The belief in the Prophet Mohammed and the Divinity of Allah and the origins
of a political movement
historians are challenging long-held opinions of the origins of Islam and in
this documentary, Tom Holland examines whether the religion was born fully
formed, or if it evolved over many years.
Adopting the theories of academic historian Patricia Crone as a basis, Holland
asserted that there was little hard evidence for the origins of Islam and asks
why it took several decades after the death of Muhammad for his name to appear
on surviving documents or artifacts.
Arguing that there was little evidence for how the faith was born, he suggested
that the city of Mecca may not have been the real birthplace of Muhammad and
Islam, and - while not clearly disputing Muhammad's existence as a real
historical figure - claimed that much of the Islamic origin story was later
developed in the early years of the Arab Empire.
Since this video was made, a Koran pre-dating Mohammed has surfaced which adds
to the mystery or the lie however you choose to see it. This history as it's
told also gives corroboration to stories told by other historians like
Tarek Fatah who are
exposing the truth that Islam is less a religion and more a political movement
for global dominion. The word Islam means 'submit' and the way it's spread, it's
a case of convert or die, but the Saudis consider themselves the only true
Muslims and all must submit to them.
Note also that at the time of Muhammad, the language known today as Arabic was
in its early developmental stage and most writing was in Aramaic.
Islam - The Untold Story, by Tom Holland
The Oldest Quran Has Little Similarity To The Modern Version
Like the bible, and to apparently an even greater extent, the Qur'an of today
cannot be claimed to be a true version of the oldest Qur'an in the world
discovered in 1972, written in 705-715 AD, and available to researchers in 1979.
There are TREMENDOUS differences, an excellent example of one being an original
text of "72 grapes" being changed to the infamous "72 virgins" awaiting the
faithful in the afterlife hundreds of years later.
The standard histories of Muhammad and the early development of Islam are based
on Islamic literature that dates to the ninth and tenth centuries--some two
centuries or more after the death of Muhammad in 632. Islamic literary sources
do not exist for the seventh and eighth centuries, when, according to tradition,
Muhammad and his immediate followers lived. All that is preserved from this time
period are a few commemorative building inscriptions and assorted coins.
As the researchers meticulously show, the name "Muhammad" first appears on coins
in Syria bearing Christian iconography. In this context the name is used as an
honorific meaning "revered" or "praiseworthy" and can only refer to Jesus
Christ, as Christianity was the predominant religion of the area at this time.
This same reference exists in the building inscription of the Dome of the Rock
in Jerusalem, built by the caliph `Abd al-Malik.
The implication of these and other findings here presented is that the early
Arab rulers adhered to a sect of Christianity. Indeed, evidence from the Koran,
finalized at a much later time, shows that its central theological tenets were
influenced by a pre-Nicean, Syrian Christianity.
Linguistic analysis also
indicates that Aramaic, the common language throughout the Near East for many
centuries and the language of Syrian Christianity, significantly influenced the
Arabic script and vocabulary used in the Koran. Finally, it was not until the
end of the eighth and ninth centuries that Islam formed as a separate religion,
and the Quran underwent a period of historical development of at least 200
In other words, even should one believe the Qur'an as written by Mohammad is a
sacred text, the Qur'an of today is a substantially different book, unqualified
to be called the true Qur'an or even a reasonable facsimile. Thus contemporary
Islam is complete bullshit based on the false and inaccurate Qur'an in current
use by Muslims. Muslims leaders, of course, reject the physical and irrefutable
evidence and facts presented.
There's an older version since dissapeared from fb that gave more credibility to
Tom Holland's depiction that the first ideas of what became Islam originated in
Palestine or Syria giving support to the idea it may have been created by te
Catholics as a weapon against Jews and Christians.