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The New York Times and the truth the Muhammad and Khadija scene revisited

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Oct 17, 2012 at 09:41

Dr. Pipes

I wrote

What is most amazing the NYT should have been asking: What if what Mr Nakoula is saying is correct and the thing is bizarre as it might sound there is a tradition in Ibn Ishaq where Khadija asks Muhammad to sit on her right thigh then left thigh then she takes off her khumar and this is how the devil disappears and I will leave the rest to your imagination but it is all in Ibn Ishaq, so Mr Nakoula was not making things up

And here is the reference from no other than Ibn Ishaq'a biography of Muhammad (the redaction by Ibn Hisham) ج ٢ ص ٧٥ or part two page 75 and this strange story is there and here is another source for those of you that can speak Arabic it is in صالح المغامسي or Saleh al-Maghamsi's program الراسخون في العلم http://www.alrasekhoon.com/km/ and check minute 55 in this video http://islamexplained.com/UVG/UVG_video_player/TabId/89/VideoId/973/089------.aspx where he tells us about this strange tradition in details very much like what one would fine in the innocence of Muslims video

Mr Nakoula is not saying anything here that we would not find in the Islamic historical tradition and notice that those young Muslims listening to al-maghamsi did not riot after listening to the same material that we find in the video and i suppect that everone of them shouted Allahu Akbar after al-Maghamsi ended his little lecture

Now this is what the NYT should have done but again how can they report on the Middle East when their correspondents do not even do their home work?

So much for our newspaper of record!


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