Prophet Muhammad

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Researchers Make 'Fantastically Exciting' Koran Discovery

2 sheets written in early Arabic are at least 1.3K years old

(Newser) - Pieces of what could be the oldest Koran known have been rediscovered in a library at the UK's University of Birmingham. Mistakenly bound with a Koran dating to the late seventh century, two sheets of the Muslim holy book had sat in a collection of 3,000 Middle Eastern... More »

Anguished but Defiant, Charlie Puts Out Next Issue

3M copies in 16 languages out tomorrow with Muhammad on cover

(Newser) - "This isn’t an issue produced by crybabies," Gerard Biard, the new editor in chief of Charlie Hebdo, tells France Info, as per Time . The next edition of the satirical magazine hits stands tomorrow—the first since last week's terrorist attack that left 12 staffers dead. More... More »

Satirical Paper Firebombed Over Mohammed Joke

'Charlie Hebdo' announced the prophet would be 'editor-in-chief' of issue

(Newser) - A satirical French newspaper's offices were firebombed early this morning, one day after announcing this week's issue would feature the Prophet Mohammed as "editor-in-chief." Charlie Hebdo, long known for taking an irreverent stance with regard to all religions, also featured cartoon depictions of Mohammed on the... More »

Islamic Site Threatens South Park Creators

It's supposedly just a 'warning' for Trey Parker, Matt Stone

(Newser) - Leave it to South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone to figure out a way to be offensive to the point of threats on a radical Islamic website. RevolutionMuslim.com posted a “warning” after last week’s episode featuring the Prophet Muhammad in a bear costume. “What... More »

Muhammad Probably Never Existed: Theologian

Islamic scholar's theory enrages Muslims

(Newser) - An Islamic professor's belief that Muhammad probably never existed has Muslim groups seething, the Wall Street Journal reports. The German convert to Islam says he cast a critical eye over historical records and found little to indicate the prophet was a real person. Muhammad’s name didn't appear on coins... More »

Host Blocks Anti-Koran Film's Website

US provider says flick may violate policy; filmmaker unfazed

(Newser) - Amid public outrage, a right-wing Dutch lawmaker has run into a new problem in his relentless quest to market his anti-Koran film: His US-based network provider has suspended service, AP reports. Network Solutions pulled the plug on Geert Wilders, who insists his 15-minute film will expose Islam's holy book as... More »

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