Reading the Qur’an during Ramadan 22: Juz Wa-man yaqnut, by Robert Spencer, topped off with reader’s comments for your added pleasure

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A few years ago Khaleel Mohammed, a professor at San Diego State University and a popular “moderate Muslim,” said this about me: “He misquotes verses of the Qur’an, takes things out of context, and shamelessly lies.” Since I do not misquote verses of the Qur’an, take things out of context, or shamelessly lie, I contacted him and asked for either documentation of his charges or a retraction. He responded: “As for shameless lies, I stand by my assertion, especially after received material in which you claim Muhammad married his daughter in law etc.”

Several years ago at FreedomFest I debated Professor Daniel C. Peterson, author of Muhammad: Prophet of God. Dr. Peterson is a good man and a careful scholar, and picking up a copy of his book I noticed that on pages 167-168 he tells the story of Muhammad and his daughter-in-law Zaynab in much the way I have told it here, as well as in my book The Truth About Muhammad: Muhammad “was in love with” Zaynab; his adopted son Zayd offered “to yield up his wife to the Prophet if the Prophet so desired,” but Muhammad refused; Muhammad then received a divine revelation and announced, “Who will go to Zaynab, and tell her of the good news that God has given her to me in marriage?”; and now “Zayd, despite Muhammad’s formal adoption of him, was not to be considered Muhammad’s son.”

So apparently Professor Peterson has descended with me to the level of “shameless lies.”

The author of the Foreword to Professor Peterson’s book says that he “has approached his work as the consummate academic.” He says that the book itself is “admirable” and is a “welcome addition to the field of religious and Islamic studies,” and concludes: “I recommend this work most highly.”

The author of those words? Khaleel Mohammed.

In fact, the notorious incident of Muhammad’s marriage to his former daughter-in-law Zaynab, far from being a “shameless lie,” is a well-known and much-discussed element of Islamic tradition.

Allah sometimes seem anxious to grant his prophet his heart’s desires. In 33:28-35 Allah addresses Muhammad’s wives, enjoining upon them modesty and piety; then verses 36-37 refer obliquely to one of the most notorious incidents of Muhammad’s prophetic career. Zaynab bint Jahsh had been married to Muhammad’s adopted son Zayd bin Haritha. According to the Tafsir al-Jalalayn, Muhammad asked for Zaynab’s hand on behalf of Zayd; Zaynab and her brother “were loathe” to agree, “for they had thought that the Prophet (s) wanted to marry her himself.” But they ultimately agreed because of the admonition that “it is not fitting for a Believer, man or woman, when a matter has been decided by Allah and His Messenger to have any option about their decision: if any one disobeys Allah and His Messenger, he is indeed on a clearly wrong Path” (v. 36).

The Tafsir al-Jalalayn says that Muhammad “caught sight” of Zaynab “and felt love for her,” while Zayd “lost his affection for her” and told Muhammad, “I want to part with her.” But Muhammad told him: “Keep thy wife to thyself, and fear Allah” (v. 37). Aisha later remarked, “If Allah’s Apostle were to conceal anything (of the Quran) he would have concealed this Verse” — because it shows him unwilling to accept Allah’s will, which was that he marry Zaynab. Then one day, according to Tabari, an esteemed, if not the most esteemed, historian and expositor of the Qur’an, Muhammad went to Zayd’s house and found her wearing only a chemise. Muhammad hastened away, murmuring, “Glory be to God the Almighty! Glory be to God, who causes hearts to turn!”

Soon afterward, according to Tabari, Muhammad was talking with Aisha when “a fainting overcame him.” Then he smiled and asked, “Who will go to Zaynab to tell her the good news, saying that God has married her to me?” He then recited the revelation Allah had just given him, scolding him for being concerned about what people might think and thus refusing to marry Zaynab (v. 37). The Tafsir al-Jalalayn explains what Allah is telling Muhammad here: “But you had hidden in your heart what God was to disclose, [what] He was to manifest of your love for her and of [the fact] that should Zayd part with her you would marry her, and you feared people, would say, ‘He has married his son’s wife!’, though God is worthier that you should fear Him, in all things, so take her in marriage and do not be concerned with what people say.”

According to Tabari, Aisha said: “I became very uneasy because of what we heard about her beauty and another thing, the greatest and loftiest of matters — what God had done for her by giving her in marriage. I said that she would boast of it over us.” Zaynab did, saying to Muhammad’s other wives: “You were given in marriage by your families, while I was married (to the Prophet) by Allah from over seven Heavens.”

Allah continues defending Muhammad in vv. 38-48. Muhammad cannot be criticized for doing what Allah has given him as a duty (v. 38). Muhammad is the seal of the prophets (v. 40); as he himself explained, “Messengership and Prophethood have come to an end, and there will be no more Messengers or Prophets.” Muhammad is a witness, a bearer of good news, and a warner (v. 45), and should not obey the unbelievers (v. 48) — such as those who say he did wrong in marrying Zaynab.

Allah follows this in verses 49-52 with regulations concerning marriage. A man may divorce a woman before consummating the marriage (v. 49). Muhammad may marry women who offer themselves to him; believers do not share this privilege (v. 50). Ikrimah explained: “This means, it is not permissible for anyone else to marry a woman who offers herself to him; if a woman offers herself to a man, it is not permissible for him (to marry her) unless he gives her something.” Muhammad may go to his wives in any order he chooses, and may postpone the turn of any of them if he wishes (v. 51). When this verse was revealed, Aisha said acidly to Muhammad: “I feel that your Lord hastens in fulfilling your wishes and desires.”

Then Allah reinforces Muhammad’s exalted position (vv. 53-59). Allah tells believers to be circumspect about barging into Muhammad’s house or staying there too long after dinner, for such behavior “annoys the Prophet”; they should also only speak to his wives from behind screens (v. 53). Allah and his angels bless Muhammad, and the believers should also (v. 56), while those who annoy him are cursed in this world and the next (v. 57). It is also a serious sin to annoy the believers (v. 58). Muhammad’s wives and daughters should cover themselves when in public (v. 59).

After that, Allah returns to familiar themes (vv. 60-73). Allah has cursed the hypocrites (v. 61) and unbelievers (v. 64). Men scornfully ask when the Day of Judgment will come (v. 63); in hell they will regret that they disobeyed Muhammad (v. 66) and will ask Allah to give their leaders a double penalty (v. 68). The believers should not be like those who insulted Moses (v. 69). Ibn Kathir explains that Moses “was a shy and modest man who would never show anything of his skin because of his shyness,” which led some of Jews to claim: “He only keeps himself covered because of some defect in his skin, either leprosy or scrotal hernia or some other defect.” So Allah, wanting to clear Moses, did so one day when Moses “was alone, so he took off his garment and put it on a rock, then he took a bath. When he had finished, he turned back to pick up his garment, but the rock moved away, taking his garment with it.” Moses chased the rock “until he reached a group of the Children of Israel, who saw him naked and found that he was the best of those whom Allah had created. Thus he was cleared of what they had said about him.”

Allah offered the al-amanah, the obedience of created things, to the heavens and the earth and the mountains, but they refused it. Man took it, but performed badly — so now Allah must punish the hypocrites and unbelievers (vv. 72-73).

Sura 34 dates from the Meccan period, during a time when, according to Maududi, “the Islamic movement was being suppressed…by resort to derision and ridicule, rumor mongering, false allegations and casting of evil suggestions in the people’s minds.” It is noteworthy how large such incidents loom in Islamic sacred history; they help illuminate the furious reaction some modern-day Muslims have had to mild ridicule in the form of cartoons. In any case, objections to Muhammad’s message are repeated, each introduced by the phrase “the unbelievers say,” in verses 3, 7, 29, 31, and 43, and Allah at each point answers them.

Allah begins by warning the unbelievers of his omniscience and the coming Judgment (vv. 1-9). Given the universal Islamic teaching that Allah is the sole speaker throughout the Qur’an, v. 1 may seem jarring, what with Allah saying, “Praise be to Allah.” Such a phrase would be much more natural in the mouth of Muhammad — but having Muhammad speak would be inconsistent with the idea that the Qur’an is the perfect word of Allah that existed forever with him. In any case, this has never posed any difficulty for Islamic exegetes. Ibn Kathir is typical in ignoring the difficulty and glossing the verse as meaning that “Allah tells us that all praise belongs to Him alone in this world and in the Hereafter.”

In any case, despite Allah’s knowledge of everything (v. 2), the unbelievers deny that the Hour of Judgment will ever come (v. 3). Allah tells Muhammad to swear “by my Lord” that it will indeed come — as he does also in two other places: 10:53 and 64:7. Those who work against Allah’s signs (ayat, the word that is also used for verses of the Qur’an) will be painfully punished (v. 5).

These unbelievers ridicule the idea of a physical resurrection (v. 7) and ask if Muhammad is inventing lies about Allah (v. 8). Allah responds by saying that those who disbelieve in the afterlife are the ones who are wrong (v. 8), and that the fact that he can destroy the earth is a sign from Allah for the believers (v. 9).

Allah then invokes David (vv. 10-11), Solomon (vv. 12-14), and the people of Sheba (vv. 15-21). Allah orders the mountains and birds to join David in singing Allah’s praises (v. 10): Ibn Kathir says that Allah had blessed David “with a mighty voice. Such that when he glorified Allah, the firm, solid, high mountains joined him in glorifying Allah, and the free-roaming birds, who go out in the morning and come back in the evening, stopped for him, and he was able to speak all languages.” Then follows a list of Allah’s blessings to Solomon (vv. 12-14). The people of Sheba were also blessed with two bountiful gardens (v. 15), but when they rejected Allah, he turned the gardens’ fruit bitter (v. 16). Allah never does such things except to the ungrateful (v. 17) — a verse that strongly supports the commonly held idea in the Islamic world that piety in Islam will equal earthly success, and rejecting Allah will bring disaster in this world as well as in the next. Said Mujahid: “He does not punish anyone except the disbelievers.”

In verses 22-31, Allah tells Muhammad various things to say to the unbelievers: their idols are powerless (v. 22); no one will intercede for them on the Day of Judgment (v. 23). In v. 25, according to Ibn Kathir, Muhammad is instructed to disown the unbelievers, “saying, ‘you do not belong to us and we do not belong to you, because we call people to Allah, to believe that He is the Only God and to worship Him alone. If you respond, then you will belong to us and we to you, but if you reject our call, then we have nothing to do with you and you have nothing to do with us.’” Allah will ultimately judge between the believers and the unbelievers (v. 26). Muhammad is a universal messenger (v. 27); the Indian Qur’an commentator Maulana Bulandshahri records a hadith in which Muhammad says, “By Allah! The person, be he a Jew or a Christian, who does not believe in me after hearing of me shall be of the inmates of hell.”

Allah continues these themes in verses 32-54: the arrogant reject Muhammad’s message, but they will believe when they taste Allah’s punishment (v. 33); wealth holds people back from following Allah (vv. 34-37); but Allah decides who is wealthy and who isn’t (v. 39); the angels will disavow those who worshipped them (vv. 40-41); Muhammad seeks no reward from men, but only from Allah (v. 47).

Sura 35 is also Meccan, and repeats many familiar themes. Says Maududi: “The discourse is meant to warn and reprove the people of Makkah [Mecca] and their chiefs for their antagonistic attitude that they had then adopted towards the Holy Prophet’s message of Tauhid [the unity of Allah].” It also starts with the curious “Praise be to Allah” (v. 1). In it, Allah affirms his omnipotence (vv. 1-3) and tells Muhammad that if he is rejected, so were the earlier prophets (v. 4). Men should not be deceived by this present life (v. 5) or by Satan (v. 6); the unbelievers will suffer terrible punishment (v. 7); the believers and unbelievers are not equal, “for Allah leaves to stray whom He wills, and guides whom He wills,” so Muhammad shouldn’t waste his time grieving over the unbelievers. (v. 8).

Allah then details his power as manifest in the natural world, in contrast to the powerlessness of the idols (vv. 9-17, 27-28). In verses 18-22, he stresses the sharp contrast between believers and unbelievers. No one can bear another’s burdens; everyone must come to Allah individually (v. 18). Then Allah addresses Muhammad, reminding him that he is only to warn the people of Allah’s punishment (v. 23); if they reject him, they rejected also the earlier prophets (v. 25). Allah then promises bountiful rewards to the righteous (vv. 29-35), and then returns once again to the torments of hell, when the damned will cry to Allah for help and he will remind them that he sent them a messenger to warn them (v. 37).

Allah concludes the sura with more warnings (vv. 38-45). The Muslims are “inheritors in the earth,” so those who reject Allah are simply cheating themselves (v. 39). Those whom people worship besides Allah are powerless, and don’t even have a book (as does Muhammad) (v. 40). The arrogant should travel through the earth and see how those who rejected Allah in earlier generations were destroyed (v. 44). Yet even so, Allah doesn’t punish men as they deserve (v. 45).

Sura 36, “Ya Sin,” is a Meccan sura that takes its name from the two Arabic letters that begin it (v. 1) — and as with all the chapters that begin with such letters, in the words of the Tafsir al-Jalalayn, “God knows best what He means by these.” Muhammad said: “Whoever recites Ya Sin in the night, seeking the Face of Allah, will be forgiven,” and “Surah Ya Sin is the heart of the Qur’an.” Maududi explains that this because it “presents the message of the Qur’an in a most forceful manner, which breaks the inertness and stirs the spirit of man to action.”

Muhammad also said that “Reciting Ya-Sin at the beginning of the day makes the rest of the day easy for the person till night approaches. Also, reciting it with the approach of the night makes the rest of the night easy till the next day.” He directed his followers to “recite Surah Ya Sin to the dying ones among you.” This should be done, says Maududi, “not only to revive and refresh the whole Islamic creed in the mind of the dying person but also bring before him, in particular, a complete picture of the Hereafter so that he may know what stages he would have to pass through after crossing the stage of this worldly life.” And indeed, this sura does indeed “revive and refresh the whole Islamic creed,” as it sounds a goodly number of the same themes that we have seen in many other suras.

Allah swears by the Qur’an (v. 2) — that is, according to the Tafsir al-Jalalayn, “the “Definitive Qur’an, made definitive by its marvellous arrangement and unique meanings.” The deity addresses Muhammad in verses 2-12, reassuring him that he is indeed one of the prophets (v. 3), sent to warn a people who had not been warned before (v. 6) — that people is, says Ibn Kathir, “the Arabs, for no warner had come to them before him.” However, he adds, “the fact that they alone are mentioned does not mean that others are excluded,” and “the mission of the Prophet is universal.”

And once again denying that human beings have free will even when it comes to belief or unbelief and avoiding hellfire, Allah says he has set barriers around the unbelievers so that they “cannot see,” (v. 9); the Tafsir al-Jalalayn says that this depicts “the way in which the paths of faith are closed to them.” The Tanwir al-Miqbas min Tafsir Ibn Abbas agrees, saying that this verse means that Allah has “covered the insight of their hearts (so that they see not) the Truth and guidance.” Abdur-Rahman bin Zayd bin Aslam also concurs: “Allah placed this barrier between them and Islam and Iman [faith], so that they will never reach it.” Ibn Kathir paraphrases this passage as “We [i.e., Allah] have blinded their eyes to the truth.” So whether Muhammad warns them or not, they will continue in unbelief (v. 10) — as Ibn Kathir says: “Allah has decreed that they will be misguided, so warning them will not help them and will not have any effect on them.” Thus only believers will benefit from Muhammad’s warning (v. 11).

Allah then in verses 13-29 recapitulates in the form of a parable the story that has been told many times before in the Qur’an, in connection with specific prophets: messengers come to a city (identified as Antioch by many Muslim commentators), but the people reject them, saying they’re only “men like ourselves” (v. 15) — as those who rejected Noah said about him (11:27; 23:24). And of course, Muhammad is also just an ordinary man (18:110). They respond by saying that their “duty is only to proclaim the clear Message” (v. 17) — just as is Muhammad’s (5:92; 5:99). Another man then comes up to warn the people, and is rewarded with Paradise, whereupon this messenger, enjoying Paradise, wishes that people knew what he knows (v. 26).

COMMENTS

  1. No Fear says

    June 26, 2016 at 4:26 am

    I once said during an online discussion that Mohammed simply poached his daughter in law and remarked how “convenient” it was that Allah approved. The response was typical. I was accused of taking verses out of context and then later I was informed that I was a liar.
    Why is it so obvious to non muslims that Mohammed was a sleazebag criminal murderer yet to muslims his crap has no odour…..

    • vicki says

      June 26, 2016 at 7:04 am

      I believe in YHWH, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. I also believe there is a devil/satan/evil force. It is that evil force that is at work in Islam taking control of people, convincing them that evil acts are actually good acts.

      • Trico says

        June 26, 2016 at 8:10 am

        ” I also believe there is a devil/satan/evil force. It is that evil force that is at work in Islam taking control of people, convincing them that evil acts are actually good acts.”

        Such blasphemous untruths can only spout out of the mouth of the lowly, vile Infidel. Allahu Akbar

        • Jack says

          June 26, 2016 at 10:38 am

          Trico even Muhammad believed that entity he met was Satan or one of the army of fallen angels but the rich wife of Muhammad and her family convinced him it was an angel from Yahweh.[written by an Arab centuries ago] Any religion that keeps it’s adherents in bondage and murders the innocent is of Satan, the acts of Islamists against innocent men, women and children only proves this to ne true. The Elohim of Abraham did not give some madman in the desert a message just the compete opposite of what is written in the Hebrew Scriptures, of which many, many, many prophecies have come to pass unerringly as prophesied. It was foretold centuries before 70 AD that Jerusalem would be destroyed and disbursed but would come back into their land as a nation and in 70 AD the Romans destroyed Jerusalem. Yahushua [Jesus] also told His Apostles that the Jews would be forced to flee but would return as a nation.There is a big reason Islamic countries are Hell-Holes, the Bible says Ishmael’s descendants would be as wild men their hand against everyone. Vicki is 100 % correct. Islam is of Satan, get out of this Vile religion and start a relationship with the Savior.

        • Trico says

          June 26, 2016 at 10:48 am

          “Islam is of Satan, get out of this Vile religion and start a relationship with the Savior.”
          You’re kidding, right?

    • Nigel GFF says

      June 26, 2016 at 12:38 pm

      These odourless, self-serving and self-fulfilling stories have always been a source of amazement to me too. I take solace in that they are also a source of great amusement. I can be quite funny to see people ‘jumping through hoops’.

  2. Charli Main says

    June 26, 2016 at 4:43 am

    ” Allah ” NEVER failed to approve of every sick and twisted perversion and crime that mass murdering, child raping, cross dressing, homosexual Mohammed wanted to indulge in.
    But then, of course ” Allah” would, because ” Allah” was a figment of Mad Mohammed sick and perverted brain.

    • DFD says

      June 26, 2016 at 5:02 am

      Charli Main says: ” Allah ” NEVER failed to approve of every sick and twisted …. Mohammed wanted to indulge….”

      Hi Charli,

      Aisha once stated sarcastically, and this is well noted among Muslim scholars: “I feel your Lord hastens in fulfilling your wishes and desires.”

      And there can be no doubt that she knew him closely; very, very closely.

    • Trico says

      June 26, 2016 at 10:58 am

      ” Allah” was a figment of Mad Mohammad sick and perverted brain.”

      I had started to see a pattern that when Muhammad was caught doing something he shouldn’t be doing, he’d suddenly get a revelation that allowed it and saved his butt. Then I read that Aisha even called him out on it.
      That made me wonder if Mohammad and Allah were one and the same
      which you expressed as : ” Allah” was a figment of Mad Mohammad sick and perverted brain.”
      That also explains why Mohammad was the last messenger.

  3. Alexander the Grape says

    June 26, 2016 at 5:14 am

    Poor Zayd. You can just imagine his terror at the attention of the megalomaniac murderer Mohamed towards his beautiful wife. Hence the, “I have lost my affection towards her”, and the, “I want to part from her”. The malevolence of Mohamed reeks out of the pages of the Koran.

  4. Alarmed Pig Farmer says

    June 26, 2016 at 6:07 am

    Khaleel Mohammed’s obfuscation works for a couple of reasons. First, who’s gonna go read Tabari and the hadiths and sort out the details to find whether Spencer is a liar? Almost nobody, except Spencer. Then there’s the fact that Mohammed is leveling his charge from a chair at a major university, imbued with the credibility that goes with that. This is a vicious circle of false charges made in such a way that it is nearly useless to counter them. It’s a confusion machine, one that works perfectly for Moslems.

    • Ralph Statum says

      June 26, 2016 at 11:08 am

      Muhammad was a pedophile, a narcissist, a mass murderer, an assassin, a looter, a lecher, a torturer, a terrorist, a cult-leader, a misogynist, and a rapist

      “… Muhammad was a great leader. He fought many offensive battles, tortured, looted and killed innocent people and raped their women, assassinated his critics, ordered mass murder, addicted to pedophilia and reduced thousands of others into slavery in the name of God. His conduct was ungodly. But he also successfully twisted the sense of morality of his followers, distorted their sense of Humanness and linked doing good and a service to God to all ungodly things …”

      “… If you think Islamic terrorism is a new phenomenon, think again. Islam owes its success to terrorism. The prophet of Islam boasted, “I have been made victorious with terror”. [Bukhari: 4.52. 220] Since the day Muhammad set foot in Medina, he started his campaign of terror. His followers have been doing the same ever since …” Definition, Symptoms & Cause of the Narcissistic Personality Disorder

      “ISLAM: EVIL IN THE NAME OF GOD” Death Punishment for Apostasy in Islam
      “Allah Allows Sex With Pre-Puberty Kids!”

      Islam is the biggest pedophilia ring & the biggest mad house on earth. The better a Muslim follow & imitating the model “par-excellence” & (page 61) Khayru-l-Khalq (the Best of Creation, Q33:21) the better is it for him!

    • Jack Diamond says

      June 26, 2016 at 10:47 am

      “Islam is a booty-ful religion”. As in spoils of war. Maybe she was misquoted (sarcasm). She should listen to her father.

    • Jack says

      June 26, 2016 at 1:16 pm

      Yes Stephanie it’s beautiful if one thinks that almost 1400 years of ISIS like atrocities committed on innocent men, women and children is Beautiful. But I expect such a statement from a New World Order puppet.

    • Charli Main says

      June 26, 2016 at 4:36 pm

      When Angelina Jolie has her clitoris hacked off and her virginal lips stitched shut, for the pleasure of her male owner, she will revise her opinion of ” beautiful Islam”.

  5. Trico says

    June 26, 2016 at 8:15 am

    Muhammad “caught sight” of Zaynab “and felt love for her,”
    “and felt love for her,
    Is that a euphemism for “Muhammad popped a boner”?

  6. Abdullah Almadi says

    June 26, 2016 at 8:16 am

    Hey Robert Spencer, why are you rinning away from Danios of Loonwatch? Why can’t you debate him? Are you scared?

    • Robert Spencer says

      June 26, 2016 at 11:43 am

      Well, this is a blast from the past. “Danios of Loonwatch” lied for years in claiming that I was ducking a debate with him, when in reality it was the other way around. Then he did a crowdfunding campaign for a book he claimed to be writing that was going to refute one of my books, took the money and absconded. Neither book or Danios was ever seen again. You have apparently stumbled upon some ancient Islamic supremacist talking points; do please try to find an updated version.

      • Jack says

        June 26, 2016 at 1:36 pm

        Hello Robert the meaning of “updated” to someone living with a seventh century mindset is most likely different than yours.

  7. Jay Boo says

    June 26, 2016 at 8:51 am

    Although the ‘more honorable’ Muhammad did not approve of Allah’s granting approval for every lustful desire, Muhammad conceded to the immoral will of Allah.

  8. Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY) says

    June 26, 2016 at 9:17 am

    “Allah swears by the Qur’an [that Muhammad is a righteous prophet]”

    Yeah, that’s what is said in http://quran.com/36/2 : “By the wise Qur’an”.
    What does it mean to swear by something? What is Allah’s relationship to the Qur’an, which according to Islamic doctrine Allah never created (“the uncreated Qur’an”)? Is Allah saying, “If what I say about Muhammad is untrue, may the Qur’an kill me.”? This seems to imply that Allah considers himself inferior to a text, an inanimate object that can end Allah’s existence. Somebody please translate “Allah swears by the Qur’an that X” into more straightforward, explanatory language.

    • mach37 says

      June 27, 2016 at 3:03 am

      Mark, the clarity and explanatory qualities of the language of the Quran strikes me as like the first 999,999 results of the Million Monkeys at Typewriters Producing a single Work of Shakespeare.

    • Jay Boo says

      June 26, 2016 at 9:59 am

      duh swami
      Stop that
      That is twice that you picked on Gabriel,
      Once here and once on the Bridgette Gabriel video.

      Why are you blaming Muhammad for “trusting” Gabriel?
      Muhammad was clearly the liar.

      Muhammad is the liar who made it all up start to finish with a fabrication of his “he said” hearsay intermediary just in case he got caught and blindsided in a lie since he knew he could not blame Allah.

      You need to get a handle on your Angel-phobia.

  9. mortimer says

    June 26, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Mohammed’s marriage to the wife of his adopted son is one the two most scandalous events in the Koran (the other being that of the Satanic Verses). Muslim women especially are troubled by this story.

    Not only did Mohammed take the man’s wife, he also revoked Zaid’s adoption, making him fatherless a second time. VERY CRUEL!

    There is a hadith that also claims Mohammed sent Zaid on a military expedition and commanded him to carry the banner to lead the army. As expected, Zaid died in battle and the troublesome episode could be forgotten. We should not forget Mohammed’s heartless cruelty to Zaid.

    What a con man Mohammed was.

    • Trico says

      June 26, 2016 at 10:41 am

      “I do not…shamelessly lie”

      Allah revealed to me the trickery of the Infidel.
      You lie…just not shamelessly.
      Infidels cannot feel shame.
      If they could, that’s all they would feel.

      • WorkingClassPost says

        June 26, 2016 at 11:15 am

        There is certainly a great shame in the West.

        Many are ashamed that it has taken 1400 years to address your perverse cult, and the whole of humanity is shamed by your cruel blasphemies and wicked deeds.

        But the truth about the sickness of the man you worship will soon be revealed to the entire world.

        Repent now, and you may be forgiven, if not, then you will soon know all there is to know about shame .

        • Trico says

          June 26, 2016 at 11:59 am

          “Many are ashamed that it has taken 1400 years to address your perverse
          cult,”
          Your? You mean mine? I’m cult free, last time I checked anyway.

          ” and the whole of humanity is shamed by your cruel blasphemies and wicked deeds.”
          Seriously, I think you have me confused with Barack Obama. I ain’t he.

          “But the truth about the sickness of the man you worship will soon be revealed to the entire world.”
          I worship no man. Okay, there was Bruce Lee and then Stevie Ray Vaughan but unfortunately they are both dead and I think the illuminati are to blame. There is Scarlett Johansson of course but she definitely ain’t no man.

          Repent now, and you may be forgiven, if not, then you will soon know all there is to know about shame .
          I’m trembling just reading your words, Mr.Warden sir. Please, no solitary confinement.

          Here’s something for you to nibble on:
          Satire: the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and demonic cults masquerading as a religion, peaceful or otherwise.

          I’m still shaking from the warning.

      • Jack says

        June 26, 2016 at 2:01 pm

        Trico any religion any government that enslaves it’s people are Demonic and Islam is both. Yahweh described the descendants of Ishmael perfectly. Just one of a great many prophecies that have unerringly come to pass, Just curious, how many prophecies have come to pass written in the Qur’an would you list some?

        • Charli Main says

          June 26, 2016 at 4:45 pm

          I may have got things wrong but I believe that Trico is just playing the ” Devils Advocate” and is not a Muslim batting for Islam.

        • Trico says

          June 26, 2016 at 6:56 pm

          ” may have got things wrong”

          “No, you did not.”
          Jack, please pay attention:
          Satire: the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics… and demonic cults masquerading as a religion, peaceful or otherwise.

        • Jack Diamond says

          June 26, 2016 at 4:58 pm

          Trico is a good guy and a jester. Though Scarlett Johansson is keeping her distance.

        • Trico says

          June 27, 2016 at 10:34 am

          “how many prophecies have come to pass written in the Qur’an would you list some?”

          Revelation coming true to a neighborhood near you:
          Rise Of The Global Caliphate, Demise Of The Infidel
          While the Infidel sleeps the Muslim plans.
          America will fall as the Caliphate will rise
          and restored to it’s natural Glory and will fill every inch of the Earth
          leaving no inch for the Infidel male who will be banished back to the hell from whence he spawned.
          The womb of the Infidel women will birth an army of Muslim Jihadists that will serve to guard and protect the Caliphate under Allah’s watchful eye..
          The future belongs to The Believers. The Unbelievers will vanish to be
          no more as is their rightful destiny.
          Allah’s smile will light our Planet and Allah’s love will warm and nourish the Faithful.

          /sarc

          Jack,
          I had no idea my playfulness would be taken so seriously and believed
          by so many.
          Allahu Akbar
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      • Jack says

        June 26, 2016 at 7:04 pm

        I think Trico was trying Satire, but your audience has to know something about you for it to work in most cases, this is my first introduction to him/her. He never made any claims that Muslims would reject nor would Muslims find his post absurd, to a Muslim Trico was another Muslim defending Islam.

      • Jack says

        June 26, 2016 at 7:17 pm

        This is my first introduction to any of your posts, to another Muslim or someone that doesn’t know you, then you would be taken for a Muslim or a defender of Islam. Muslims would agree with your claims and would take them as the truth at least the two I read, that destroys the Satire and even Sarcasm. I love good Satire, there are two types with some very good books and movies out there. Peace.

        • Trico says

          June 26, 2016 at 7:31 pm

          “to another Muslim or someone that doesn’t know you, then you would be taken for a Muslim or a defender of Islam. Muslims would agree with your claims and would take them as the truth ”
          So you are saying, I’m doing a good job “getting into the head of a Muslim”
          Hope I can find my way out.
          “Hey, I’m an Infidel. Let me outta here or I will poop ob your brains”

  10. mortimer says

    June 26, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Robert Spencer: “the commonly held idea in the Islamic world that piety in Islam will equal earthly success, and rejecting Allah will bring disaster in this world”

    And talk about cognitive dissonance! Muslims who believe that concept can’t wait to get out of dysfunctional Sharia country so they can experience the earthly success in KAFIR countries where there is freedom from Sharia!

    And yet, after experiencing freedom, many Muslims want to impose Sharia in free countries, thus rendering them dysfunctional.

    • Jack Diamond says

      June 26, 2016 at 11:08 am

      Parasitical Islam with pirate logic says it’s all the Muslims anyway, their kuffar blood and treasure, and if dar al-Islam is a “train wreck” it is because of kaffir (mainly Jewish but also Crusader) conspiracies, witchcraft, oppression, war and corruption, mischief and rebellion, to bring down Allah & Islam. Worst of all, to make jokes about Muhammad that hurt the hearts of Muslims. The only cure for which is a warm, soothing blood bath: “Fight them [those who oppose Islam], Allah will torment them with your hands, humiliate them, empower you over them, and heal the hearts of the believers, removing the rage from their hearts” (Koran 9:14-15).

  11. pennant8 says

    June 26, 2016 at 10:30 am

    All throughout Islamic texts there seems to be numerous instances where Mohammed is caught is a situation where he doesn’t have a clear directive from Allah so he says ‘I’ll have to get back to you on that, I’m expecting some new revelations coming in this afternoon, so I will let you know later.”

    • Trico says

      June 26, 2016 at 7:17 pm

      “nstances where Mohammed is caught is a situation where he doesn’t have a clear directive from Allah so he says ‘I’ll have to get back to you on that”
      Since Mohammad is no longer here to receive “Revelations” and considering the enormous Muslim population, I sense a Business opportunity:
      AllahDirect(dot)com
      for a “small fee” when you find your self in a vicarious situation, we will get you a “Revelation” direct from the Big Man that will “permit your transgression” and save your a s s .
      “Officer Hasib, I admit I was going 150 mph in a 30 mph School Zone, but let me show you this Revelation I received from AllahDirect(dot)com which permits this.

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      Pay Per Revelation or take advantage of the money saving Annual Membership Plan.
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  12. Jack Everett says

    June 26, 2016 at 10:38 am

    Reading the Koran and distorting passages has always been a problem with the religion.
    Just like Christianity the religion is distorted to hold control over the believers.

  13. Edward says

    June 26, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    Many kudos, to Mr. Robert Spencer’s superb journalistic work on Mohammad’s bio. Perhaps he knows more about Mohammad than the wannabe Islam’s scholars.

    A side observation on this article: The mesmerized muslims on the accompanying photo reminds of the communist china’s reading frenzy over Mao Tse-tung’s little red book. Sad that America intervened by pouring part of our economy to bolster china’s wealth. Without America’s greed Mao Tse-tung’s efforts would’ve been futile! I wonder if this is the same reason why America’s elites and the churches are cuddling the muslim world….all of this at our cost of course. It’s not God’s love being injected, but secular greed again simply by the way it’s being conjured by!

    • Jack says

      June 26, 2016 at 4:09 pm

      Hello Edward: Robert is doing a great job of exposing the danger these seventh century frauds are to our Liberty. I have studied Islam’s almost 1400 years of ISIS like atrocities against innocent men, women and children and I have been warning people for over 15 years about what and how they’re going about it by using Stealth Jihad to try and force their Fascist Ideology on America,Yahweh described the descendants of Ishmael perfectly, all we’ll get from a so-called Muslim scholar is a bunch of Taqiyya [however the word is spelled] which means lying to Infidels to further Islam. Yahweh warned His people that one day they will come to kill you in the name of god, only one religion that murders people especially Christians and Jews in the name of their god, it is the Islamists that murders in the name of god, but their god isn’t Yahweh who is the Elohim of Christian’s and Jew’s. The god of this world Satan hates Christians and Jews with a vengeance just as his people do, the Muslims.

  14. WorkingClassPost says

    June 26, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Hi Trico,

    Just re-read your comments and I guess you weren’t exactly defending islam, but your points were a bit obscure to me: my bad.

    Anyway, my warning stands for any inquisitive muzzies who may be lurking among the more faithful readers of this site.

    A tip about humour btw, if a joke needs to be explained, then it’s probably not much of a joke to begin with.

    • Trico says

      June 27, 2016 at 5:36 am

      “but your points were a bit obscure to me: my bad.”
      No, it’s not your bad, I just learned a few minutes ago about the sarcasm mark: sarc/, I think it is,.
      Also, I wasn’t making “jokes” as such but satire, poking fun at an evil, demonic cult bent in global subjugation.

  15. billybob says

    June 26, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    The Quran: Morally impoverished. Ethically challenged. A barren desert of empty words. Like food with no calories and no vitamins. Not even comparable to an artificial sweetener in that respect because it is bitter to the taste. Perhaps an artificial bitterer? The Quran provides no sustenance. No nourishment for the soul.
    Compare it to the rich feast provided by something like Christ’s Sermon on the Mount! Yet the Quran only has a cardboard cutout figure standing in for Jesus. It could not bear up to any comparison to the New Testament for moral inspiration.

    • Edward says

      June 26, 2016 at 4:17 pm

      “Compare it to the rich feast provided by something like Christ’s Sermon on the Mount! Yet the Quran only has a cardboard cutout figure standing in for Jesus. It could not bear up to any comparison to the New Testament for moral inspiration”

      In the initial drafting of the quran the authors seem to know that the content significance written in the New Testament was transcendental integrity. Every human endeavor that is known…..the muslim world claims as their own. Sad that the muslim scholars chose to desecrate the Holy Scriptures when they plagiarize the WORD of God to establish themselves a legit ideology when it isn’t!

      ISLAM IS NOT A REIGION!

      The question arises: why then do the world’s religions consider islam as “The Religion of Peace”? Lack of spiritual discernment is the culprit here!

      “Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world”.- 1 John 4:1

  16. Ali Bey says

    June 27, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Islam is of Satan, get out of this vile so-called religion and out also from any other ones and start a relashiomship with science and free-thinking.

  17. Ali Bey says

    June 27, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Islam is of Satan, get out of this vile so-called religion and out also from any other ones and start a relashionship with science and free-thinking.

  18. John Stefan says

    June 27, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    I want to finally thank you Robert for your faithfulness and even more in trying to educate people what our enemy Islam stands for. The stakes are high, very high. Thank you for all you do for our benefit. I do hope to read all of these commentaries, but I’m 86 already and my time and energy and eyesight all gets to be a premium. I also want you to know that Marian (the wife) and I pray that the Lord will continue to protect you and Pamela and all of the rest of you warriors. Not everyone can do what you do, but we can all pray and ask God for courage to say what ought to be said and then to pray for help to pay the consequences of us daring to speak or to write the truth. Thank you, but God bless you to stay healthy and full of energy with a sharp mind.

  19. El Cid says

    June 27, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Robert,

    It is always the same.

    If the statement is made as a critique of Islam, then it is a ‘lie’ according to the Muslims regardless of it’s academic ‘truth’. You could be quoting them right back to their face in the same conversation.

    that is ‘truth’ in the sense of Islamic rhetoric. And, the ‘post-modernist school’ of social sciences defend this kind of logic. It’s truth for the Muslim, ‘an other kind of’ truth. And, as you know, all cultures are equal.

    this is better known to us as “Orwellian logic”.

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