Moe's Problem With Poets

There are several celebrated incidents in which Muhammad lashed out violently against poets, ordering their murder for the crime of making fun of him — including Abu ‘Afak, who was over one hundred years old, and the poetess ‘Asma bint Marwan. Abu ‘Afak was killed in his sleep, in response to Muhammad’s question, “Who will avenge me on this scoundrel?” Similarly, Muhammad on another occasion cried out, “Will no one rid me of this daughter of Marwan?” One of his followers, ‘Umayr ibn ‘Adi, went to her house that night, where he found her sleeping next to her children. The youngest, a nursing babe, was in her arms. But that didn’t stop ‘Umayr from murdering her and the baby as well. Muhammad commended him: “You have done a great service to Allah and His Messenger, ‘Umayr!” (Ibn Ishaq, 674-676).

“Famous Chechen poet shot dead in ‘contract killing,’” from RIA Novosti, November 16 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

Prominent Chechen poet Ruslan Akhtakhanov who had angered Muslim separatists in the North Caucasus was shot dead in Moscow.

Akhtakhanov was shot five times in the head and leg as he parked his car on Begovaya St. late on Wednesday, police said.

He was a fervent advocate of Chechnya remaining part of Russia and was also believed to have spent 47 days held hostage by Chechen separatists.

Akhtakhanov was also a member of Russia’s Writers Union.

Authorities are treating the incident as a contract killing.

“The way in which the murder was carried out suggests it had been ordered,” Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin told reporters on Wednesday….

2 thoughts on “Moe's Problem With Poets”

  1. the apples don’t fall from the tree. I get so up set that our higher ups bow to these whinner’s and they do it because they are cowards they want stand up for this country. it will take the women to do it for them. I work retail and I see the women doing all the work unloading the carts and the suppose to be men will stand there with their fat guts hanging out and let the women do it all. even lifting 50 lb dog food and they just look at them like hurry up. so I can go home and sit on the couch. while you put up every thing. a lot of the men are lazy in this country never thought I would be saying it but they are. some aren’t even working and yet they want help their wives out . sad ok women it is up to us. lock and load

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