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Old 02-09-2017, 07:57 PM   #3181
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That's funny because in islam it's ok to lie. Taqiyya, kitman, tawriya, and muruna.









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Muhammad clearly used deception when he signed a 10-year treaty with the Meccans that allowed him access to their city while he secretly prepared his own forces for a takeover.

What's the 5th pillar of Islam?
Does it not involve a specific building?
Then why are you lying about another man's intentions?

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The unsuspecting residents were conquered in easy fashion after he broke the treaty two years later.

Who broke the covenant?
It shows in the Western Made film, The Message, it was not a Muslim.

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Some of the people in the city who had trusted him at his word were executed. Muhammad used deception to trick his personal enemies

Specify if you speak the Truth.

These people attacked, kicked, vandalized, tortured, discarded, mocked, ridiculed, engaged in 2 battles, and attempted to assassinate Muhammad (PBUH) for 13 years before the community left for Madinah.


into letting down their guard and exposing themselves to slaughter by pretending to seek peace.[/quote]

Where is your source? Are you sure you are not just copying what you know fo the Trojan Horse idea and applying unto Muslims, which are an entirely different historical event. Your posts have an anti-Muslim streak and you read books by people that specifically rewrite history to depict Muslims as evil and then call it"Truth" "RealCrusaderHistory."

The Truth never needs monikers like that. It stands alone by itself.
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Old 02-09-2017, 11:02 PM   #3182
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Picked up Papillion second hand the other day. Gonna start reading it before bed.
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Old 02-10-2017, 03:50 AM   #3183
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Kafka's Metamorphosis and other short stories.
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Old 02-10-2017, 03:55 AM   #3184
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Kafka's Metamorphosis and other short stories.

I always wondered how big the cockroach was
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Old 03-08-2017, 05:03 PM   #3185
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I read the first book in Bill Warner's Political Islam series. A short book highlighting the significant things in the Koran. When I was a kid I remember finding a koran among books that the library was going to throw away. I opened it and tried to read it but it was confusing. It wasn't in chronological order and it was boring. So I just tossed it back with the other books that were going to be thrown in the thrash.
This book is easy to read and short. Warner uses scientific methods to break it down.
Something I didn't get...did Allah turn Jews into apes? That was weird.
Momo wasn't having a lot of success in Mecca, he wasn't converting that many people. But after the battle of Badr and when he pretty much became a warlord muslim conversion blossomed.
The next book is on the Sira.

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Old 03-09-2017, 04:48 AM   #3186
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I always wondered how big the cockroach was
Nabokov (fluent in German) said it is more accurately described as a kind of domed beetle like creature:

https://www.jonathanrosenbaum.net/wp...v_on_kafka.jpg

Flailing its little legs in the air.



Reading Pascal's Pensees myself.
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Old 03-09-2017, 06:06 AM   #3187
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Old 03-09-2017, 07:24 AM   #3188
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Just finished "Papillion." Masterpiece. About to start "the Beach"
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Old 03-09-2017, 09:49 AM   #3189
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this guy recommended me Nelson Mandellas autobiography by himself
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Old 03-09-2017, 09:58 AM   #3190
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this guy recommended me Nelson Mandellas autobiography by himself

Does he describe in the book the terrorist acts he committed? Talk about how he received funding from the USSR? About the brutal murder by Necklacing his wife ordered? How about the kidnappings, witness intimidation, torturing and conventional murder committed at her behest?


Mandela is the most overrated figure in the world. More overrated than Ghandi, the Dalai Lama and Mother Teresa combined.
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Old 03-09-2017, 10:22 AM   #3191
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Old 03-15-2017, 01:06 AM   #3192
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Just finished "Papillion." Masterpiece. About to start "the Beach"
Finished "the Beach"

Will start "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" on the weekend.
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Old 03-18-2017, 02:29 PM   #3193
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The second book in Dr. Warner's Political Islam series. The life of Mohammed : The Sira. It was a short read and quite informative. It seems Mo changed his religion has he went. Making tweaks here and there. He spoke well of the Jews at first than later he slaughtered them. He wasn't very successful as a preacher, but as a politician and warlord he converted many. Killing non-believers during the sacred months is considered a moral act. In a 9 year period Mo averaged one armed event every six weeks..not including assassinations and executions. Of course we know he married Aisha at 6. He allowed her to play with her toys (she was a child after all). He used to bathe with her in the same tub. He would fondle her. Yeessh. So islam is a political ideology. In islam slavery is a blessing. There is a lot of slavery in the book. He always had the pick of the litter..sex slaves. Interesting read. Is this a holy book? Yikes. This is a good book for a beginner that just wants to know about the life of Mo.
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Old 04-20-2017, 11:40 PM   #3194
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I enjoyed this book. It's not as good as Dune and Dune Messiah, but still good. It got weird towards the end. I wish the villains were showcased more. The main villain was a tragic case. But I guess if you read the first two books you could see her destiny being a bad one. I enjoy the dialog in these Dune books. The verbal sparring between the Atreides twins and the adults that were scheming against them was amusing at times. I may read the fourth book, but I'm liking each book less and less even though they are still good books. The first book is considered a classic and the sequential books though good don't hold up to the first. I would recommend the first book to anyone.
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Old 06-11-2017, 10:56 AM   #3195
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Reading Price of silence right now, which is about the Duke lacrosse scandal when those kids were accused of raping a stripper.

Excellent read thus far.

Just got done reading a Jordan bio, the life......was not a patch on Halberstams playing for keeps, at 600+ pages it just wasnt worth it considering so much of what he writes about is well known.
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