Kashgari caused a firestorm recently for tweets that religious scholars have decried as insulting to the Prophet Muhammad.
“Tribals and Punjabis are coming in higher numbers than ever this year,” Muhammad says.
Malaysian authorities have arrested Hamza Kashgari, whose Tweets about the Prophet Muhammad inflamed Saudi Arabia.
1610s, Mohammed, Arabic masc. proper name, literally "the Praiseworthy," name of the prophet of Islam (c.570-632). The earliest forms of his name in English were Mahum, Mahimet (c.1200); originally also used confusedly for "an idol." Wyclif has Macamethe (c.1380), and Makomete also turns up in 14c. documents. Mahomet was common until 19c.; cf. Mohammed.