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Cured my Islamophobia,
This review is from: Muhammad: Biography of the Prophet: A Biography of the Prophet (Paperback)
How relieved I was to discover that Muhammad was actually wise, noble and enlightened.
Until I read this wonderful book I thought he was a monsterous seventh century war-lord who convinced his followers that God wanted them to convert, subjugate (as dhimmi) or kill "unbelievers". I thought he had fifteen wives, the last of whom was the daughter of his adopted son and was aged between six and nine at betrothal and fourteen at consummation. I believed he wiped out the Qurayza Jews who were foolish enough to shelter him, claiming to have personally beheaded at least 600.
I even thought his present day followers, like (British Born) Cleric Anjem Choudary wanted to continue in the same way, mainly because they keep saying they do.
Armstrong's book, which is wonderful example of Blairite multiculturalism and political correctness, has convinced me that I believed these things due to a mental illness called 'Islamophobia'. Gosh I'm glad I'm cured.