Saturday, 1 December 2007

The lefties and apologists miss the point - we ALL insult Muhammad

Looking at the pictures of the savage protests in Sudan, the following thought occurs to me:

The crowd's chant of "Those who insult the Prophet of Islam should be punished with bullets" applies to whom, exactly?

The Prophet of Islam is Muhammad. Muslim belief is centred that the Qur'an was dictated by the angel Jibril (Gabriel) to Muhammad in a series of messages brought directly from Allah. It is, therefore, the literal and precise word of Allah.

If you accept the above belief, you are a Muslim.



If you do not accept the above belief, you are not a Muslim. This leads to several possibilities:

1. You are evil. You are knowingly rejecting the word of God. Your insult Allah and his Prophet. Those Sudanese protestors (logically) want you dead.

2. You believe Muhammad was a liar and warmonger, who used the above belief to manipulate superstitious savages into fighting for him. This explains the spread of Islam by force across the Middle East and North Africa. Your belief insults Muhammad, but not God (if you are right: Hell mend you if you are wrong). Those Sudanese protestors (logically) want you dead.

3. You believe Muhammad was a madman and warmonger, who used the above belief to manipulate superstitious savages into fighting for him. This explains the spread of Islam by force across the Middle East and North Africa. Your belief insults Muhammad, but not God (if you are right: Hell mend you if you are wrong). Those Sudanese protestors (logically) want you dead.

4. You believe Muhammad was mistaken, despite the fact that the revelations took place over many visitations. Perhaps he imagined it all. Perhaps it was inspired by Satan. Your belief insults Muhammad, but not God (if you are right: Hell mend you if you are wrong). Those Sudanese protestors (logically) want you dead.


The Muslim belief in the divine revelation to Muhammad, like the Christian belief in Jesus as the son of God, leaves no middle way. It is either true or it isn't. Either the man in question was whom he claimed to be, or not. If he was not, then he was a fraud and you are logically obliged to recognise this.

I believe that Jesus was whom he claimed to be. I believe that Muhammad was a false prophet. I love the Muslim as my neighbour, but I cannot in a million years recognise their beliefs as anything other than deeply mistaken.

1 comment:

Man in a Shed said...

Spot on - good post.

I don't understand the deceit pushed about inter-faith relations etc when its certain that Islam and Christianity are mutually exclusive.