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 »

Cartoonist Attacker Also Plotted Clinton Hit

Somali who attacked Westergaard was detained earlier in Kenya

(Newser) - The Somali man who attacked a controversial Danish cartoonist had been previously arrested in Kenya in September on suspicion of plotting an attack against US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Denmark's Politiken newspaper reports today. Citing unnamed sources, it said he was later released due to lack of evidence. Clinton... 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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