69 million page views

To "Another one"

Reader comment on item: Something Rotten in Denmark?
in response to reader comment: Why killing a peace activist ?

Submitted by Cato the Elder (United States), Mar 14, 2006 at 22:08

To address your minor point first: Since the "prophet's" name is written in Arabic, it doesn't really matter what transliteration one uses in English. Mohammed, Muhammad, Mohamet, whatever.

You Muslims feel free to turn the name of Yeshua, Iesous, Jesus into "Issa." Again, whatever. You can spell it any way you like.

A far more serious offense is the kind of "respect" you show to him. You claim he was one in a long line of "Muslim" prophets going all the way back to Abraham. In other words, there are no Jewish prophets, there are no Christian prophets, they are all "Muslims." Talk about arrogance!

What you call "respect" is telling Christians and Jews (the rest are all just "pagans" anyway, right?) that they got their information wrong. Nay, more, you tell us that we deliberately falsified our own books and that Mahomet came to correct the errors. Now, please, what kind of "respect" is that? You're calling us all liars and fools.

Another wonderful bit is that you have the arrogance to call people who convert to Islam "reverts." The implication is, of course, that everybody is naturally a "Muslim" and by espousing that religion he merely returns to what God intended.

As for your silly request that I show you pictures of Mahomet's victims, you are being ridiculous on purpose. Of course there were no cameras in those days, unless the great "Muslim" scientists had them and kept them hidden until the nineteenth century. But I'll do better than that, if you'll have a little patience. I'll go into my records and find the Surat, Hadith and other sources in your own tradition that mention all the evil things that Mahomet did. Like killing two poets, one a woman with a suckling babe, for "insulting" him. Like chopping of the heads of an entire Jewish tribe's menfolk for daring to oppose him. Like marrying Aisha when she was six and taking her to his lustful bed when she was nine. Is this the "peace" of Islam that we're supposed to respect?

Of course I did not fail to notice your weaselly qualification using the word "innocent" in front of the word "victims." I fully expect you to come back and tell me that all these people deserved to die for having opposed the "prophet" in one way or another. By definition, if you oppose Mahomet, you must be wrong, and you get what you deserve. Is that what you're saying? Fie on such a prophet, and no, I do not respect him.

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2023 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)