Islam and dating
As concerns the god of Islam, Allah, Walker (22) has this to say: "Late Islamic masculinization of the Arabian Goddess, Al-Lat or Al-Ilat—the Allatu of the Babylonians—formerly worshipped at the Kaaba in Mecca.
It has been shown that 'the Allah of Islam' was a male transformation of 'the primitive lunar deity of Arabia.' Her ancient symbol the crescent moon still appears on Islamic flags, even though modern Moslems no longer admit any feminine symbolism whatever connected with the wholly patriarchal Allah." Indeed, the Koran verifies Allah's lunar or night-sky status: "Remember the name of our Lord morning and evening; in the night-time worship Him: praise Him all night long." (Q ) And at Q 9: "They question you about the phases of the moon.
But Islamic legends say Abraham was a late intruder into the shrine of the Kaaba.
He bought it from priestesses of its original Goddess.
Before Islamic times the moon deity was the most prominent object of cults in ancient Arabia.
In Exodus (3:1) Sinai is called the 'mountain of the Elohim. Traces of ancient moon-worship were energetically removed from the text by later editors.
This suggests that it has long been sacred.' "In the Old Testament, which is a collection of much earlier, often edited writings, the moon appears as a power of good (Deut. A few remained, however, and can be recognized in the prohibitions of Deuteronomy.
It would be safe to say that few non-Muslims would like to see this world taken over by Islam, which, along with Christianity, represents the worst of Oriental despotism.
Many futurists and visionaries would like to see this planet pry itself free of religions, especially those stuck in the Dark Ages.
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An April 2001 survey by CAIR found 69 percent of Muslims in America saying it is "absolutely fundamental" or "very important" to have Salafi (similar to radical Wahhabi Islamic ideology) teachings at their mosques (67 percent of respondents also expressed agreement with the statement "America is an immoral, corrupt society"). Moorthy Muthuswamy The Qur'an tells us: "not to make friendship with Jews and Christians" (), "kill the disbelievers wherever we find them" (1), "murder them and treat them harshly" (3), "fight and slay the Pagans, seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem" (9:5).