Western Civilisation was and is superior to anything Islam has developed. Islam has not aided in the development of the modern world; in fact civilisation has only been created in spite of Islam. Raising the alarm about the fascism called Submission since 2000.
Aquinas knew this. Being a keen observer of the human condition, he was also familiar with the chief works of the Muslim philosophers of his day including Avicenna, Algazel, and Averroes–and engaged them in his writings. He found them wanting. Unlike the claims by the modern cult of Islamophilia, Moslem ‘science’ produced very little. Most ‘inventions’ ascribed to Moslems were converts or those living in Moslem domains. Most of the creations pre-date Moslem conquests. Acquinas knew this and was able to quite easily dissect Muhammadism both theologically and practically.
Such an offer, Aquinas contended, appealed to a certain type of person of limited virtue and wisdom.
Because of the weakness of Muhammadism’s contentions, Aquinas argued, “no wise men, men trained in things divine and human, believed in him from the beginning.” Instead, those who believed in him “were brutal men and desert wanderers, utterly ignorant of all divine teaching, through whose numbers Muhammad forced others to become his followers by the violence of his arms.”
In his Summa contra gentiles, Aquinas ends his argument by stating the obvious that Muhammed, had to keep his followers ignorant in order for them to remain faithful. It was, Aquinas wrote, “a shrewd decision on his part to forbid his followers to read the Old and New Testaments, lest these books convict him of falsity.”
“It is thus clear that those who place any faith in his words believe foolishly,” he wrote.
Aquinas is of course correct. Muhammad himself was largely ignorant, a war lord, a man who had 24 sex slaves and wives, who had sex with a 9-year-old, who murdered started wars and brutalized populations. For clever people, this makes him a ‘prophet’ of peace.
Muhammad is the anti-thesis of Jesus Christ, or in more prosaic terms the anti-Christ. Indeed Muhammad's family idol Baal, the Meccan moon deity, is depicted as a depraved cult of evil in the Old Testament. Mein Koran and Mein Muhammad basically teach the opposite of Christianity. Of that there is no doubt. If you have read Mein Koran, the history of Moslem Jihad, and the core texts of the Hadith and Sira, you know that Islam is in the main, anti-Christian, and offers the view of an anti-Christ, namely Muhammad.
One clear example out of a million one could mention in differentiating the fascistic death cult of Muhammad, which runs riot with anti-semiticism, misogyny, Christian-hate, violence, illiteracy, and Jihad; is that Muhammad did not, could not and would not, perform miracles. The list of miraculous episodes attributed to Christ are only hinted at in the New Testament. A full list is never given. As John stated, it would take too many scribes and too many books. Nevertheless there are about 2 dozen such miracles identified in the Bible, including raising 4 people from the dead, though no doubt many more were raised. The resurrection is the greatest miracle in history, attested to by Romans, Jews and modern Christian haters. No coherent set of facts or arguments exist to contravene the act of the risen Christ.
What of Muhammand and his miracles ?
First, Moslems tried to ascribe to Muhammad the known and accepted miracles of Christ. As usual Mein Islam poaching and plagiarizing from Jewish or Christian sources. Islamic expert Guillaume writes:
“Whether the object of the inventors was to elevate their prophet to a position equal to that held by Jesus in the estimation of His servants, or whether it was to furnish themselves and their pupils with a messenger of God who satisfied a natural craving of the human heart for a visible manifestation of divine power it is not our purpose to determine....the works of Christ...and those of his apostles are freely drawn on and put into the mouth of Muhammad.”
Thus we have yet again Moslem deceit and fiction. Muhammad was a lustful, violent, brigand, who had no power to perform the miraculous because he did not possess any real faith. His cult of submission was simply a tool of control. Mein Koran contains no ethics whatsoever that are Catholic or Universal. Be nice to fellow Moslems. Kill or conquer the rest.
Dashti, the Iranian Moslem investigator comments:
“Moslems, as well as others, have disregarded the historical facts. They have continually striven to turn this man [Muhammad] into an imaginary superhuman being, a sort of God in human clothes, and have generally ignored the ample evidence of his humanity. They have been ready....to present these fantasies as miracles.”
There is no record – NONE – in Mein Koran of Muhammad discussing God and love. Nor is there any record – NONE – of Muhammad discussing God, the spirit, the soul and the Golden Rule. It is all violence, hate, bile and the world riven into 2 – Moslems versus the rest.
Mein Koran has many passages in which the Fuehrer Muhammad is asked to perform a miracle. He always remains dumb and mute. He ignores the pleas. He does nothing. No resurrection of the dead, water was not turned into wine, 5.000 were not fed with a few loaves, the elements were not arrested, people were not cured.
Christ brought hope, faith, love, the golden rule and charity. Muhammad arrived touting sex slavery, misogyny, intolerance, anti-semiticism, a hatred of Christians and Jihad. Why would any educated, intelligent human follow Mein Muhammad ?
It is rather curious that Muhammad, who raped, killed, tortured, murdered, had 15-24 wives and concubines [only the quantity not the act of misogyny is in doubt]; who waged Jihadic war to spread his totalitarianism, is considered a prophet. Christians who had refused to follow the illiterate Arab adventurer, and who had in part, fought with the Quraysh against the Muslims were condemned by Allah to suffer torture, death, enslavement and eternal damnation. Allah the moon deity Baal or Hu'Baal of Mecca, is of course a pseudonym for Muhammad within the pages of Mein Koran.
According to Muhammad-Allah, the Christians with their Trinity worship, are polytheists, wayward, greedy, linked with Satan and never to be trusted. Within Mein Koran polytheism is to be punished by death. Muhammad had a grudging respect for Monks and Nuns, but since they would not follow his Sharia or path, they were just another group of criminals and antagonists.
“Fight against the Christian and Jews until they pay the tribute readily, being brought low into humiliation.” [9:29]
“...monks devour the wealth of mankind wantonly and debar men from the way of Allah...” [9:34]
“There will be painful doom to the rich and greedy Christian monks.” [9:34]
“Jews and Christians believe in idols and false deities.” [4:51]
“Jews and Christians are losers.” [5:53]
“Christians are wrong about the Trinity. For that, they will have a painful doom.” [5:57]
“Do not take Jews or Christians for friends. If you do, Allah will consider you to be one of them.” [5:51]
“Christians and Jews are perverts. Allah himself fights against them.” [9:30]
“Jews and Christians are evil transgressors.” [5:59]
“Christians and Jews must believe what Allah has revealed to Muhammed; if not, Allah will turn them into apes, as He did to the Sabbath-breakers.” [4:47]
Fight, kill, hate the Christian. Pope Frank would say this proves Moslems love their Christian 'brothers'.
Muhammad seems to have learned most of his garbled and quite insane monotheistic theology from Nestorians and monks, at least in part. He would have encountered them on his travels to Syria on caravan business, before he turned to looting and pillaging caravans to sustain his Jihad. After the Christians mocked and rejected Muhammad, recognizing his insanity, they became cursed by the moon deity. Having failed to recognize Mohammed to be a prophet, the Christians would be punished and eternally damned.
Perverts, losers, apes, greedy, and engaging in false worship, the followers of Christ had to be supplanted by the 'purity' of Islam. To big brains such supremacist raving is deemed 'religious' and tolerant.