Islam and Jesus


To the Muslims that are here, I have a question. In Islam, it is regarded as blasphemy to speak against Mohammed, is it not? If this is true, then is it also regarded as blasphemy to speak against Jesus?

I have a second question. If Jesus is the Messiah, then why is Mohammed exalted higher (and so much higher) than Jesus - even unto half of his own pillar in the Five Pillars:
The Testimony of Faith (Shahadah) - the declaration that there is none worthy of worship except Allah (Arabic:God) and that Muhammad(PBUH)is His last messenger.

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