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Fine (and not-so-fine :) points about Islam

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Submitted by Henrik Ræder Clausen (Denmark), Jun 28, 2007 at 18:04

Actually, I was referring to the Satanic verses as described in the Hadith, specifically Ibn Ishaq and al-Tabari.

Let me elaborate, the story is concise and incriminating enough to deserve it:

There Muhammad trades his God (possibly Ar-Rahman anyway) for power, sex and money within the Quraysh community. The marriage to Aisha is part of this deal. That settles the conflict, but it also lowers the prophetic standing of Muhammad noticably. But at least it ended a decade of strife and mockery in Mecca. Note that Muhammad was the mocker in this case, damaging the pilgrimage business of Mecca.

Then he abrogated the deal, telling that it was actually Satan who had made him accept it. Not to worry, Satan casts revelation on the tounges of any prophet, Muhammad thus is not any different from prophets before him. This is trustworthy stated explicitly in scripture given by .. Muhammad!

See how the Islamic scriptures make a mockery of themselves? No matter how this turns out, it's bad. In the very worst case, the logical implication is that any revelation given by Muhammad might actually be from Satan. That's the reason Islamic scholars have tried quite hard to get rid of this sorry tale. It's the stuff the greatest parodies are made out of.

"He refuses to take Muhammad or his made-up-religion seriously."

Which is cool, and I hope to find time to read it one day. But it sure is quite a few pages to go through...

Aren't you giving Muhammad too much credit by stating he made up a religion? The only thing he seems to have made up is relevation, plagiarized, self-contradictory and eventually violent. Except for the Quran and Jihad, all of Islam was in existence at least five, possibly nine, generations before Muhammad. Qusayy, his 5th generation ancestor, institutionalized the Hajj, Umra and related rituals, and used the signature chant of Islam "Allah-u-Akbar" ("Allah is greater" or "Allah is the greatest"). Because already then Allah was the greatest of the stone gods of the Kaaba, assembled by the 9th generation ancestor Lusayy, and in no way related to the Judeo-Christian God.

See how this contradicts central tenets of Islam? This religion is self-mocking...

My sources for this? As above, authentic Islamic scripture.


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