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The Prophet vs. The Lampooners

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Submitted by Richard Greene (United States), Apr 24, 2006 at 20:36

I'm still waiting for just one pundit to mention "What would Mohammed have done to lampooners in his day?"

After all, the past is prologue. . .One can check out the Wikipedia entries re Asma bint Marwan> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asma_bint_Marwan and the Jewish centenarian, Abu Afak> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_'Afak, poet-contemporaries who were critical of the Prophet. Mind you, these were the opinionmakers and editorialists of their age. They were the journalists, commentators, and columnists of the Prophet's 7th century Arabia. According to the most authoritative Islamic sources extant, aside from the Qur'an, i.e., Sira (semi-sacred Mohammed biographies) and Ahaditha (quasi-canonical traditions about the Prophet's sayings and doings), Mohammed, on several occasions, simply ordered the summary execution of his critics. Thus, infidel-poetess Asma bint Marwan was assasinated in the dead of night while suckling one of her five young children. When told about her cold-blooded murder, the Prophet famously pronounced: "Two goats won't even butt heads over her."

VERITAS NIHIL VERETUR NISI ABSCONDI ("Truth fears nothing but concealment")

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