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For European (sic) and his bogus command of history

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Jun 3, 2007 at 17:24

The story of 3Umar ibn al-Khatab aka 3Umar al-farooq (the word Farooq means the messiah or the redeemer, unless he was indeed a messiah, so was he a messiah our dear European (sic)?) entering Jerusalem is unhistorical (see Holyland Survey and see Noth's Quellenkritische). We have no extant sources to support such bogus story and the only sources we have about 3Umar al-farooq arriving at the gates of Jerusalem and riding his little donkey, something that an Arab will not do as they will rather ride a camel, and this story is straight out of the Judeo-Christian tradition of the messiah arriving in Jerusalem and riding a donkey.

So when do we get such story from the Islamic tradition? It comes to us from the bogus and unhistorical Islamic tradition written 300 years after the events it is supposed to be describing. It means that such story is bogus. So much for 3Umar al-farooq the redeemer aka the messiah.

Now we have extant writings by Sophronius (circa 736CE) and you will find them in Hoyland survey but he did not mention anything about our dear 3Umar al-farooq. Sophronius tells us about, and you guessed it , the barbarity of the Arabs!

Your information is bogus...

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