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Isn't it weird....

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Submitted by ECAW (United Kingdom), Sep 12, 2016 at 03:57

the way sociologists manage to make a living with such reality-free effusions? Here is another one, in Texas, who shifts everyone so far along the spectrum that CAIR are a human rights organisation and serious scholars are (obviously) Islamophobes:

https://craigconsidinetcd.com/2016/08/29/teaching-muslim-americans-in-texas-the-hotbed-of-islamophobia/

He starts from an emotional identification with Muslims and supports his case for a benign Islam (or more particularly a benign Mohammed) with outrageously cherry-picked hadiths and Koranic verses. But at the centre of his "narrative" are the almost certainly fake Covenants of Mohammed which he puts alongside the Koran, Sira and Hadiths. The flagship covenant, with the Monks of Mt Sinai, was purportedly written in 623. Mohammed died in 632 and Sinai did not come under Muslim control until around 640. Considine never explains why Mohammed would spare the monks from paying the jizya 17 years before they would ever have been liable to pay it. This is just one of the things which make Considine a propagandist rather than a scholar.

Further details about the Covenants here if anyone is interested:

https://ecawblog.wordpress.com/2015/04/23/mohammeds-apocryphal-covenants/

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