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A Book That Angered More Than 100.000 E-muslims!

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A new “Satanic Verses”, a book of doom, this should be the name of Craig Winn's new book “Prophet of Doom”. Prophet of Doom contains 922 pages and is published by Faithwork in April, 2004. The book is available on Amazon.com. It’s also is available in a free online copy both in PDF and HTML formats plus a French translation in its website. Craig also has another book called "Tea with Terrorists : Who They Are Why They Kill.”

What could be noticed about this writer is that he is intolerant and partial, this is manifested in his statement, “My views on Islam are immaterial. So discussing them would be a waste of our time. That is why Prophet of Doom focuses strictly on Muhammad’s recitals as they were recorded in the Qur’an and Muhammad’s words and deeds as they were recorded in the Hadith collections of the earliest Islamic scholars: Ishaq, Tabari, Bukhari, and Muslim.”

In addition to that, “Prophet of Doom” is an unreliable book full with incitement against Islam and Muslims. “Could a prophet and a religion be responsible for today’s terrorist attacks? I invested 10,000 hours in pursuit of that answer.” He spent around 13 months to findtheanswer, he wrote one page per hour in his book! He spent all of that time to produce something so disgraceful, offensive, super ficialandsilly.

Maybe it is the easiest way to be famous; he is trying to represent the Rushdi's affair again. Unlike “The Satanic Verses”, Winn’s book attacks the Prophet directly, to conclude that he was a terrorist:” Muhammad, its lone prophet, conceived his religion solely to satiate his lust for power, sex, and money. He was a terrorist.”

Prophet of Doom contains racial generalisations and incitement against Muslims too; “The citizens of this nation are Muslims. They’re doing what they were ordered to do. They left their homes to fightinfidels;theystoleourplanes,ravaged our economy, and slaughtered innocents in the name of Allah. They even confessed to the crime. Yet not a single national spokesperson or politician has had the courage to hold Islam accountable.”

Winn proclaims that his book has three messages for the three divine religions. For Muslims his message is "I love you in spite of your beliefs and deeds. I would like nothing more than to free you from Islam.”

For christens he says" you—we—are responsible for the awful mess the world is in. We have turned a personal relationship with our Creator into an emasculated religion, confused and aimless. In the name of that religion, we have perpetrated inhumanities." His last message was for Jews: "I love you in spite of yourselves.

Fourteen centuries ago your forefathers sold Bible stories to Muhammad and then mocked him when he goofed them up. By doing so you manufactured your own enemy" He reproved the Jews as they sold the bible, why didn't they sold the Torah? The author never answered.

Craig Winn also reached to the level of denying his book! "The critics of this work will claim that Prophet of Doom is offensive, racist, hatemongering, intolerant, and unnecessarily violent. I agree, but I didn’t write those parts. They came directly from Islam’s scriptures. If you don’t like what Muhammad and Allah said, don’t blame me. I’m just the messenger"

Winn says that all the Islamic scriptures start out foolish, turn hateful, then punitive and violent. Further, he mocks at Qur'an; " The Qur’an may be the worst book ever written. It is jumbled together haphazardly.

It’s almost as if verses were tossed into the air, blown by the wind, and then pieced together as they were plucked from the sand. The 1st surah, or chapter, was never revealed, and it’s written in the wrong voice. The 2nd surah was the ninety-first received chronologically, yet it is the firstrevelationintheQur’an.

The 5th surah was the last in order of alleged revelation. Muhammad claims that his initial inspiration can be found in the 96th surah, which means Allah’s initial salvo is tucked in the back of the book."

Another clear example of winn's heterodoxies is that he says that prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, foretold that the Day of Doom will be in 1110 A.D. "it nonetheless came true. Muslims and infidelsalikehavebeendoomedbyIslam."

In fact, Craig Winn has a serious difficulty of interpretation and understanding the meaning of Qur'an, and the Islamic doctrine. He takes sentences out of their original contexts and judges them, which led a group of Muslims to start an online petition. There are more than 100.000 signatures so far, and the number is growing everyday. 

Hasan Hamarsha -

Hasan Hamarsha has a master’s degree in mass communication from the University of Leicester, England and a BA in journalism and political science from Birzeit University, Palestine.

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