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Death Threats to Author Questioning Origins of Islam

June 2, 2012 1 comment

A best-selling author questioning the origins of Islam in a new book has received death threats on the Twitter social networking website.

Robert Spencer, director of the website “Jihad Watch,” questioned the source of Islam in a new book, “Did Muhammad Exist? An Inquiry into the Obscure Origins of Islam,” published by ISI Books. Spencer is also the author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades), The Truth about Muhammad (both New York Times best-sellers) and is a columnist for FrontPage Magazine.

But upon publication of his latest book, which theorized that the founder and prophet of Islam, Muhammad, did not really exist, Spencer was threatened with a violent death.

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Did the Prophet Muhammad Really Exist? This Is Robert Spencer’s Shocking Answer

May 7, 2012 Leave a comment

Did the Prophet Muhammad Really Exist? This Is Robert Spencer’s Shocking Answer

The Blaze ^ | May 5, 2012 | Billy Hallowell

Posted on 05/07/2012 4:12:33 AM PDT by lbryce

Did the Prophet Muhammad really exist? This question, which may seem bizarre on the surface, is at the root of a new book by Robert Spencer, a prominent author and the director of Jihad Watch. Spencer, a figure who is praised by his fans and loathed by his detractors, has written numerous books on Islam.

Earlier this week, The Blaze spoke with the expert about his controversial, new book, “Did Muhammad Exist?” As can be derived from the title, the text delves into some uncomfortable subject matter, as Spencer examines the historical documentation surrounding the Muslim prophet.

The book’s official description perfectly encapsulates its central tenets:

Did Muhammad exist?

It is a question that few have thought—or dared—to ask. Virtually everyone, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, takes for granted that the prophet of Islam lived and led in seventh-century Arabia. But this widely accepted story begins to crumble on close examination, as Robert Spencer shows in his eye-opening new book.

In his blockbuster bestseller The Truth about Muhammad, Spencer revealed the shocking contents of the earliest Islamic biographical material about the prophet of Islam.

Now, in Did Muhammad Exist?, he uncovers that material’s surprisingly shaky historical foundations. Spencer meticulously examines historical records, archaeological findings, and pioneering new scholarship to reconstruct what we can know about Muhammad, the Qur’an, and the early days of Islam. The evidence he presents challenges the most fundamental assumptions about Islam’s origins.

The premise of the book is that Islam — like Judaism and Christianity –deserves to be scrutinized and appropriately examined. Spencer maintains that Islam, unlike the other massive faith systems, has never truly been given the academic attention and examination it deserves. Like Christianity, he maintains that the faith is one that “deserve[s] historical scrutiny.”

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US surveillance on blogs and websites By Julio Severo…

January 13, 2012 1 comment

US surveillance on blogs and websites
Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo

Posted on Friday, January 13, 2012 10:27:45 AM by juliosevero

US surveillance on blogs and websites

By Julio Severo
According to Reuters, the US government begun, in June 2010, to monitor websites, blogs and including Facebook and Twitter.
This disturbing news only became headline now, but in the end of July, 2010, just one month after the US surveillance on blogs, WND, the most important conservative website, denounced that my blog was being monitored by the US government.
The Reuters story explains that blogs opposed to Islam have been blacklisted by the US government. The surveillance is being executed especially by the Department of Homeland Security.
There is no information, though, that the US government is monitoring blogs and websites advocating homosexuality and Islam.
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