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Submitted by cabbage juice (Palestinian Territory, Occupied), Oct 2, 2006 at 02:14

The oft repeated phrase "Allah hu akbar" contains the history of this particular Allah, as "akbar" is only the comparative form of the adjective "kibir", i.e., "big" or "great". The superlative form the "greatest", would be "il akbar". And it exactly started out that way, this particular "allah" proclaimed as being greater than the menagerie of gods around the Ka'aba. The connection to the moon god, li'lah, has already been commented upon in various other venues.

But even if "allah" started out as a god and not God, philosophers is Islam tried to square the circle to transcend its otherwise humble origins to subsume qualities of the Judeo-Christian God and eventually pass for it. "Bait and switch" is frequently done in advertising and marketing. You think you are getting one product but were tricked into another. Even the Pope would prefer recognize a SEEMING congruity, not to anger about a billion people-- one loving God worshipped by humanity.

But as in marketing, the proof is in the product itself ,NOT THE NAME. The Judeo-Christian God does NOT reward self-immolation and mass murder. The question should be always raised in response to accusations (well taken) that Christians performed in a oft bloody manner---DOES IT FULFIL OR VIOLATE A MORAL CODE?

But just about EVERYTHING in Christianity or Judaism went through a weird transformation to Islam--the ideas of God and monotheism, heaven, the distortions of history, fasting, family purity, food and drink prohibitions, etc. It's a crazy mirror reflection of Western Civ from its very beginning.

I personally think that if Europe and the US do not know their history and stand firm on their values, the Saracens WILL succeed this time.

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