Tuesday, November 04, 2003
The next Primetime Live special: Following up on Monday's special entitled "Jesus, Mary and DaVinci" ABCNews will do a piece entitled "Mohammed, Ahmed and Rushdie."
Though there is no evidence the Prophet Mohammed had a gay lover and the vast majority of Islamic scholars scoff at the idea, ABCNews will spend an hour of prime time on the subject next week.
desperate determined effort to boost ratings, ABCNews will feature fanciful theories first presented in a novel which claimed that the founder of the Islamic religion kept a boy-toy. The book claims that the "Sword of the Prophet" referred not to a real, metal sword, but a certain body part of his homosexual lover, Ahmed.
The secret has been kept through the centuries by a group known as the Sheik Yerboutis, of which author Salman Rushdie is rumored to be a member.
Throughout the piece, reporter Elizabeth Vargas will ask hypothetical questions, instead of referencing the facts as they are detailed in the Koran and other historical documents.