Sunday, 18 September 2011
Relevantly, the contradictions between the 'peaceful' passages and proclamations and those passages which contradict them, can be accounted for in terms of Mohammed’s Mecca and Medina periods. In the former period, Mohammed had little or no power and thus he preached tolerance and even peace. When he gained power, in Medina and elsewhere, he had no need for such things - for such perfect examples of Islamic taqiyya. It was then that the true Mohammed made his final and true face known: that of a warrior-killer and a proselytising Islamic expansionist/imperialist.