Joel Engel, at Legal Insurrection, doesn't quite get it:
[N]ow the Associated Press stylebook apparently insists that Mohammed be preceded by the word Prophet. …
What if you think one man’s prophet is another man’s deviant? What if you’re a Christian who prefers to see Son of God or Prince of Peace precede ‘Jesus Christ’? Sorry, you’ll just have to live with this….
Um, Joel, honey? ‘Christ’ is Jesus's title, just as ‘Prophet’ prior to ‘Muhammad’.
I'm happy with calling the one ‘Jesus’, sans title, and the other just ‘Muhammad’, although in some cases that might prove confusing, e.g., where another character with the same name appears in the same story. ‘Jesus, alleged christ’ and ‘the Pedophile Muhammad’ will work for me, too, although perhaps a bit inflammatory as a matter of style. I think that Reuters' formulation will do as well as any other, indeed better than any I can think of just now.
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And yes, I really do mean to write ‘Jesus's’ and ‘Reuters'’. When the second ‘s’ is pronounced, it is written. If it is not pronounced, then it should be omitted in writing. E.g., if Chris Jones owns property, it is Chris's or Mr. Jones's. If the property belongs to his family, then it is the Joneses', unless, of course, you choose to pronounce all three esses. Your call.