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Questions about the religion of the Muslims; a monotheistic faith regarded as revealed through Muhammad as the Prophet of Allah.

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Did Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, The Supreme Leader of Iran, say this about pedophilia?

In an article on FaithFreedom.org, Jennifer King claims: Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, The Supreme Leader of Iran, the Shia Grand Ayatollah, 1979-89 said in his official statements: "A man ...
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Does dipping a fly into food/drink prevent food poisoning?

It's a common knowledge that if a fly falls into your food or drink, you probably shouldn't drink it because it might cause food poisoning. This might be a myth itself but that is not what I'm ...
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Is women wearing burqas or veils ubiquitously in Islamic countries a recent happening?

I ran into an unsourced claim form one of the commenters of the Economist where the user makes a claim about the frequency of women wearing burqas and veil two generations ago (how much time spans a ...
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Is the map about Islam and Aids in Africa based on factual information?

From "totally radical" humorous subreddit, Izlam: Islam prevents Aids It was posted by Bilal Philips in facebook on October 14, 2014. The post is liked by 35k people. But is the data ...
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Do 42% of young muslims in France support suicide bombings?

In this youtube video, in the minute 2:20, the narrator gives some absurd-sounding statistics. After claiming that "21% of syrian migrants support ISIS", he says that "22% of young muslim migrants ...
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Has Angola destroyed all its mosques and banned Islam itself?

I'm seeing a few reports, which appear to primarily stem from this report on a site called onislam.net, which claim that Angola has destroyed (or is set to destroy) all its mosques and has banned the ...
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Are imported, machine slaughtered meats served to pilgrims in Mecca?

I recently received this message on whatsapp: A warning to those Intending to perform Umrah or Hajj Mufti Abdullah Nana, the founding member of the Halal Advocates of America, says: "I ...
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Is an anti-Muslim backlash an explicit policy goal of ISIS? [closed]

Several commentators have claimed that ISIS (aka IS, ISIL or Daesh) has an explicit goal of triggering an anti-Muslim backlash from the West, thus encouraging moderate Muslims to become more extremist....
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Did all of Germany's Muslim MPs vote in favor of same-sex marriage?

I saw the following claim on The Independent's web-site: All six of Germany's Muslim members of parliament voted in favour of same-sex marriage as Angela Merkel faced criticism for opposing the ...
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Is this an old church being destroyed in France?

I saw this video on Facebook this morning: 2800 churches could be destroyed in France in the next 10 years according to current trends. Catholicism is weakened from inside and outside, ...
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Have two out of only 27 Muslim refugees in Japan been arrested for sexual assault?

Have two out of only 27 Muslim refugees in Japan been arrested for sexual assault? Example claim: Japan Accepts 27 Muslim Refugees, Immediately Gets Taste Of Islamic Gratitude and plenty of people ...
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Did an Indian king claim to witness the moon split?

Muslims claim that the moon split done by Mohammad 1400 years ago is documented in an old manuscript in the India Office Library, London, with reference number: Arabic, 2807, 152-173. Source: The ...
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Did ISIS bury women and children alive? [closed]

On the Huffington Post, it is claimed "We have striking evidence obtained from Yazidis fleeing Sinjar and some who escaped death, and also crime scene images that show indisputably that the gangs ...
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Does drinking the urine of camels have medical benefits?

According to an Islam Q&A site, the prophet Mohammad prescribed camel's milk and urine to cure illness. It goes on to claim there are benefits from drinking camel's urine including: Camel’s ...
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Did European Muslim protestors carry signs “Shariah for the Netherlands”, “Islam Will Dominate the World, Freedom Can Go to Hell”

Does the following alleged photograph represent an actual demonstration by real self-identified Muslims, in Europe? I found at: http://www.billionbibles.org/sharia/sharia-europe.html
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Islamic and non-islamic terrorism: casualties

I have seen many articles in favor of the idea that Islamic terrorism is not that dangerous compared to other types, like separatism. Like this. Many mention an FBI study which shows data only until ...
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Were Buddhists murdered en masse during the first Muslim conquest of India?

Lost Islamic History says: The first great expansion of Islam into India came during the Umayyad Dynasty of caliphs, who were based in Damascus. In 711, the Umayyads appointed a young 17 year old ...
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Do Qur'an verse counts correspond to the moon landing date and take-off time from the surface of moon?

There are claims that not just the event itself, but the time of the first moon landing coincided with a prophecy about the moon in the Qur'an. This page claims a match with the year 1969: One of ...
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Is RSS offering Rs 500000 to Muslims to convert to Hinduism?

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is a right-wing, Hindu nationalist, volunteer organisation in India. Manu Joseph posted on Facebook: 500,000 Indian Rupees is around $US7,500. A random Quora user ...
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Were Nezamiyeh (precursors to madrasas) responsible for stifling science [development] in the Islamic world?

An article in The National, while correctly rejecting the Orientalist view that Al-Ghazali was the lynchpin of the Islamic turn from science, nevertheless proposes an alternative that may not be as ...
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Did the Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus, wear a hijab?

This claim (apparently) appeared on billboards in February 2018 on Interstate 55 and the Tri-State Tollway outside Chicago: (Which, yes, does not literally and explicity make the claim "the Virgin ...
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Did 16% of French citizens support ISIS in 2014?

According to Newsweek1: One in six French citizens sympathises with the Islamist militant group ISIS, also known as Islamic State, a poll released this week found. Is this true? 116% of French ...
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Did 150,000 people march against Muslim Immigration in Poland?

The following video was posted on the Facebook page of Milo Yiannopoulos. The video has the following text: 150,000 MARCHED AGAINST MUSLIM IMMIGRATION IN POLAND BUT THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA DID ...
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Does Islam lead to higher crime rates? [closed]

I live in a mostly atheistic country. I have often heard the claim that Muslim people commit more crimes than others, especially that they are thieves due to their religion. Is there is any truth to ...
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Do islamic countries have an higher than average porn consumption despite porn being banned in them?

In first place, I'm linking this wikipedia web page to show that, as a general rule, pornography seems to be banned in islamic countries (although it doesn't show data for all of them, it looks like a ...
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Did Napoleon write an elegy to Imam Hussain(a.s)?

In this YouTube video, noted Pakistani scholar, Allama Zamir Akhtar Naqvi claims (in Urdu) that Napoleon wrote a letter or poem in honour of the historical figure [Imam Hussain] (a.s)(https://en....
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Are Muslim headscarves banned in France?

@ShujaRabbani (9 January 2015, 528 retweets, 467 favorites) If France wants to prove her honesty in believing in their 'Freedom', show us that you will not force Muslim women to take off their ...
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Did the Qur'an predict the defeat of the Persians at the Battle of Issus?

The Wikipedia page of the Qur'an and Miracles states Some Muslims believe that the Qur'an predicted many events years before they happened. They argue that such prophecies are proof of the ...
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Did Sam Harris “argued that Muslims are driven to violent actions by their violent religion”?

This report says: In 2004 Sam Harris published his bestselling book “The End of Faith”. In the aftermath of 9/11, the declaration of the War on Terror and the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, ...
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Is this list of Killings Ordered or Supported by Muhammad accurate? [closed]

I'd like to know to what extend this list is trustable: Wikiislam.net - List of Killings Ordered or Supported by Muhammad Are the sources credible and backed up with solid information? And if not, ...
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Did Muslims in the Middle East cut off the breasts of Christian women?

A Conservative Infidel article from 2014 made a claim (that was repeated in a forum for Americans for Legal Immigration PAC) that: Muslims in the Middle East took Christian girls and cut their ...
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Does the Quran promote violence? [closed]

Does the Qur'an promote violence towards others, or does it promote peace? I hear a lot of people saying that it promotes peace, but this seems like wishful thinking to me (both by believers and ...
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Does putting our head to the ground remove “positive electromagnetic charges”?

A few Muslim friends claimed that putting your head to the ground like what you would do during Muslim prayers helps you by discharging your head from positive electromagnetic charges. I personally ...
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Was Tommy Robinson transferred to a prison with a 71% Muslim population?

Paul Joseph Watson claims that Tommy Robinson has been moved to a prison with a predominantly Muslim population. BREAKING: Tommy Robinson has reportedly been moved to a prison with a 71% Muslim ...
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Did Zakir Naik say “every Muslim should be a terrorist”?

The Salafi Movement Wikipedia page currently quotes Zakir Naik as saying "every Muslim should be a terrorist". They cite a TIME article: Von Drehle and Ghosh, An Enemy Within: The Making of ...
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Did Al-Aqsa Mosque exist when it was used as a praying direction?

A verse of the Quran refers to the "farthest Mosque": Glory to (Allah) Who did take His servant for a Journey by night from the Sacred Mosque to the farthest Mosque, whose precincts We did ...
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Did a lack of Muslims in Japan help prevent a 2002 AQ terrorist attack?

https://twitter.com/rjrasva/status/700683354996211712 Lack of Muslims in Japan prevented al Qaeda attack on 2002 World Cup Sun, February 15, 2004 http://zeenews.india.com/home/lack-of-muslims-in-...
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Are the letters claimed to be sent by Muhammad authentic?

There are several manuscripts claimed to be letters sent by the Islamic prophet Muhammad to various rulers. In this video series, a YouTube user claims that scientific evidence supports that they are ...
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Are there sections across Europe that are so radicalized by Islamic Jihadists that police refuse to go there? [duplicate]

In a recent MSNBC interview, Donald trump said this: "Paris is no longer the same city it was. They have sections in Paris that are radicalized and the police refuse to go there. They're petrified. ...
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Did “four out of 10 British Muslims want Sharia law introduced into parts of” Britain in 2006?

This telegraph article claims: Four out of 10 British Muslims want sharia law introduced into parts of the country, a survey reveals today. It is also reblogged in this site. I have already tried ...
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Is the UN letter advocating the rule of Ali the fourth caliph authentic?

The following letter is viral on the internet which advocates the noble rule of the fourth caliph of Islam, So is it really coming from UN?
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Did Muhammed al-Arifi issue a fatwa permitting rape of Syrian women?

Taslima Nasrin claimed in her blog that Saudi cleric Mohammed al-Arifi issued "a fatawa to rape!". She quoted the following excerpt from this liveleak post as evidence. A Wahhabi religious cleric ...
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Did Yasir al-Ajlawni declare that it is lawful to rape any “non-Sunni Syrian woman”?

This report claims: Fides sources point out that, through social networks, the fatwa was widespread in Syria produced by Yasir al-Ajlawni—A Salafi sheikh of Jordanian origin, resident in ...
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Is 15 percent of the U.S. prison population Muslim?

Huffington Post says: Prisons would also become major centers for Islamic outreach. Today, prison officials, prison chaplains and scholars claim that Islam is the fastest growing religion behind ...
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Do more than half of Ontario residents believe that “mainstream” Islamic doctrines promote violence?

In its article about the recent shootings in Quebec City, the New York Times reported that: A survey in Ontario last summer found that while there was widespread support for accepting the refugees, ...
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Does Halal certification fund terrorism?

Australia's One Nation political party claims Halal certification funds terrorism: Do you realise that you are paying a tax/surcharge that funds ISLAMIC SCHOOLS AND MOSQUES, when you do your ...
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Did John Safran get a fatwa placed on Australian television host Rove McManus?

John Michael Safran... is an Australian radio personality, satirist, documentary maker and author, known for combining humour with religious, political and ethnic issues... Safran is known for his ...
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Was the Muslim population of India in 1850, 16% of the total population?

According to http://www.kashmirherald.com/featuredarticle/indiacensus.html To put it in broader perspective, Muslim population has steadily grown from 13% in 1800 to 16% in 1850 to 20% in 1900 to ...
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Did Islam dominate slave trade, and did Christians enter the slave market only later? [closed]

Stefan Molyneux claims in The Truth About The Crusades that: Islam dominated slave trade between the 7th and the 15th century, while the Christians entered the market of human flesh much later - ...
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Do Saudi authorities censor specific verses of the Quran?

From themillenniumreport.com: Kingship is accursed in our Islamic Religion, in the Holy Qur’aan, because it is an imposed authority of One Person and his Family members to suppress the people ...