If you think any of this is funny and dare to smile or laugh, well, then, you just might be an infidel...
For years in psychiatry, we regarded the term "thought disorder" as referring to serious, psychotic-level mental illness. One of the big four "A" diagnostic criteria first proposed by Eugen Bleuler for schizophrenia was "association," standing for very disrupted thinking. Delusions were part of the picture, but "thought disorder" covered a lot more territory, including paranoia and bipolar disorders. To some extent, disordered thinking is sine qua non in all psychiatric disorders, since thought really runs all of the human mind, in the foreground or in the background.
Never once did we EVER think of Islam when we talked of "thought disorders." Obviously, we were severely naive and under-educated. The evidence for our inadequacies can be found in the following article (excerpted):
WorldNetDaily: Dry out sex organs of Jews, asks prayer, Monday, March 20, 2006, by Aaron Klein
© 2006 WorldNetDaily.com, JERUSALEM –
Sheikh Abu Muhammed, an imam at the popular Al-Tadwa mosque in Beit Lahia north of Gaza City, went on to ask Muslims at his Friday night sermon to pray for the sexual organs of Jews to "dry out" so they cannot reproduce, a Palestinian in attendance at the mosque services told WorldNetDaily.
"Praise Allah the bird flu has hit the Jews. It came because of their sins against the Palestinians; because they are the most cruel enemy of humanity; because they are themselves the enemy of humanity; because they don't believe in Allah; because they falsify the book of Allah; because they cheated the prophet Muhammed; and because they cheated Allah and even their own prophet, Moses," Sheikh Muhammed was quoted as saying...Like [late Hamas spiritual leader] Sheikh Yassin said, 2025 will be the end of Jews. This [bird flu] is the sign," said Sheikh Muhammed, according to congregants. (Yassin, who was assassinated by Israel in March, 2004, told followers he used Quranic verse to divine Israel would be destroyed by the year 2025.)
In his mosque speech, Sheikh Muhammed reportedly went on to explain Allah decided to "hit the Israelis with birds," since birds are mentioned in the Quran as a tool used to defeat infidels.
He asked for congregants to "pray for Allah to dry out the sexual organs of the Jews with a disease so they won't be able to reproduce anymore."
(All emphases are ours.)
Is that creative thought-disorder, or not?
People in America used to snicker at country bumpkins who lacked all sorts of urbane thinking and behaving, like the bumpkin who sat for the first time in a massive, overstuffed arm chair in a hotel lobby and proclaimed, "It's like sittin' in a tub of guts." Alas, such a person (my paternal grandfather) spoke to the middle of the 20th century from his rural, mountain, late 19th century and early 20th century, red neck perspective.
These Islamists accomplish what no one else on earth can do, not even savages in deep African or South American jungles. They can speak with the voice of the seventh century. That's one thing. A lot of psychiatric patients can speak to all sorts of disorders of thought, but not a one can speak as though Muhammad himself was speaking. But there is one thing worse yet.
The only thing comparable that we can think of to accompany this is that those spoken to actually believe this stuff. Folie a deux for each Muslim?
What if a modern psychiatrist here in civilization was as committed to the delusions of the psychotic as representing truth as was the patient himself of herself. Only a liberal could do it, and only a government program would pay for it.
Let's face it, when neutralized as a force of physical aggression, Islam is a real hoot!