Here is an interesting tidbit that could cause a stir among Muslims. Carbon dating on the world's oldest known copy of the Koran suggests it may pre-date the Prophet Mohammad-who supposedly received the verses from Allah via the angel Gabriel.
I wonder if this story really has legs or will it be quickly hushed up? After all, this could turn Islam on its head although the outside date given could still accommodate the period of Mohammad-though Koranic productions were thought to have come after his death. The truth of Islam basically stands or falls on whether Mohammad was truly the Messenger of Allah and received the Koran verses as revelations from Allah. Of course all the major religions have supernatural aspects to them and to be fair, the truth of Christianity rests with whether Jesus was truly the Son of God.
It would be interesting to see this inquiry continue, however because it has the potential of scientifically refuting the major foundation of the faith. For that reason given the current climate, I doubt this inquiry will gain many supporters.
Kind of like those scientific tests that refute Global Warming.