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islam is a cult

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Submitted by susan (Italy), Oct 5, 2007 at 17:01

islam is a cult here's evidence

here are some things that police authorities uses to identify a cult

- single authority - unlike distributed power of modern organizations or religions, cult leaders totally overshadow other leaders within their organization and exhibit lack of trust to members (muhammed, ayatollahs, imams)

- they always claim to be in unique direct contact with God

- sexual misconduct with many female members (muhammed, as well as david koresh from the waco sect)

- grandiose promises which make followers feel very significant in history (muhammed told that islam would conquer the world and muslims will rule over anybody else)

- they demand major ongoing financial contributions from members (muslims are required to donate for the ummah, not any charity, just for muslim charities)

- they claim that evil sinister forces attempt to subvert them - the devil, the government, etc. A sense of paranoia helps keep faithful followers. The tend to say anyone not with us is against us. (no need to explain, muslims are victims in their own head)

- Many cults claim that a big event is just around the corner (muslims claim of the mahdi or any other armageddon that's going to come)

- requirement for unconditional trust - they tend to demand extreme loyalty unquestioning faith and do not tolerate open criticism of their ideas (typical attitude of muslims, no enquiry, no criticism)

- they generate extreme wealth at expense of poorer followers but are unwilling to submit to 3rd party disclosure and audits (no wonder that muhammed at its time was very wealthy as today many saudis and religious muslim figures in power)

- encouraging members to date and marry only fellow members (muslims must marry other muslims or people willing to convert)

- pressuring members to recruit new members (every muslims has the duty to convert others, unlike any other religion)

- teaching members that their church is the only true church (typical of muslims)

- making attendance of all meetings compulsory (obsession of muslims with going to mosque, not only for prayers, obsession with daily rituals, fastings etc)

- disciplining members who question the authority of leaders (nobody question muhammed behaviour)

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as you can see islam is a cult, not a religion, all the other religions might happen to behave as ONE or 2 of the above, not ALL of the above like islam

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