From Elsewhere: Taqiyya-ville
An excellent and well written article from Dr Richard Butrick in the New English Review on the difference between how Muslim organisations promote the character of Mohammed, and the bestial reality of the man himself, that is if Mohammed even existed.
Dr Butrick said:
“Forgive me for being somewhat confused. It turns out that Muhammad was a man of peace, love and understanding. I had formed the impression that he was a ruthless warrior who advocated terror, subterfuge and slaughter of the defeated. But here is one account typical of the numerous accounts given on various websites run by Muslim organizations:
Muhammad was as kind as he was polite. He always treated people with kindness and tenderness and never showed harshness even to his enemies. The people who abused him, threw thorny bushes and stones and dirt on him and were thirsty for his blood, received nothing but kindness from him. He showed kindness to all, irrespective of whether they were friends or foes. God mentions this quality of Muhammad’s in the Qur’an,
On and on it goes.
The kind and gentle nature of Muhammad endeared him to all, young and old, rich and poor. men and women.
In Medina, when he was the head of the state and had the power to take revenge on his enemies, he treated all captives and prisoners-of-war, including his hard-core enemies, very kindly.
In other websites we find that grace, love and forgiveness are at the core of Islam and the character of Muhammad (peace be unto him).
And Allah? I had formed the opinion Allah was a vengeful, violent God whose followers were his slaves. – almost like a zombie religion. The zombie dimension of the followers of Islam was not lost on Winston Churchill:
How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.”
Read the rest at: http://www.newenglishreview.org/custpage.cfm/frm/142268/sec_id/142268