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Submitted by Peter Hall (Australia), Oct 8, 2012 at 03:24

Well Dr Salomon Bernier, for someone who claims to hold a Doctorate, your English is to say the least, is poor, and you claim non-sensical due to being incomplete. This leads me to question the figures you state. Do you have any sources to confirm the casualties you claim due to Mohammed wars of expansion? Can you please qualify the circumstances or instances you are comparing these apparent casualties in modern times?

If you figures are correct, can you explain The Case of the Qurayza Jews, where the lower estimate of Jews beheaded after they surrendered to Mohammed, was 600 and goes as high as 900. Are Jews who sureender then murdered not included in your figures?

Also the Battle of Khaybar, muslim sources quote causalties of 93 Jews and 20 Muslims total 112 dead. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Khaybar

So if we take the lower figures of these 2 battles as 712, means that the remaining 61 battles only yielded on average less than 10 casualties for both sides??

An average Muslim riot today yealds more casualities than that today!

So either Mohammed was an entirely ineffectual leader, fighting and entirely ineffectual enermy, or these Battles were no more than Mohammed robbing Camel trains or these figures you quote are highly inaccurate.

I cannot see how 10,000 Muslim warriors could fight a battle against anybody without inflecting less than 10 casualties.

I feels the points I raise are valid. If you do have a PhD as you claim, I am sure answering my questions should be easy, I look forward to your response.

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