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Islamic Teaching Does Not Justify ISIS Persecution of Christians, Study Says

Islamic teaching does not justify the Islamic State’s (ISIS) persecution of Christians, based on a study on Prophet Mohammed’s previously untranslated writing.

Rice University professor Dr. Craig Considine, who authored a study on Prophet Mohammed’s writings from 622 to 632 AD, says the writings indicate that Christians who lived in Arabic communities were protected. Considine says the writings, which contain covenants with monks and Christians, were written so that the prophet could establish alliances in his new community, according to the Daily Mail.

The documents studied contain the prophet’s covenants with the monks of Mount Sinai, the Christians of Persia, Christians of Najran, and Christians of the World. Dr. Considine said the documents were found in different monasteries all over the world and in ancient books.

Dr. Considine thinks the covenants were written to protect and defend Christians instead of attacking them. The writings also prove that ISIS’ atrocities against Christians are not justified in the Islamic teaching, the Independent relays.

Continue reading at The Christian Times

One thought on “Islamic Teaching Does Not Justify ISIS Persecution of Christians, Study Says

  1. I followed the link to the Christian Times. One poster said this – “The Covenant with the Monks of Mt Sinai was purportedly written in 623 AD. Mohammed died in 632 AD but the Sinai did not come under Muslim control till about 640 AD. Why would Mohammed issue an edict protecting them and excusing them from paying the jizya tax 17 years before they would be in a position to need it? It is a good question and one which Dr Considine will not answer.”

    I wish to believe that the covenants of Muhammed are true but it is a good question. I hope you will answer it.


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