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The History of Byzantium podcast decided to adopt the radical end of the ‘sceptical view’, which does not reflect the current scholarly consensus. Even the guest they brought on to speak about the subject was Tom Holland, a popular historian who is not a specialist in the field and cannot read Arabic, Syriac or other relevant languages. You need to be aware ...


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There is a great deal of historical evidence that Muhammad was a real person. Although many of the details of his life were recorded after he died, numerous near-contemporary records establish that he did exist, and he was the leader of the Arabs. As Princeton scholar Patricia Crone concluded: "There is no doubt that Muhammed existed, occasional ...


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Assuming Mr. Salem was a Muslim based only on his last name being derived from the Arabic word “Salaam” (various versions of which mean peace in modern Arabic and Hebrew) is very weak tea. The words origins are proto-Semitic meaning it predates Hebrew, Arabic, Aramaic languages and the Jewish, Islamic, and Christian faiths). This, therefore, would hardly be ...


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