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Reader comment on item: White House Nonchalance toward the Middle East
in response to reader comment: CHALLEGE 6W: Answering Lisa and more

Submitted by Taj Ashaheed (United States), Apr 3, 2006 at 18:01

Regarding the question of "wisdom" in relation to the Banu Quraiza - first, it was not all the men that were killed but the "fighters"...given the question shed about the veracity of the hadith and biographical info about the incident, it is not a slam dunk assumption that there was a massive execution...at any rate, the wisdom is in that the punishment was meted out in the fashion that the tribe themselves would have meted - and by someone who they considered an advocate - such being the (proper) response for acts no less than treason...

Regarding why Muhammad married Aisha (who by the way was older than 9 when married), there is no clear answer to the question anymore than for why he married Khadija...there is a probable conjecture that connects the decision to a dream Muhammad had wherein the angel Gabriel showed him a picture of Aisha informing him that this was going to be his wife...I guess a proper response to such a question is, "Why does there need to be justification?"...

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