CAIR: 'IN MUHAMMAD WE TRUST' ON U.S. MONEY? MUSLIMS SAY 'NO,'
A top official at a leading Muslim group has just told us that GOP Rep. Virgil Goode's fear that U.S. money may soon be stamped with "In Muhammad We Trust" is rather at odds with the actual history and theology of the Muslim religion. As this expert points out - and as some TPM Readers have noted, too - Muslims don't worship Muhammad. They are monotheists worshiping a single God, called Allah in Arabic - not the individual Muhammad.
"There are many Islamic traditions that reinforce that the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, was a human being, and he should not be worshipped," Ibrahim Hooper, the national communications director of the Council on American Islamic Relations, tells us. So the notion that any Muslim would want "In Muhammad We Trust" written on U.S. money is, to put it charitably, nonsense.