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"Depicting Mohammed as terrorist in cartoons is inaccurate"(Karen Armstrong), Is it really?

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in response to reader comment: cartoons depicting Muhammad as a terrorist are utterly inaccurate, by Karen Armstrong

Submitted by Rod (United States), Feb 7, 2006 at 18:31

Karen Armstrong is an apologist of islam who made lots of money by writing her sanitized biography of Mohammed which is very popular with muslims and is bought by muslims all over the world. Why do muslims have to read an infidel to learn about their prophet? Why dont they read original hadiths, and siras written by early muslim scholars to learn about their prophet?

Quran as brief and sketchy it may be , confirms that Mohammed killed many.

Quran 8.017 : It is not ye who slew them; it was Allah.

Quran 33.026 Some ye slew, and some ye made prisoners.

Quran 8.67 It is not for any prophet to have captives until he hath made slaughter in the land.

And of course every source of islamic history written by pious muslims say the same:

Bukhari 4:52:220 Allah's Apostle said, "‘I have been made victorious with terror."

Bukhari:V5B59N512 "The Prophet had their men killed, their woman and children taken captive."

Quran 8.017 : It is not ye who slew them; it was Allah.
Quran 33.026 Some ye slew, and some ye made prisoners.
Bukhari Vol. 5, Bk 59, No. 512
Narrated Anas:
Then the inhabitants of Khaibar came out running on the roads. The Prophet had their men killed, their offspring and woman taken as captives. Safiya was amongst the captives, She first came in the share of Dahya Alkali but later on she belonged to the Prophet . '.

Bukhari Volume 5, Book 59, Number 447:

Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:

Sad said, "Kill their men and take their women and children as captives, "On that the Prophet said, "You have judged according to Allah's Judgment,"

Prophet took Rehana as his share of the booty.

Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 52, Number 259:
Allah's Apostle sent us in a mission and said, "If you find so-and-so and so-and-so, burn both of them with fire"

Bukhari:V1B1N6 "Just issue orders to kill every Jew in the country."

Tabari VIII:141 "The battle cry of the Companions of the Messenger of Allah that night was: ‘Kill! Kill! Kill!'"

Tabari IX:69 "Killing disbelievers is a small matter to us."

Ishaq:550 "The Muslims met them with their swords. They cut through many arms and skulls. Only confused cries and groans could be heard over our battle roars and snarling."

Bukhari Volume 5, Book 59, Number 447:
Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:
Sad said, "Kill their men and take their women and children as captives, "On that the Prophet said, "You have judged according to Allah's Judgment,"
Prophet took Rehana as his share of the booty.

Tabari VIII:122/Ishaq:515 "The Prophet gave orders concerning Kinanah to Zubayr, saying, ‘Torture him until you root out and extract what he has. So Zubayr kindled a fire on Kinanah's chest, twirling it with his firestick until Kinanah was near death. Then the Messenger gave him to Maslamah, who beheaded him."


"Sirat e Rasulullah" by Ishaq, pge 464
After 800-900 male adults of Bani Quraiza were beheaded in batches, and thrown in trenches dug in Madina, the apostle divided their property, wives and children as booty. . He took Rayhana d. Amr b. Khunafa for himself.

He was most brutal on any muslim who changed his religion.

Quran 4.89: Kill the renegades.

Bukhari:V4B52N260 "The Prophet said, ‘If a Muslim discards his religion, kill him.'"


Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 52, Number 260:
Narrated Ikrima:
Ali burnt some people alive (former muslims)., Prophet had said, 'If somebody (a Muslim) discards his religion, kill him.' "

He was also brutal on wishy washy muslims who missed morning prayers:

Bukhari:V1B11N626 "The Prophet said, "burn all those who had not left their houses for the prayer, burning them alive inside their homes.'"

Karen Armstrong may not consider all the above as terrorism but in my book it is all terrorism.

Mohammed's picture with a bomb as his turban is putting it very mildly.
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