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Kadhafi Making Stuff Up?

November 18, 2009

I came across a reaction to what Kadhafi had said (link to reaction) (link to my own previous post on what Kadhafi had said).

Swordbearer writes:

Kadhafi, in a one hour lesson on Islam, to a paid audience, stated in regard to Jesus’ crucifixion: “They crucified someone who looked like him.” And his evidence is?????

This is just another example of an uneducated madman speaking about historical events he knows nothing about in order to deceive people into buying into more of his lies. … But hey, if he either doesn’t comprehend Islam which he professes or believes (in regard to women) he can make up his own rules, then why should we believe he wouldn’t make up stuff about other religions?

This is kind of an ironic criticism. Kadhafi’s evidence is the Koran. It’s not good evidence, I agree – but Kadhafi is a Mulsim: he believes what the Koran says, and the Koran says that Jesus was not crucified:

Surat al Nisa 4:157-158. “And because of their saying: ‘we slew the messiah Jesus son of Mary.’ Allah’s messenger-they slew him not nor crucified, but it appeared unto them, and Lo! those who disagree concerning it are in doubt thereof; they have no knowledge thereof save pursuit of a conjecture; they slew him not for certain. But Allah took him up to himself.”

The Koran is wrong, but that is standard Islamic belief. Some say that “it appeared to them” because there was a replacement who was crucified, and some say that “it appeared to them” because Jesus survived the crucifixion without dying. Both are views within Islam.

I don’t know whether Swordbearer means to call Mohammed “an uneducated madman” pr whether he means to call Kadhafi that. I suspect the latter, but actually in this instance Kadhafi appears to be more familiar with Islam than Swordbearer is.



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