Napoleon Bonaparte was a MUSLIM

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Muslim, Oct 28, 2006.

  1. Muslim

    Muslim Immortal

    "I hope the time is not far off when I shall be able to unite all the wise and educated men of all the countries and establish a uniform regime based on the principles of Quran which alone are true and which alone can lead men to happiness." - Napoleon Bonaparte as Quoted in Christian Cherfils, 'Bonaparte et Islam,' Pedone Ed., Paris, France, 1914, pp. 105, 125

    In the book, ‘Satanic Voices - Ancient and Modern’ by David M. Pidcock, (1992 ISBN: 1-81012-03-1), it states on page 61, that the then official French Newspaper, Le Moniteur, carried the accounts of his conversion to Islam, in 1798 C.E.

    It mentions his new Muslim name, which was ‘Aly (Ali) Napoleon Bonaparte’. He commends the conversion of his General Jacques Menou, who became known as General ‘Abdullah-Jacques Menou’, who later married an Egyptian, Sitti Zoubeida - who was descended from the line of the Prophet Muhammad (on whom be peace).

    Napoleon did recognise the superiority of the Islamic (Shari'ah) Law - and did attempt to implement this in his Empire.

    Further detailed accounts of this can be found in the book 'Napoleon And Islam' by C. Cherfils. ISBN: 967-61-0898-7

    Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), the famous French Emperor, was a man of great vanity and ambition, and he succeeded to conquer many countries, but in the end was defeated and finished his life in exile on the Island of St. Helena. While in exile, he had opportunity to reflect upon Life, and his thoughts were published in a book entitled "The Thoughts of the Prisoner of the Island of St. Helena" shortly after his death. One of his thoughts was:

    "The existence of One God is undoubtable, but all religions are creations of Man."

    If by "One God" Napoleon meant the Creator of the Universe, then such belief in existence of One God would make Napoleon a sincere Muslim. He did not place much faith in man-made religions. But what religions was he familiar with? Christianity, and some names of other religions. He knew that the religion of the Arabs was Islam, but he had little knowledge about it. But Islam is nothing else but belief in One God, the Creator of the Universe - everything else follows from that. Some people come to such belief naturally by themselves. Abraham did. And so did some others.
  2. Muslim

    Muslim Immortal

  3. (Q)

    (Q) Encephaloid Martini

    Muslim, I love your ability to connect the dots, especially when there are no dots to connect.
  4. S.A.M.

    S.A.M. uniquely dreadful

    Personally I prefer Genghis Khan.
  5. Communist Hamster

    Communist Hamster Cricetulus griseus leninus

    By probability, at least one of us on sciforums is descended from Genghis Khan.
  6. (Q)

    (Q) Encephaloid Martini

    "The existence of One God is undoubtable, but all religions are creations of Man."

    Clearly, he was only half the man he thought.
  7. Fraggle Rocker

    Fraggle Rocker Moderator

    "Man created God in his own image, so that God could return the favor."
  8. GeoffP

    GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum

    It's me.
  9. GeoffP

    GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum

    Anyway, all know Bonaparte was a Rastafarian.
  10. Lord Hillyer

    Lord Hillyer Banned

    Napoleon was a Pastafarian.
  11. Prince_James

    Prince_James Plutarch (Mickey's Dog)

    If he was a Moslem, all the worse for him. He'd have betrayed the blood of his ancestors who fought tooth and nail to prevent the invasion of the Moors and Turks into Europe. '

    Alexander the Great was a far better general, by the way.
  12. Zephyr

    Zephyr Humans are ONE

    Bonaparte Symphony? Nein. Eroica.
  13. Hani

    Hani Registered Senior Member

    No he wasn't...

    It's well known that he pretended that he converted to Islam during the time he was in Egypt, in order to gain the support of the Muslim religious population for his rule...

    But nobody believed him, neither in Egypt or anywhere else ... and he was resisted fiercely by the Egyptians...

    In fact, his conversion to Islam only illustrates how much he saw religion as trivial and as means of achieving earthly goals...

    This is evident, however, in the several quotations of him that ridicule God and faith ...
  14. Genji

    Genji Registered Senior Member

    He was gay too.
  15. Lord Hillyer

    Lord Hillyer Banned

    Napoleon was the tallest man in the history of the world. He was so tall, Allah sat in his lap.
  16. otheadp

    otheadp Banned

    shit, I thought he was Jewish!
  17. neil turner

    neil turner New Member

    "He knew that the religion of the Arabs was Islam, but he had little knowledge about it."

    Then how come the Code Napoleon-civil law, used in France, Belgium and Luxembourg, is based on Sharia law.
  18. jim09

    jim09 New Member

    A muslim?

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