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Maimonides on Muhammad

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Submitted by Dave (United States), Jun 5, 2021 at 19:11

The distinguished Jewish scholar Maimonides referred to Muhammad thus:
"After [Jesus] arose the Madman who emulated his precursor [Jesus], since he paved the way for him. But he added the further objective of procuring rule and submission [talb al-mulk; pursuit of sovereignty] and he invented what was well known [Islam]." Madness, violence, and vulgar mimicry about sums it up. The perfect man, for the perfect barbarian.

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