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Muhammad Had 'British Values'?
How best to fight against the global jihad? The claim is increasingly common in the West that the best way is...more Islam.
"This is a golden opportunity," wrote the Muslim activist Sajda Khan in the U.K.'s Independent, "to develop within our schools a curriculum based upon the biography of Prophet Muhammad, which clearly demonstrates and embeds what are now also considered British values. This is what will develop a strong sense of identity within our youth and dismantle the perverse understanding of Islam peddled by a few. We must be brave enough to say that being a British Muslim is not an oxymoron; it is the most natural thing in the world."
This is just the sort of thing the addled leftists of the Independent eat up by the truckload. But let's look into some of the British values that Islamic tradition holds Muhammad as having taught. All the statements below are from hadiths (reports of Muhammad's words and deeds) accepted as reliable by Muslims, and recounting what are considered to be the words of Muhammad, or descriptions of his actions:
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