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in response to reader comment: why the word mohamedan changed to muslims

Submitted by Deus Imperator (Canada), Aug 7, 2011 at 13:06

The term Mohamedan means a follower of Mohamed and a member of the Islamic cult. This was the term used in Europe until the latter part of the 19th Century. Until that time the followers of religion of Mohamed were considered cultists and the religion a cult. Dante considered Mohamed a heretical cultist who was one of the personalities featured in his epic, here Mohamed suffered the consequences of his heresy. However, Islam is more than just that. It has elements which range from Arab paganism to Gnostic Nestorianism. It was the Gnostic Nestorianism that caused many like Dante to consider Mohamed a heretic.


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