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Block Buster of a Book
on February 19, 2006
As a physician board certified separately in Neurology, in Psychiatry, and in Electroencephalography (study of brain activity & brain waves), I can attest that the material in this book is medically sound and easily understood by laymen. Dr. Korkut's conclusions, based on medical data, are authoritative and compelling. The book is illustrated with accurate medical drawings, photographs, and diagrams. If history is correct as cited by the author (documented with an extensive bibliography), then the prophet Muhammad clearly suffered from brain and mental disorders that directly and adversely effected his thinking and behavior. There is very strong historical and clinical evidence to support the author's conclusions. His treatment of the man, however, is balanced, in that he dismisses (with proof) some negative criticism of the prophet, e.g. his documented polygamy, which in that time and culture was acceptable. But, he also well documents the prophet's pedophilia, his thievery, his lying, and his history of violence and murder.
In addition to my above qualifications, I also have had two years of seminary study. Dr. Korkut's theology in this book is quite sound. This book points out some serious logical, moral, and theological defects of the prophet himself, and some major problems in the Qur'an.
This book obviously will be highly controversial, but it is extremely interesting and is a "must-read". Well worth the price. Unfortunately, this book surely has placed the author's life in danger, and places him in the same position as Salman Rushdie, Dutch filmmaker vanGogh, and the Danish cartoonists.