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May 20, 2012

Why invent a new religion?

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Spengler: Why Invent Mohammed?
We have extensive archaeological evidence in the form of coins and inscriptions from the 7th century, and there is no mention of a new religion in any of them until 70 years after Mohammed's supposed death, as Nevo and Koren showed in their 2003 book Crossroads to Islam. Two centuries go by before an account of Mohammed' life is circulated. The Koran itself is evidently a compilation that draws on contemporary Jewish and Christian sources, in a language that often does not resemble Arabic.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 20, 2012 6:20 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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The next time I draw Mohammed, he'll look like Mr. McGoo.

Posted by: Jewel at May 20, 2012 6:37 PM

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