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Submitted by Richard the Lion heart (United States), Feb 9, 2006 at 15:02

Dear Maria,

From what I read from the last comment you posted I can tell you have much to learn about the history of Muhammad, the history of Islam and Islam itself.

I'm not pretenting to be some great islamic scholar. However the Koran, the hadith and history books contain all the information I need to judge Islam and Muhammad. You said that I hate muslims. My dear I have to tell you that false, I'm simply saddened by the fact that they allow themselves to be manipulated by a charlatant like Muhammad. Now why do I call Muhammad a charlatant? Muhammad claimed to be a prophet sent by the God of the Bible, but the God of the Bible said himself he would not send any prophets after Jesus Christ. But even if we give Muhammad the benefit of the doubt he still failed the test of prophethood. How did he fail that test? He failed the test by making false prophesies, by confusing Bible personalities like Saul and Gedeon. His worst failure however was the violent way in which he lived his life. Let's look at this passage from the hadith

Volume 4, Book 52, Number 220:
Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah's Apostle said, "I have been sent with the shortest expressions bearing the widest meanings, and I have been made victorious with terror (cast in the hearts of the enemy), and while I was sleeping, the keys of the treasures of the world were brought to me and put in my hand." Abu Huraira added: Allah's Apostle has left the world and now you, people, are bringing out those treasures (i.e. the Prophet did not benefit by them).

Someone who makes such a statement cannot be a prophet from God. But there is more.

Here's what we can find in the Koran

IV.89: They desire that you should disbelieve as they have disbelieved, so that you might be (all) alike; therefore take not from among them friends until they fly (their homes) in Allah's way; but if they turn back, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them, and take not from among them a friend or a helper.

IV.92: And it does not behoove a believer to kill a believer except by mistake, and whoever kills a believer by mistake, he should free a believing slave , and blood-money should be paid to his people unless they remit it as alms; but if he be from a tribe hostile to you and he is a believer, the freeing of a believing slave (suffices), and if he is from a tribe between whom and you there is a covenant, the blood-money should be paid to his people along with the freeing of a believing slave; but he who cannot find (a slave) should fast for two months successively: a penance from Allah, and Allah is Knowing, Wise.

Muhammad was very intolerant toward the Christians and Jews of Arabia. I'm sure you know how he had hundreds of Jewish men beheaded and took their wives and children as slaves.
Tell me Maria how many biblical prophets committed such dispicable acts. Check out that passage from the hadith.

Mohammed said to the Jews, "You should know that the earth belongs to Allah and His Apostle (Mohammed) and I want to expel you from this land (The Arabian Peninsula), so, if anyone owns property, he is permitted to sell it." Vol. 4:392

You said the Ottoman empire was an example of tolerance. I hope you don't really believe that.
Have you heard of the Armenian genocide. two million Armenian Christians were massacred by the Turks for no other reason than being Christians.

The Ottomans try to take over Europe on two occasion, but thank God they were defeated on both Occasions. Obviously these invasions were an attempt at forcefully convert Christian Europe to Islam, but thank God it failed at the gates of VIenna...
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