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The ‘Pedophile Prophet’ Issue

*IMPORTANT* A lot of people have taken this video as arguing away Islamic child brides. NO!!! Go to 4:12 and watch the last bit where I make it quite clear that Muhammad is clearly a grotesque example to follow today, whatever historical perspective we take on him, at least in terms of some of his actions.

Don’t just leave this to me, please, everyone needs to know about this hoax given the fresh ‘airtime’ it has just received.
Please consider mirroring, linking or – better still – making a video of your own!!!!

This is Thunderf00ts latest video ‘educating’ us on Islam.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKncDLnqYh8

A Sky News article on the awful hoax Thunderf00t helps to further fuel in his video:
http://blogs.news.sky.com/foreignmatters/Post:dcc9d723-8046-4857-b618-5c1135ba6417

…and a paragraph from that article (written by a SKY reporter present at the actual mass wedding):

“Dozens, and I mean dozens, of websites took the video of the event and wrote lurid stories about Hamas mass paedophilia with headlines about ‘450 child brides’, and endless copy about how disgusting this was, how it showed how depraved Islam is, et al, ad infinitum. Site after site jumped on the story, linking from one totally wrong load of rubbish to the next . I’ll give credit to Tundra Tabloids who at least took down the video, but most sites just ploughed on regardless.
I spent a few hours visiting websites and leaving comments where I could. To little avail. Instead I received a steady stream of vitriol. The best response was on a site run by a Debbie Schlussel . The guy who posted it said he wasn’t interested in the detail. The detail being the fact that the girls weren’t the brides.”

I wonder if Thinderf00t will take this video down once he knows this or will he continue the tradition of these other websites? i wonder if he is interested in this small ‘detail’ (maybe just my pedancy coming through again, eh Tfoot?)????

The links sent to me by user ‘Iamgoddard’
http://www.hoax-slayer.com/mass-muslim-marriage.shtml
http://blog.grigaitis.net/2009/09/hamas-plays-host-to-pedophilia/

It must be noted that there are muslim scholars in Saudi Arabia (probably elsewhere, but like always, Saudi is the worst of the worst), who really DO assert the acceptability of marrying children on the back of Prophet Muhammad as an example. This shows the dangers of accepting someone who lived 1400 years ago in a totally different culture as a shining example for the 21st century. What it does NOT do is make acceptable the continuation of a hoax. Channels with nearly 100,000 subs should be more responsible than this (hell, channels with a 100 subs should be more responsible imo)

I wonder if Thinderf00t will take this video down once he knows this or will he continue the tradition of these other websites? i wonder if he is interested in this small detail (my pedancy coming through again, eh Tfoot?)????

Thanks for watching, I have a fence to paint!

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