10,000 Muslims protest outside the offices of Google in London demanding limitations on free speech and calling for censorship.November 11, 2012
Mohammed with feathers on body and tail of fish
(Islam versusEurope) Mohammed caricatures aren’t new. This one dates from 1141-1143. Depicting Mohammed with feathers on his body and the tail of a fish, it appeared in the first Latin edition of the Koran, the translation having been supervised by Peter the Venerable, abbot of Cluny.
The book exists in the collection of the National Library of France. This image was featured in an exhibition in 2005. No one seemed to be offended. Maybe Muslims aren’t much for museum-going.
Taken together, all of the elements mentioned in this passage [Sūrah 34:12b-13a] –Solomon as builder of a place of worship, the massive use of bronze, the jinn as workers, the images, and water basins — make it certain that this passage is describing the building of Solomon’s Temple, viewing its construction as having been ordered by God and facilitated by divine intervention.
In these Qurʾānic narratives about Mary, the temple appears in Qurʿān 3:35-37, describing the birth of Mary and her dedication as a youth to serve in the temple, where she is miraculously fed by God.
- The Qurʾān also includes a rather detailed description of the destructions of the Jerusalem temple by the Babylonians and the Romans in 17:4-8.
The Qurʾān views the temple of Jerusalem through three different lenses. First, the Qurʾānic temple was an Israelite holy place intimately tied to the lives of the ancient prophets. Solomon built it by divine decree and with miraculous assistance. It was commemorated as a place of repentance and miracles. Second, it was a Christian holy place, where God fed Mary miraculous food, and angels spoke to Zachariah. Finally, it was a contemporary Muslim sacred place, directly linked to the spiritual life of the Muslims, where Muhammad ascended to heaven in vision. But, despite its holiness, it was destroyed because of the apostasy of the Jews. For the Qurʾān, the Jerusalem temple is thus a sign of God’s miraculous power, and a warning, that sacredness does not derive from a place alone, but from submission (ʾislām) to the will of God.
The Temple Mount, when King Herod enlarged and rebuilt it and the Temple in 19 B.C.E. Secrets of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, by Leen and Kathleen Ritmeyer. BAS, 1998. via orion.it.luc.edu
yes… she is Christian, but listen to what she says about Islam. Woman burns offensive passages from Quran after bookmarking them with bacon. ; Ann Barnhardt’s excellent contribution to awareness of Islam as practiced in the less advanced parts of the world, and in Sharia-compliant enclaves in Europe.
…America had problems with Dogfood from China. Imagine if we had published our hate literature there? We might have had world peace!