanjan Banerjee (India), Jun 13, 2010 at 01:18

Hi DNM,

Greetings my good old DNM , the wannabee Zionist.

"The early history of Islam following inscription and numismatic testimony" by Volker Popp and you will find it in Gerd Puin's collection "The Hidden Origns of islam"

My Answer : Two old German hagards these Volker Popp and Gerd Puin. No body gives a damn about what they have to say.

"It is built like a Byzantine Church! It does not even look like a mosque"

My Answer : This is exactly what happens when you come to conclusion about something without analyzing it. Who told you that a mosque should always have a specific look all the time throughout the centuries !!!!! Remember early Chinese mosques looked alike Chinese pagodas. Does that mean that the early Chinese Muslims were Buddhists ?
Another case in point. Almost all major Christian buildings in Russia have domes like Mosques does it mean that the famous Russian Czars were all Muslims ?

I said : "Remember the Crusaders were sworn enemies of the Orthodox creed so do you think that there is any reason that why the Crusaders did not destroy the Al-Aqsa mosque ? Because they knew that it is a Mosque and destruction of that Mosque would bring the animosity and thereby destruction of the crusader states."

You said : "Hello: the Crusaders cared less about Islam or public opinions for this matter"

My follow up : Yes. So why did they not destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque ? Do you want me to believe that all the Crusaders were secret Muslims who converted to Islam en masse ?

I said : ">You have made following outrageous claims :1. The first four Caliphs did not exist."

You said : Right there is no extant historical evidence that any of al-khulafa' al-rashduun existed!
My Answer : And similarly there is no extant evidence that Paul Revere or the so-called Midnight Ride took place. Actually I have always believed that most of the so-called midnight ride is nothing but a childhood fiction created by patriotic Americans to brinwash their children.

I said : ">Nestorians never had any good relations with the Byzantines"

You said : "So ?"

My follow up : So how it is possible that the nestorians would encourage the Arabs to build a building like Al-Aqsa using their enemy Byzantine architecture ? This is just not possible. I hope you understand now that your view that Al-Aqsa is a Byzantine church is nothing but a lie.

And by the way the rule of the Nestroians in the religion of the arabs is just amazing as in the case of

1. Bahira al-rahb al-Nistori

My answer : Wait a minute. If you mention Bahira then you have to assume that Prophet Mohammad also existed. But you yourself has denied the existence of the prophet Mohammad. So how can you use Bahira as a source to prove your point ?

2. Ibn Ishaq's family were Nestorians

My Answer : So what ? Constantine's parents were Roman pagans does it mean that Constantine was a Pagan , too ?

3. The islamic thoelogy as it pertians to Jesus is very much Syrian/Nestorian Christianity

My Answer : Benjamin Franklin could speak French and was a supporter of French revolution. Does it mean that Benjamin Franklin was a Jacobin like Robespierre ?

I would end this post to tell u that we do not find any great mention of Paul Revere in the writings of the American founding fathers like Benjamin Franklin or Tom Jeffy (whom you Americans call Thomas Jefferson) . Is it not a sufficient proof that Paul Revere was a fictional character ?

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