September 24, 2015

Today in History: Mohammed leaves Mecca for Medina (622 AD)

John RobsonResident Historian

Great historical events don’t always make for great headlines.

If there’d been newspapers in 1066 they’d likely have covered William the Conqueror’s landing in England.

But in 622 they would not have recorded Mohammed’s successful covert trip from Mecca to Medina before the Meccan authorities could assassinate him. It would have seemed like a minor religious troublemaker vanishing never to be heard from again.

Pretty soon they’d have been grabbing the biggest typeface they had to describe his actions, and they’d have needed it for most of the next 1400 years.

But at the time I’d pity the reporter trying to convince editors his quiet disappearance wasn’t a total non-story.


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commented 2015-09-30 17:07:42 -0400
Mohammed was stupid enough to think Mecca and Medina’s Jews would just jump on board with his new cult that ripped what he liked from judaism adding his unlikely visit with Gabriel. When they didn’t that began Islam’s millennium long hatred for Jews.
commented 2015-09-24 21:25:03 -0400
ZEE; I like your comment and agree with you. Muhammad should have gone to AA meetings. (Arabs Anonymous)
commented 2015-09-24 19:29:46 -0400
“…annoying religious freak…”, LOL.
commented 2015-09-24 19:15:00 -0400
You better vote conservative John. I’ve been supporting you. It’s payback time
commented 2015-09-24 17:38:59 -0400
Mohammed was a Johnny come lately trying to unsurp Jesus. Not going to happen Mohammed because you are a false prophet promoting a death cult called Islam.
commented 2015-09-24 16:57:10 -0400
WOW Mohammed must be PISSED!

The hajj celebration held in the bastion of wahabi islamism in saudi arabia this year has been very tragic indeed…

(Sept 11th)100+ dead from collapsing crane falling onto the crowd of worshipers…
(Today) 700+ dead due to stampede caused by 2 groups going the opposite way…
(not the brightest bulbs on the tree these islamist’s, must be the inbreeding)

The real tragic thing here is that…
saudi arabia does not celebrate the hajj EVERY DAY!

The good thing in all this…
800+ islamist’s not coming to Canada!

Just saying…