Are jihadists dying for a fiction? Everything you thought you knew about Islam is about to change.
It is a question that few have thought—or dared—to ask. Virtually everyone, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, takes for granted that the prophet of Islam lived and led in seventh-century Arabia.
But this widely accepted story begins to crumble on close examination, as Robert Spencer shows in his eye-opening new book.
In his blockbuster bestseller The Truth about Muhammad, Spencer revealed the shocking contents of the earliest Islamic biographical material about the prophet of Islam. Now, in Did Muhammad Exist?, he uncovers that material’s surprisingly shaky historical foundations. Spencer meticulously examines historical records, archaeological findings, and pioneering new scholarship to reconstruct what we can know about Muhammad, the Qur’an, and the early days of Islam. The evidence he presents challenges the most fundamental assumptions about Islam’s origins.
Did Muhammad Exist? reveals:
- How the earliest biographical material about Muhammad dates from at least 125 years after his reported death
- How six decades passed before the Arabian conquerors—or the people they conquered—even mentioned Muhammad, the Qur’an, or Islam
- The startling evidence that the Qur’an was constructed from existing materials—including pre-Islamic Christian texts
- How even Muslim scholars acknowledge that countless reports of Muhammad’s deeds were fabricated
- Why a famous mosque inscription may refer not to Muhammad but, astonishingly, to Jesus
- How the oldest records referring to a man named Muhammad bear little resemblance to the now-standard Islamic account of the life of the prophet
- The many indications that Arabian leaders fashioned Islam for political reasons
Far from an anti-Islamic polemic, Did Muhammad Exist? is a sober but unflinching look at the origins of one of the world’s major religions. While Judaism and Christianity have been subjected to searching historical criticism for more than two centuries, Islam has never received the same treatment on any significant scale.
The real story of Muhammad and early Islam has long remained in the shadows. Robert Spencer brings it into the light at long last.
Democrats have gotten too clever for themselves in battling voter ID. Requiring people to show the same ID to vote that they must show to buy cigarettes or beer somehow disenfranchises them according to those great super-duper thinkers on the Left. It’s comical. And the
British Canadian business wire service, Reuters, bought into the liberal line so much that it inadvertently makes Barack Obama seem like one big crook.
From Reuters: “The new laws – many of which include measures requiring voters to show a photo ID at the polls — could carve into Obama’s potential support in Florida, Ohio and a few other politically divided states likely to be crucial in the November 6 election, analysts say. The analysts note that massive registration drives in 2008 helped put millions of people aged 18 to 29 on voting rolls, and that age group — which makes up roughly one-quarter of the U.S. electorate — helped propel Obama to victory, voting 2-to-1 for him. Rock the Vote, a nationwide organization that mobilizes young voters, said the new laws would make it more difficult for the group to educate people on how to sign up to vote.”
Might I suggest that if you are too ignorant to figure out how to sign up to vote, you really are not intelligent enough to vote? Getting a driver’s license is much more difficult.
Cheat Sheet: To Wal-Mart’s Mexican bribery scandal
Finally: Instagram joins the fight against thinspo
When Roosevelt was adopted from a rescue shelter, he had limited mobility due to two deformed front legs. New owner Stephanie didn’t want her Border Collie’s herding instincts to go unfulfilled, so she jury-rigged a wheelchair that lets Roosevelt run everywhere.
“The only difference between Roosevelt and other dogs is that instead of a collar I snap on his wheels to take him out. … People think he should have been put down because they think he’s suffering,” she said. “But he wakes up happy every day. If you had a child with a disability you’d try to enrich them, give them opportunities. So why not do the same with a dog?”
This is just freaking devastating to Al ‘Fat Ass’ Gore and the global warming fear mongers.
(MSNBC) — James Lovelock, the maverick scientist who became a guru to the environmental movement with his “Gaia” theory of the Earth as a single organism, has admitted to being “alarmist” about climate change and says other environmental commentators, such as Al Gore, were too.
Lovelock, 92, is writing a new book in which he will say climate change is still happening, but not as quickly as he once feared.
He previously painted some of the direst visions of the effects of climate change. In 2006, in an article in the U.K.’s Independent newspaper, he wrote that “before this century is over billions of us will die and the few breeding pairs of people that survive will be in the Arctic where the climate remains tolerable.”
However, the professor admitted in a telephone interview with msnbc.com that he now thinks he had been “extrapolating too far.”
The new book, due to be published next year, will be the third in a trilogy, following his earlier works, “Revenge of Gaia: Why the Earth Is Fighting Back — and How We Can Still Save Humanity,” and “The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A Final Warning: Enjoy It While You Can.” [...]
“The climate is doing its usual tricks. There’s nothing much really happening yet. We were supposed to be halfway toward a frying world now,” he said.
“The world has not warmed up very much since the millennium. Twelve years is a reasonable time. . . it (the temperature) has stayed almost constant, whereas it should have been rising — carbon dioxide is rising, no question about that,” he added.
He pointed to Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” and Tim Flannery’s “The Weather Makers” as other examples of “alarmist” forecasts of the future.
This is another asshole that needs to be removed from office toot suite!
“CAIR is a nationwide, nonprofit organization whose mission is to “enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.” For the past ten years, CAIR Ohio has played an instrumental role in helping to bridge the divides between Greater Cleveland’s diverse communities.
CAIR Ohio’s Tenth Annual Banquet will provide a platform for vibrant discourse led by this year’s distinguished speakers: Mr. Faisal Kutty, of Valparaiso University School of Law, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University and KSM Law and Imam Abu Farah of the American Muslim Youth Leadership Council and CAIR-Tampa. I commend these speakers for their efforts to promote civil liberties and social justice.
Mr. Speaker and colleagues, please join me in recognizing the Council on American-Islamic Relations Ohio Chapter for their tenth years of outstanding achievement. May their efforts to promote dialogue and create a more inclusive world continue to endure.”
Stupid aint it? Union boss making so damn much, but mad at CEOs for making so damn much.I can actually almost agree with him!
In an email announcing the new AFL-CIO Executive PayWatch website, the leader of the nation’s largest union organization encourages members to fight excessive executive salaries. But in doing so, he risks training fire on his own impressive pay package.
In a recent email to union “e-Activists,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka encourages union members to visit the site, calling it “your one-stop shop for the most recent information on out-of-control CEO pay and what you can do to stop it.”
Trying to stir union members into protesting the disparity between the wages of CEO’s and the worker’s they manage, Trumka’s email said, “Runaway CEO pay isn’t just bad for our economy, it’s bad for the morale of working families, too. [...]
As President of the union, Trumka makes over eight times as much as the average American worker.
In 2011, Trumka earned $293,750.
According to the recent email from Trumka’s desk, the average American worker makes about $34,000 a year.
These aerial pics are works of art.
Paul Cadden’s pencil drawings are so good you can’t tell they’re not photos.
The House begins debate on CISPA on Tuesday.
KONY2012?s inspired weekend activists defaced a monument to the Boston Massacre. Find this bastards and send them to North Korea at once!
The EPA used to battle pollution, but now it’s just playing politics.
Why was this idiot ever elected?
The Hill reports:
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) waded into an old partisan debate Monday when he wrote that skeptics of the 2010 healthcare law might simply not have the right facts. ??”I ask the American people not to fall victim to disinformation. There are no death panels. The Affordable Care Act cuts the deficit,” the first-term senator wrote in The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead.
A study by Medicare trustee and conservative economist Charles Blahous reignited the debate over the law’s total cost in early April when it concluded that the law would add at least $340 billion to the deficit.
The study by [Blahous] contradicted estimates from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, which estimated initially that the law would cut the deficit by about $132 billion.
Curiously, there is no mention in the Hill article about the CBO’s recently revised numbers (see link above) from last month that increased the projected 10-year cost of Obamacare from $900 billion to $1.76 trillion and had it adding $7.6 trillion to the deficit over that period of time.
College Students Sign Petition To “Redistribute” GPAs, But Some Are Too “Greedy” To Lower Their Grades For Others… Would you?
How bad is the economy? — More Mexicans returning home, fewer coming to U.S.
Obamas Grew Concerned About Personal Finances: “their lifestyle had grown fearsomely expensive”
And yet Obama and the Democrats use any GOP attempt at reforming both Medicare and Social Security as opportunities to kick the fear mongering into overdrive.
Via Philip Klein:
Medicare and Social Security, the nation’s two largest programs, have long-term deficits of $63.3 trillion, according to annual reports from the programs’ trustees released today. The reports underscore the dire need to reform the programs if the nation wants to avert a fiscal crisis.
Though most news reports will focus on the trust fund exhaustion date (2024 for Medicare and 2033 for Social Security) the reality is that the trust fund is a farce. The Social Security program is financed primarily by payroll taxes. When the amount of tax revenue collected exceeds benefits, the surplus is theoretically put in the trust fund. But in reality, the federal government uses that surplus to finance ongoing government operations, and puts a stack of bonds — or IOUs — in the funds instead. Ultimately, the money to fund Social Security and Medicare has to come from American taxpayers one way or another, regardless of whether there’s a paper “surplus” in the trust funds. A better way to assess the actual budgetary impact of the programs is to look at the deficits they are projected to run. And according to the trustees’ reports, they’re going to run deficits as far as the eye can see.
Ted Nugent, the Motor City Madman, engaged in hyperbole when discussing President Obama. Eminem and Common said some horrible things about President Bush. So why did the Nuge get a visit from the Secret Service, but not Eminem or Common? Hear what Zo thinks as he explains the double standard that allows liberals to engage in aggressive speech, but not conservatives.
What does Canadian electronics retailer Future Shop have to do with the Best Buy-CAIR funding controversy?
Perhaps there’s more ‘Islam’ than meets the eye in Best Buy’s recent decision to become a Platinum Supporter of Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated, Hamas-linked CAIR? Not to mention its refusal to address angry customer complaints about it.
Read all about it HERE.
AND DO BOYCOTT BEST BUY! UNLESS YOU ARE A LIBERAL, ISLAMIC ASSHOLE LICKING, NUTJOB!