Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: Why are the Muslims so angry?

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Why are the Muslims so angry?

In case you have not seen the cartoons of Muhammad and would like to see them, then click on the link above and see what all the fuss is about. In the Muslim religion they believe that the way the Quran is suppose to be interpreted says that it is prohibited to create images of Muhammad, and also images of other prophets too, such as Moses and Jesus. Who says that this interpretation is the correct one? Most people who read the bible can agree that it is not to be taken literally. It is a book of stories, all with morals and meanings behind them if you can decipher the truths from the myths and fictional arrays that stray us from the roots. Lets look at the worlds three major religions of the world. Jewish people have been practicing the jewish faith since people started to stray from paganism, and focus on the idea of one god. Christianity started with Jesus who was a jew. Many people have very different ideas of who exactly Jesus was, but the idea that Jesus did infact exist is not debated. Given by the part of the world Jesus was from we know that he had dark skin, and by him being a practicing jew of the old world we also know that he didn't cut his hair or shave his chin as is dictated in the old testament. The coming of Jesus was also spoke of in the ancient scriptures of the Kebra Negast. Now Islam on the other hand is the worlds fastest growing religion, it is also the newest. If Muhammad was supposedly a profit from the biblical days then why did it take till around 600 AD for anyone to recognize he was anyone special, when greatness usually has a more timely following. Here's an idea of why the image of Muhammad being prohibited is so important. (or used to be) Because maybe Muhammad didn't exist. The Quran is a story written about a man who prophecized Christian and Jewish ideas. This man the story is about is named Muhammad. There is much controversy between the ideas of the historical Jesus and the mythical Christ, but it is historically proven that he did exist. Besides for faith there has never been any historical evidence that Muhammad ever existed. Now I'm one for freedom of thought and believing what ever makes you happy. But the muslims that are protesting do not. Because of their actions which are hypocritical and contradictory to their own religion, they are no longer muslims, they are fascists and elitists, and give a bad name to the common muslim. Muslim fanatics also target other religions with animosity such as jews and rastafarians. Why you ask? Because those religions discredit Islam.
Hence the fighting in Israel over holy land that was holy to jews and Christians for thousands of years before the Muslim religion was ever a thought.(Christians not as long) If you look back even further to paganism and even further to cosmotology which most religions are roughly formed around then you would begin to understand that praying to Mecca and praising the Muslim faith is not much more than worshiping the sun. If anyone is interested in reading about ancient religions and practices and how they shaped modern religion, post a comment and I'll list a few books you can read. Here's a question for you: If Muhammad ever lived on this earth than what did he look like?


Blogger Mike Moore said...

I think the same question can be asked about anyone who lived 2,000 years ago. While you correctly point out the murky beginning of Islam, I believe the objective observer finds the Muslim account of the distant past no more or less credible then that of the other two major religions. The New Testament is a book based on versions of events that occurred more then a hundred years before it was written. When considering the difficulties we face trying to discover the truth about current events, it seems very unlikely that ancient events can be definitively verified.

2/09/2006 11:17 PM  
Blogger ZSpag said...

Point well taken, except for the fact that it has been historicley proven that there was a Jesus and the new testament was not written a hundred years later. The first gospel was written by one of his apostles 30 years after his death, and so on untill the fourth and final gospel was written 80 years after his death. Not saying that the gospels don't change slightly from one to the next like the game of telephone and were more meaningful to the time and community in which they were written, cause they do. I was not making a judgement call on the story of Jesus to be true or not, I was just stating that the man did exist. And as far as the Jewish religion there are artifacts that are still around today from King Solomons Kingdom and his personal posesions that dat back well before Jesus.

2/10/2006 2:29 AM  
Blogger A. Mattson said...

I don't want to enter into a debate ove the accuracy of various religious texts. There is a historical basis for all of the great religions. there is no question that the founder of Islam was indeed a real person. I think that a little more research is in order here.
The question of the publication of these cartoons is fascinating, but it has very little to do with the question historical existence of any of the great prophets.
For a class in mass persuasion we need to focus on the way in which this controversey is being manipulated by different political interest groups.

2/14/2006 12:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nothing is proven about anything which is why the word faith is used.

10/22/2011 4:18 PM  

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