Tuesday, April 10, 2007
The Truth About Muhammad - by Robert Spencer
This in an excellent book! It puts the strange and violent verses of the koran into the cultural and historical context of Muhammad and his gang of thieves. You can see that he was a violent, egomaniac with messianic delusions, much like Jim Jones, David Koresh, or Warren Jeffs. It's a good book to have when and/if you read the koran, so you can see the background and results of various "revelations" from allah!
For example, M was frustrated that his own tribesmen wouldn't convert to his newly invented religion, so he met with them and came up with the brilliant idea that he would say allah told him it's okay to worship their gods and they would worship his.
Finally, "He received a revelation saying that it was legitimate for Muslims to pray to al-Lat al-Uzza, and Manat, the three goddesses favored by the pagan Quraysh, as intercessors before Allah." Ref: Ibn Ishaq, 165-166 (historian).
Convenient huh? He later changed his mind, when a friend told him it sounded like satan, not allah, had told him that. So these are the 'Satanic Verses' which in recent years earned Salman Rushdie a death fatwa.
The book also explores the reasons why muslims hate Jews so vehemently... They chose death rather conversion.