Walk Like an Epileptic Wife Beating Paedophile Prophet

Walk Like an Epileptic Wife Beating Paedophile Prophet

Disclaimer: Not all Muslim men marry children and beat their wives for the same reason that not all Jews stone disobedient children and murder people for collecting sticks on a Saturday.

If there is but a single religious figure from history that people should be discouraged from emulating, it’s the founder of the Islamic religion, Muhammad.  Should you possess the stomach to read through the compendium of medieval torture pornography that is the Qur’an and the Islamic Hadiths, you’ll see what I’m talking about.  Muhammad, according to his own religion’s sacred scripture, was a paedophile and a child-wife-beater.

The Hadith – The Secondary Pillar of Islam

As I will be drawing from the Hadith to make my case, I should first provide the reader with a little context.  The Islamic Hadith are regarded as the secondary pillar of Islam and they purport to record the sayings and doings of Muhammad and his contemporaries.  The Hadiths are graded on a scale from least reliable to most reliable (‘Sahih’).  I will only be relying on the Sahih Hadiths.  I should also qualify the employment of these texts, for in reality they are very unreliable, due to the fact that the earliest of these Hadith were compiled and codified, if not created in large part, in the ninth century, well after the time of the events and sayings they allege to record. [1]  But not only do these texts fail the historical test of contemporaneity, but they are also afflicted with severe religious bias, infused with myth and tainted by various other historical inaccuracies and contradictions.  Having said all of this, these texts are regarded as the secondary pillar to a worldwide faith, so who am I to question their integrity?

The Paedophile Prophet

According to the Sahih Bukhari:

…the Prophet married her (Aisha) when she was six years old and he consummated his marriage when she was nine years old… [2]

Muhammad’s paedophilia is further reiterated in the Sahih Muslim, which says:

A’isha reported: “Allah’s Apostle married me when I was six years old, and I was admitted to his house when I was nine years old. [3]

Just to give you an idea of how psychologically immature Aisha was when she was overcome by this perverted charlatan, the Sahih Muslim reports that when she entered his house, she brought her dolls with her. [4]

But the perversion doesn’t stop there, for Muhammad’s child-bride was also his niece, the daughter of his brother, Abu Bakr. Mr Bakr wasn’t initially keen to push his prepubescent daughter into his middle-aged brother’s bed, but with some Joseph Smith-styled manipulation, Muhammad managed to acquire his young and innocent target. [5]

I can almost hear the Islamists and Western liberal defenders of Islam screaming: “But paedophilia and inbreeding were all the rage back then,” and yes, I will get to that, but before I do, let’s hear what modern psychology and neuroscience have to say about paedophilia.

Many psychologists believe that paedophilia can be the result of early childhood trauma, with numerous paedophiles reporting that they themselves had been abused as children. [6] In addition to common psychological causes highlighted by numerous studies, neuroscience has shed some very interesting light upon some of the neurological factors associated with paedophilia, light that may well illuminate the very heart of Muhammad’s paedophilia.

There is a large body of evidence linking paedophilia with abnormalities in the brain, [7] and numerous neuroscientists have noted that there is a notable correlation between temporal lobe epilepsy and paedophilia. [8] Yes, here is where I am going to suggest that Muhammad may have in fact suffered from temporal lobe epilepsy.

Last year I read an article by neurologist Dr Jerome Engel, in which he suggested that Paul of Tarsus and Joan of Arc may have suffered temporal lobe epilepsy.  I remember reading the symptoms, some of which I will list for you in a moment, and thinking, those symptoms describe Muhammad to a tee.

Some of the symptoms of TLE include:

  • Visual Hallucinations [9]

Muhammad was reported to have seen and spoken with Gabriel, the mythical angel from the bible. [9] At first Muhammad thought he was being possessed by a devil, which is rather humorous given the Jewish and Christian traditions surrounding this particular angel, but needless to say, Muhammad is reported to have experienced this symptom of TLE.

  • Auditory Hallucinations [10]

In Ladio, Moien-Afshari and Tellez-Zenteno’s ‘A Comprehensive Review of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy,’ they say:

Auditory auras usually manifest as auditory hallucination such as sounds, which are generated by activation of the Heschl’s gyrus. Complex auditory hallucinations, such as hearing voices or tunes, can also occur. They are attributed to activation of the temporal association cortex (Loddenkemper & Kotagal, 2005). [11]

When we read of Muhammad allegedly receiving the Qur’an from Allah, we discover that Muhammad suffered severe auditory hallucinations.

The Sahih Bukhari reports:

Allah’s Apostle replied, “Sometimes it is (revealed) like the ringing of a bell, this form of Inspiration is the hardest of all and then this state passes ‘ off after I have grasped what is inspired. [12]

  • Intense Fear [13]

Intense fear is one of the common emotional symptoms of temporal lobe seizures.  Once again, drawing from the Sahih Bukhari we read:

Then Allah’s Apostle returned with the Inspiration and with his heart beating severely. Then he went to Khadija bint Khuwailid and said, “Cover me! Cover me!” They covered him till his fear was over and after that he told her everything that had happened and said, “I fear that something may happen to me.” [14]

  • Elevated Heart Rate [15]

Temporal lobe seizures frequently result in an elevated heart rate, which can cause sweating and heavy breathing. [16] Regarding this symptom, the Bukhari relays the words of Muhammad’s child-bride Aisha:

Verily I saw the Prophet being inspired Divinely on a very cold day and noticed the Sweat dropping from his forehead (as the Inspiration was over). [17]

  • Lip Smacking [18]

Lip smacking refers to the vigorous smacking and moving of the lips, and it is a common automatism associated with temporal lobe epilepsy.

In the Bukhari it is reported that:

“Allah’s Apostle used to bear the revelation with great trouble and used to move his lips (quickly) with the Inspiration.” [19]

  •  Hypersexuality [20]

The last symptom of temporal lobe epilepsy I wish to discuss is hypersexuality.

In an article published by the Psychology Department at the University of British Colombia entitled, ‘Pedophilia and Brain Function,’ it says:

…pedophilia may be related to abnormalities within structures in the temporal lobe, which has been associated with hypersexuality. Hypersexuality is the tendency to seek out sexual activity with both appropriate and inappropriate partners or objects at appropriate or inappropriate times. [21]

On this issue we note that Muhammad wasn’t only having inappropriate sexual relations with a child, but he was also having sex with women closer to his age, and much older, a fact Muslim and Western liberal apologists love to produce as a kind of Get-Out-Of-Pedophilia-Free-Card for Muhammad. [22]  According to the Bukhari, Muhammad was married to either nine or eleven women at the same time and if that isn’t shocking enough, it’s also recorded that he would have sex with each and every one of them in marathon twenty-four hour stints. [23] But his hypersexuality didn’t stop there, for it is also reported that he raped a seventeen-year-old Jewish girl on the same night that his men had killed her husband and her family. [24] The Bukhari also says that he had the sexual strength (appetite) of 30 men. [25] Further, from this same “secondary pillar of Islam” we read:

Narrated Sulaiman bin Yasar:

I asked ‘Aisha about the clothes soiled with semen. She replied, “I used to wash it off the clothes of Allah’s Apostle and he would go for the prayer while water spots were still visible.” [26]

And;

Narrated ‘Amr bin Maimun:

I heard Sulaiman bin Yasar talking about the clothes soiled with semen. He said that ‘Aisha had said, “I used to wash it off the clothes of Allah’s Apostle and he would go for the prayers while water spots were still visible on them. [27]

Further still;

Narrated ‘Aisha:

I used to wash the semen off the clothes of the Prophet and even then I used to notice one or more spots on them. [28]

Due to the constraints of time and space, I am unable to list the entire scope of Muhammad’s perverted and depraved exploits, however, I think it is safe to conclude that he was suffering from this symptom of TLE.  I should, as an aside, point out that not all people suffering TLE experience hypersexuality and I in no way wish to imply that all male sufferers of TLE are necessarily paedophiles, but the evidence does point to a correlation between TLE and paedophilia, and in environments where paedophilia isn’t taboo, this can act as a ‘disinhibiter’ for paedophilic behaviour, as seems to have been the case in Muhammad’s time, but I will return to this issue in a moment.

To conclude our diagnosis of Muhammad, I will give Dr Patrick McNamara the final word on the issue of religious delusions and temporal lobe epilepsy.  In his brilliant book, ‘The Neuroscience of Religious Experience’ he says:

There have now been dozens of studies that convincingly demonstrate a link between some forms of TLE and heightened religiosity in some TLE patients. During preictal and ictal states, when seizure activity is building up or commences, the religious symptomology may escalate into delusional states during which the patient claims that he or she is God or has seen God face to face…These patients may be riddled with anxiety and may spend hundreds of hours each week attempting to say a single prayer “correctly.” Or take the case of so-called “demonic possession” states. These patients may become utterly convinced that they are controlled by an evil and alien agent that means them harm. Some patients may be so tortured by the possession experience that the state can be life threatening. [29]

Now that we have established that Muhammad may have suffered from a neurological disorder, let’s return to the aforementioned screams of Muslim apologists and Western liberal defenders of this medieval paedophile.

It is true that in this region, during this period in history, the notion of paedophilia didn’t exist, and that it was somewhat common to bed innocent and even reluctant children, for we may even find in the Qur’an, a prescription for a three month waiting period for the divorcing of prepubescent girls. [30] Yet, in contradiction to the propaganda spewed into the ears of Muslims and Western liberals, this was not the case prior to the brutal rise of Islam in countries ruled by the former religion, Zoroastrianism.  According to the marriage customs of the ancient Zoroastrians, a girl was forbidden to be married prior to the age of fifteen, which is still young by our standards, but certainly not by Muhammad’s. [31]

The biggest problem with the vacuous apology offered by apologists regarding Muhammad’s paedophilia is that although it may have been acceptable in darker and more ignorant times, it certainly isn’t now – yet the Qur’an and the Hadiths, the two primary pillars of Islam, allow and even encourage this despicable and harmful practice.  Once again, I must stress that I am neither suggesting nor implying that all, nor even most, Muslims follow the Qur’an and Hadiths strictly, just as Jews and Christians don’t follow their horrendous scriptures to the letter; yet many do, and they’re crimes against children are justified by the codified core doctrines of their religion.  So, if this perverted practice preserved within what is believed to be the infallible word of an all-knowing deity cannot be edited, repealed or even challenged, lest charges of blasphemy, racism, or bigotry ensue, where does this leave the poor young girls who are exploited by followers of the “prophet?”  Are the cases of Islamic paedophilia too few to worry about, too infrequent to make mention of, let alone present us with justification to challenge the appropriateness of such vile and inappropriate teachings?  I think not. If one is to examine the heart breaking cases of child marriage in Islamic states such as Saudi Arabia, a country that has only recently raised the legal marriage age to eighteen, much to the dismay of eighty-year-old men who enjoy marrying twelve-year-old girls, [32] or in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, or even Egypt, for example, one will see that these archaic teachings found in the two primary pillars of Islam are being correctly interpreted and enthusiastically applied.  And here we arrive at the central problem.  There are a plethora of verses within the central pillar of Islam (the Qur’an) that encourage Muslims to follow the example set by Muhammad, as well as ordering them to obey his commands. [33]

For example, the Qur’an (33:21) says:

There has certainly been for you in the Messenger of Allah an excellent pattern for anyone whose hope is in Allah and the Last Day and [who] remembers Allah often.

But what kind of example did this human being set for his future followers?  As well as being a paedophile with a penchant for beheading and murdering those who insulted him, [34] he was a wife beater.

Muhammad: The Child-Wife-Beater

The Sahih Muslim recounts an incident of domestic abuse, in which Muhammad struck Aisha out of anger:

Why is it, O ‘A’isha, that you are out of breath? I said: There is nothing. He said: Tell me or the Subtle and the Aware would inform me. I said: Messenger of Allah, may my father and mother be ransom for you, and then I told him (the whole story). He said: Was it the darkness (of your shadow) that I saw in front of me? I said: Yes. He struck me on the chest which caused me pain, and then said: Did you think that Allah and His Apostle would deal unjustly with you? [35]

On another occasion, after a severely battered Muslim woman came to Aisha to implore the young girl’s husband, the mighty and merciful prophet, to reprimand the battered wife’s violent husband, to which this medieval charlatan replied, “go back and submit to your husband’s sexual desires,” or words to that effect, Aisha said sorrowfully:

 “I have not seen any woman suffering as much as the believing [Muslim] women.” [36]

Did this silly little girl not know that her profane sex was created exclusively for a man’s amusement?  Had she not read the Qur’an?

Your wives are a tilth for you, so go to your tilth (have sexual relations with your wives in any manner as long as it is in the vagina and not in the anus), when or how you will… [37]

Did she not know that it is a husband’s prerogative to beat his disobedient wife?

Men are the managers of the affairs of women for that God has preferred in bounty one of them over another, and for that they have expended of their property. Righteous women are therefore obedient, guarding the secret for God’s guarding. And those you fear may be rebellious admonish; banish them to their couches, and beat them. If they then obey you, look not for any way against them; Allah is All-high, All-great. [38]

Finally, on yet another occasion, Aisha and another of Muhammad’s wives were annoying him, so to amuse the “prophet,” Abu Bakr beat them in the neck, which made Muhammad laugh! [39]

Conclusion

So what are we to make of Muhammad’s abhorrent behaviour?  Was he the product of faulty wiring, a bad environment, or possibly a combination of both of these factors, or was he just a mean and perverted old man? More importantly, what are we to make of verses in the Qur’an and Hadith that encourage modern and even moderate Muslims to emulate his perverse behaviour, to walk like an epileptic wife beating paedophile, if you will?  Surely these exhortations serve no healthy function in societies marked by a superior moral code, a code that frowns upon and even proscribes rape, paedophilia, misogyny and beheadings for blasphemy, along with the various other machinations of medieval madness that marred Muhammad’s hostile and inhospitable environment.  Notwithstanding the pertinent nature of these questions, there is but one fundamental question raised by this investigation, and it cuts to the very heart of the religion of Islam:

If Muhammad was suffering temporal lobe epilepsy, which may have been the case, then aren’t the 1.6 billion Muslims living in the world today, squandering their precious lives in service to the hallucinations of a medieval epileptic tyrant?

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  36. Qur’an 4:34.
  37. Sahih al-Muslim 9:3506.

 

 

4 thoughts on “Walk Like an Epileptic Wife Beating Paedophile Prophet

  1. Excellent article and thanks for the extensive research….I have long believed that all of these so called prophets had some form of epilepsy and it appears to be fairly accurate.
    Thanks again

  2. Plenty of us have tens, if not hundreds of seizures a day and are in no way pedophiles. In my particular case, I was even molested while a child AND have multiple daily seizures, some in the TL region. These thoughts you splatter on a screen leave no room for the human face of the tragedies involved or the battles we face daily.

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