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Certainly agree that Muhammad had no knowledge about eastern religions

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Submitted by Prashant (United States), Sep 26, 2011 at 21:18

Dear Dr Pipes:

Reader Angel from Indonesia proposes that Muhammad had no knowledge about the eastern religions. Islamic doctrine borrows almost entirely from Jewish and Christian scriptures. So it can be hypothesized that Muhammad had no knowledge that religions other than Christianity and Judaism existed. I wonder what would have been the treatment of Hindus, Buddists, and other people in Islam if Muhammad had known about them. Would they be 'people of the book' (whose women you could marry but whom you should not befriend) or something worse?

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