EuropeNews 26 October 2012
Mohammad’s schizophrenic disorder
S. Muslim, B30-N5653, (can be also read in Tabaqat V1, p. 2):
"Verily Allah granted eminence to Kinâna from amongst the descendants of Ismâ’il and He granted eminence to the Quraish [Mohammad’s tribe] amongst Kinânas and He granted eminence to Bani Hâshim [Mohammad’s clan] amongst the Quraish and He granted me eminence from the Bani Hâshim”.
Hadith from S. Muslim, B30-N5655:
"I shall be preeminent among the descendants of Adam on the Day of Resurrection and I will be the first intercessor and the first whose intercession will be accepted”.
EuropeNews 25 October 2012
Mohammad’s schizophrenic disorder
Depicting a psychological profile of Mohammad has been, because of the Quran’s many mistakes, incomprehensible verses, contradictions, inconsistencies, fallacies, errors, and absurdities, a central issue for those who have been researching on Islam. As examples, I mention two classic scholars: Aloy Sprenger, in his fascinating three-volume work about Mohammad and Islam (das Leben und die Lehre des Muhammed), categorizes Mohammad as having suffered from hysteria.
He then goes through hallucinations that could emerge by hunger, thirst, loneliness and religious enthusiasm. He explains over 60 pages, based on psychological knowledge at that time, with the help of single case stories and examples from newspaper to prove his diagnosis. It is very much likely that he would have come to the correct diagnosis if the disorder schizophrenia were known at that time.
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Gates of Vienna 24 October 2012
Gatestone Institute 24 October 2012
By Douglas Murray
Many of us can, I am sure, remember where we were when we realized that the resplendence of the Nobel Prize had diminished. For some this realization can be traced to the news that Yasser Arafat had become joint recipient of the Peace Prize (an award of which he was never stripped). For others it will have been the announcement earlier this month that the award had been given to the EU.
FrontPage Magazine 24 October 2012
By Joseph Puder
Megalomania in the Middle East is not uncommon; it has afflicted numerous figures in the Muslim Middle East including the likes of Gamal Abdul Nasser, the dictator of Egypt, Iranian Shah Muhammad Pahlavi and Iraq’s dictator Saddam Hussein. The current regional megalomaniac is Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Prime Minister of Turkey who has been acting like "God’s deputy” and "dispenser of justice” with unrestrained arrogance. Amid mounting troubles, with a declining economy and the political turmoil that surrounds Turkey, Syria and Iran, Erdogan’s star power is rapidly fading.
An Inquiry Into Islam 22 October 2012
THE KORAN demands 91 times that Muslims imitate Mohammed in every way. These commands take two types — historical examples and direct commands. The Meccan Koran is filled with examples of the previous "prophet/messengers” who had to be obeyed or Allah punished them. Moses is an historical example. There are only 5 direct commands to follow Mohammed in Mecca.
Then in Medina there are 86 verses with a direct command to obey and follow Mohammed. Why the increase? In Medina, Mohammed was a political leader and needed total command in this world, not the next.
Right Side News 22 October 2012
By Andrew C. McCarthy
Religious relativism is a destroyer of conviction.
>‘Multi-religious prayer almost inevitably leads to false interpretations, to indifference as to the content of what is believed or not believed, and thus to the dissolution of real faith.” So wrote Joseph Ratzinger in 1986. Even then, the man who would later become Pope Benedict XVI was renowned as a singularly deep thinker on the finer points of religious belief systems — to say nothing of the sweeping themes.