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Putting words in the mouth of the Prophet.

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Submitted by Seamus MacNemi (United States), Jun 2, 2007 at 15:01

I know the Arab peoples very well, having lived amongst them for some number of years, and I know that there are those who would not qualm to put words into the mouth of the Prophet if it suited their own personal agenda. The Prophets words were not written down until some years after his death. Everything that is truly known of him was passed down oraly by word of mouth from one man to another form one generation to the next. It is not inconcievable that much of what he said was twisted to suit the notions of those who wrote down what he is supposed to have said. As much was done of Jesus by those who came after him.

Within every religion, within every popular social movement there have always men whose ambitions drove them to take over to promote themselves and their own personal objectives for better or worse. Our own histories have taught us that much. From where else do we get the David Koreshes and the Jim Joneses, the Hitlers and the Mussolinis? Such men have always existed amongst us. Such men exist in every society. Why should Muslims be any different?


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