Skip to comments.Muslim outrage at prophet slur
Posted on 10/04/2004 6:11:52 AM PDT by robowombat
Muslim outrage at prophet slur A POLITICAL researcher working for high-profile UK Independence Party Euro MP Robert Kilroy-Silk has been accused of inflaming racial hatred by claiming the Prophet Mohammed was a paedophile and castigating Islam as a false religion.
Outspoken solicitor Tony Bennett, of Chippingfield, Old Harlow, insists his views, which were published in the Sunday Telegraph at the weekend, are based on historical fact.
His comments have been condemned by the Muslim Council of Britain but Mr Bennett said this week he had received a lot of support.
These are things that should be brought into the public domain and talked about, he told the Star.
Mr Bennett, who was sacked from his role as assistant to local UKIP MEP Jeffrey Titford in 2001 for writing disparaging remarks about a former colleague, carried out his research following the 9/11 attacks. He concluded Mohammed had between 16-22 wives and had sexual relations with a child bride.
He criticised those in the Muslim community who cry Islamophobia whenever such comments are made. And when asked his opinion on Islam, he said: Its a false religion. They deny that Christ was the son of God. The Koran itself talks about Christianity being a false religion.
Yet Mr Bennett also condemned racial stereotyping, insisting: Theres no hatred here. Many Muslims in this country are hard-working people who just want to get on and I have no problem with them.
I am dealing with historical facts that are in Islamic textbooks.
And he pointed to the fact that he assisted Asian postal worker Mahmood Siddiqui, who was awarded £130,000 compensation after claiming he was subjected to racial abuse while working at the Royal Mail sorting office in Harlow, as proof that he was not anti-Muslim.
Inayat Bunglawala, Essex spokesman for the Muslim Council of Britain, described Mr Bennett as an idiot.
Those kinds of remarks, saying the Prophet was a paedophile, are utterly unacceptable, he said. The Prophet is held in huge respect by Muslims the world over and he changed the course of history. The best thing we can do is try to ignore him. I think Mr Bennett is not fit to lick the shoes of the Prophet.
He added: His main claim is that the Prophet married an underage girl but at that time in Arabia they had different laws.
The Rev Andrew Forys, of Our Lady of Fatima Church, in Howard Way, Harlow, said: I dont know Mr Bennetts argument or his views so I cant comment, but Im against religions attacking other religions.
Im not against religions arguing thats something we should be doing to try to prove our point.
Charles Jackson, president of the Harlow Jewish Community, accused Mr Bennett of trouble-making, while the Rev David Kirk-wood, of St Pauls Church, in The High, Harlow, said: There are differences of opinion between Christians and Muslims but its very important we respect each others beliefs and that we dont try to undermine the founder of their religions.
So now describing the Prophet's activities accurately is 'inciting hate'. Watch for this to come to the US.
"inciting racial hatred"
Islam is a race???
Is it a species too???
Who cares what these terrorist think...
He was a child molester and islam is a false religion. Next question?
The truth hurts. But the world of Islam has to face up to the truth.
Some time ago one of our local cable stations broadcast an Islamic "educational hour". It was some half-witted American convert who spent a significant amount of time (as much as I could stand watching) dissing the concept of the Christian Trinity in great detail.
Any thoughtful person who knows history and religion would be anti-Islam. Along with Communism, Naziism, and the Black Death, Islam has been responsible for more death and destruction on the face of the planet than just about anything else since the last asteroid impact. Islam was started by predators. It has spread by predation. It has lived off the decaying corpses of the civilizations it has destroyed. It is a vast, ancient sea of corruption, oppression, fanaticism, and ignorance lapping up against the shores of the present, kept alive by the fortuitous accident of living above huge reserves of petroleum.
The muslims got angry when someone utters the truth.
Judging someone who lived in a different culture over a thousand years ago by today's standards is pretty pathetic.
Hate it all you want but there were no statuatory rape laws back then.
Okay, let me see if I have this straight. It's acceptable to behead people but no name calling, right?
the Prophet Mohammed was a paedophile and Islam the false religion of murdering vermin...
Is it a species too???
If it is, it's a sub-species
This guy had better be careful. The Disciples of "The Religion of Peace" may decide to blow him up in his car, or separate him from his head.
It all depends on your definition of "underage".
How old was his wife?
Is her age in dispute?
Please, count me in among them.
"Mr Bennett, who was sacked from his role as...."
Those responsible for the sacking have now been sacked...(couldn't resist)
On a serious note. How is is that Muslins only speak up and denounce WORDS, how about denouncing ACTIONS? Let's see the MSM ask that question of a Muslim leader.
LOL! You are a master of satire!
Well since he wants to excuse child molesting due to laws at that time, let's address some of the horrors now occurring under Sharia law.
How about female mutilation? "Honor" killing?
Be nice if they got outraged about murder.
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