Weekly Synopsis 11th June 2011
One of the many embarrassing facts about Islam is unquestionably when Mohammed said that Satan had put words into his mouth. Despite being heavily documented in the Hadith and Koran, countless excuses and even denials have come from both Muslim ‘scholars’ and the Islamic populous as a whole.
Indian-born Lawyer Salman Rushdie published his fourth and most controversial book in September 1988, called ‘The Satanic Verses’. This was met with angry condemnation in the Islamic world, as it was perceived as a contemptuous portrayal for the revered prophet of Islam. According to the book, Mohammad added verses to the Koran accepting three goddesses who used to be worshipped in Mecca as divine beings.
In February 1989 a Radio Tehran broadcast issued a fatwa calling for the death of Rushdie. This was issued by Iran’s highest authority and spiritual leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who had stated that the book was ‘blasphemous’ and an insult to Islam. Rushdie, who had lived in Britain for some time, was subsequently forced to live under police protection for years afterwards. Three weeks after the radio broadcast, in early March, Britain severed all diplomatic relations with Iran over the book.
The books’ publication and Khomeini’s condemnation and fatwa saw a wave of violence engulf the Islamic world. Bookstores stocking Rushdie’s book were firebombed. In the West, Muslim communities in several nations held rallies and burned copies of the book. Some people associated with translating or publishing the book was attacked and the book was banned in many countries with large Muslim populations.
The four main points of the book were:
1) Mohammad did not want to further offend the Meccans and he did not want God to reveal something to him that would cause further offence.
2) Mohammad desired a revelation that would bring peace between himself and the Meccans.
3) When Mohammad began to recite the chapter called “The Star”, Satan interjected some words and thoughts into Muhammad’s heart and mind. This was coupled with Mohammad’s own desires resulting in him speaking Satan’s words.
4) Later, Gibreel rebuked Mohammad for having spoken Satan’s words. Mohammad admitted his sinful error and was then comforted by Allah.
The basic framework to these events was that Mohammad and his companions, the early Muslims, were being persecuted by Arab tribesman for attacking the pagan faiths of Mecca. Rather than offend them further, he wanted them to become his followers. So when opportunity arose, he spoke what Satan put into his heart and mind as the word of God. Mohammed later recanted his words and openly admitted his mistake by saying that God had made light of these events.
Many more opportunities arose for the illiterate Mohammed to chop and change his mind and blame God. This is clear in the law of abrogation that is applied to the Koran. It states that when two verses contradict each other, the chronologically later verse is the one that applies. This duality allows Muslims to quote verse of peace from the Koran and falsely claim that Islam is a religion of peace.
Tabari volume 6, page 107: Have you thought upon al-Lat and al-Uzza and Manat, the third, the other? (The 3 Goddesses of Mecca) “These are the high flying cranes; verily their intercession is accepted with approval”.
The Recant: Tabari volume 6, page 109, Muhammad what have you done? You have recited to the people that which I did not bring to you from God and you said that which was not said to you.” Then the Messenger of God was much grieved and feared God greatly, but God sent down a revelation to him, for He was merciful to him, consoling him and making the matter light for him, informing him that there had never been a prophet or a messenger before him who desired as he desired and wished as he wished but that Satan had cast words into his recitation, as he had cast words on Muhammad’s tongue.”
Koran 22:73-75: “They sought to entice you from our revelations – they nearly did -hoping that you might invent some other scripture in our name, and thus become their trusted friend. Indeed had we not strengthened your faith, you might have made some compromise with them and thus incurred a double punishment in this life and in the next. Then you should have found none to help you against us.”
Koran 53:19-20: “Have you then considered Lat and ‘Uzza and another, the third, Manat”?
Many that have read the Koran objectively believe that Mohammed suffered everything from delusional behavior, in its mildest form, to Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. His child bride Aisha was often concerned at his revelations:
Excerpt from Volume 7, Book 71, Number 661: Narrated ‘Aisha: Magic was worked on Allah’s Apostle so that he began to imagine that he had done something although he had not. One day while he was with me, he invoked Allah and invoked for a long period and then said, “O ‘Aisha! Do you know that Allah has instructed me regarding the matter I asked Him about?” I asked, “What is that, O Allah’s Apostle?” He said, “Two men came to me; one of them sat near my head and the other sat near my feet”.
Ibn Hisham, Al-Tabari and Al-Bukhari are three of the early biographers of Mohammed’s life, with the work of Al-Bukhari considered the most authentic book after the Koran. The Sunni Muslims, which account for up to 90 percent of the 1.5 billion Muslims worldwide, hold Al-Bukhari’s word in the highest regard. All biographers have written on Mohammed’s relationship with Satan and the many physical ‘symptoms’ he suffered when receiving a ‘revelation’ from ANY source.
Vin Ienco 11th June 2011.
Lance Cpl. Nicholas S. O’Brien, 21, of Stanley, North Carolina, died June 9, 2011.
Cpl. Matthew T. Richard, 21, of Acadia, Louisiana, died June 9, 2011.
Pfc. Matthew J. England, 22, of Gainesville, Missouri, died June 8, 2011.
Cpl. William J. Woitowicz, 23, of Middlesex, Massachusetts, died June 7, 2011.
Spc. Emilio J. Campo Jr., 20, of Madelia, Minnesota died June 6, 2011.
Spc. Michael B. Cook Jr., 27, of Middletown, Ohio died June 6, 2011.
Spc. Christopher B. Fishbeck, 24, of Victorville, California died June 6, 2011.
Spc. Robert P. Hartwick, 20, of Rockbridge, Ohio died June 6, 2011.
Pfc. Michael C. Olivieri, 26, Chicago, Illinois died June 6, 2011.
Sapper Rowan Robinson 23, from NSW, Australia, died June 6, 2011.
Sgt. Joseph M. Garrison, 27, of New Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, died June 6, 2011.
Chief Warrant Officer Kenneth R. White, 35, of Ft Collins, Colorado, died June 5, 2011.
Chief Warrant Officer Bradley J. Gaudet, 31, of Gladewater, Texas, died June 5, 2011.
Rifleman Martin Lamb, 27, of Gloucester, England, died June 4, 2011.
Sgt. Christopher R. Bell, 21, of Golden, Mississippi, died June 4, 2011.
Sgt. Joshua D. Powell, 28, of Quitman, Texas, died June 4, 2011.
Spc. Devin A. Snyder, 20, of Cohocton, New York, died June 4, 2011.
Pfc. Robert L. Voakes Jr., 21, of L’Anse, Michigan, died June 4, 2011.
Cpl. Paul W. Zanowick II, 23, of Miamisburg, Ohio, died June 3, 2011.
Sgt. Jeffrey C. S. Sherer, 29, of Four Oaks, North Carolina, died June 2, 2011.
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Vin Ienco is a Commentator and Analyst on the effects of Global Islamism and a vocal opponent of Sharia Law.
I would like to give a special note of thanks to the amazing Erin Fiora, who selflessly assists me in the production of this note. —Vin