Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Muhammed: A Cult Leader (Link corrected)

From Cassandra (USA):
From Understanding Muhammad: A Psychobiography of Allâh's Prophet

We are often taken aback by the level of fanaticism of Muslims. Millions of them riot, burn churches, and kill completely innocent people because a newspaper has published a few cartoons of Muhammad or because the Pope has quoted a medieval emperor saying that violence is not compatible with the nature of God.

People generally are biased towards a belief system that has this many followers. They believe that the sheer size of Islam qualifies it as a religion. But is Islam really a religion?

Some say all religions start as a cult until, with the passage of time, they gradually gain acceptance and the status of religion. However, there are certain characteristics that distinguish cults from religions. Dr. Janja Lalich and Dr. Michael D. Langone have created a list that describes cults fairly well.[1] The more a group or a doctrine has these characteristics the more it follows that it should be defined and labeled as a cult. The following is that list, which I have compared Islam to point by point....
Read the rest at No Slaves of Allah in America.


Anonymous said...

Your link did not work . . .I found it here

I hope the book "Understanding Muhammad: A Psychobiography of Allah's Prophet" by Ali Sina gets republished soon. It is a gem, and I am fortunate to have a copy.

Understanding Muhammad: A Psychobiography of Allâh’s Prophet was released but Ali Sina removed the book from circulation. Read why

Always On Watch said...

I corrected the link to Cassandra's web site.

Anonymous said...

Perfect point for point match-up! Excellent analysis, Cassandra.

Ironically, I worked for many years with Michael Langone in the American Family Foundation and the old Cult Awareness Network (before the Scientologist ate it) and we rarely encountered a Muslim "cult". Little did we know that the reason was that the whole religion is a cult! Unfortunately, a pervasive reluctance amongst cult investigators to focus criticism on the cult's ideology as a source of its abuses is now reflected in the general aversion to blame Islam's ideology as the ultimate source of its incompatibility with Western civilization.