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Submitted by ritchloui (United Kingdom), Jan 28, 2012 at 06:48

The Koran is very carefully worded so that the unwary or naive might accept it whilst evil men know it gives them authority to persecute, rob, enslave and kill dissenters. The entire book is filled with threats, slanders and promises. Islam alone of all of Mankind's great religions advocates domination over those who do not accept its doctrines and the death penalty for those who leave it. Islam is essentially a slaving ideology and this is most evident in its country of origin. Slavery is openly practiced throughout Islamic Africa and continues under the surface in Arabia, Oman, Yemen etc.

Islam wears the finery of its victims; nomadic slavers did not have architecture, stone masonry, literature, science, engineering or mathematics. These were the achievements of sedentary civilisations, not roaming bandits and thieves. Islamic apologists frequently claim for Islam the achievements of those peoples it conquered. They say they brought Ancient Greek texts to the West. But who preserved and cherished those texts for 1,000 years before Islam? Who translated them into Arabic?

With the enormous number of original manuscripts available from Ancient Greece, Rome, Persia, Babylon, India and even China, all written CENTURIES, many over 1,000 years before before the time Muhammad was born, it is INCREDIBLE that Islam cannot provide ONE single corroborated manuscript of their most holy book from even within a century of their founder's birth. This is particularly strange given that the Koran is supposed to be treated with such respect. Even the EARLIEST surviving manuscripts are missing nearly two-thirds of the current version of the Qu'ran. Furthermore, they are written in a Persian script, not Arabic, and completely unknown in Mecca or Medina. The best the Muslims can come up with are FRAGMENTS that have been dated as far back as the eighth, and possibly even the seventh, century. The oldest existing copy of the full text is from the ninth century, ie 150 years later.


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