September 11, 2001, there have been over 11,000 terrorist attacks,
resulting in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of civilians and a lot
more injuries, throughout the world. The perpetrators of these attacks
were not monsters; they were Muslims. They were pious people who believed
and acted in accordance with their faith. There are millions more who
think like them and are ready to do the same.
you think Islamic terrorism is a new phenomenon, think again. Islam owes
its success to terrorism. The
prophet of Islam boasted, “I
have been made victorious with terror".
Since the day Muhammad set
foot in Medina, he started his campaign of terror. His
followers have been doing the same ever since.
are intolerant, supremacist, bullies, and violent. They
are highly inflammable and can explode if they are not treated
preferentially and with respect. At
the same time, they abuse others and violate the rights of people of other
faiths. This is
understand Muslims, one must understand their prophet. Muslims
worship and emulate Muhammad. Islam
is Muhammadanism. Only by
understanding him can one know what makes them tick.
Muhammad is a psychobiography of Allah’s Prophet. It
seeks to unveil the mystery of that man. Historians tell us Muhammad used
to withdraw to a cave, spending days wrapped in his thoughts. He
heard bells ringing and had ghostly visions. He
thought he was demon possessed, until his wife reassured him he had become
a prophet. Convinced of his
status, he was intolerant of those who rejected him, assassinated those
who criticized him, raided, looted, and massacred entire populations. He
reduced thousands to slavery, raped, and allowed his men to rape female
captives. All of this, he did
with a clear conscience and a sense of entitlement.
was magnanimous toward those who admired him, but vengeful toward those
who did not. He believed he
was the most perfect human creation and the universe's raison d'ętre. Muhammad
was no ordinary man. He was a
Muhammad, ventures beyond the stories. Focusing
on the "why" rather than the "what," it unravels the
mystique of one of the most enigmatic and influential men in history.
believed in his own cause. He
was so certain of the reality of his hallucinations that he expected
everyone to believe too. He
would make his Allah indignantly ask “What!
Do you then dispute with him [Muhammad] as to what he saw?” (Q.53:12)
This is psychopathology. Why
should others believe in what he saw? Wasn't
it up to him to prove what he saw was real? Only
a narcissist expects others to believe in his claims without asking for
was an orphan. Spurned by his
mother in his infancy and left in the care of a Bedouin couple, he had a
loveless childhood. He then
passed to the care of his grandfather and uncle who took pity on him and
spoiled him. Not receiving
love at a time he needed unconditional love and not receiving discipline
when he needed to learn about boundaries, he developed narcissistic
personality disorder, a trait that made him a megalomaniac bereft of
conscience. He fantasized
about unlimited power, expected praise and admiration, believed he was
special, and expected others to believe him and go along with his ideas
and plans. He took advantage
of others, was jealous, yet believed others were jealous of him, and was
extremely hurt when rejected, even killing those who deserted him. He
lied and deceived, feeling entitled and justified in doing so. All these
of narcissistic personality disorder.
to another mental illness, temporal lobe epilepsy, the prophet of Islam
had vivid hallucinations he interpreted as mystical and divine
intimations. When he
claimed he heard voices, saw angels and other ghostly entities, he was not
lying. His problem was that he
could not distinguish reality from fantasy.
He also suffered from obsessive compulsive disorder,
causing his fixations on numbers, rituals and stringent rules.
This explains why he lived such an austere life and why his
religion is filled with so many absurd rules.
the later years of his life Muhammad was affected by acromegaly, a disease
caused by excessive production of a growth hormone, resulting in large
bones, cold and fleshy hands and feet and coarse facial features such as
enlarged lips, nose and tongue. Acromegaly occurs after the age of 40 and
usually kills the patient in his early 60s. It
causes impotence, while it increases libido. This
explains Muhammad's sexual vagaries in his old age and why in the later
years of his life he had such an insatiable craving for sex. He
would visit all his 9 wives in one night to touch and fondle them, without
being satisfied. His impotence explains his insecurity, paranoia,
and intense jealousy of his young wives. He
ordered them to cover themselves, lest other men would cast a lusting eye
on them. Today, half a billion Muslim women veil themselves, because
Muhammad was impotent. Muhammad's
illnesses explain a lot of mysteries of Islam.
combination of all these psychological disorders and his unusual
physiognomy made Muhammad a phenomenon that set him apart from ordinary
people. His uneducated
followers interpreted his differences as signs of his prophethood.
Like devotees of all cults, they rose to champion his cause with
dedication. By defying death
and butchering others they made Islam the world's second largest religion,
now the biggest threat to world peace and the survival of human
is it important to know Muhammad? Because
over a billion people try to be like him and do as he did. Consequently,
the insanity of one man is bequeathed to all his followers. It
is by understanding him that we can see through them, and be able to
predict these unpredictable people.
live in a dangerous time. When
a fifth of humanity worships a psychopath, eulogizes suicide bombing and
thinks killing and martyrdom are ultimate acts of piety, the world becomes
a dangerous place. When these
people acquire the atomic bomb, the earth becomes a powder keg.
Islam is a cult. It is time for mankind to wake up and realize that
this cult is a threat to mankind and there can be no co-existence with Muslims. As long
as Muslims believe in Muhammad, they are a threat to others and to
themselves. Muslims must
either leave Islam, leave their culture of hate and join the rest of
mankind as fellow humans, or non-Muslims must separate themselves from
them, ban Islam, end the immigration of Muslims and send home those who
plot against democracy and refuse to integrate.
Islam is incompatible with democracy. It
is a warring creed that uses democracy to destroy it and to establish
itself as a world wide dictatorship. The
only way to avert the clash between this barbarity and civilization, a
world disaster, is to expose the fallacy of Islam and demystify it. Muslims
must be weaned from Islam for humanity to live in peace.
Understanding Muhammad is imperative for both Muslims
and non-Muslims. This book makes that task easy.
Ali Sina is the author of Understanding Muhammad: A
psychobiography of Allah’s Prophet [ISBN: 978-0980994803].
He is the founder of faithfreedom.org,
the organ of the movement of ex-Muslims that tries to unveil the truth
about Islam to the world and help Muslims leave it, abandon their culture
of hate and join mankind in amity.