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Read it (if you have to) with caution....
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Posted August 31, 2007
A very interesting and enigmatic read, taking a fresh look at the life of the Prophet. The novel itself relies solely on primary sources, but Mr. Spencer himself seems slightly geared towards biasing his readers against Islam, something that I assure you, if they are American, they do not need the help. However, simply because the book criticizes Mohammed does not mean it is a rabid and prejudiced attack on Muslims, contrary to some Islamic reviewers sentiments. As well, Christian reviewers are saying that 'now we see the problem is the fundamental teachings of Islam,' that statement is ludicrous. There are hypocrisies and contradictions at the roots of all religions. You believe Islam to be violent and sexist. Well, let's examine this Bible verse of the Old Testament, shall we? In chapter 19 of the book of Judges, an unnamed priest is travelling with a cocubine in in Gibeah. They spend the night in the house of an old man. While eating dinner, men from the village come and demand the old man should hand over his male friend 'so that we may know him.' The man says 'Nay, my brethren, nay, I pray you, do not so wickedly do not do this folly. Behold, here is my daughter a maiden, and his concubine, know them,' Judges 19: 23-24, look it up. And so the old man gave his own daughter and a woman he barely knew up for brutal rape in order to spare his guest, who was, after all, male, and therefore in his mind infinitely superior to women. Before claiming Islam is anti-women or violent, examine your own faith, why don't you? This book shows the problems and hypocrisies of Mohammed and his teachings, but Christians, don't go running away with the idea that your faith is the purest, best, most wonderful system in the world. If anything, it is the equal of Islam in repression, violence, and misogynism.
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