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How would Mohammed react to the Danish cartoons?

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Submitted by John Bastile (Malaysia), Feb 7, 2006 at 10:55

I saw a comment on Robert Spencer's website that goes ...

"Multiple choice question:

What is deemed as offensive to muslims that can cause outrages?"

a) When Islamist terrorists hijacked Islam and caused the free world to be wary of Islam
b) When muslims killed innocent school children in Beslan
c) When muslims beheaded people on videotapes
d) Cartoons.

You got it right. The correct answer is D.

To understand the mindset of muslims you need to employ psychologists. ... It appears that muslims are not moved when they see pictures of dead infidels. Violence committed to innocent children does not seem to anger them. Cartoons of Mohammed did the job. ...

Muslims everywhere, from Lebanon to Indonesia, appear to have a common set of behaviors. Thus, it is logical to pin-point to a particular root - Muhammed himself. Let's learn from the early muslims. We can later learn that the practices of early muslims are commonly found in today's Islamic practices. Thus, the religous practices of this militant cult should be studied.

Let's ask the first question - how would Muhammed himself respond to the caricatures drawn by the Danes?

Well, looking at Islamic history and quoting their holy texts, it can be certain that Muhammad would order the murders of the Danish catoonists. There is a long lists of people that were murdered by orders or consent from the muslims' lone prophet. Often because they had insulted him years earlier or written poems against Islam. He also commanded that apostates be killed. Muhammad's followers murdered both men and women, including a blind man, and they beheaded hundreds of Jews who had surrendered to the Muslims.

Example #1
"Allah's Messenger said, ‘Who is ready to kill Ashraf? He has said injurious things about Allah and His Apostle.' Maslama got up saying, ‘Would you like me to kill him?' The Prophet proclaimed, ‘Yes.' Maslama said, ‘Then allow me to lie so that I will be able to deceive him.' Muhammad said, ‘You may do so.'

Example #2
Ishaq: 550
"Muhammad ordered that certain men should be assassinated even if they were found behind the curtains of the Ka'aba. Among them was Abdallah bin Sa'd [the Qur'an's first scribe]. The reason that Allah's Messenger ordered that he should be slain was because he had become a Muslim and used to write down Qur'an Revelation. Then he apostatized (rejected islam) after becoming suspicious of some verses which prophet changed after his suggestions.

Example #3
"When the Apostle returned to Medina after his raid on Ta'if, word spread that he had killed some of the men who had satirized and insulted him. The poets who were left spread in all directions."

Example #4
Ishaq: 676
Asma Bnt Marwan, a Madina poetess, wrote poems, criticizing Madina men "You obey a stranger (Mohammed) who encourages you to murder for booty. You are greedy men. Is there no honor among you?"

Upon hearing those lines Muhammad said, ‘Will no one rid me of this woman?' Umayr, a zealous Muslim, decided to execute the Prophet's wishes.

This is sad because Asma was breastfeeding her youngest child (fifth) when ahe was stabbed to death. She was angry at some of her people because they have joined Muhammed in raiding caravans. Peaceful Arabs at that time considered caravan raiders to have no honor. Furthermore, Muhammed decreed that Allah has made war booty halal for him. Besides, Allah has also allowed Muhammed to have sex with anyone he desires. So he did, he married a 6 year old child (when he was 54), he married his adopted son's wife, he raped war victims (such as Safiyyah).

Nonetheless, the vulgar behaviors of the messenger may not be cascaded to his followers. The following verse, however, pointed out that it has.

Tabari VIII:149
"Abdallah married a woman but couldn't afford the nuptial gift. He came to the Prophet and asked for his assistance." But Muhammed said, "I have nothing with which to help you."

Muhammed continued "Go out and spy on the Jusham tribe". He gave Abdallah an emaciated camel and a companion. They set out armed with arrows and swords. They approached the encampment and hid themselves. Abdallah told his companion "If you hear me shout Allahu Akbar and see me attack, you should shout Allah is Greatest and join the fighting.'"

"When their leader, Rifa'ah, came within range, Abdallah shot an arrow into his heart, leaped at him and cut off his head. Then he rushed toward the encampment and shouted, ‘Allahu Akbar!' The families who were gathered there shouted, ‘Save yourself.' They gathered what property they could, including their wives and children.

Abdallah later drove away a great herd of camels and many sheep and goats and brought them to the Messenger. He brought him Rifa'ash's head. The Prophet gave Abdallah thirteen camels from that herd as booty, and he consummated his marriage."

In conclusion, there is a reason why the answer to the above question (reprinted below) is D.

What is deemed as offensive to muslims that can cause outrages?"
a) When Islamist terrorists hijacked Islam and caused the free world to be wary of Islam
b) When muslims killed innocent school children in Beslan
c) When muslims beheaded people on videotapes
d) Cartoons.

The reason is because Muhammed himself has committed the crimes mentioned in A, B and C. Furthermore, he had ordered muslims to kill those that committed D. That is the reason as to why muslims are so outraged at cartoons but see no errors in the other events.


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