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US paper [Human Events] distributes free anti-Prophet book
Al Arabiya ^ | March 16, 2008 | Al Arabiya

Posted on 03/19/2008 11:24:04 AM PDT by JeepInMazar

DUBAI (AlArabiya.net)

A right-wing American weekly newspaper will distribute free copies of a book that insults Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and associates Islam with terrorism, Washington-based news agency America in Arabic reported.

The neo-conservative, Republican-oriented Human Events newspaper will distribute Robert Spencer's The Truth About Muhammad: Founder of the World's Most Intolerant Religion (2006), America in Arabic said.

The book -- regularly priced at 30 dollars -- is released by Regnery, which has published a string of controversial neo-con books and is a division of Eagle Publishing, which owns Human Events.

Well-known British writer Karen Armstrong, author of Muhammad: A Prophet of Our Time, has said that the book is "written in hatred," contains "basic and bad mistakes of fact" and that the author "deliberately manipulates the evidence".

The newspaper says Spencer unravels facts not known to historians.

The book claims that Muhammad said terrorism made him victorious and that he used to tempt people with paradise so they would crush his enemies.

The author also accuses Muhammad of treason, breaching the Treaty of Hudaybiya with the Meccan tribe of Quraish, and instigating Muslims to kill Jews.

Spencer, the director of the Jihad Watch and Dhimmi Watch websites, also claims that the prophet encouraged Muslim men to take women captive to control them.

Ultra conservative attorney Ann Coulter, who writes a column in the newspaper, is taking part in the campaign to promote the book.

Coulter is famous for her controversial statement about Arabs and Muslims, especially after 9/11 when she said Americans should invade Arab countries.

"We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We weren't punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That's war. And this is war," she wrote in the conservative website National Review Online.

Coulter also angered Jews in the United States when she said they should convert to Christianity to reach perfection.

(Translated from Arabic by Sonia Farid).


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alarabiya; crushislam; freedom; humanevents; islam; islamsux; karenarmstrong; mohammad; muhammad; muslisms; robertspencer; wot
Thanks to sources posted on my blog, Human Events & Robert Spencer, Al Arabia 16 months late.
1 posted on 03/19/2008 11:24:06 AM PDT by JeepInMazar
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To: JeepInMazar

Associates Islam with terrorism? What’s new about that? Anyone who doesn’t know that most terrorists are muslims has their head square up their tails.


2 posted on 03/19/2008 11:26:39 AM PDT by calex59
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To: JeepInMazar

“...Regnery, which has published a string of controversial neo-con books...”

Is this worse than the other top 10 publishers of socialist, arch-science, screeds?


3 posted on 03/19/2008 11:27:51 AM PDT by G Larry (HILLARY CARE = DYING IN LINE!)
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To: JeepInMazar

Reminds me...I need to re up my subscription to Human Events. I’ll get that in the mail this afternoon.


4 posted on 03/19/2008 11:28:16 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...call 'em what you will...They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: JeepInMazar

Day late and dollar short?

Part of the terrorism-is-not-Islamic-campaign and Islamophobia watch program.

I’m still eagerly awaiting Wilder’s “Fitna.”


5 posted on 03/19/2008 11:29:41 AM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: sageb1
BLOGGING THE QUR'AN by ROBERT SPENCER
6 posted on 03/19/2008 11:31:22 AM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: JeepInMazar

Shortly after 9/11, Karen Armstrong visited Palestinian academic, Edward Said. She apologized to Said for never reading the Koran. He thought such an apology was ridiculous, and he found her to be a superficial twit. And that’s coming from a fellow Leftist.


7 posted on 03/19/2008 11:33:00 AM PDT by RedRover (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: sageb1

I was thinking that Al-Arabiya was making a big deal of this because they felt the timing was right for some reason. But the fact that it’s being published in Arabic is probably the cause of their news report now.


8 posted on 03/19/2008 11:34:45 AM PDT by JeepInMazar (http://www.truthformuslims.com)
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To: sageb1

Good link. Thanks.


9 posted on 03/19/2008 11:36:22 AM PDT by JeepInMazar (http://www.truthformuslims.com)
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To: JeepInMazar

Ah! Didn’t think of that. You’re right.


10 posted on 03/19/2008 11:37:07 AM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: JeepInMazar
The neo-conservative, Republican-oriented Human Events newspaper...

snicker

11 posted on 03/19/2008 11:37:25 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: JeepInMazar

No mention as to how this book is being “given away free?”


12 posted on 03/19/2008 11:46:12 AM PDT by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: Publius6961

Speaking of free books, Saudia Arabia is funding the distribtuion of free Qurans in the United States. I got mine at a mosque and use their own footnotes to demonstrate the anti-Christian nature of Islam.


13 posted on 03/19/2008 11:50:24 AM PDT by JeepInMazar (http://www.truthformuslims.com)
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To: JeepInMazar

The radical Muslim world fears Conservatives.

They absolutely hate Liberals, but will find them easier to kill if the Conservatives aren’t around to stop them.


14 posted on 03/19/2008 11:55:08 AM PDT by rightinthemiddle (The Mainstream Media Controls Our Party. Go, RINOS!)
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To: JeepInMazar

The book claims that Muhammad said terrorism made him victorious and that he used to tempt people with paradise so they would crush his enemies.

The author also accuses Muhammad of treason, breaching the Treaty of Hudaybiya with the Meccan tribe of Quraish, and instigating Muslims to kill Jews.

Spencer, the director of the Jihad Watch and Dhimmi Watch websites, also claims that the prophet encouraged Muslim men to take women captive to control them.


And which of these statements is untrue? Muhammed’s violation of his sacred oath and signed treaty (not once, but twice) is well known to Muslims. It’s an integral part of the Hegira story. And widely admired, as a very clever trick. The president of Pakistan cited the story of how Muhammed broke his oaths with the Jews of Medina and the Infidels of Mecca in his speech to the nation explaining why he was entering into a treaty with Bush after 9/11.

The speech was broadcast to the world (I heard the translation on NPR), but the NY Times evidently thought that part wasn’t important enough to include in its printed transcription the next day.

These three items are all commonplaces among Muslims, accepted and admired. They just don’t like infidels to know about them. But notice that the article doesn’t deny any of it—it just finds it insulting for Infidels to talk about it.


15 posted on 03/19/2008 11:58:17 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero
“...notice that the article doesn’t deny any of it—it just finds it insulting for Infidels to talk about it.”

The Mohammedans hate that a few modest-sized publications like HUMAN EVENTS do not kowtow to them the way the big and powerful TIME, NEWSWEEK, and the MSN types do.

16 posted on 03/19/2008 12:23:41 PM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: JeepInMazar
I have heard that the book mentioned is right on the money. There are a number of books on the market that take apart the Koran and the other texts and shine the light on what a bunch of nuts they are.
The interesting thing is most Moslems have no clue what's in their own writings and when confronted go ballistic and call for jihad.
17 posted on 03/19/2008 12:46:33 PM PDT by Recon Dad (Marine Spec Ops Dad)
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To: JeepInMazar

Does that make them a not-for-prophet entity?


18 posted on 03/19/2008 12:53:00 PM PDT by weegee (Famous moments in history: March 18th, 2008 I have a bridge (to sell you)... - Barack H. Obama)
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To: rightinthemiddle

It is easier to shelve investigative reports in the media if the corporation can be bought, at least in part.


19 posted on 03/19/2008 12:54:17 PM PDT by weegee (Famous moments in history: March 18th, 2008 I have a bridge (to sell you)... - Barack H. Obama)
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To: Recon Dad
The interesting thing is most Moslems have no clue what's in their own writings and when confronted go ballistic and call for jihad.

Well, that's true to some extent. But the story of the Hegira is probably as familiar to Muslims as the story of the Exodus is to Jews. I.e., it is absolutely central.

And Mohammmed's lies under oath are a central party of that story, known to all.

20 posted on 03/19/2008 12:58:39 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: JeepInMazar
I really must commend Human Events for coming a very long way from their reflexively anti-Israel days. Yeyasher koach!

I wonder why they continue to carry Pat Buchanan, though.

21 posted on 03/19/2008 1:01:50 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Velo' `amad 'echad lifneyhem! / Velo' `amad 'echad bifneyhem!)
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To: Recon Dad

I haven’t read the book. I do know that Robert Spencer does have a lot of good information on his website.


22 posted on 03/19/2008 2:24:23 PM PDT by JeepInMazar (http://www.truthformuslims.com)
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To: JeepInMazar
e neo-conservative, Republican-oriented Human Events newspaper
When did Human Events become neoconservative?
Is it that these people are just clueless twits on the difference between conservatives, or is this code for "Jew"?
23 posted on 03/19/2008 3:09:26 PM PDT by rmlew (Grievance politics is a mental illness)
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To: JeepInMazar
For the last 8 or so weeks I've attended a class on Islam and it's one of the books used in the class. The fellow teaching lived in Saudi for five years. You can not deal with religious Muslims logically.
24 posted on 03/19/2008 4:32:27 PM PDT by Recon Dad (Marine Spec Ops Dad)
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To: weegee

Haven’t heard that one before. And love it : )


25 posted on 03/19/2008 6:56:05 PM PDT by freema (Proud Marine Niece, Daughter, Wife, Friend, Sister, Cousin, Mom and FRiend)
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To: Zionist Conspirator
I wonder why they continue to carry Pat Buchanan, though

Because a significant segment of their readership consists of Buchanan(ites).

Much of their outlook has not been much different from his jaundiced, often poisonous, views - which is why I ceased reading HE.

Perhaps they are trying to broaden their readership through an enlightened editorial policy. May it be so. I do not regard them as a friend of Israel. May I be mistaken.

26 posted on 03/19/2008 7:52:51 PM PDT by mtntop3
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To: JeepInMazar
Is this Karen Armstrong a former Catholic with a theology degree from one of our elite Universities that now goes around talking nonsense about all religious faiths and their underlying myths and goodness. Something about a spiral.
27 posted on 03/19/2008 8:17:52 PM PDT by therut
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To: weegee

OHHHHHHHHhhhhhhhh...


28 posted on 03/19/2008 8:25:47 PM PDT by gogeo (Democrats want to support the troops by accusing them of war crimes.)
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To: mtntop3
Perhaps they are trying to broaden their readership through an enlightened editorial policy. May it be so. I do not regard them as a friend of Israel. May I be mistaken.

I also hope you are. And you don't have to tell me about their former(?) hostility to Israel. I had a personal experience with that many years ago!

29 posted on 03/20/2008 6:54:04 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Velo' `amad 'echad lifneyhem! / Velo' `amad 'echad bifneyhem!)
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