This may be preaching to the choir, but over at Choice in Dying Eric has a nice post called “Seeing Muhammed in Context,” a severe critique of Islam.
One thing I hadn’t known is that there seems to be some doubt about Muhammed’s existence:
There is now, apparently, some reasonable doubt that Muhammad himself, as the central figure of the religion, ever existed. At least Robert Spencer believes this to be so, and Tom Holland has pointed out that he is a shadowy figure whose name itself is not mentioned until much later than the time he is supposed to have flourished. The Qur’an, as the supposed revelation directly from God through the medium of an angel, is so obviously a pastiche cribbed from other sources, Jewish, Christian, Zoroastrian, and animistic, and it is, in itself, so unremittingly violent and fascistical in its attitude to believers and unbelievers…
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