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Different later in life

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Submitted by Karim Bajestani (United States), Jun 11, 2016 at 17:58

Much of the evidence about Muhammad not being a "prefect" human being comes from late 60s and early 70s. At the time of his 1968 lengthy interview he was only 26 years old. God forbid that any of us change from our 20s. Given the level of racism in the US in 1960s, I will have some sympathy for his views. The important thing is that he was a completely different person later in life. You are being rather disingenuous in saying in 2002 he had no or little control over his actions. You own quote states that Judea Pearl talked to Muhammad and not his handlers.

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He was not mentally fit later in life. He was earlier.

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