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Aisha Rehman

Reader comment on item: How the Cartoon Protests Harm Muslims [by Leading to a Separation of Civilizations]
in response to reader comment: A challenge for Pat, Howard, hr and Pagan BIBLE and VIOLENCE (thanks Amir)

Submitted by Amir (United States), Feb 20, 2006 at 18:29

"I know that the "zero" was invented in India."

So what? The West learned it from Muslim mathematicians by translating Arabic literature on algebra (Arabic word) into English.

"Someone will probably draw a cartoon of this event some day. What will you do then. We cannot hide this fact for long now. We have made too much noise around the world and woke up the infidels. They will dig up this carefully guarded secret, will they not?"

You are a complete moron if you think that is a 'guarded secret.' They got Aisha's age from hadith collected by Muslims like Bukhari (centuries ago) and put on the web by the Muslims (before any anti-Islamic web site even existed -- like early 90s). There is nothing new or 'secret' about it. If you are an ignorant idiot and never heard it before you learned to click the mouse, that's your problem.

Also, you are talking about 'secrets' as if anti-Islamic literature is something new. The Christian missionaries have been publishing anti-Islamic literature for thousands of years. Come on, a complete nincompoop would think this is 'new' or a 'secret' or anything like that. Sure, the Aisha age issue was not a prominent issue in 100-200 years old anti-Islamic literature in the West. That was not because they didn't know about that at time, but because they (at that time) didn't consider that an issue. The marriage age was as low as 10 or 12 only a few hundred years ago in many countries. Also, there own bible had this kind of stuff ... like Abraham at very old age (100?) marrying his own half-sister Sarah who was much younger.

Also, since you claim to know everything about 'zero' (lol), you should also know that there is dispute even among Muslims on Aisha age .. as is clear from Wikipedia article on Aisha http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aisha
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