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A prophet's desires

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Submitted by Pansy (United States), Jul 28, 2005 at 21:48

Just a couple of questions:

1.Why do you keep using the present tense (e.g., "It is an honor for any woman to marry the Prophet")? Is he still marrying females, even after his death? ... I know the Qur'an well, and there's no place where it says that the prophet did sexually differently from what regular men did. ..Didn't the late Ayatollah K. advise that a man could marry an underage female child if it didn't harm her? Or was he wrong on account of his being a shiite??:

2. If so many women became homeless after that famous battle, why didn't Mohammed build a homeless shelter for them, if he was so concerned about their welfare? Why didn't he ask his followers to provide for them, a few "pennies", through alms and other kinds of charity? (which was the case, by the way, in many Christian communities in England thru the centuries; the parishoners didn't like it, but they nevertheless did it.) You are so proud of your charity work, providing for the meek and the defenseless. Are you saying that, in Mohammed's time, women couldn't be cared for unless they belonged to a man?...

3. How about Stalin for a Prophet who killed more people than Mohammed and his followers? ...
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