His name was Muhammad: What the MSM doesn't want you to learn about Islam
I realize it's a little late in the game for a crash course in Islam. But, in a time when the mainstream media and the people who control it are hell-bent on smearing and vilifying Islam to plunge us into war, much like they vilified others before in wars gone by, it’s vital to gain a better understanding of the faith, its prophet, and the values it represents.
[The first of a three part documentary,] this part deals with the life of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), his early life, his encounter with God Almighty and the birth of Islam. Islam would become the revitalizing force of a barbaric Arabia, returning people to God and bringing back the monotheistic message of Christianity and Judaism in the most powerful way.A few notable excerpts from the documentary:
Above all, Muhammad was to bear one message to his people – a simple, yet radical proclamation – that there is only one God.[snip]* * *
Divine unity is not only saying that there is only one God and that there aren’t other deities. It’s only thinking about one thing. So, to be thinking about possessions, to be thinking about status, to be thinking about power, are all intellectual idols.* * *
The implications were staggering. One God meant one people – no more tribal divisions. To the poor and unprotected the prospect was revolutionary.* * *
[O]ne of the most important things in his early teachings [is] the strong social justice message that he delivered. In Mecca, at the time, there was an increasing separation between the haves and the have nots. He insisted that this was not to be and that we should share the wealth and it was this social justice message that I think really got him a hearing among many of the folk.* * *
[C]oming with Islam [was] a new order, a new way of life and it was a beautiful way of life because everybody was equal – black, white, men, women, children, so it had that type of universal appeal which I think is the reason why Islam spread so rapidly.***
[Upon returning to Mecca, after defeating the Meccan army,] Meccans [expected Muhammad to exact] a big revenge - the men are usually killed, the women and children are sold into slavery. There is little pity for the losers - of course, that's standard around the world.
But, Muhammad had a surprise in store for the fallen city. When Muhammad came to Mecca and not only did not carry out a bloody revenge, he actually embraced the very Meccans he had fought for three years and who had attempted to annihilate him, it was very shocking to the people in his milieu.
So, within the very founding of the religion one finds episodes of great generosity, often extraordinary acts of kindness and mercy.
"But, BUT - that can't be! Islam is evil, I tell you - EVIL!"-- Israeli "Expert" on Terrorism
If you find the documentary informative, pass it on.
And No, this is NOT an attempt to proselytize - just an effort to expose the lies that have reached fever pitch and that threaten to plunge this nation into a senseless world war from which we may not emerge.