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Then I take what sounds real

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Submitted by Alain Jean-Mairet (Switzerland), Oct 17, 2013 at 00:08

The isnad itself is not confirmed by any contemporary source. As I said, even the very notions of "Islam", "Muslim", "Muhammad" or "Mecca" are absent of the contemporary record, until the end of the 7th century. And to find 7000 "trustworthy" oral accounts among 600.000 indicates a level of fraud or sloppiness that only some hard facts might allow to master. Islam is built on sand, and is consolidated mostly with blood. Not a trustworthy foundation any way you look at it. Objectively.

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