BBC: Life of Mohammad

Part 1, The Seeker


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Khebedin Jan Actually it is Not at all surprising ...

by Darius Kadivar on

British Democracy was built first and foremost on Religious Tolerance and not what we have come to understand in our modern times as being the "democratic" ideals upon which other democratic systems of government like let's say Republics in France or the US were founded.


Which explains why Britain despite having a Monarchy achieved to establish a Parliamentary Democracy centuries before the above countries mentioned and propose a Bill of Rights which was subsequently copied and pasted into the Constitutions of America and France but within their Republican Framework:


RESTORATION: Britain's 'Glorious Revolution' of 1688 and the 'Bill of Rights'

All other deemed "democratic" needs and aspirations which exist in European Republics or the United States today equally exist in a Constitutional Monarchy like England because the latter managed to implement them as "natural" demands by "free citizens" living in the Kingdom ( hence entitled to Royal Protection) and to which as "subjects" of the Crown they were entitled to.


As odd as it may appear the British System of government or should I say the British democratic transition seems to have also inspired another contemporary Monarchy which happens to be a Muslim one:


Morocco vote to curb king's powers, abolishing death penalty

Morocco's King Mohammed VI allowing Female Imams to take charge

Which if successful may well once again prove right the assessments of Conservative British Irish Philosopher Edmund Burke that contrary to popular belief the Monarchy however imperfect is not incompatible with Modernity, Democracy or progress ...










They also created Saudi Arabia and your political islam and you.

by Hooshang Tarreh-Gol on

Communism is much better when not mispelled. And it has existed long before Marx. Communist Manifesto is basically a copy of French socialist texts, see the Norton Edition.

As far as a History of the Idea of Communism: China, India, Persia and Egypt, all have had their own "millenarianist" movements, also known as primitive-communism, thousands of years before Karl and Fredrich.


Isn't it amazing?. The

by Khebedin on

Isn't it amazing?. The British always produce the best of everything. Documentry, science, music, you name it, they produce the best. WHY?, caue they allow people to think, they do not object your way of thinking. Even comunisem idea grew in the British library.


BBC Iplayer

by Haleh on

Hi alex1711.

If you reside in the UK, you can watch the whole episode on BBC iplayer.



interesting series.  i

by bluepiano2 on

interesting series.  i couldnt find part 2. does anyone know if they have posted the other parts.


What! a Rock, 9yrs old

by alx1711 on

What! a Rock, 9yrs old girls, sands, lizards, camels and goats, blood and murder in the name of islam, destruction .....

I dont know but its pretty much not a living.


Interesting, but fanciful

by John on

I found this to be quite interesting, and not at all worthy of anyone's outrage, but at the point where the program described how Muhammed heard God's voice while sequestered in a cave high above Mecca, I couldn't help but think about the Greek Oracles, who people visited to receive divine inspiration.  It has since been proven that the Oracles were in fact hallucinating due to inhaling vapours exuded by gas vents leading into the caves.  Likely Muhammed's hallucinations, er... I mean visions, were similarly elicited.