Dreadlock wrote:In fact it was the Vatican who funded Mohammed and his much older wife was a Vatican agent. Islam was created by the Vatican to be a version of Cathlocism that would be more palatable for the natives of the middle east. Mohammed was to capture the Holy City, Jerusalem, for the Vatican. He became too powerful and they lost control of him. Some things never change...
Provide your proof, please.
As along time orientalist I am very familiar with this period and I believe you are very wrong. Mohammed died in 632 and Arabia had not even been fully conquered.
Control of Jerusalem had been in the hands of Christians for three centuries and latterly passed back and forth between the Byzantine Christians and the Sasanid empire for a long time until Islam, under Abu Bakr, invaded both the Sasanid empire and Christian Byzantium. Christians had been in control of Jerusalem for a long time and certainly had no need to enlist Arabs to conquer it. When Abu Bakr died, Umar took over and continued the invasions of Iraq and Byzantium. The Muslims conquered Jerusalem in 636 and they took it from the Byzantine Christians. When the Sasanids conquered Jerusalem they are said to have slaughtered 90,000 Christians. As you can see, Christians were in sole control after their last defeat of the Persians. Under Islamic assault, the Persian/Sasanid empire ceased to exist and Christianity was left in control of Jerusalem.
The western empire of Rome was busy with Huns, Vandals and Visgoths under Odoacer, then The British Theodorus (Welsh Tewdric). There were no western Christian attempts to retake Jerusalem until the first crusade - which, by the way was an attempt to recapture Christian lands and not an invasion of Muslim lands or an attempt at eradicating Islam.There is nothing outside of Mohammed's family home which may regarded as traditional Islamic land. All lands now thought of as Islamic were conquered by the sword and taken from non Muslims of many nationalities, cultures and religions.
I await your response and your proof