"Then they all deserted Him and ran away." Mark 14:50
They claim that, since Jesus' apostles abandoned Him at the Garden of Gethsemane, there would have been no eyewitnesses around to see Jesus abused, tortured and flogged, later to die on the cross. They argue this in the hope that, historical facts notwithstanding, their prophet Muhammad, who would not even exist for another 5 centuries and would therefore not be a reliable source for such an event, might be proven right.
But is that one verse all the Gospels tell us about what the disciples did after Jesus' arrest? No, it certainly is not.
Luke 22 (italics mine for emphasis)
54 They seized Him, led Him away, and brought Him into the high priest’s house. Meanwhile Peter was following at a dista…