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Old 13.01.2015, 21:41
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Re: France: Charlie Hebdo Office shootings

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There's nothing in the Koran forbidding depictions of Mohammed. The idea is to prevent idol-worship such as in Christianity. A very interesting article about it here:

http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/wo...hootings-paris
Unlike the Jewish and Christian religions who do forbid images of God ( 3rd Commandment), the Christians do not take this seriously whereas the Jews do.

Strange that Islam picked up the ten Commandments (sura Al-An'am 6:151) but not the third one; although they do not specifically state these are the Commandants from the tablets that God gave to Moses. Seems strange as Moses is the person with most mentions in the Koran (136 times versus (oddly) only 4 times for Muhammed)

In Islam they not only take the prohibition very seriously but also the depiction of all humans and animals is discouraged.

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