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Wow! That's a Great Analysis! BZ!

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Submitted by GK (United States), Jan 17, 2006 at 21:23

That was an amazing and brief analysis! Benedict hit the heart of the matter very quickly, and he goes to the core that every Coptic Christian has been aware of in their minority communities since they were children. Yet, Mahmud Taha's analysis is spectacular in its obviousness -- yes, there are 2 Muhammads -- the Meccan, Khadija wedded, monogamous Muhammad of Judeo-Christian theology, and the post-Khadija Muhammad who started war at Badr and then became polygamous and intolerant. Only a theologian who was very comfortable with the history and distinctions of the religon's history would have written such a thing.

In the end, I think both Benedict and Taha are right. Taha knows the Koran better than most Muslims do. And Benedict understands human nature better than most humans do.
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