Prophet of Doom: Islam's Terrorist Dogma in Muhammad's Own Words
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Islam is a caustic blend of regurgitated paganism and twisted Bible stories. Muhammad, its lone prophet, conceived his religion solely to satiate his lust for power, sex, and money. He was a terrorist. And if you think these conclusions are shocking, wait until you see the evidence.
Craig Winn's controversial and inflammatory work, Prophet of Doom, begins with this statement: "Islam is a caustic blend of regurgitated paganism and twisted Bible stories. Muhammad, its lone prophet, conceived his religion solely to satiate his lust for power, sex, and money. He was a terrorist." Needless to say, the book is certain to offend Muslims for it disparages nearly every aspect of Islam. Winn attempts to deflect such criticism upfront by claiming that he is merely quoting the Qur'an and other Islamic texts and is therefore "just the messenger." Further, he claims that he is unconcerned about being offensive because his goal is to educate people about the root causes of terrorism and the inherent dangers of Islam in the same way that early translators of Mein Kampf tried to warn an unsuspecting world of Hitler's intentions. "If we don’t shed our ignorance of Islam, many more will perish," he writes.
Admittedly, prior to the attacks of September 11, 2001, Winn knew little about Islam. According to the author, the tragic events of that day led him to investigate why Muslims were so intent on killing Infidels, Americans in particular. He also claims to have interviewed members of al-Qaeda, Islamic Jihad, al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade, and Hamas, and studied Islamic texts, referring to five different translations in the process. Blending these translations in order to express the nuances of the writing to further his premise, Winn selectively quotes from the Qur'an, various Islamic texts, and the biography of Muhammad, to make his case that that Islam is the "world's largest and most violent organization" and "rotten to the core." Rather than educate readers about the Islamic faith, the book's sole purpose seems to be to shock and inflame readers---and in that regard it succeeds. --Shawn Carkonen
Summary: Book written on surveys and not really by understanding Quran first
Do you wonder why this book gets either a 1-star rating or a 5-star rating? Well, my rating is based on the fact that the material was collected in a fundamentally flawed way! Here is why.
If you get a chance to read the methodology behind Mr. Craig Winn's approach, you'll see that after 9/11, he immediately flew off to meet terrorists and understand what ideology they believed in, and why they believed in it. He later published a book called 'Tea with Terrorists.' According to the website of this book, he met with Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Al-Qaeda representatives amongst others.
The issue here is that if one takes some twisted understanding of a terrorist about Islam that manipulates its core values and philosophy, and then represent it as what real Islam is and what Muslims are, you are not only misunderstanding but also propagating that as the truth. The same misconstrued data that is used by terrorists is represented in this work.
And just because it seems to be quoting from the scriptures is not enough. Consider my example:
I am a Muslim, and believe in peace - I have spent 6 years studying Quran (and learning Classical Arabic and so forth), and have no doubt in my mind that Islam condemns terrorism and it is one of the . This is how I'll quote one of my emails I sent to the team at Prophet of Doom:
"I would have loved it much more had Craig Winn done a fair job and not only exposed the terrorists but also investigated Islam from this other viewpoint, which represents perhaps more than 99% of the Muslim population. While Mr. Winn has tried to prove that Quran states all Muslims are bad, he forgets that Quran also states that all non-Muslims are not alike, and there are those that are dedicated to God:
"They are not all alike; of the followers of the Book there is an upright party; they recite God's revelations in the nighttime and they adore (Him). They believe in God and the last day, and they enjoin what is right and forbid the wrong and they strive with one another in hastening to good deeds, and those are among the good. And whatever good they do, they shall not be denied it, and God knows those who guard (against evil). (Quran 3:113-115)
"Not only that Quran states that there is no compulsion in religion (2:256) and that whoever kills another soul with the exception of as punishment for murder or for causing mischief in land, it is as if he killed the entire mankind (5:32)."
This is what I believe in and preach. I can do the same thing with any scripture whatsoever, I can pull out verses from any scripture. Consequently, I wrote to the "Prophet of Doom" people, but haven't ever received a reply. My entire email is at: http://blogs.omeriqbal.com/reflections/118
Thanks, and wishes to all.
Summary: Quite helpful... But with quite a theist tone.
This is a very good book.
These claims CAN be verified in the Hadith, the Sirat, and the Qu'ran.
I would have rated 5-star, however, I am not of the Christian religion, nor a Muslim any longer (thanks to studying the claims of this book), so the claims, while true, could be better by not comparing the 'religion of evil' to 'the religion of peace' or 'unlike Yahweh' / 'We can prove the Bible but Quran cannot be proven' etc etc every other sentence...
The best part of this book, and by far, the least bias, is the 'Islams dark sources' appendix. As scholarly as one could be.
Summary: The Most In-Depth Study Of Islam
This is an amazing study on the Islamic faith. Very long, tremendously in-depth, but once you start the book, you can't put it down. Craig Winn uses only Islamic writings in exposing Islam. They are Qur'an and the five most respected Hadith writings, which are considered holy by Muslims. So, any charge of bias against Islam falls short as empty rhetoric.
As for charges of siting quotations out of context, this is also empty in substance. Mr. Winn quotes every source that speaks of a particular event or Mohammadan quote. If a particular event is written about in all six of the sources that Mr. Winn uses, Winn will quote from each of the six. This is unless one or more of the sources are exact copies of others. Duplication adds nothing new in this sense.
The reason the book is so long is because of Mr. Winn's willingness to open up and expose the enigma of Islam to show everyone what it is and how it came to be. He turns over many rocks. Don't be fooled by the one star reviews. Because Mr. Winn uses only Muslim sources to explain Islam, his book validates the points that he makes.
Summary: No-nonsense Research
Craig Winn did what we all should of done. Take the time to really understand Islam. I did this myself, I set out to understand Islam, I earnestly and sincerely searched in the doctrines of Islam to see if it really was inspired by God. Prophet of Doom is a no nonsense approach to studying. What Prophet of Doom brings is direct quotes of the most venerated texts in Islam, and what one finds is very revealing.
One of the things I respect most about Winn is that he has undertaken this immense task at great cost to him for no profit. What was important to him was to educate people about Islam. Please, take the time to do the research on Islam. Look at both sides. I believe `Prophet of Doom" is an essential part of that research. I noticed that other comments said that Winn is a profiteer. This is obviously not so, the entire book is available for free online at Prophet of Doom Website to read or to listen to. Do yourself a favor and go there and make your own decision.
When I started his book I couldn't believe the things which I was reading, they were just so horrendous. But I took the time to check out the sources. I bought "The Life of Muhammad" by Ishaq, and several Volumes of "The History of al-Tabari." [Both available on Amazon] Winn was not misrepresenting them.
Summary: Everything I Need to Know About Islam I Learned From This Book
First time I came across the content of this book on its website, I was shocked and repulsed beyond words. I thought that perhaps the author was just making stuff up, as Muslims always fooling themselves and others by stating that all written in this book is a lie, while in fact the evidence is overwhelming and undeniable.
Many months after coming accross the book's website, after being briefly exposed to the light of truth and rejecting it, I was desperately trying to convince myself that Islam is not as bad as portrayed in "Prophet of Doom", desperately searching for the moderate Islam on the web, but the harder I tried, I found it more repulsive and violent. Eventually, I stumbled across Ali Sina's Faith Freedom International website, and once I saw how much sense he makes in his writing, and that no one is able to refute him, I realized that I cannot fool myself any longer.
Shortly after, I decided to dive deeply into the Islamic scriptures, and see what they have to say, so I decided to listen to this book on a CD(Available for free on the book's site), and the further it went, the more I realized how bad Islam actually is. This book contains everything one needs to know about Muhammad and the nature of Islam as derived directly from its scriptures. I recommend everyone, Muslims and non-Muslims alike to read this book and learn the truth.
Muslims should read this book to see why they should be embarrassed for being part of such hateful, intolerant and violent religion. If I were a Muslim, I would definitely been embarrassed by now. At first you might find reading this book uncomfortable, but once you face the truth, you will be eternally greatful to the author. Trust me, this book is worth your time. The truth, and only the truth about your religion is handed down to you for free on a golden platter. You have nothing to lose by reading it, but have a lot to gain. May the truth set you all free.
As for the politically correct non-Muslims who still insist that Islam is a "religion of peace", wake up and smell the coffee! How much longer do you think you can fool yourselves? How many more terrorist attacks must occur before you realize? How many more innocents should die? Read this book, and face the truth, even if it's harsh! Truth is not always pleasing, but once you accept it, you will feel much better. Just read this book.
You can easily find it by searching the title on a search engine. Do it, and learn the truth!
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