Recently I highlighted Anthony Rogers of AnsweringIslam.org as being conned by his Christian missionary colleague, Sam Shamoun, concerning a narration from AlTabari. Shamoun in his desperation to repel Muslim argumentation regarding Deut 33:2 decided to fudge things (that’s to say he turned to deception).
Sahmoun presented this narration from AlTabari in his attempt to convince people that 12,000 soldiers took part in the Conquest of Mecca , this is how he cited it:
The Messenger marched with 2,000 Meccans and 10,000 of his companions [who had marched with him and] with whose help God had facilitated the conquest of Mecca. Thus there were 12,000 in all …”
Notice the citation is incomplete. Shamoun’s objective here is to convince people this narration from AlTabari is speaking about the conquest of Mecca.
However, when the entire citation is quoted one can see it’s not about the Conquest of Mecca but about the Battle of Hunain (against the Hawazin). Here is the entire citation:
The Messenger marched with 2,000 Meccans and 10,000 of his companions [who had marched with him and] with whose help God had facilitated the conquest of Mecca. Thus there were 12,000 in all. The Messenger of God placed ‘Attab b. Asid b. Abi al-‘As b. Umayyah b. ‘Abd Shams in charge of Mecca [to look after] the men who stayed behind while he proceeded to confront Hawazin.”
Anthony Rogers is silent on this, why? Simple, he knows Shamoun was deceptive and conned him!
Why did Shamoun hide the crucial information of who this battle was against? Because he wanted people to think Al Tabari’s narration taught 12,000 soldiers took part in the Conquest of Mecca thus aiding his attempt to refute the Muslim argument that the 10,000 saints mentioned in Deut 33:2 referred to the 10,000 soldiers with Prophet Muhammad at the Conquest of Mecca.
Recently Shamoun, Rogers and one of their ardent followers have taken to obfuscation on this issue. They have remained silent on this issue but have tried to introduce other sources into the mix.
One step at a time fellas. Why did Shamoun deliberately deceive people concerning this narration in Al-Tabari?
For more information on this saga see here:
N.B Anthony Rogers recently accused me of disparaging Jesus (p). I stated he was lying and asked him for examples. He was immature and provided no examples. Stop lying Anthony and apologize. Screenshot: