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Submitted by ak (United States), Mar 19, 2007 at 13:08

wow, I commend you for having the appearance of doing your research. Alll that throwing facts about pagan god was quite impressive. Yet you're just repeating an old story. It may seem interesting and fascinating, but actually it's stale and boring.

As i explained before, Allah simply means god. It is a word. And like I said arab christians use it in their bibles. If you get that fact through your head; wed all have easier times communicating with each other. These practices that you mention: throwing stones, running around the kabah, etc., well these traditions were set by prophet Abraham (PBUH) That's why muslims follow this tradition to this day, with a few alterations of course because arabians had added to the traditions of abraham (PBUH).

As for you claiming that the chief god in mecca was called al-illah, you are mistaken. Al-illah means the gods. In plurailty. You might have misunderstood your "source" because like I said al illah means the gods which would be a title for all of the gods. And muslims say allah is the greatest as in he is greater than any gods and godesses of roman mythology and paganism. It was used to show the arabs that one god is greater than 300. To conclude, Allah is NOT moon god, but the same god that sent revelations to moses and Jesus. You have further proved to me that you do need to brush up on your history or find more reliable sources.

Now to move on to the subject of prophet muhammed's (PBUH) sexuality. Yes the prohet married a young girl which was quite a normal practice at that time not only in the arabian peninsula but also in europe. The prophet had NINE wives and ZERO concubines. And if you did a bit more research on prophet muhammed's wives (PBUH) you'd find that he married them out of sympathy because they were in difficult situations. He married a widow, he married a daughter of a jewish leader because she had no where to go after she enetered islam, he married another woman because she begged him to saying it would be the greatest honor, he married the daughter of an egyptian king who was sent as property, but he gave her the honor of marrying her. He married the daughter of a leader of a tribe after her tribe was defeated and set her people free.

What I am trying to say is that prophet muhammed did marry many people, but it wasn't to satisfy his sexual cravings. In fact, when prophet muhammed (PBUH) was 25 he chose to marry a 40 year old widow even though he could have married the most beautiful daughter of the most influential family.

And to further discredit your "hypothesis" about sexually repressed males; how was it that your grandparents, you great grandparents, your great great grandparents could survive witthout having sex with 20 women? You may have the evidence of ONE study, but I have hundreds of years of records to back my theory. And hello there may be one tribe in lebanon who descend from canaanites, but there are many in palestine. They may not be of pure heritage, but they definitely have canaanite blood.

And just because a group of people ruled a counntry THOUSANDS of years ago for less than a century deos not give them the right or the privilege to suddenly grab that land thousands of years later. Israel survives on money given by AMERICA. Not money Israel made, but money America had made. And palestine can live without money. It will survive in the hearts of palestinians and all those who believe in justice. And when the day comes when Jesus comes down to earth; palestine will be bestowed on the rightful heirs. And youre right, muslims won't rest until Israel is gone. Israel has no right to exist. Israel in itself is by far the most racist, terrorist, violent country I have ever seen. Unfortunately, the media covers it up, but like people say the truth will come out.

I hope you learned not to trust ever single website or book that comes under your nose.

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