Germany: Professor Under Criminal Investigation for Book About Mohammed's Mental Illness
According to the German website Politically Incorrect, Dr. Armin Geus, emeritus professor of medical history at the University of Marburg, who wrote a book exploring the possibility that Mohammed, the supposed founder of Islam, had been suffering from a mental illness, is now under investigation for "Incitement to hatred against peoples" and "Insulting faiths, religious communities and philosophical associations". The investigation was prompted by a complaint filed by the Saudi-controlled Wahhabist centre, the King Fahd Academy.
The professor's book "Die Krankheit des Propheten” [The Illness of the Prophet] (ISBN 978-3-941365-15-5) came to the conclusion that Mohammed suffered from paranoid-hallucinatory schizophrenia. I haven't read the book, but Geus is a serious academic, recognised in his field. The question of whether Mohammed suffered from a mental illness should be a legitimate subject for scientific inquiry. But not where Muslims, and their apologists, hold sway. Where Islam spreads, freedom dies.
Unusually for PI items, there is no link to a primary news source for this story, but the website is usually reliable.
UPDATE: A few people have requested the contact details for the Marburg prosecutor's office (Staatsanwaltschaft Marburg), so here they are.
Address: 35037 Marburg, Universitätsstraße 48
Tel.: 06421 / 290 - 0
Fax: 06421 / 290 - 211
They give a few email addresses on their website but say explicitly that they are only concerned with the website itself and should not be used for other matters. Here they are anyway:
Hessisches Ministerium der Justiz, für Integration und Europa
Referat für Öffentlichkeitsarbeit
If you really want to register a protest against the investigation, your German embassy would be another option.
As far as I know, the book is not available in English.