Again, it always goes back to Muhammad
However, what if such a corpus of teaching doesn't exist and contrarily really does back up killing those who offend the prophet of Islam? A cleric murdering some guy for drawing a picture would make perfect sense then.
And what about the whole issue of the 72 or more houris (perpetual virgins) awaiting the shahid (martyr)? David Wood goes through the texts which produce this doctrine of the most carnal heaven imaginable.
This issue reminds me of the question I have found myself asking some Muslim acquaintances in the past:~ "You are a much better man than Muhammad. Why are you following him? He should be following you."
David Wood writes:~
Nahed Hattar (ناهض حتر) was raised as a Christian in Jordan—though he considered himself an atheist. He was recently shot and killed by a Muslim imam for sharing a cartoon mocking the Islamic view of paradise. The cartoon features a jihadi in bed with two of his houris (the virgins Muslim men get to spend eternity deflowering in Jannah).
In the cartoon, Allah says: “Good evening, Abu Saleh. Do you need anything?” The jihadi replies: “Yes Lord, get me a glass of wine and tell Gabriel to bring me some cashews. After that, send me an immortal servant to clean the floor, and take the empty plates with you. Don’t forget to put a door on the tent so that you knock before you enter next time, Your Glory.”
Hattar was arrested for insulting Islam, even though he apologized and said that he was only making fun of ISIS. Following his arrest, he requested security to protect him, but his request was denied. He was subsequently shot to death outside the courthouse.
Westernized Muslims are now insisting that the cartoon Hattar shared has nothing to do with Islam, and that the view of paradise the cartoon mocks is the view of ISIS, not of Muhammad.
In this video, David Wood goes through Islam's most trusted sources, to see if Muhammad's view of paradise is different from that of ISIS and al-Qaeda.
For more on Islam, Muhammad, and the Qur'an, watch these videos by David Wood:
"Who Killed Muhammad?":
"The Sheepgate Conspiracy":
"A Brief History of the Qur'an":
"Inside the Kaaba":