Tabari VII:148 "Amr said,'Let's wait here until the cry has died down. They are sure to hunt for us tonight and tomorrow." In shades of Mogadishu, the Meccans sent too few men into harm's way. "I was still in the cave when Uthman bin Malik came riding proudly on his horse. He reached the entrance to our cave and I said to my Ansar companion,'If he sees us, he will tell everyone in Mecca.' So I went out and stabbed him with my dagger. He gave a shout and the Meccans came to him while I went back to my hiding place. Finding him at the point of death, they said,'By Allah we knew that Amr came for no good purpose.' The death of their companion impeded their search for us, for they carried him away." Murder number one.
"We remained in the cave for two days until the pursuit had died down and then went out to Khubayb's cross. My companion said,'Shall we take Khubayb down from his cross.' I went to the cross and untied Khubayb [again]. I carried him on my back and had gone about forty paces when a guard spotted me. I threw Khubayb down, and will never forget the sound his body made when it fell. I managed to throw the guard off, ran to my companion, mounted his camel, and went to the Prophet to tell him what had happened."
A foiled assassination attempt and an isolated murder may seem unworthy of the attention I'm affording them. But they were important to Muhammad, Ishaq, and Tabari, and thus to fundamental Islam. And by sharing every episode recorded by Islamís first biographer and historian, leaving nothing of consequence out, I am confirming a profound truth. Islam, as it was taught and lived by Muhammad, was a terrorist dogma.
Tabari VII:149 "On the way I went into a cave with my bow and arrows. While I was in it a one-eyed man from the Banu Bakr came in driving some sheep. He said,'Who's there.' I said [lied],'I'm a Banu Bakr.''So am I.' Then he laid down next to me, and raised his voice in song:'I will not be a Muslim and will not believe in the faith of the Muslims.' I said,'You will soon see.' Before long the Bedouin went to sleep and started snoring. So I killed him in the most dreadful way that anybody has ever killed. I leant over him, struck the end of my bow into his good eye, and thrust it down until it came out the back of his neck. After that I rushed out like a wild beast and took flight." Murder number two.
"I came to the village of Naqi and recognized two Meccan spies. I called for them to surrender. They said no so I shot and arrow and killed one, and then I tied the other up and took him to Muhammad." Murder number three. Kidnapping number one. The Muslims were having fun. Tabari VII:150 "I had tied my prisoner's thumbs together with my bowstring. The Messenger of Allah looked at him and laughed so that his back teeth could be seen. Then he questioned me and I told him what had happened.'Well done.' he said, and prayed for me to be blessed."
These are the ominous words of the Islamic Hadith, the only words written about this man and his religion within centuries of his death. And they are perverse. Three cold-blooded murders and a hostage taking earned a jovial laugh and a hearty, "Well done!"
While some Hadith may be exaggerated and some may be untrue, it doesn't matter. All that counts is that this is the sum total of what is known about the Muhammad of Islam. I have reported every significant event recorded by Tabari and Ishaq - the earliest, most respected, and comprehensive chroniclers of the Islamic faith. Therefore, what you have been reading is all Muslims know about their prophet. And that, I dare say, explains their behavior.