Sunday, 25 March 2007

Shake my head in disbelief

I have to admit, there are times when your Savant has to just sit back a shake his head in disbelief. Brian Maye, who is an experienced journalist with the Irish Times, provided a review of Karen Armstrong’s Mohammed: A Prophet for Our Time, which he describes as ‘this lucid and balanced biography’. He goes on to say that Mohammed’s life was ‘a struggle against greed, injustice and arrogance’. Whew!

Armstrong is a former Catholic nun (full disclosure: I'm deeply suspicious of nuns, having been taught by the bitches) who has emerged as a so-called expert on Islam, and an apologist for same. But this so-called expert doesn’t even know that the Koran isn’t written in chronologic order (every schoolboy knows that) and compares Mohammed to Gandhi. To Gandhi!!!. She then contradicts this by explaining "no radical social and political change has ever been achieved without bloodshed, and, because Muhammad was living in a period of confusion and disintegration, peace could be achieved only by the sword"

So which is it, Karen?

But to go back to my amazement – how can a Western-educated woman come out with this drivel? How can Brian Maye unquestionably parrot it? (Although come to think of it, he did complain some time ago that Eoin O’Duff’y's grave wasn’t being afforded due respect. That's the O’Duffy who was Ireland’s Mussolini wannabe). Has anybody an explanation for this? Don’t they realise that the likes of them would be first to the chopping block in the event of an Islamic takeover?

For the record, the ‘Prophet’ was, and I'm basing this directly from the ‘sacred’ texts:

= A mass-murderer
= A pirate
= A highway robber
= A pedophile
= A self-confessed liar
= Proud owner of at least 14 wives, one of them his daughter-in-law


For further details check my earlier posts, this and this.

6 comments:

A true believer said...

If you ever come out in public in you're tru colors youll pay.

SAVANT said...

I dont doubt it for one minute, my anonymous friend. I know that you kill people for saying Islam is violent.

a neutral said...

Can you not see that Mohammed must be judged by the practices and standards of the time? He was advanced and merciful by the standards of that region at that time.

SAVANT said...

Neutral, if thats the case why the hell are Muslims trying to enforce his views if they've been formed in a totally different and unsuitable environment?

tommy said...

Can you not see that Mohammed must be judged by the practices and standards of the time? He was advanced and merciful by the standards of that region at that time.

Jesus was none of the things the Savant listed. Yet he lived several centuries before Mo' did.

SAVANT said...

Good point Tommy.