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Submitted by tim bush (United States), Apr 16, 2006 at 00:57

The word "Allah" was used in Arabia long before Mohamed to refer to the moon god… The symbol for the pagan moon god was the crescent moon and was used all over the Middle East… Arabians faced Mecca to pray to the moon god because that is where he existed… They also found it necessary to pray 5 times a day… And all of this was common, to pagan religions in the area, long before Mohamed was even born…

Mohamed, who belong to a very devout group of these pagan moon worshipers called Quraysh, obviously took these customs, and the customs of a few other religions like Agnostic Christianity - and simply incorporated it into his religion… Stories like the "she-camel", "the 12 gushing springs", and the "ape village", existed long before Mohamed…

With promises of virgins and wine in the after life, he was sure to get a few followers in the 600s… Now Islam has exploded into an intolerant, suppressing, ideology that is at the center of basically every major world conflict…

How can so many people be deceived?… Like I said before, if Mohamed were alive today, I think even he would gape at what Islam has become…
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