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Submitted by Richard the Lion heart (United States), Jan 23, 2006 at 00:33

Dear Omar,

On the contrary, I know plenty about Islamic history. That is exactly why I don't believe Muhammad is a prophet of Yahweh.

I have in my possession both the Koran and Hadith. And if you read the hadith like i'm sure you have, you must have seen all the dispecable things that Muhammad did. When someone says things like "I have been made victorious with terror" Bukari 4:52:220, it became obvious to me he was not from God.

Allah promiseth you much booty that ye will capture, and hath given you this in advance, and hath withheld men's hands from you, that it may be a token for the believers, and that He may guide you on a right path. [al-Fath 48:20]

And that which Allah gave as spoil unto His messenger from them, ye urged not any horse or riding-camel for the sake thereof, but Allah giveth His messenger lordship over whom He will. Allah is Able to do all things. [al-Hashr 59:6]

Now enjoy what ye have won, as lawful and good, and keep your duty to Allah. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. [al-Anfal 8:69]

Looting in Islam is not acceptable in Islam, unless it is done against the non-Muslims. Then it is lawful.

After he married Khadijah who was a wealthy merchant, he stopped working. To take care of their six children together and her own three children from her previous marriages she neglected work. Muhammad was not around to take care of children. He would spend his days wandering in the caves retreating to his private world of fantasies. As the result Khadijah neglected her work lost her wealth. When Muhammad migrated to Medina , he was an impoverished man. All his followers also were poor. They were either slaves or the disaffected Meccan youth. His followers of Medina were also mostly labourers serving the Jews and not very well off. However a few years later, Muhammad became the wealthiest man in Arabia owning great numbers of camels, herds, slaves, wives and properties. Where did he get that wealth in such short time? Through raiding and looting.

He first started raiding the Meccans' merchant caravans and then moved to expel or massacre the Jews and confiscate their properties. Eventually he ordered that every person should pay tithes or protection fee or would be dealt with mercilessly.

Several verses of the Quran exhort the Muslims to raid innocent people and tell them to loot for reward in this world while they will receive much more in the next. .
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