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Hypocrisy as well as dictator narrative

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Submitted by saralee (United States), May 15, 2012 at 19:18

In addition to conflicting messages and attitudes (Muhamad's time in Mecca vs Medina and his initial relations with the Jews and later anger) there is also an uncomfortable tone to the book when I have read it, no matter which translation. It bothers me because it seems like it mostly a voice that repeatedly threatens, chastises, cajoles and admonishes the reader to do whatever he (Allah) thinks he should be doing, thinking or saying. It is a book of fear inducing prose, not a story that flows and has historical significance. Even the books are ordered according to the number of words rather than their historical writing, a fact which in itself proves that this is not a story and there is no meaning to it.

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