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Submitted by Peter Herz (United States), Oct 12, 2006 at 17:15

I have groused and groused about the casual use of the term "fundamentalist" for the Islamicist radicals for two decades now. However, I am actually pleased that the Pentagon and others are actually sitting down to look at the Qu'ran and Hadith, and realize that there's a different spirit at work than in the Old and New Testaments. For way too long, our leaders and MSM have been cowed by the ignorant village atheist arguments and prejudices of ca. 1923.

The Islamic texts are no more a "Third Testament" than the Psalms of David are Buddhist Sutras. I remain convinced that Muhammad used a few third-hand legends derived from the Bible by overly active Jewish, Christian, and Sabaean laymen's imaginations, then mixed it in with native Arabian polytheism. There are places in the Qu'ran where Muhammad swears by the stars--something anathema in the Old and New Testaments--and what of the Satanic verses re daughters for Allah supposedly abrogated later? (things towards which none of the Biblical prophets and apostles would NEVER have been tempted).

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