Monday, August 20, 2018

That Peculiar Institution 2.0

Baljeet Kaur - How is mass incarceration related to slavery?

Muhammad Rasheed - The great wealth of Western Civilization was built upon the anti-Black slave institution, and when slavery was abolished, it collapsed the American economy. The 1% legacy families that control the majority of society’s wealth were desperate to replace their gravy train streams of revenue, and they did so by exploiting the 13th Amendment loophole:
"Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction."
This effectively returned Blacks to slavery, particularly the vulnerable poor who were seized off the streets on frivolous charges. Interestingly, it was the North who held onto mass incarceration while the South used jim crow subjugation, but the jim crow conditions ironically enabled Black people to build and control their own wealth within the limits of the closed in systems where by law they were limited to how much of the Black dollar they were allowed to spend on white goods and services. Once jim crow was abolished at the signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the South leaped at taking on the mas incarceration money maker for itself. Since then, corporations and politicians have schemed to increase the scope and force of this evil blight upon the Black community, and now it is rapidly approaching the wealth generating super business of its chattel slavery ancestor.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Uhhh... No, These ARE the Droids

Chuck Hammond - Both of these characters are fools

Muhammad Rasheed - You think so?

What makes each foolish?

Chuck Hammond - Their continual positions of hearing but not listening to the other guy ensures that only the status quo will remain. Things are neither as good or as bad as each avows. As long as nobody listens or works together they won't realize the facts on the ground while not great have changed.

Muhammad Rasheed - The Activist has listened to the other guy's position continuously (by force) for 500 yrs. What part of "I want white supremacy to continue and I don't want Blacks to be politically empowered and economically included" did he NOT get across?

Chuck Hammond - The haters will never get it. Time is passing them by and the successful citizens of each race have been too busy trying to be successful to get their brothers to see another way. The people you portray on either side are in the minority today from what was the norm just 50 years ago. Still not perfect but somewhat better.

Muhammad Rasheed - All you do is demonstrate you haven't researched the material, and prefer to armchair philosophy from a base of opinionating.

That's too bad.

Muhammad Rasheed - Plus you don't know what "hater" actually means.

Chuck Hammond - Perhaps, I don't know what hater means from your perspective. However, I suggest you go back to your grand dad and his peers who know what it was like again just a short 50 years ago to compare it to today and you will see amazing progress. Today progress is only gained in smaller increments. So you can chose to be part of it or stand on the sidelines or be a hater like the KKK , BLM and ANTIFA. Your choice which your ancestors didn't have w/o fear of lynching.

Muhammad Rasheed - I suggest you research "mass incarceration" and discover that the modern descendants of the enslaving bad guys of yesterday are still up to their old legacy family tricks, but are now using a more sophisticated marketing campaign to dupe folk like you into believing in a shallow "progress."

You don't know enough about the topic for your arm chair philosophizing to move me, Chuck. You sound no different than the folk I caricature.

Chuck Hammond - Since your grand parents got to witness and participate in some of the real changes in America while still not enough, I will trust my and their memories over your polemics!! Let's end it for now before we start yelling at each other again. Face facts, we are from different worlds we may strive to get along but basically, I'm content with my positions and experiences.

Muhammad Rasheed - I know, I've caricatured your content with your own rhetoric demonstration within my political cartoon folio.

Muhammad Rasheed - You want me to believe racism is over, and to look the other way when you kill an unarmed youth because he was Black, or when you shoot up a bunch of innocent people in a Black church.

Muhammad Rasheed - Got it.

Chuck Hammond - I'm not an idiot of course racism is not over and will never end. However, if you lived in the past, you would realize how much better it truly is. These supposedly saintly unarmed blacks need to do a few things better like stop when the cop say stop and get on the ground when told to do so. Better demeaned than killed.

Muhammad Rasheed - You recognize that racism isn't over, yet you still refer to fighting against it as "living in the past." ๐Ÿคจ

Is this that famous "white man speaks with forked tongue" phenomenon I've been hearing about?

Muhammad Rasheed - Chuck wrote: "Better demeaned than killed."

War is better than slavery, Chuck. I owe the rudimentary freedoms I possess today to the rivers of blood that flowed during the Civil War, remember?

Your point of view is not my point of view. Yours literally wants me to think it's better to cower before you as a slave than fight for my freedom, which you consider foolish. We will never disagree more.

Chuck Hammond - I don't think that is exactly my point of view but we can move on to future discussions.

Muhammad Rasheed - Then explain exactly what you meant by "Better demeaned than killed," please.

Chuck Hammond - Ok, if you are demeaned and not killed you have a chance to live another day and work towards more freedom for you and your people. It isn't like every cop has only one goal to kill a young black man every day. Sadly, your fellow Blacks are doing a fantastic job at this endeavor.

Muhammad Rasheed - "Demeaning" me is a domestic terror tactic designed to break my spirit so I won't keep working towards freedom. The cops don't want to kill ALL Black people, just random samplings from the population to keep the rest in line, using the same strategy you used during the jim crow eras lynching period.

The "Black-on-Black Crime" Republican talking point is a fiction, and you destroy what little credibility your armchair philosophizing had with each new post.

Temptations of the Fiend

Q: What types of mistakes do white people make when attempting to be allies to people of color, and how can I avoid them?

Muhammad Rasheed - The worst type of “white ally” is just a racist grifter who preys upon struggling, start-up Black Empowerment groups as money making opportunities for his or herself. Once invited in, the faux white ally centers herself as the leader/expert, shoots down all ideas that will actually empower the Black community, and vilifies the actual leaders in the group using the typical racist stereotype kit (“Why are you so angry? I don’t feel safe!”).

So don’t be like that. Show up and listen to the people with an open mind & heart, have funds flow from you and your affluent networks TOWARDS the Black community and not in the other direction, and help/aid the Black leaders of the organization implement their plans while refraining from being a critical, negative jackass.

Peter Nack - Muhammad, I understand your point. But, I have a 55 year political memory. I now consider a tragedy -- yes, tragedy -- when SNCC, et. al. expelled white members in the mid-sixties; whites had died for the movement. ..... I understand that black folk continued and still do bear the brunt of a racist society. However, expulsion? I get it that the leaders must be people of color. But expulsion hurt the cause, so please be open to us white folks now.

Muhammad Rasheed - Whites were expelled when the gov agent infiltrators were discovered in their midst. Hoover's hostile, anti-Black Empowerment COINTELPRO program actively sabotaged and dismantled the pro-Black organizations.

The fact that the movement stopped receiving financial support from white donors during this high-level attack -- and how the expulsion of whites and the radicalization of the movement was spun in the press and in subsequent literature, even into the modern day -- was clearly part of the attack. It was designed to demoralize those kids and the community.

What was needed was not more white people, but the unity of the Black community. This much is obvious, both during the time period and in hindsight. Your own oft-repeated version of how you lot prefer to interpret those events, Peter, is falling on me as an offense. But I remain open to hearing a solid argument that makes sense from you as the representative of that group.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Institutionalized Child Abuse 101

Brianna Ruffin - What is it like to grow up as a black person in a mostly white community in the United States?

Muhammad Rasheed - In Rich Benjamin's Whitopia TEDTalk, he quoted the sentiment expressed by the hosts who allowed him to interview them:
"One black man is a delightful dinner guest; 50 black men is a ghetto."
White communities are traditionally very protective of their closed-in, white racist aristocracy, and expend a great deal of time attempting to control the Black people that find themselves within that reach. Consequently, Black people routinely experience continuous aggressive behavior — that range from the brutal, white supremacist ‘lynchings by cop, all the way to the more frequent micro-aggression harassment — that force them to be in a high-alert, semi-paranoia, stressful state the majority of the time. It’s been this way since the founding of the country.

Joshua Hodge - Why aren’t there any Blacktopias?

Muhammad Rasheed - Reason #1Atlanta race riot

Reason #2Tulsa race riot

Reason #3Chicago race riot of 1919

Reason #4Rosewood massacre

Reason #5Red Summer

Reason #6Springfield race riot of 1908

Reason #7New York City draft riots

Reason #8East St. Louis Race Riots

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Picking at the Lock

Matthew Em Jones - Is it possible for a white person to dislike a black person without it being racist?

Muhammad Rasheed - Yes, it’s technically possible. In light of Abi Wilkinson’s findings from her alt-right profile publishing in The Guardian, however, I don’t think it’s likely.

Based on the modern, middle-class white racist’s desire to be able to effectively hide his racism, it’s much more likely that the vast majority of these types of questions are actually from hardcore racists probing to figure out how to be better secret squirrels.

Debra VanAusdale - If you dislike, distrust and/or disparage an entire group of people (Black folks, homosexuals, women, disabled people) you are a ___________. Fill in the blank with the appropriate label.

If you dislike, distrust and/or disparage one person, you are probably not a bigot, or a racist, or a homophobe, or a sexist. There. I've given you a list of appropriate words to fill in the blank.

Muhammad Rasheed - For the many who only ask such questions because they are probing for information to help them more effectively hide their surface-level racism with a convincing poker face--the way the alt-right long to do--your list is not appropriate at all.

See Also: BATTLE MODE: Duel with the 'Alt-Right'

Monday, August 13, 2018

The Seductive False Ease of Coonery's Cowardice

Barry Bookhart - Why do some white Americans tell black Americans to get over slavery?

Muhammad Rasheed - It’s not just slavery. The evil ‘instruction’ also spitefully implies that we get over the continued effects and sequels of anti-Black chattel slavery like jim crow, voter suppression tactics, mass incarceration and all other ways the white racist aristocracy has inflicted disenfranchisement and economic exclusion upon the Black American ethnic group.

The reason for telling Black people this is embedded within the comment and decoded thusly:
“Get over the wrongs we whites do to you Blacks because we’re never going to stop abusing and exploiting you. You should just get used to it and accept this as your permanent normal.”
Whites hope to not only continue plundering the wealth of Blacks to perpetually continue widening the infamous wealth gap, but they also hope to avoid the economic justice of Reparations that will make up for the centuries long evils of systemic racism.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Guardians of Whiteness

Adam Efimoff - Why is there so much hatred towards Blacks in the USA?

Muhammad Rasheed - The hatred is a tool designed to protect the artificially-elevated social status of the white racist aristocracy. Whites will sacrifice their personal comforts and way of life to make sure they are ranked higher socially than Black people, and will deliberately sabotage programs to economically exclude Black people from mainstream society gains and perks.

"When whites saw a threat to their economic advantage over minorities, they were more likely to want to cut social safety net programs, but only if those programs were portrayed as primarily benefiting minorities. Not if they were portrayed as benefiting whites."

1.) Privilege on the Precipice: Perceived Racial Status Threats Lead White Americans to Oppose Welfare Programs | Social Forces | Oxford Academic

2.) Status threat, not economic hardship, explains the 2016 presidential vote

3.) Intolerant Whites Prefer Authoritarian Rule If Democratic Rule Means Granting Rights to Minorities

Saturday, August 11, 2018

DECODED: "Stop Resisting"

The Terror of Social Justice

Patrick Parcivel - What is the best way to argue with a moderate who attempts to equivocate Antifa and neo-Nazis?

Muhammad Rasheed - The best way is to simply make fun of them and trigger them until they feel as silly as they look. The reason for this approach is because that group is in active war with you; they have zero interest in facts or hearing a logical opposition position since their whole shtick is the support of the White Supremacist Ideology and protecting it from the ever-vilified “other.” They want only the following items:
  • to hoard the majority of wealth for themselves
  • to tolerate non-whites only if they agree to be abused and exploited to feed the white racist aristocracy
  • to control all knowledge flow and institutions of learning to better protect the extreme Eurocentric White Supremacist Ideology their systemic racist network indoctrinates the masses with as truth
They literally don’t care what you say to them—outside of mining it for quotes they can twist into pro-Nazi soundbite propaganda—so your over-generous hope of swaying them to the light is futile and just makes you look the fool when you treat their arguments seriously at all. They are absolutely the Bad Guys. There is literally nothing wrong with treating them that way since they proudly stand in that role.

Fight them with logic, reason and wit, but do it from the battle position of merciless mocking satire.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

DECODED: "We Wuz Kangz"

Q: What does "we wuz kangz" mean?

Muhammad Rasheed - The phrase “We Wuz Kangz ’n Sheeeiit” is a parody-inspired racial slur expressed in an insulting pseudo-Ebonics dialect and invented by triggered, generally middle class white conservative racists. Weaponized against Black people who express pride in the Black African Empires that preceded the European colonialist era, the phrase functions as a weak and dismissive gaslighting technique by dedicated Eurocentric supporters of anti-Black systemic racism.

In addition to their mocking usage of the “We Wuz Kangz” slur (with their insightful explanations as to precisely how they intend it as an insult), the racists who use it are also identified by their penchant for falsely proclaiming that the populace of Ancient Egypt wasn’t Black African, despite the ample evidence to the contrary that was never debunked.

Tony Parker - We won't be seeing this in the newspapers and magazines.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Trafficking in Hatred

Q: Why have Black people been hated so much in Western countries?

Muhammad Rasheed - Hatred is part of the propaganda that supports anti-Black systemic racism. Racism is extremely lucrative as it has fueled the hoarded great wealth of the West, so in order to keep that obscene gravy train going, the people who manage and maintain the system needed to be indoctrinated in a hate mentality—White Supremacist Ideology—to help them justify in their own minds why it’s okay to do this to people.

Hate = money

Kanika - I swear! Black people are the most hated race. Anti-black racism in every country on earth and there is a derogatory term for Black people in every language.

JettaB - And we have done NOTHING to deserve such hatred...we’re not the problem THEY are.

Chuck Hammond - If that isn't racist I don't know what is. If I posted liked that in words, I be kicked off FB but yours is considered art.

Muhammad Rasheed - Kanika and JettaB are expressing the same thing in words.

Chuck Hammond - Good retort. By the way, even if I don't like most of your toons, I do appreciate good drawing and you always have a bite to your commentary no matter the target.

Muhammad Rasheed - I think that's literally the highest compliment that my ideological opposition can give me. Thank you.

Kenneth Andre Brown Sr. - I’m not going to keep saying this but I have to say I love the art work. Visuals always work. That’s cool to be able to draw almost anything like that. I can draw so maybe I need to practice more. You have a good imagination as well in order to draw what you think. That’s really outstanding.

Don Howard - Racial prejudice is a great evil. Those who are prejudiced because of race are just showing how monumentally stupid they are.

Muhammad Rasheed - They're showing how monumentally willing they are to do anything to hoard wealth & power.

Don Howard - But a lot of the most prejudiced people are dirt poor and uneducated. They have no wealth and no power.

Muhammad Rasheed - Yes, but that's low on the totem pole of systemic racism. In a society in which racial prejudice is the life blood of the core economic system, they receive SOME benefit from agreeing to abuse the most politically and economically disenfranchised group.

"With us the two great divisions of society are not the rich and poor, but white and black; and all the former, the poor as well as the rich, belong to the upper class, and are respected and treated as equals." ~Senator John C. Calhoun (1848)

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

[PERMIT REQUIRED] Exception to Black Code No. 08 - "No Public Displays of Black Joy/Contentment" (MAGA Series)

Cynthia Chan - Why do some white people call the police on black people even though black people have done nothing wrong?

Muhammad Rasheed - It’s an attempt to control Black people and make them feel powerless and fearful. It’s a form of domestic terror from an un-patriotic, hostile force that literally only cares about safe guarding the special privileges and protections they’ve created for themselves at the expense of other groups.

Kenneth Andre Brown Sr. - love that artwork..for real…

Muhammad Rasheed - I appreciate you.

Nick Davis - This is the best one yet, because you made a good saterical point without making it a lecture. Which helps reinforce your point better.

Muhammad Rasheed - Tomorrow there's another lecture one coming (I love those). Stand by...

Monday, August 6, 2018

The Twin Bondage of Cowardice & Disbelief

Tharaka Namal - Why can't the black community in the US come together in a specific place and call for some independence from the white government?

Muhammad Rasheed - The Black community isn’t a hive mind; they are composed of numerous tribes with their own goals, ideologies, political leanings, etc. “Black Nation” would be a more accurate descriptor. It would not be easy for all Blacks to come together to build up their economic-political power under a “Blackness” banner for two reasons:
  1. It isn’t natural to do so under racial phenotype. The European ethnic groups were able to come together under the economic theft system of “whiteness” over centuries because it was fueled by the obscene wealth amassed from their colonialist blight as well as the fear of being wiped out from vengeance wars. For Blacks to come together even for their own basic-level defense under centuries of traditional anti-Black systemic racism, it wold still take something equally as extreme.
  2. Whites are understandably extremely protective of their White Supremacist Ideology and the anti-Black systemic racism for which it stands. They have literally spared no expense in making sure Blacks do not rise up and reverse the reins of power, which includes both physical and psychological terror campaigns that have induced a macabre trust in the abuser from the abused.

Only the Righteous

Q: Why do so many black people convert to Islam when it seems that other indigenous Muslims are as racist towards them as white Christians are?

Muhammad Rasheed - There’s a difference between the message of Al-Islam versus the way the religion is expressed in the lifestyles and attitudes of the body of believers.
  • Belief and practice in the former is how one becomes saved from hell and gifted with the Eternal Bliss of Paradise.
  • The latter is often tainted by natural human weakness and can lead you astray.
I think most humans are very aware of this fact—and how very important it is for us as rational beings to be able to carefully discern between the two—and this is why our ideals, and the systems that they are expressed in, can continue to be among us over the ages. It takes a very narrow-minded person to reject a system for no other reason than because he or she witnessed others who claimed to subscribe to the system but performed it poorly. To miss out on the great benefits that the system will provide because you saw that someone else didn’t give it their all is foolishness personified, and I think it is to humanity’s credit that such fools have not been in the majority.

Black people convert to Al-Islam—the divine message perfected by the One God in the religion for all of humankind—because they believe that the Word of their Lord is true and they are not fools. The Straight Way of Righteousness is a merit-based path, and Black people will rejoice in the knowing that they will receive favor with Allah over those arrogant “indigenous cultural Muslims” who merely play in the faith and refuse to master the tenets as full believing Muslims.

Lina Aitsaid - What does it mean to be a secular Muslim?

Muhammad Rasheed - A "secular Muslim" is the functional equivalent of "non-practicing Jew." It's a disbeliever who takes pride in the religion and history of Al-Islam as a cultural, ethnic or even national identity. Also called “cultural Muslim.”

In today's climate, in which a fundamentally narrow-minded rejection of belief in God and the unseen spirit is oddly considered a mark of 'intelligence' or 'progress,' the secular Muslim figure is called upon to use what is perceived as his or her superior rational insight into the faith (divorced from the mind-slowing sludge of actually believing in the religious system, you see) to help the secular community make sense of what is ‘really’ going on in the Muslim world.

In usage, the informal "secular Muslim" title functions as a badge of faux-objectivity by a biased group's very subjective point of view.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Well-Trained and Strictly Monitored

Kevin Grevioux - Just for my own edification, what are you trying to say?

Muhammad Rasheed - Just that it seems like a conflict of interest and counter-productive to push for pro-Black Awareness in the way it's presented but without the Black Empowerment & Economic Inclusion part that gives you the wealth and power inherent within your group to be independent and express yourself as honestly as you deserve.

"I can't express myself honestly from my own group's voice because an historically hostile alien group may get mad at us and withdraw support we require to survive on a basic level" is the natural fruit of the toxic Integrationist Assimilated Tokenism era.

Kevin Grevioux - I see what you mean.

See Also: Hate Club's First Rule

That Ole Forked-Tongue Delivery

Q: Does reverse racism exist? If so, what is it?

Muhammad Rasheed - “Reverse racism” is a gaslighting scam designed to shut down anti-racism activism or basic-level pushback against the evils of white supremacy. It functions only as a label applied by people who support anti-Black systemic racism when they are being defensive. Any effort to explain the term by taking it seriously at face value reflects that you were either fooled by the grift, or you are in on it.

Blue Marker & Crayon Doodle on Underside of Birthday Cake Box Lid
Eric Harris - You hit the nail on the head!

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Giving Away Your Tells

Xylon Ferrell - @Muhammad... Ok, i have read alot of your cartoons.....this one makes the least sense. Stop trying to appeal to white intellectuals who could give a shit. If the people you are trying represent don't get it or give a fuck, you are literally just doing this for your own amusement which doesn't mean a damn thing.

Nolan Werner - @Muhammad... Your comics are something else man. I have to admit that I've never seen anything like them. Surely some paper wants to pick them up to get people talking

Jason Pell - Whitey Whiterson is my pen name. Maybe I should rethink that...

Muhammad Rasheed - @Xylon... Both the people I represent and my critics often don't agree with my view point, such is the subjective nature of art. The point isn't to be a worry-wart perfectionist and drive myself crazy trying to futilely knock them out of the park every time. My goal is only to express myself honestly using my chosen medium to get my message out into the world, and to do so as often and consistently as I can. That's all.

I do not expect you to get them all, but I do appreciate your interest and feedback when you are moved to provide it. Thank you.

The Enemy Among Us

Q: Morgan Freeman stated the best way to fight racism is to quit talking about it. Stop saying "black man" and "white man". Would it really help?

Muhammad Rasheed - It wouldn’t help at all. In fact, it would help the pro-racists make things worse for Black people.

Racism is composed of the systemic, institutionalized economic exclusion of Black people, exploiting and plundering them to feed the white racist aristocracy, which creates the infamous and ever-widening wealth gap. The dictionary definition of racist/racism merely describes the most common usage of the terms, but not the system itself. The most common usage of the terms comes primarily from the white working class who use the words to refer—not to the political and economic disenfranchisement of Blacks—but to their own resentments and hatreds directed towards Blacks as a class.

Freeman’s faux cure-all will serve only to direct all attention away from the reality of the white racist exploitation of Black people, to give the very false impression that racism is only composed of shallow “skin color” prejudices on the individual level. This will enable the white racists to continue to exploit Blacks unopposed, while all official anti-racism programs impotently go after “implicit bias” and other paint-thin, surface-level foolishness.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Black Slave Codes #2,019: The Mercurial Definition of "Racist"

Anonymous - When talking about racism, why is it always about black people? How about Asians? Are Asians less discriminated than blacks when the racists discriminate?

Muhammad Rasheed - This isn’t really a real thing. It’s just a gaslighting misdirection pretending to be a thing. Everybody has problems, and everyone is entitled to attempt to solve their own problems. I can work on my problems while the next guy works on his problems and there is nothing wrong with that. The fact that I’m working on my problems doesn’t in any way take resources away from the other guy working on his problems.

The idea of “Why is it always about the Blacks???” within the same climate where other special interest groups have used the Black American civil rights model of the 1960s to attain their own political gains, is clearly just a way of guilt-tripping Blacks to stop their complaining and let other groups pull ahead of them. Anti-Black systemic racism is still a thing with other groups—including the mainstream white racist aristocracy—still building their wealth by exploiting and plundering Black people, so obviously questions like this one are just part of the pro-racism propaganda campaign to keep Blacks in an exploitable state.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Seven Billion Witnesses

Q: Why is the world so cruel? Why is there so much hate?

Muhammad Rasheed - It takes a lot for the average person to step up and check cruelty/evil when they see it. The fact that cruelty and evil is so prevalent, and the world as a whole doesn’t have a zero policy against it, backs my observation analysis.

The average person will tend to watch in stunned silence—maybe they’ll make some impotent chirp—and let the evil happen right in front of them. That forces me to think that the energy and courage needed to do the right thing is much, much higher than where the base level energies and courage fall in Joe or Jane Normal . This creates situations where evil people can confidently get away with their schemes, and worse, get an embarrassing number of Joe Normals to help them pull their schemes off. Whole armies even! Though there are some heroes who do their part to make the world less cruel, obviously there just aren’t enough of them out there to make it unprofitable to propagate evil.

The reason the world is so cruel is no less than because we all allow it. We’ve misused the Free Will the One God gifted us with and we abuse ourselves in process. In the aftermath, we find a messed up cruel world, that if we don’t assert and shove and grab to force a piece of that cruelty into our own pockets then we’ll be left out of any kind of decent quality of life. This causes us to resent our neighbor over slights both real and imaginary, turning any amount of conflict into raw hatred.

Monday, July 30, 2018

The Decoded Noise of Your Silence

John Roscoe - In your opinion, how legitimate are Conservative accusations of "Liberal intolerance" and "reverse-racism in politics"?

Muhammad Rasheed - The ‘reverse racism’ charge is a kneejerk defensive response towards a perceived threat against anti-Black systemic racism. Since the 1600s, the European ethnic groups conspired across class lines to to create the concept of “whiteness.” This is the racist aristocracy that is fed by the subjugation, exploitation and plundering of Black wealth, preventing them from building wealth over generations and keeping them economically excluded from their rightful share of society’s power and wealth. This situation delegates Black people to the bottom of the socio-economic ladder, saving the poorest whites from being in that role—a situation whites are very protective over.

Consequently, any talk from Black people of escaping this unacceptable situation is interpreted as ‘hatred,’ ‘reverse racism,’ etc., as a direct attack against white culture.

Ken Spragg - I can’t believe anyone dumb enough to hold a sign like that would be smart enough to articulate such a dumb ****ing argument that way. It’d be more realistic if he were screeching something more straightforward like “we won’t just stand by while y’all breed us intuh’ white genocide!”  ๐Ÿ™„

Muhammad Rasheed - This is the DECODED translation of the silence he expressed from a direct question he refused to answer. This is what his conspicuous silence sounded like to me. "Realistic" would be just copying the word-for-word dialogue which would have lacked the energy I was looking for in my art piece and brand.

I hope this explanation helps.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

A Routine Sacrifice to Maintain Evil

Terrence Clay - Is it irresponsible to speculate that stabbing death of Nia Wilson at the MacArthur BART station was a possible "gang hit"?

Muhammad Rasheed - I think that particular speculation is more than “irresponsible.” It’s a deliberate attempt to force the socio-political narrative in a particular direction that serves only to protect white supremacy, while allowing the most savage among them a free pass to do whatever they like.

Anthony Puckett - I have never met anyone that a Hated black people as much as you hate whites

Muhammad Rasheed - ???

Why do you think I hate whites? Especially based on this cartoon's message.

Are you equating "white people" with "white supremacy?" Because that's a line that I wouldn't even cross. My activism is strictly against anti-Black systemic racism, not against the descendants of the Europe's ethnic tribes. The former is an evil blight upon the globe that I do hate, while the latter are people I share the planet with and hold no inherent animosity against.

Please explain your comment further so that we are at least clear.

Anthony Puckett - Not just this cartoon but all the cartoons you push.

Muhammad Rasheed - Are you equating "white people" with "white supremacy," Anthony? So when I speak against systemic racism and want to tear it down you feel defensive?

Why would that be? That's the impression that you are giving me.

Muhammad Rasheed - Tell me why do you think I hate whites, please.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Fear of That Black Karma

Jesus Carrizales - Can everybody be racist?

Muhammad Rasheed - Is it technically possible? Sure. Is it likely in a real world sense? No.

Racism as we know it began in the early 1600s New World, when the moneyed landowners/investors required a permanent bondsman class to tame the virgin territories. Their usual go-to bondsman class—the ever abused poor white peasants of Europe—decided that they would like a different experience in the New World than what they had been used to for the last several thousand years.

The wealthy European landowners agreed and sympathized with them to a degree, and conspired across class lines to save the poor whites from the slave institution. Instead, the Black people were delegated as permanent chattel, with the poor whites eagerly taking the position as slave takers, slave breakers, overseers, etc. A new aristocracy was created based upon the concept of “whiteness,” with the source of the West’s great wealth coming from the subjugation, exploitation and plundering of Black people continuing up into the present day.

This is what “racism” actually represents. The dictionary definition only describes the propaganda marketing arm of the systemic theft and abuse of Blacks to feed the white racist aristocracy. Whites hold a centuries long tradition of telling themselves it’s okay to selfishly treat Blacks this way based on their institutionalized retcon of history to favor themselves over the people they count on to maintain their ill-gotten high-quality materialist lifestyle.

Under the current anti-Black systemic racism of Western Civilization, it is NOT possible for Black people to be racist. Blacks hold no institutionalized power that would enable them to get away with plundering whites of their wealth to give Black people an economic advantage. Even the hard-won political gains from Reconstruction to the passing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act were immediately stripped of any force, returning the people they were designed to aid back to real and functional second class citizenship. Whenever whites make the false claim that Blacks can be racist, it is always part of the effort to cover over the true, thieving nature of anti-Black systemic racism in order to train the citizenry into believing it is only about surface level “skin color” prejudice on an individual level, so we will overlook the systemic theft of Black wealth by whites.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Class Wars: Battle Tactics

Ma Zhenchao - Why is racism so serious in the West?

Muhammad Rasheed - Racism is extremely lucrative for the white racist aristocracy and it has been since the beginning. The great wealth of the West comes directly from systemic racism, so all efforts of Blacks to free themselves from it receive immense, greed-fueled pushback from the dominant oppressor class who rely upon it. This situation has created a centuries long, race-based class war that is marked by the white racist community continuously looking for more and more opportunities to exploit/plunder Black people, while their propaganda machine attempts to indoctrinate the populace into falsely believing racism is either just a fiction, or only concerned with surface-level ‘skin color’ prejudice on an individual level.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

A Long-Standing Tradition of Betraying America

Antoine Pierret - Why is racism normalized, accepted, and not condemned in USA? Is it the same with antisemitism, or is it only racism that is considered okay and normal in America?

Muhammad Rasheed - Since the early 17th century, racism as we know it has always represented building up the white racist aristocracy at the expense of Black people. This hasn’t changed at all up until the modern day. The only difference is that the propaganda arm of the racist aristocracy is much more sophisticated. Instead of pretending the bible justifies plundering Black people this way, they now pretend Blacks are inherently criminal and deserve subjugation and exploitation. The wealthy and powerful benefit directly from anti-Black systemic racism, so anyone condemning that evil isn’t likely to have the influence needed to make a significant change shy of courting another civil war.

The political, social and economic influence of the Jewish peoples is 180 degrees different from that of the African-American. Consequently, people are far more likely to fear the stigma of receiving the “Anti-Semite” charge than they are of being called “racist.”

Michal Dutkiewicz - The trick is to find ways of communicating this with fewer words.

Muhammad Rasheed - You think so? Why?

Michal Dutkiewicz - It's an exercise in economy and directness... You always want to maximize communicative power... It's just my opinion.

Michal Dutkiewicz - That said... There have always been wordy cartoons... So it's not unprecedented.

Muhammad Rasheed - My personal favs are the ones that were 'wordy' (Linus from Peanuts; Calvin & Hobbes; Walt Kelly, etc.), so I'm not adverse to going in that direction when moved.

I think the trick is to just 'flow' in honest self-expression, and do so often enough that your voice is perfected in a style.

Muhammad Rasheed - There's not a whole lot of rules in art. "Practice makes perfect" means to keep doing it until it turns out the way you want. lol

Michal Dutkiewicz - I am a huge fan of Bill Watterson - yes - he has a real gift for language.

Joseph Deutsch - Wattersons not wordy, neither is Linus, they're poetic, evocative.

What you've done here is an essay, making a complex case.

In GENERAL, cartoon is something distilled, synthesized, encapsulated, pithy,

It's impact comes from the punch of a focused least one panel cartoons.

Perhaps a sequential strip could carry this message more melliflously.
.particularly cause it's so incendiary..

Muhammad Rasheed - Calvin and Linus would often launch into passionate wordy rants and whether they were considered poetic or evocative depends on the subjective opinion of the viewer. To me, what made their wordy rants amusing was the level of precociousness shown.

My cartoon's message is intended to print out the decoded REAL meaning of a complex issue that our mainstream conversation rarely explores. There have been times when one of my cartoons hit the same topic with less words as inspired, but this one is not one of those times. I'm not likely to take the suggestion seriously that I should force them all into some template under the guise of a faux-rule or faux-law, though I do evaluate all seemingly well-intentioned comments for possible universal truths.

Muhammad Rasheed - I did start off doing these as 3-panel strips, but when my schedule changed and I could no longer stick to my strict one-a-day posting goal, I shifted to the 1-panel format. At the moment, I think I like this better, at least until I am able to free up more time.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Self-Accountability Failure

Q: How should a white person respond when falsely accused of racism? 

Muhammad Rasheed - You can respond in two ways:
  1. DIFFICULT WAY - Produce a comically copious amount of direct evidence that proves without doubt that you have dedicated your existence to dismantling the evils of anti-Black systemic racism.
  2. EASY WAY - Accuse the offended victims of the nonsensical conservative talking point “victimhood” in a manipulative effort to gaslight them into somehow thinking your evil was actually just in their head as a “false accusation.”

Monday, July 23, 2018

Humankind's Homemade Contribution

Archelle Sols - If God is all present, all knowing, all good, and all powerful, where does evil come from?

Muhammad Rasheed - Evil is an action performed by lesser beings. God created the humans and gifted them with:
  1. Free Will - the freedom to live life as they choose for an appointed time.
  2. The Revealed Word of God - the instruction book to guide humans in how to best use their Free Will so they will win at life.
  3. Respite - that if the humans so choose to use their Free Will to perform evil acts in the earth, God will not punish them until the end of the appointed time.
Our time on earth as finite, material beings is a test designed to develop our character. Evil is the wretched, runny discharge produced when we fail our test.

A Whole New World All to Yourself

Richard Lowe Jr. - When is it acceptable to be racist?

Muhammad Rasheed - It is acceptable to be a racist under the following conditions:

  1.  When you are a member of the dominant, oppressor class in a society specifically built upon systemic racism
  2.  When the power structure of such a system is tilted in the favor of the oppressor class, and as the gatekeepers of all major institutions, can ignore or lessen any deliberately feeble anti-racism laws that may be on the books
  3.  When the law enforcement class is the same social class historically delegated to the capturing and breaking of the body/spirit of the oppressed class, thus the police will have a generation’s old hate philosophy encoded within the sub-culture (“I can breathe”)
  4.  When despite any token efforts to pretend racism has been solved for the sake of popular media propaganda, the main source of revenue still comes from exploiting and plundering the oppressed class, so that the highest paid executives in society are encouraged to innovate new ways to exploit them more while pretending the oppressed deserved it and the economic-based abuse somehow isn’t actually racism

Codyrazorsharp - So what you’re saying is white people are good at capitalism and marketing lmao but dude it’s “culture appropriation” lmfao

Muhammad Rasheed - "Oh, look... someone else is doing something clever they've been doing for generations. Let me literally fucking steal it, trademark it making it illegal for the original families to do it anymore, profit off of it myself, and make fun of the people that call me out on it."

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Pale Imitation

Defense Tactics of the Puppetry Class

Ellis Anthony Sutton Jr. - How do you feel about the term "coonery" that some black Americans use to criticize other black people that they perceive as engaging in behavior that reinforces negative stereotypes?

Muhammad Rasheed - I actually feel significantly less strong about people’s use of the term itself (read: not at all) than I do about the behaviors that it describes. The latter is one of the items that contribute to the problems of the world, while the former is just an emotional arm-flapping distraction to keep people from narrowing their focus on the destructive behaviors themselves.

Note that an identically impotent song-n-dance is played around the “n-word” hoopla as well.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

A Rival's Petty Glee at Your Internal Strife

Craig DeBoard - I don't get the joke. Seriously. Usually political cartoons have some sort of irony or punchline to them. This is just stating a fact. Granted it's an ironic fact, but not in that "ha!!ha!!" sort of way. I hope that makes sense. The problem is it means it doesn't entice me to read your next installment. There's nothing there to "hook" me into coming back for more. (I mean I will, I'm an idiot about comics as well, but I'm saying people in general.) That's just something to think about in the future is all.

Art-wise, it's very well done and I don't really see anything that stands out for criticism. Very nice!

Muhammad Rasheed - Hi, Craig. Thanks for the feedback and the kind words.

One of my favorite things about being an artist is the freedom of personal, subjective expression aspect. I certainly wouldn't have been attracted to cartooning if I was forced to conform to some "Usually political cartoons have some sort of..." template. Consequently, I walk proudly with my white plume of independence bobbing along with my gait, assured that I get to be an "artist" in the truest sense of the term.

Message from the cartoonist.

Craig DeBoard - Well, while I would handle things differently, I also understand that everyone doing things differently is what makes comics and art great. Excellent response! Keep up the great work!

Change of Command

Jeff LaFlamme - So you're mad at the donkey for not eliminating racism?! I say let the donkey do it's job, and focus on the elephant who is trampling all over your equality. Vote for more donkeys.

Muhammad Rasheed - Oh, is THAT how "representational government" is supposed to work? Ignore your own elected officials to focus on what the rival party is doing? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿคจ

THAT is why I'm "mad at the donkey," because of bullshit gaslighting exactly like what you just displayed. Apparently "letting the donkey do its job" means to allow the Democratic Party to continue to lead me on and bamboozle me.

Muhammad Rasheed - But keep talking, bud. I'm learning a LOT today.

Paul Ustruck - Another Russian troll trying to divide the party

Muhammad Rasheed - Is that your argument?

Paul Ustruck - @Muhammad... trolls are trolls trying to divide us. Don't blame me comrade, blame yourself and your handler

Muhammad Rasheed - An actual, well-thought out counter response would be more constructive than you committing to this tired bit:

Muhammad Rasheed - I'm not "blaming" you for anything, since you certainly don't seem to be the brains of the outfit. In your world, ANY amount of self-criticism means "russian troll bot," eh?

No wonder you are broken.

Paul Ustruck - @Muhammad... you picked the wrong time frame to be playing the black panther game

Muhammad Rasheed - Oh, really? So your response to "We've been 'waiting' for 40 years for OUR party to see to our needs!" is "The past is the past!"

Muhammad Rasheed - If I had a nickel for every time a white person glorified some white/european something or another from any time period in the past, I could make these cartoons full time. lol But you have the nerve to tell me a highlight point during my own worthy righteous fight is wrong to use as inspiration for my art.

So far I've found two white liberals who actually seem to want to be the enemy of Black people trying to dismantle systemic racism. And here I thought you were supposed to be our ally. Curious.

Paul Ustruck - Huey Newton made more sense than you and I knew him a long time ago, so don't try that "constructive" criticizsm bullshit on me

Muhammad Rasheed - So you think a hollow name drop from the past is a constructive and logical justification for why white liberals hate it when Black people fight against systemic racism, hm?


Paul Ustruck - So far, you have divided me me from other black friends. Congratulations on a job well done comrade

Muhammad Rasheed - Define "friends" in your personal universe, please. Because so far I've only seen evidence of yet another anti-Black racist enemy.

Paul Ustruck - Why don't you start a black revolution while your at it and be a vidication of the white supremacist movement

Muhammad Rasheed - Why don't you start being constructive, walking the talk, and generally being an asset to any good and worthy movement?

Your current, worthless bum routine is pretty tiresome.

Go on now.

Paul Ustruck - Aren't you Muslim? Another point that whites need to trash the religion

Muhammad Rasheed - So even though religion hasn't come up at all, you decided to show your true colors (white?) of xenophobia...

...while you are demonstrating resentment of my anti-systemic racism cartoons. Also interesting.

And for the record, you ARE self-identifying as a "white liberal," yes?

Paul Ustruck - And you have identified yourself as a black racist

Muhammad Rasheed - I identify as a Black American Muslim who wants to finally close out the unfinished business of dismantling systemic racism. That's all.

Until today, I was under the impression that the white liberal figure was a willing ally in that fight. #ColorMeEmbarrassed

Paul Ustruck - Not with that attitude

Muhammad Rasheed - "That attitude" = determined to dismantle systemic racism

Muhammad Rasheed - My eyes are now open. Thank you for revealing yourself.

It is also noted that you seem to confidently speak for white liberals as a whole. I patiently wait for an official condemnation of your posts from your fellows.

Paul Ustruck - I think that you'll be waiting a long time. Try a black economic boycott. I'm sure that will get you what you want

Muhammad Rasheed - Paul wrote: "I think that you'll be waiting a long time."

We'll see. But if you are correct, it will not change the nature of the fight. The historical record demonstrates that white supremacy is supported both by you and your political rivals across the aisle.

Paul wrote: "Try a black economic boycott. I'm sure that will get you what you want"

Muhammad Rasheed - It is GUARANTEED to get me what I want. That's why you hate it and why you usurped the movement from Dr. King, Jr. But I see you. I'll admit it would be disingenuous of me to not admit that I saw you clearly before you made your very first post.  ;)  You are DECODED.

The Internal Dissension of Partisan Schemes

Friday, July 20, 2018

Unfinished Business

Khalil Malik - If that's really how Washington looks at ...REPARATIONS...then if rather deal with a republican...because you can beat his ass and be rid of the problem and get what you came for...but dealing with a procrastinating democrat will just have you flapping ya gumms and wasting precious time...THE STRUGGKE CONTINUES...

Muhammad Rasheed - So what's keeping you from beating the donkey's ass and getting what you came for?

You don't have to do any extra paperwork since you're already signed up in that party.

Domestic Threats of America

Djono Koel - Are bigotry and racism ways to protect and preserve cultures?

Muhammad Rasheed - Yes, if a certain culture in question was built up using systemic racism. Under such a system, in which the economy plunders wealth from one group to maintain a racist aristocracy for another group, then bigotry and domestic terror (“I can breathe”) serve to keep the plundered group subjugated for continued exploitation.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

The Sabotage of Unfocus

Tony Lee - Why do blacks who oppose gay marriage vote Democratic?

Muhammad Rasheed - The Democratic Party is full of people who are for/against all kinds of issues. There’s no one party member who supports every single item under the party’s platform folio.

The Democratic Party is composed of numerous sub-party special interest groups, each using its political savvy and influence to push for their particular agenda list. The African American community, oddly, lacks a focused *Black Political Agenda* to push for their own special interest item of dismantling systemic racism (with its corresponding payout of Reparations justice), so in order to have something to do, the Black politician signs up to work on the agendas of rival interest groups or just works for the party itself.

Stalling Progress (Part 2 of 2)

Mabushe Nkwana III - Why are black people hated so much by other races, more especially by most whites?

Muhammad Rasheed - The great wealth of Western Civilization—controlled by the 1% legacy families—was amassed specifically from the exploitation and plundering of Black people. The classes of European ethnic groups who actually inflicted this economics-based abuse on the Blacks were deliberately indoctrinated in the hate philosophy of the White Supremacist Ideology. This was orchestrated to justify in their minds that it was okay to treat another group of humans this way to keep their ‘Whitopian’ economy going.

The raw greed that fuels systemic racism has continued up into the present day, so that even Black politicians are held back from doing very much to save their own people from centuries of continuous abuse.

Stalling Progress (Part 1 of 2)

Q: Why do African-Americans overwhelmingly vote Democratic?

Muhammad Rasheed - They do so through both tradition and the nostalgic memory of political gains scored at the end of the Civil Rights era. Since then, however, Black Americans have been stalled in any further anti-racism progress by the greedy corporate powers on both sides of the partisan aisle. These have created a lot of empty symbolic gestures—like a plethora of Black politicians—that don’t actually perform for the specific political-economic special needs of the Black American community. Consequently, the racial wealth gap is getting wider and wider while not a single Democratic Party politician is doing anything about it.

Mark Warner - I can’t see how one person can speak for the entirety of a people. Your claim sure doesn’t address the cause of many Black Americans I speak too. People don’t vote off nostalgia, they vote for a candidate who would be more beneficial to them, and that just so happens to be democrats. That doesn’t go to say that Democrats are good for the Black Community, just more viable than Republicans.

Muhammad Rasheed - Who are you speaking for, Mark?

The number one issue of Black Americans is our special need of (finally!) being freed from the full economic exploitative shackles of systemic racism. The modern Democratic Party leadership has deliberately diverted loyal Democrat focus away from that number one special need, so that the average “of many Black Americans I speak to” discuss every diversionary partisan topic EXCEPT what they need to prioritize for their own special interest group.

A focused Black Political Agenda that attacks systemic racism with our vote and economic boycott will solve this issue. Without it, we are only wasting our vote on nostalgia and fruitlessly band-aiding the symptoms of economic disparity.

Mark Warner - I won’t argue with you. This is only because we agree on the solution to the problem, yet disagree on how and why it’s a problem.

Muhammad Rasheed - Tell me how and why the problem came about from your perspective, please.

Daniel Gallant - While I'm all for making the Dems accountable, systemic racism is universal. You'll have to boycott all the Repubs before you get to the Dems if you are giving a full shake. You are reading like a right winger.

Muhammad Rasheed - @Daniel... Systemic Racism is "universal" because it benefits the white race, no matter what their political orientation. Consequently, if the Black people do not take charge to push for its dismantling where they are, it will continue to stall and not get done at all.

The issue we've been having as African-American members of the Democratic Party, is that we aren't taking charge of our own special interest train. We can do it in the Democratic Party (recommended since we already have the equity built in it), but our mistake was thinking it was something the party itself was supposed to do FOR us. No, the party is just a tool + resources for us to use to handle our own business, and if WE aren't taking control of our own interests, naturally other people are NOT going to prioritize it for us—even within the same political party. The best way for us to see the Democratic Party so we can get over that curve is to treat it like it was a business organization like the Small Business Administration (SBA). It's not doing anything FOR you, you have to work IT.

This is what it looks like when we successfully drive the train of our own interests ourselves as an actively engaged special interest group:

Black citizens boycott white merchants for U.S. voting rights, Tuskegee, Alabama, 1957-1961

Daniel Gallant - Pitting 2 goods against each other is not good politics. Fight the real enemy.

Muhammad Rasheed - The real enemy is white supremacy. It turns out the GOP doesn't have a monopoly on that platform.

Daniel Gallant - Now I believe you are just a right wing shill.

Muhammad Rasheed - I believe you are being defensive over systemic racism.

Daniel Gallant - Again wrong answer. It's an appalling situation that sickens me. But by showing hate for other noble causes shows what's truly inside you.

Muhammad Rasheed - Point to the "hate" you see in the cartoon, bud.

Muhammad Rasheed - Here's the actual context the art is drawn from:

1972 Gary Political Convention

There is no hate here. There is only celebration and advancement for my people. Your attempt to sabotage that is the problem within the liberal party.

Are you TRYING to be my enemy? Pro-Black is not hate for others. Stop trying to force that narrative.

Muhammad Rasheed - The only "hate" being shown is your partnering with the Democratic Party stalling the dismantling of systemic racism, and throwing all weight behind other causes, while expecting Black Democrats to help you fix your problems. You ignore our needs while expecting us to work like slaves for you.

While you PRETEND to be my friend.

Muhammad Rasheed - Tell me why you are being defensive over systemic racism, please, when you're supposed to be on my side.  Tell me.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Ending Racism (Steps 1 & 2)

Jacob Malone - What event would have to happen for the United States to have another Civil War or Revolution?

Muhammad Rasheed - It would take no less than a serious, strategic and effective attack on systemic racism, to dismantle it once and for all. The 1% legacy families who continue to amass wealth from the exploitation and plundering of Black people wouldn’t take watching the glory of Reconstruction 2.0 for very long before they attacked.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Saving Racism

Stephen Dutton - Is diversity more important than competence?

Muhammad Rasheed - Diversity can be more important than competence only within a limited scenario that can be found in a White Supremacist society that has achieved enough social unrest to threaten to topple it into anarchy.

In such a situation, the white supremacist leadership found themselves desperately flexible to allow a degree of “freedom illusion” by fast tracking a percentage of under-trained Black poor through a number of high-profile institutions as a political symbol. This proved effective enough to calm down the agitated mobs and buy the white supremacist legacy families another century or so of manipulation policies to plunder their favorite impoverished minority prey of their wealth.

Monday, July 16, 2018

ALERT! Lane Departure Warning

Richelle Ross - Has the U.S. transitioned into a victimhood culture?

Muhammad Rasheed - No. That’s just partisan rhetoric used when a certain demographic is trying to deflect from discussing their barbarity. Taking that “victimhood” talk seriously at all is just enabling foolishness.

The Trickled-Down Manna from Massa

Q: Has “trickle down economics” ever worked?

Muhammad Rasheed - Sure, it works perfectly as a grift/scam implemented by the rich. Once they’ve successfully indoctrinated the managerial middle class into buying into it, who do all the work of convincing the poor to shut up and gratefully eat their crumbs, then the rich can get back to the business of hoarding the 99% of the world’s wealth for themselves.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Political Corruption within a Theocracy

Q: How do you know which hadith is true and which is false in Islam?

Muhammad Rasheed - The true hadith are the ones that align to the message of the Qur’an by verse and/or spirit (see: hadith that confirm the Five Pillars of Al-Islam as commanded by Allah; hadith that encourage freeing slaves as righteous acts; hadith that instruct the believers to treat each other fairly across class, race, or ethnic group lines).

The false hadith contradict the Qur’an either directly or by spirit (see: donkey meat hadith versus Qur’an dietary law; claims that Aisha was a child when the prophet married her versus Allah confirming Muhammad—peace be upon him—was of exemplary character; claims that the prophet continued to own slaves).