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ISIS - the equally violent 7th century's Mahomet

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Submitted by marlan (Belgium), Sep 14, 2015 at 08:59

"This effort has provoked two opposite responses among Muslims. One is favorable, as manifested by Muslims coming from Tunisia and the West, attracted moth-like to an incandescently pure vision of Islam. The other, more important, response is negative. The great majority of Muslims, not to speak of non-Muslims, are alienated by the violent and flamboyant ISIS phenomenon."

The problem - a definitely serious one - is that "the great majority of Muslim" are not at all alienated by the exactly equally violent 7th century's Mahomet, the "beautiful model ", "best model", "excellent pattern", "excellent example of conduct" (whatever you want) for every Muslim, at any time, in any place.

Quran, 33:21 : "Certainly, is for you in (the) Messenger (of) Allah an excellent example for (one) who has hope (in) Allah and the Day the Last, and remembers Allah much."

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