Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Muhammed: A Cult Leader

I'm still running on a tight schedule and have little time to post right now, but I'd like to recommend this posting by Cassandra (USA), author of the book Escape! From an Arab Marriage: Horror Stories of Women Who Fled from Abusive Muslim Husbands. Excerpt from her recent posting at No Slaves of Allah in America:
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.

Note: On February 15, 2008, Cassandra will again be our guest on The Gathering Storm Radio Show, for a ninety-minute show. Watch for the announcement of the topic closer to the date!

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posted by Always On Watch @ 1/30/2008 09:34:00 AM