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To Baeeshkhan: Meccan victory was not bloodless as apologists claim

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Submitted by Mamdouh M. (United States), Mar 24, 2006 at 12:30

Mr Khan: It is a false propoganda by the muslim religious hierarchy to keep naive and good hearted muslims like you to keep in their fold that there was no bloodshed in Mecca and Mohammed forgave his old enemies and they happily converted ( you cannot blame them, it is their livlihood, besides lieing is allowed if it helps islam). There was bloodshed and beheadings and ultimatum given that either they convert to islam within four months or die. Dont take my word. Here is the only available muslim account of the event:

Bukhari:V4B53N412 "Allah's Apostle said on the day of the conquest of Mecca, ‘There is no migration now, only Jihad, holy battle. And when you are called for Jihad, you should come out at once.'"
Muslim: B19N4395 He gave an account of the Conquest of Mecca, saying: ‘Muhammad advanced until he reached Mecca. He assigned Zubayr to his right flank and Khalid to his left. Allah's Messenger said: ‘You see the ruffians and the lowly followers of the Quraysh?' He indicated by striking one of his hands over the other that they should be killed. So we went off on his orders and if anyone wanted a person killed; he was slain. The Prophet said: ‘Kill all who stand in your way.'"
Tabari VIII:176 "‘Fight only those who fight you.' When Khalid came upon them in the lower part of Mecca, he fought them, and Allah put them to the fight. Zubayr encountered a squadron of Quraysh on the slopes of Kada and killed them."
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."

Tabari VIII:178/Ishaq:550 "Muhammad ordered that certain men should be assassinated even if they were found behind the curtains of the Ka'aba.

Mohammed also ordered 10 people beheaded who used to insult him in his Mecca days.

Tabari VIII:181 "According to Waqidi the Messenger ordered that six men and four women should be assassinated".

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