Was Muhammad Insane?

FOR INSIGHT INTO THIS, CONSIDER CHAPTER 33 of his Koran, entitled “The Confederates.” This is one of the chapters Muhammad composed in Yathrib (later called Medina) where he fled after his Meccan compatriots determined they needed to kill him to preserve their way of life.

The chapter is like a wild theme park ride that races in and out of numerous topics. In the 73 verses that make up the chapter, Muhammad covers the following in the God-voice he used for the Koran: He recaps a recent battle with the Meccans and excoriates people who were afraid to fight and die for him; he gloats about his extermination of the men and boys of one of the Jewish tribes of Yathrib, the confiscation of their property, and the enslavement of their women and children; he authorizes himself to take as many wives as he likes, permits himself to marry the wife of his adopted son, forbids himself from taking any more wives after he has taken as many as he likes, but allows himself sex slaves.

As the verses of this “revelation” continue…

h/t Ace of Spades HQ

  • I’ll say!

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      He was Aladdin sane.

  • WalterBannon

    Insane, or just evil.

    calling this insanity is just making up excuses, like a liberal, that this is some sort of aberration as opposed to being a feature of Islam.

    He is evil. Islam is evil. This is Islam.

    • tom_billesley

      Evil. The same behaviour today should get him the needle, not a stay in a secure hospital.

    • Indeed.

      It has been bandied about that he had epilepsy. Perhaps but how does that explain the massacres?

  • jayme

    Too bad Allah didn’t actually give him supernatural endurance: he could have used it. So many wives, slaves, and concubines, and not enough Mo to go round.

  • The Butterfly

    Mohammed was possessed by demons. This can look like insanity.

    • Exile1981

      Actually there is some suspicion about that. The first time he met the “angel” in the cave he even wrote that he suspected it was really a demon come to tempt him. He didn’t go back and make the deal with it till he was kicked out for trying to murder his uncle. That sounds more like a deal with a demon than an angel.

  • dukestreet

    Absolute evil without a doubt. I wouldn’t be surprised if he had a whole host of demons the same kind of thing as “Legion” in the Bible.

  • GottaQHFilly


  • Everyone Else
    • Minicapt

      Actually, Mr Spencer is arguing that the evidence of Mohammed’s life is, at best, inconclusive. The details are often fantastical, anecdotal, and generally apocryphal. The main problem is devising a procedure which can explain how the “authentic” story was created in the period 650 – 800.


  • SDMatt

    Of course he was insane; about the only difference between he and fellow pedophile David Koresh is that the Waco Whacko played electric guitar.

  • Minicapt

    Mohammed was a normal Arab …


  • Rosenmops

    He was insane, as are many of his followers to this day.

    • Gary

      One day this will be Regent Park or Kipling & Dixon.

  • Gary

    The Liberal Sen. Grant Mitchell denies that muhammed said any of that , islam is a religion of peace and it’s the islamophobes that make up these verses from the quran.

  • Barrington Minge

    Was Mo-Ham-Head insane?….You have to ASK?….D’oh