Saturday, March 22, 2008
"TRUTH ABOUT MOHAMMAD" INFURIATES MOSLEMS
Hmmm, is that why Jewish convert to Islam Yousef al-Khattab (above) or Joey for short is blowing his top?
Robert Spencer's book "The Truth about Mohammed" has been out now for about sixteen months. When Hamas learned that free copies of the book would be distributed by the weekly "Human Events" newspaper they became enraged.
Hamas must fear that some of the followers of Islam might read it. Hey, free is free so why not?
Arutz Sheva Israel
The Al-Arabiya.net site reports that a right-wing U.S. newspaper, Human Events, plans to distribute free copies of a book by Robert Spencer, entitled The Truth About Muhammad:
Founder of the World's Most Intolerant Religion.
The Arab site's report, replete with innuendoes implying that the book is anti-Muslim, quotes British writer Karen Armstrong as stating that the book is "written in hatred," contains "basic and bad mistakes of fact," and that the author "deliberately manipulates the evidence."
The Hamas website responded with fury to the news of the book's dissemination, strongly attacking what it calls the "campaign by Western extremists against the religion of Islam and values that are sacred to Moslems."
The Hamas site states that the dissemination of Spencer's work is "another in a series of actions designed to distort the image of Islam in the public eye. This follows the re-publication of the Muhammad caricatures in Denmark and the intention of a Dutch Parliament Member to air a movie against Islam."
Spencer himself responded to the latest report with cynicism, writing, "Al-Arabiya discovers a sixteen-month-old promotion for my book The Truth About Muhammad, and the spittle starts flying.
As for the [sub-]headline of their piece [which reads: "Book is said to contain lies and hate"], I challenge anyone at Al-Arabiya, or anyone anywhere, to substantiate a single lie or hateful statement within the book."