Dishonesty and malice does not get much worse than this latest episode as Answering Islam offers lunacy to prop up its past blunders.
You may recall, we rebuked two Answering Islam authors (David Wood and Sam Shamoun) for propagating the thighing hoax on separate occasions – Mr. Shamoun was peddling these lies 2-3 years ago whilst Mr. Wood relatively recently reinvented ‘dumb and dumber’ by picking up on the SAME hoax despite his colleague being rebuked into silence years prior. The truth and accuracy are no obstacles for folk from Answering Islam.
Lunacy, desperate lunacy…
A couple of months ago one of their financial backers (Radical Moderate) called in to the ‘Jesus or Muhammad’ (ABN) show and quizzed them on our rebuke at the behest of a commenter on this blog (Abdul).
Sam Shamoun and David Wood were clearly under pressure in a live situation under the careful watch of a generally Islamophobic Christian audience. This pressure was too much to bear for SamShamoun as he circumnavigated the obvious and rightful action (apologizing for his past promotion of lies) in favour of a full frontal attack which amounted to little other than hot air – hot air with the whiff of dishonesty.
In short he persisted with his proven lie by insisting he was right and (wrongly) repeated ‘Muhammad did thigh Aisha’. To prop up his bout of desperate lunacy he claimed to have a ‘massive Arabic file’ saved on his computer. Huh?
Lunacy: Answering Islam Propagating Malicious Falsehoods
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For those who are still unaware, the claim that Prophet Muhammad ‘thighed’ Aisha (Aishah) is a hoax (lie).
This malicious claim arose from a Christian website in the form of a ‘fatwa’. As previously noted Saudi scholars have denounced this ‘fatwa’ as a lie and rejected the claim that Muhammad performed this act.
Muhaddith.org offered a fine synopsis of this internet hoax:
The lie does not cite any hadith, but merely repeats a falsified fatwa against Saudi scholars who denied ever having made it, as declared on their website, and they added "Our Prophet prohibits even seclusion with a fiancée."
Therefore, the only sexual acts with prepubescent girls were actually just fantasized in the perverted imagination of the person fabricating the lie in his sick mind about “thighing” and “rubbing” repeatedly a 6 year old girl.
Evidence, what is evidence?
Answering Islam have had years to study and realize that a claim of Prophet Muhammad performing any action can only be backed up by a narration or a Quranic Verse. Neither narration nor a Quranic Verse supports their fabrications. Why do they still persist with such lies then?
Why Answering Islam is not coming clean…
Perhaps Mr. Shamoun’s (and Mr. Wood’s?) donations and pride keep him from admitting he presented lies and has nothing evidential. He has had 2-3 years to present his material, yet he has not presented anything. That’s to say, he knows he has nothing. He knows this but dupes the Christian caller (and audience) into thinking he has something to support his falsifications.
Secret files? Answering Islam have been watching too many episodes of X Files
Answering Islam’s Sam Shamoun (their unappealing version of Fox Mulder) claims he has a ‘massive Arabic file’ and needs to get it ‘translated’. As astutely mentioned in the video, if he is yet to have it translated then he is appealing to something which he has not even digested nor even read. Shear and unadulterated lunacy!
Moreover and more importantly, Mr. Shamoun messaged me in December of 2010 concerning this file. He has had months/years to produce it yet to this day has not presented ANY of this secret ‘file’. I’m beginning to suspect he either has no secret file and is simply lying or knows the secret file is insubstantial and nonsensical to the extent that his charlatanry will be laughably exposed if he did unleash this secret ‘file’?
The truth is, he has nothing and the months/years of waiting proves it.
David Wood desperate + fobbing off a loyal financial donor
In the clip, Mr. Shamoun is put on the spot by his eager colleague Mr. Wood as he suggests the mysterious secret files should be presented on next month’s ABN ‘Jesus or Muhammad’ show but Mr. Shamoun dismisses this suggestion. Why? It’s obvious why; he has nothing and was simply fobbing the audience off in an effort to avoid apologizing for his past indiscretions (i.e. gullibly peddling lies).
Why was Mr. Wood so desperate to have the secret files put on show? Well, this man went onto the Google machine and found the SAME lies and ran with them as the charlatan he is. We rebuked him spectacularly and I guess his audience realized he is not the self-styled expert on Islam as he would want folk to believe – not exactly the ideal ingredient when you want folk to offer financial support to fund your lifestyle and activities, is it?
Finally, spare a thought for the betrayed and used Christians. The chap phoning into the show is a man whom I am familiar with, he has spent a number of dollars in funding Mr. Shamoun and Mr. Wood as well as offering time and other forms of support, yet he was simply fobbed off by Answering Islam’s Sam Shamoun via his ‘call my bluff’ style charade. A dishonest charade by anybody’s standard. I truly hope he asks for his cash back and resists their Wood’s/Shamoun’s future pleas for support; financial or otherwise. Talk about betraying and deceiving one of your own!
To this man, I invite you (as well as all concerned) to a relationship with the God whom Jesus worshipped (Allah). Would you like that? If yes, come to Islam and strive to become a brother of Jesus (Mark 3:35)
Peace be upon all the Prophets and Messengers of Allah. May Allah keep us secure against internet hoaxes/distortions and guide us all. Ameen.
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