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The Hypocrisy of the Huffington Post’s Praise of Muhammad

"Muhammad had similar beliefs to that of George Washington, a key founding father of America.” -- Craig Considine

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Robert Spencer

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January 26, 2014 - 3:00 pm
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Editor’s Note: This is Part VII of an ongoing series by Robert Spencer highlighting human rights hypocrisy and fraudulent peace activists. For Part I see “The Hypocrisy of the ‘Islamophobia’ Scam,” for Part II see “The Hypocrisy of the Fatwa Against Terrorism,”  for Part III see “The Hypocrisy of the Feminist Response to Islam’s Oppression of Women,” for Part IV see “The Hypocrisy of the Western Christian Response to Muslim Persecution of Christians,” for Part V “The Hypocrisy of the Leftist Response to Ariel Sharon’s Death,” and for Part VI see last week’s “The Hypocrisy of Ibrahim Hooper and CAIR’s ‘Islamophobic List’”

The Huffington Post has published yet another article extolling the virtues of the orthodox Christian view of Jesus Christ – no, of course I am not serious. The Huffington Post would never publish something as right wing and sectarian as that. No, what the HuffPo has published is another in a long string of articles in praise of the Muslim prophet Muhammad, who is a much more palatable figure to the American Left.

The latest, “What Studying Muhammad Taught Me About Islam,” published in the HuffPo last week, is as risible as Karen Armstrong’s likening Muhammad to Gandhi, and is as gracefully written as a seventh grader’s book report. But for the Huffington Post, accuracy and quality are of no import: if it downplays the grim reality of Islamic jihad terror, then it’s good enough for them.

The author of the piece is Craig Considine, who has previously likened Muhammad to George Washington and claimed that Christianity has a concept of jihad just like Islam’s. He pulls off these feats of legerdemain by employing a very simple method: ignoring what doesn’t fit his thesis, as he does here.

“In this short essay,” says Considine in his irredeemably clunky prose, “I want to share with you what I have learned about Muhammad and how his legacy informs my understanding of Islam. Muhammad’s beliefs on how to treat religious minorities make him a universal champion of human rights, particularly as it pertains to freedom of conscience, freedom of worship, and the right for minorities to have protection during times of strife.”

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Mohammad, Muslim's "Perfect Man", was a mass murdering, mass enslaving, mass torturing, lying, thieving, misogynist and rapist of little girls. Craig Considine belongs in a mental hospital.
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The difference is that those things are not laws barring a non-white from being president, nor does it for women.

You could walk into a bar with one on, you may receive nasty looks and maybe a word or 2, but they'd still let you in and not take you to the town square and behead* you.
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The fact you can't figure out the difference between law and cultural custom and practice speaks volumes. Law can trump cultural custom and practice or reflect it. It has the threat of organized and legal force behind it. One could not send Jews off onto trains or take away their property in Germany in 1928. I cannot enslave a human being in America; I once could - by law. First non-white President is meaningless in the context of understanding this is also the first year 2014. One does not put rain back in clouds or give a weather forecast from 1954.
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Funny, I never knew that George Washington was a murdering pedophile. Trust Huffpo to dredge out the REAL truth.
39 weeks ago
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Muslim, a religion that revels in allowing people to lie and deceive to promote their agenda, and a religion that condones actual physical violence and death to those that don't believe in this religion.

And we are supposed to accept people that won't admit the problems we face with accepting the lies from those promoting this BS
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Believing Is Seeing

“There are none so blind as those who will not see.”
- John Heywood (1546)

Mohammedanism a religion of peace? Read the Koran.

“Make war on them until idolatry shall cease and God’s religion shall reign supreme.”
- The Recital (The Koran), The Spoils 8:36

“Say to the infidels: ‘Do whatever lies within your power, and so shall we. Wait if you will; we too are waiting.’”
- The Koran, Hūd 11:113

Mohammedanism no threat to Christianity and Western civilization? Consider some words from the recent past.

"Wherever the Mohammedans have had complete sway, wherever the Christians have been unable to resist them by the sword, Christianity has ultimately disappeared."
- President Theodore Roosevelt

What to do? Consider some words from the distant past.

“Sharp wounds cleanse away evil;
So do stripes that reach the inward parts.”
- The Hebrew Bible, Proverbs 20:30

www.inescapableconsequences.com
39 weeks ago
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Prof. Bernard Lewis in his book, The Jews of Islam, had this to say on the subject,” Traditional Islamic societies neither accorded such equality nor pretended they were so doing. Indeed, in the old order, this would have been regarded not as a merit but as a dereliction of duty. How could one accord the same treatment to those who follow the true faith and those who willfully reject it? “.

Maimonides, the greatest mind of his generation, an intellect that comes along every thousand years if we are lucky, was born in Cordoba under the Caliphate. His family had to flee Cordoba for their lives. Their crime? They were Jews.

Maimonides describes the conditions of Jews under the Arabs-

” God has hurled us in the midst of this people, the Arabs, who have persecuted us severely, and passed baneful and discriminatory legislation against us…. Never did a nation molest, degrade,debase and hate us as much as they … ”

Considine is an ignoramus.

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George Washington put his faith in the real Son of the real God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The non-existent Mohammed and his non-existent allah, not so much.
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"Muhammad had similar beliefs to that of George Washington, a key founding father of America.” -- Craig Considine

Reminds me of Obama saying last year that North Vietnam's assassin extraordinaire Uncle Ho grooved on Thomas Jefferson.

As noted below, people like Craig belong in insane asylums. Did he miss all those directives to "kill the unbelievers" in the Koran ?
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The Facts

Obama may not have been entirely wrong. After WWI, Ho Chi Minh (aka/Nguyễn Sinh Côn) approached the Allies in Paris to gain independence for Viet Nam; he was rebuffed. Then, he went to Moscow. Moreover, he used for his Declaration of Independence from the French the Declaration of Independence that Jefferson et al used against the English.

www.inescapableconsequences.com
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Ho Chi Minh was a vile communist from the begining. He was full of lies. He had the courage to end his Declaration of Independence for Vietnam with the loud exclamation "Long live Comrade Stalin!" He had as much time for the truth as any Moslem or Leftist. They are both full of lies and hate.
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Considering the lack of real education in public schools today, there are probably plenty of people who believe these fantasies.
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Maybe Considine believes it. People believed Hitler was God re-incarnated you know. People believed Joseph Stalin was a Champion of the little guy. Sometimes people go insane, as is obviously the case here.
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I don't think old George demanded a 10% cut off the top of all slaves and booty.
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Craig Considine is demented. Mohammad's beliefs were far more similar to Hitler's only Hitler was a pale shadow by comparison. Mohammad, the Monster Who Walked The Earth was the worst and most disgusting man to have ever lived.
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Mohammad, Muslim's "Perfect Man", was a mass murdering, mass enslaving, mass torturing, lying, thieving, misogynist and rapist of little girls. Craig Considine belongs in a mental hospital.
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Hey now, that's unfair! You forgot horse theiving and well poisoning!
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Is Arrianna vying for her own show on Al Jazzira TV?
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There are a few, perhaps minor, differences between the Father of my Nation and the probably fictitious person called Mohammad.

Washington did not marry 9 years old girls and then have sex with them before they reached puberty.

Washington did not maneuver himself into a position of leadership of a tribe of cutthroat brigands, murderers and rapists who survived by plundering their neighbors.

Washington does not appear to have cynically fabricated a religion out of thin, dusty air to further his military and political ambition.

There may have been other differences between them that were not discerned by the intrepid Huffington Post journalist as well.
39 weeks ago
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Any religious fanatic is a pathetic, murderous moron, no matter what particular variety of delusion they ascribe to.
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Really? Then why have nearly all of the greatest acts of mass murder in recent history been committed by athiests? Stalin, Pol Pot, Ho Chi Minh, Mao, Che Guevara etc. I could go on.
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Nice try Skippy, when I see Bertha the fanatical Baptist church lady stepping into a Sbarro's Pizza with a suicide vest on, I'll lend credence to your anti-Christian bigotry. What do you think about Floyd Corkins, the anti-Christian homosexual activist that shot up the Family Research Center? Was he a fanatic?
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I don't believe that Mohammad was particularly religious.
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