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The use of the word "mohammedans"muhamedans" etc

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Submitted by Ed Brophy (United States), Dec 16, 2005 at 16:44

The use of the above used to be the norm when mentioning members of the Moslem faith back in the "old" days. However, sometime at the beginning of the most recent Islamist (fundamentalist) "uprising" we in the West were told that this use was a major no no. All kafirs, such as myself, were proscribed from using any derivative of the messenger's name. And if one of us (kafirs) were to mistakenly or by device to do so he would be subject to jhad or even possibly "double jihad". One good thing about this is that normally one's head can only be chopped off once.

If anyone out there has anything to add re the cessation of this usage (when and why) please respond. ...
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