Skip to comments.Indiana Jones meets the Da Vinci Code (Koran a Hoax?)
Posted on 01/15/2008 8:18:13 AM PST by Tazzo
Islam watchers blogged all weekend about news that a secret archive of ancient Islamic texts had surfaced after 60 years of suppression. Andrew Higgins' Wall Street Journal report that the photographic record of Koranic manuscripts, supposedly destroyed during World War II but occulted by a scholar of alleged Nazi sympathies, reads like a conflation of the Da Vinci Code with Indiana Jones and the Holy Grail. The Da Vinci Code offered a silly fantasy in which Opus Dei, homicidal monks and twisted billionaires chased after proof that Christianity is a hoax. But the story of the photographic archive of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, now ensconced in a Berlin vault, is a case of life imitating truly dreadful art.
....The history of the archive reads like an Islamic version of the Da Vinci Code. It is not clear why its existence was occulted for sixty years, or why it has come to light now, or when scholars will have free access to it.
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I don't think I've seen it used as a verb before. But it seems to be an oddly appropriate word choice.
The koran is simply the bible twisted to meet mohammed’s purpose of domination over enemies.
Spengler(He,They) is not breaking news.
yes the whole damn thing is a hoax
The Koran is Satan’s bible.
They use it in reference to the twelfth imam too. He has been in occultation since 1342 or some non-sense like that. I thought that was appropriate too. And I think the whole koran is a hoax.
I am not sure, but I think HE was a relative of Saddam Hussein........
I’m waiting for Time Magazine and the History channel to pour over this evidence and have exposes during the next Ramadan...
Mohammed was an anti-Christ. He acknowledged Jesus AND denied Him and led the flock astray.
I read the article in the WSJ about this subject. It didn’t contend that the Koran is a hoax. It talked about the efforts to apply the same textual criticism to the Koran that was applied to the Bible. Apparently the loss of these films for sixty years made this analysis impossible. Now that they have resurfaced it may become possible again to critically look at the Koran and trace it’s development. Of course it would require courageous researchers to do this.
A hoax and a cult.
"yes the whole damn thing is a hoax"
I repeat myself. Islam is a mental illness.
Here's the relevant snack for this particular endeavor!
I suspect persons in charge at those media outlets are far too in favor of their heads remaining attached to their necks.
Wonder how fast the Fatwahinese are gonna start issuing death threats over this?
If true, absolutely no good can come from this. Staunch believers will not back away from their beliefs, they will only become enraged. This has the potential to destabalize the world if not treated with extreme caution.
Furthermore, it will further encourage mockery of religion of all stripes in the West.
I always had a funny feeling about Islam......... ;-)
Would be consistent.
Of course what will really happen is that this information will remain “occulted”.
No, but he WAS an uncle to Yassir Arafat.
“If true, absolutely no good can come from this. Staunch believers will not back away from their beliefs, they will only become enraged. This has the potential to destabalize the world if not treated with extreme caution.
Furthermore, it will further encourage mockery of religion of all stripes in the West.”
I’m not the smartest person on this site, but i do believe what you are saying is already happening.
So Mohammed took this box and put it on the table. He asked the elders to look inside and tell what they saw. No, wait ... that was someone else.
Where does a guy have to go to get occulted around here?
True, but I suspect “you ain’t seen nothin yet”.
They’ll just say it’s a lie and continue on.
“””Christoph Luxenburg”, who sought to prove that incomprehensible passages in the Koran were written in Syriac-Aramaic rather than Arabic. Luxenburg’s thesis became notorious for explaining that the “virgins” provided to Islamic jihadis in paradise were only raisins.””
imagine: u blow yourself up and the next thing u see is a sack of raisins roasting over flames.
He was the Uncle of Yassar Arafat, IIRC and also a die hard Nazi. The Brits should have dragged his ass back to Nuremberg after the war and made him pay for his crimes.
good background article-
Here's a hint:
REAL prophets climb mountains to be closer to God,
they don't crawl into holes to listen to the hissings of the Serpent!
So, those posting the Helen Thomas photo on the Islamic "virgin" threads were actually correct?
So dying for Mohammed only gets you 72 raisins?
“Where does a guy have to go to get occulted around here?”
Just stand behind Rosey O’Doughnut.
I disagree. The good that can come from this is in setting the liberal academics against the muslim hordes who want to subdue and conquer us. And what are the muzzies really going to do if this upsets them anyway? Destroy some skyscrapers in New York? Behead some infidels? Attack our troops? In case you haven't noticed, THEY are already at war with us. I really don't give a flying damn about what upsets them at this point. I want them to act like civilized people or I want them removed from the earth. That simple. They don't get a pass on having their religion examined the same way they shred ours and anyone else's.
After reading the article, I was not impressed, nor is this going to “shake” the moslem world.
If I got it right, they have found some variations in the Koran text over time, whereas moslems believe every detail of the text is from God and beyond debate.
Big woopee doo, if you think this is going to shake the moslem world you don’t know much about religious faith.
I always thought this was obvious.
Of course the Muslims always worm around the obvious by saying the Christians and the Jews corrupted Allahs message and the Koran is the perfect message given by the Archangel Gabriel to the Prophet Mohammad.
But some how I think I believe more in a god that sends a message of love rather than a message of hate.
Ill take the Bible over the Koran any day.
bookmark for later read.
There is a whole school of thought that concludes that the world is facing a true clash of cultures, Islam against all else, anyway. Whose to say that this won’t be the match that touches off the coming conflagration?
The simple fact is that Islam is a cult, and needs to be eradicated. If now is the time...so be it. Lock and Load.
The Bible teaches us that many will be deceived in the end times. This appears to fit the Biblical description.
Shhhhh! You do not need a library to prove the silly cut and paste of Judaic and Christian sources that became the Quran. All you have to do is sit down and read existing books side by side, after reading a good history of Muhammad.
The elephant in the room.
I’m afraid I’m going to have to leave this one alone during office “water-cooler” chatter. ;-)
That is a pretty big hoax. A pretty big cult too.
I have my doubts.
Let’s watch and see anyway. It’ll be fun. Just no cartoons of Muhammad with a bomb on his head.
I really enjoyed the History Channels series on parts of the bible that were purposefully left out because the “scholars” or “rulers” of the time didn’t think they fit well. It is called “Banned from the Bible” and is a great watch, that is if you’re open minded enough to watch such a thing.