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”.