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The Sharing Group Discussion on the Ahadits 'Conspiracy'

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
Sister Eleanor Grant put up this video on The Sharing Group, on the 20th March 2015: Hadith: Conspiracy to Destroy Islam.
Brother Terence Helikaon Nunis: This entire video is essentially a conspiracy theory.  None of it is true, and I almost expected to hear Elvis is alive, our leaders are lizards and aliens built the Eiffel Tower.
Sister Eleanor Grant: Conspiracy theorists are seen as crazy people, but often you will find they are the ones closest to the truth.
Brother Jon Beatty: Actually, most of the time conspiracy theorists are just that, people who dream up conspiracies using random clips and points and trying to tie them together unsuccessfully, kind of like loose change but for Islam.
Brother Terence Helikaon Nunis: Conspiracy theories work because there is an element of truth there.  It seems plausible.  The plausibility there is that ahadits are problematic.  But not for the reasons outlined here.  There is absolutely nothing wrong with the v…