The Perfect Man Who Built a Perfect Cult

Last week two identical billboards appeared alongside highways in Indiana and Texas. Without mentioning Islam or Mohammed, they listed the characteristics of the “perfect man”, as shown in the photo above.

Here’s the report from Breitbart:

Muslim Groups Unhappy With Indianapolis ‘Perfect Man’ Billboard

A billboard in Indianapolis, IN is stirring controversy among local Muslim groups, says a Fox 59 report.

The billboard, seen going southbound I-465 near the Washington Street exit mocks the prophet Mohammed as “The Perfect Man.”

The billboard then lists six bullet points about Mohammed to describe him. The points include: “Married a 6-year-old,” “Slave owner & dealer,” “rapist,” “Beheaded 600 Jews in one day,” “13 wives, 11 at one time” and “Tortured & killed unbelievers.”

“I was a little disappointed when I saw that,” Farial Khatri of the Islamic Society of North America told Fox 59.

“We do support free speech, but we do realize this is also rooted in bigotry,” Kahtri added.

According to Fox 59, the Muslim Alliance of Indiana plans to raise money to put up its own billboard close by to spread a message of peace and kindness.

The whole kerfuffle reminded me of the uproar in the summer of 1968 over a song by Paul McCartney entitled “Why Don’t We Do It In The Road?” The punk kids of the time — I was one of them — gleefully pointed out that only someone with a dirty mind would have a problem with those lyrics. Matt Bracken reminded me of a similar trope from a few years later concerning a song by The Who called “Squeeze Box”.

So… If the description on those billboards is false and has nothing to do with Islam, how did Muslims know it was talking about Mohammed? The imam doth protest too much, methinks.

The owner of the billboards, a man named Don Woodsmall, sent a statement to the Indiana Star-Ledger. He explained that the client who paid for the advertisements wished to remain anonymous, but he (Mr. Woodsmall) had nevertheless done his own due diligence to establish the accuracy of the attributes of Mohammed as listed on the billboard:

Statement on Perfect Man Billboard Campaign

I am the owner of the billboards on which the Perfect Man Campaign is posted in Indianapolis and Texas. This statement sets forth the reasons why I decided to accept the Perfect Man Campaign advertisement on my billboards.

A group of patriotic Americans approached me to rent the billboards after they were turned down by the national companies. This group couldn’t remain inactive any longer while little children were being blown up in Manchester and numerous other places around the world. Their desire, born out of love and not hate, is to launch a national conversation on why it is only the Islamic religion that gets “hijacked” several thousand times a year resulting in the deaths of many innocents? However, my clients have requested anonymity. Why? Could it be the Islamic desire for death to anyone who insults their Prophet Mohammed?

Upon learning what they wanted to post, my first question was, like most Americans, “Is it true?” After talking to a half-dozen Islamic scholars and receiving and reviewing numerous citations from Islamic law and literature (scholars and citations all available upon request), I was convinced that each point listed on the billboard was historically and factually true. I would encourage others to do their own research to verify the veracity of each and every point. Also, I will take down the billboards if any of the facts are shown to be untrue, as the scholars I contacted relied on the Koran, and the Hadith and Sira (the last two being collectively, the Sunna).

I realize that there are those who might be offended by the information conveyed, but truth does not and cannot equal hate no matter how much the facts may be disliked by some (as truth is factual reality while hate is an emotion). I could not turn down a truthful ad designed to educate Americans on the true root cause of the fundamentalist and obedient (and specifically not “radical” when you are doing exactly what the core tenets of your ideology demand and your Perfect Man did and demanded followers to do) Islamic terror going on around the world; namely – the Manchester bombings, Coptic Christians being killed in Egypt, San Bernardino, Mumbai, the Orlando gay nightclub, the Boston Marathon, 9/11 and on and on and on. It was and is my duty as a patriotic American to accept this Perfect Man advertisement designed to inform the American public of the true root cause of the cascading violence that is endemic to and systemic in Islam – a socio-political, totalitarian ideology with a small religious component.
It is interesting to note that while the billboards don’t mention Islam or Mohammed, the Muslim community knew exactly who it was referring to. The truth is a powerful weapon. Truthophobia (fear of the truth) is getting a lot of people killed. It is the hope and desire of those sponsoring this campaign that a national conversation/debate can be held in a civil and rational manner on the cause of this violent problem, so that it can be stopped and innocent lives can be saved.

— Don Woodsmall

The Center for Security Policy has uploaded a table of citations to support the assertions on the “Perfect Man” billboards. The full text is below the jump:

Citations for the Attributes of Mohammed, Sharia-supremacism’s ‘Perfect Man”

1)   Married a 6-yr. old:
    a.   See here for sourcing: the hadiths & Sira (biography of Muhammad)
    b.   Sahih Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 58, Number 234
    c.   Sahih Muslim, Book 8, Number 3309
    d.   Sahih Muslim (8:3309) — Muhammad consummated his marriage to Aisha when she was only nine. (See also Sahih Bukhari 58:234 and many other places). Nowhere in the reliable Hadith or Sira is there any other age given. Other references are Sahih Bukhari 3896, 5158 and 3311.
    e.   Sahih Muslim (8:3311) — The girl took her dolls with her to Muhammad’s house (something to play with when the “prophet” was not having sex with her).
2)   Slave owner & dealer
    Jihad Watch
    a.   Ibn Ishaq (Sira) — “Then the apostle sent Sa-d b. Zayd al-Ansari, brother of Abdu’l-Ashal with some of the captive women of Banu Qurayza to Najd and he sold them for horses and weapons.” (Ibn Ishaq/Hisham/Hisham 693)
    Sex slave owner
    b.   Quran (33:50) — “O Prophet! surely We have made lawful to you your wives whom you have given their dowries, and those whom your right hand possesses out of those whom Allah has given to you as prisoners of war…
    c.   Quran (4:24) — “And all married women (are forbidden unto you) save those (captives) whom your right hands possess.”
    d.   Tabari IX:137 — “Allah granted Rayhana of the Qurayza to Muhammad as booty.”
3)   Rapist
    Islam Watch
    a.   Abu Dawud & Sahih Muslim — The Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) sent a military expedition to Awtas on the occasion of the battle of Hunain. They met their enemy and fought with them. They defeated them and took them captives. Some of the Companions of the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) were reluctant to have intercourse with the female captives in the presence of their husbands who were unbelievers. So Allah, the Exalted, sent down the Qur’anic verse: (Sura 4:24) “And all married women (are forbidden) unto you save those (captives) whom your right hands possess.” (Abu Dawud 2150, also Muslim 3433)
    b.   Sahih Bukhari — “O Allah’s Apostle! We get female captives as our share of booty, and we are interested in their prices, what is your opinion about coitus interruptus?” The Prophet said, “Do you really do that? It is better for you not to do it. No soul that which Allah has destined to exist, but will surely come into existence.” (Bukhari 34:432)
    c.   Sahih Muslim — I drove them along until I brought them to Abu Bakr who bestowed that girl upon me as a prize. So we arrived in Medina. I had not yet disrobed her when the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) met me in the street and said: “Give me that girl.” (Sahih Muslim 4345)
4)   Beheaded 600-900 Jews in one day
    Execution of Banu Qurayza POWs after Battle of the Trench in 627 Islam Watch
    a.   Qur’an Verse 33:26 says of the Qurayza, “some you slew, some you took captive.”
    b.   Additional source: Ibn Ishaq, Life of Muhammad, trans. A. Guillaume, Oxford UP, 1955, pp. 363-64; 437-45
5)   13 wives, 11 at one time
    a.   Sahih Bukhari — Narrated Qatada: Anas bin Malik said, “The Prophet used to visit all his wives in a round, during the day and night and they were eleven in number.” I asked Anas, “Had the Prophet the strength for it?” Anas replied, “We used to say that the Prophet was given the strength of thirty (men).” And Sa’id said on the authority of Qatada that Anas had told him about nine wives only (not eleven). Volume 1, Book 5, Number 268.
6)   Tortured and killed unbelievers
    The Religion of Peace and Ibn Ishaq, Life of Muhammad, trans. A. Guillaume, Oxford UP, 1955
    a.   Al-Tabari — “When Muhammad saw Hamzah he said, ‘If Allah gives me victory over the Quraysh at any time, I shall mutilate thirty of their men!’ When the Muslims saw the rage of the Prophet they said, ‘By Allah, if we are victorious over them, we shall mutilate them in a way which no Arab has ever mutilated anybody.” (Al-Tabari, vol. 7, p. 133; cf. Ibn Ishaq 387)
    b.   Sahih Muslim — “Anas reported: Eight men of the tribe of ‘Ukl came to Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) and swore allegiance to him on Islam, but found the climate of that land uncongenial to their health and thus they became sick, and they made complaint of that to Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him), and he said: Why don’t you go to (the fold) of our camels along with our shepherd, and make use of their milk and urine. They said: Yes. They set out and drank their (camels’) milk and urine and regained their health. They killed the shepherd and drove away the camels. This (news) reached Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) and he sent them on their track and they were caught and brought to him (the Holy Prophet). He commanded about them, and (thus) their hands and feet were cut off and their eyes were gouged and then they were thrown in the sun, until they died.” (Sahih Muslim 4131)
    c.   Ibn Ishaq (from the Sira) — Muhammad, according to Islamic tradition, didn’t just justify torture. He ordered it: “Kinana b. al-Rabi’, who had the custody of the treasure of B. al-Nadir, was brought to the apostle who asked him about it. He denied that he knew where it was. A Jew came (T. was brought) to the apostle and said that he had seen Kinana going round a certain ruin every morning early. When the apostle said to Kinana, ‘Do you know that if we find you have it I shall kill you?’ he said Yes. The apostle gave orders that the ruin was to be excavated and some of the treasure was found. When he asked him about the rest he refused to produce it, so the apostle gave orders to al-Zubayr b. al-Awwam, ‘Torture him until you extract what he has,’ so he kindled a fire with flint and steel on his chest until he was nearly dead. Then the apostle delivered him to Muhammad b. Maslama and he struck off his head, in revenge for his brother Mahmud.” (Ibn Ishaq 515).

33 thoughts on “The Perfect Man Who Built a Perfect Cult

  1. Another offensive / banned piece of music that “punk kids” in the UK bought by the lorryload … strangely prophetic now that we see what’s happened.

    There is no future in England’s dreamin’ … no future for YOU

  2. Course Lydon was banned from the taxpayer-funded channel in the UK because of his behaviour …

    This brings up an interesting and very significant legal point – why was it that Saville was not “named and shamed” prior to his death? Well the legal point we all need to be aware of is that if someone is dead, then their reputation cannot be harmed – not legally speaking.

    So how could, for example, ESW be done for talking ill of someone who was dead – and who had been dead for far longer than Jimmy Saville?

  3. It is a long-understood principle of the common law that a deceased person cannot be defamed, because reputation is personal. A defamatory statement about a deceased person therefore does not give rise to a civil action for defamation on behalf of his or her estate. Relatives and associates of the deceased also have no right of action, unless the words used reflect on their own reputations. This reflects the central principle in civil proceedings generally that a claim for damages can only be brought by the person who has suffered the injury, loss or (as in this case) harm to his or her reputation as a result of the act or omission of another person.

    If this legal principle still holds, then surely, the only person who could legally complain about statements about “the perfect man” which would harm his reputation as “the perfect man” would be the fellow himself?

    And he’s dead.

    • Islam does not hold to Western Civilization’s view of slander and defamation. If a Muslim does not like what you say, you have slandered/defamed. Simple as that, off with your head.

      Of course, all liberals love shariah law and one reason is that they have no clue what it entails.

      • Don’t underestimate the liberals. An alternative viewpoint to yours is that liberals (I assume you mean the left/extreme left) have in Islam partners with whom to bring down the West.

      • Well, sure. We’re dealing with maniacs and wingnuts, we all know that.

        But it’s handy to know legal principles such as the one linked to above, so that if we are even confronting one of the aforementioned wingnuts, we can quote it to them and watch their little brains implode.

        One more counter-argument we can use against them.

  4. My new novel focuses on SLAVERY as being a central pillar of Islam, in that taking slaves is used as an inducement and reward for conducting violent jihad.

    This is the “front page” opposite the first page of the novel:

    Oh Prophet! We have made lawful to thee thy wives
    to whom thou hast paid their dowries; and those
    slaves whom thy right hand possess out of the
    prisoners whom Allah has assigned to thee.
    Quran 33:50

    So enormous, so dreadful, so irredeemable did the
    (slave) trade’s wickedness appear that my own
    mind was completely made up for abolition.
    William Wilberforce

    All married women are forbidden unto thee save
    those captives whom thy right hand possess.
    This is a decree of Allah for thee.
    Quran 4:24

    You may choose to look the other way, but you
    can never say again that you did not know.
    William Wilberforce

    Slavery is part of Islam. Slavery is part of jihad,
    and jihad will remain as long as there is Islam.
    Sheikh Saleh Al-Fawzan
    Saudi religious leader

    Those who cannot remember the past
    are condemned to repeat it.
    George Santayana

  5. “To some this may seem like an invention, but whatever I imagine to have happened did actually happen, at least to me. History may deny it, since I have played no part in the history of my people, but even if everything I say is wrong, is prejudiced, spiteful, malevolent, even if I am a liar and a poisoner, it is nevertheless the truth and it will have to be swallowed.”

    Henry Miller, Tropic of Capricorn. (Banned.)

  6. This billboard, and notably its reaction, is what I consider progress. Without mentioning good ol’ JIM* (who never makes an appearance in the MSM), everyone – tout de monde – knew, actually knew to a certainty, who was being discussed.

    *You know JIM, doncha?

  7. I realize that there are those who might be offended by the information conveyed, but truth does not and cannot equal hate no matter how much the facts may be disliked by some (as truth is factual reality while hate is an emotion).

    Good luck with that [effluent].

    Be it “hate speech”, “racial hate” or “religious hatred”, Liberal elements ALWAYS will allow these poor widdle “feelings” of theirs to outweigh any insignificant and niggling issues like FACTS or TRUTH. Perish the [intensifier] thought.

    Most telling of all is how Muslims are squealing like stuck pigs (am I allowed to say that?) despite how the billboard makes absolutely no mention of which person—historical, religious, mythical or otherwise—is being described. Got that?

    As in, even if Muslims are so outraged by this FACTUAL outline of their “prophet”, why aren’t they furnishing copious and exacting refutations of these supposedly “scurrilous” (yes, those are sneer quotes) allegations?

    Far more importantly, since ZERO mention is made of whom these assertions refer to, how is it that Muslims automatically “know” that Mohammad (a preferred spelling which contains both “ham” & “mad”) is the explicit target of this description—unless, of course, they are entirely true?

    Enquiring minds want to know!

    • “… but truth does not and cannot equal hate no matter how much the facts may be disliked by some (as truth is factual reality while hate is an emotion).”

      This part of the man’s statement strongly impressed me but in a positive way, not that they are [effluent]. “The truth shall set you free”, I thought.

      In Europe, I’m not at all sure these billboards would be possible, thus is America the last great hope for freedom. What we need now is more and more and more patriotic Americans who will fund these billboards until there are a hundred and then a thousand on every highway and minor road in the USA. And are there some patriotic Canadians out there too, or is Canada already like Europe, where Truth =”Hate Speech”?

  8. This reminds me of how Geert Wilders got in trouble with the film “Fitna.” Wilders didn’t say a thing in that film, it was Islamists in their own words, and yet look at the trouble it caused him. So now the truth is punishable. The world is truly upside down.

  9. They can’t show pique without admitting knowledge of their religion’s disreputable founder. The proper Islamic directions for managing such a dilemma have to be to act as if you did not see the billboard. Any response is a strategic mistake.


    • I’m wondering how long it will be before either Antifa or enraged Muslims will deface it or take it down. They will have to do something because this is exposing the very fundamentals of what Islam is based on and is very damaging to their cause.

  10. …designed to inform the American public of “the true root cause of the cascading violence that is endemic to and systemic in Islam – a socio-political, totalitarian ideology with a small religious component. ”

    This is a wonderful description. Perhaps it should be used more and more?

  11. Rooted in bigotry? If truth is bigotry then lie must be virtue. What a screwed up value system.

  12. The billboard owner who accepted that advertisement, asks:

    “Could it be the Islamic desire for death to anyone who insults their Prophet Mohammed?

    A word of caution: there is a need to crystallise an issue concerning the word “insult”. Please allow a little explanation.

    Americans have the right to insult others. It is a right – free speech – specifically expressed in the Constitution. The fact that a listener may feel insulted is no grounds for legal complaint. That is free speech.

    Making UNTRUE statements about someone which are damaging is another matter: these are actionable as slander. It is merely a coincidence if they are also insulting. Let this be clear: in US law insult is NOT slander.

    In Islam’s rules these matters are different. Making any insult about Islam or Mohammed brings the death penalty. So much for insults. The same applies, though, for any critical remark: Islam and Mohammed are protected (by killing) from any criticism.

    Expressing what Islam’s sources say about Mohammed is neither insult nor criticism. It is simply what the sources say. However, Islamic law has an additional bind, which is VERY DIFFERENT from Western law. Telling matters, including truths, about a person WHICH HE DOES NOT WANT OTHERS TO HEAR counts as slander.

    This is the huge difference that needs to be understood.

    Muslims are very defensive about recorded matters concerning Mohammed which they do not want others to know, which thus, for them, places these matters in the category of Islamic slander. They deliberately and erroneously conflate Islamic slander with “insults”.

    Muslims used this assertion, namely that it was “insulting”, about the youtube video “Innocence of Muslims”. Its low budget quality was, to spoilt Western viewers, indeed rather insulting. However, item by item, it was an accurate depiction of what the Islamic sources say (see Usama Dakdok videos). In effect the muslim complainers were saying that they find Mohammed’s deeds insulting. Under Sharia’s rules it is they that should be meted the death penalty.

    The biography of Mohammed is available online for any to see. Its source is Islam.

    Islam’s own texts can be no insult to muslims.

  13. In current popular mythology Darth Vader may be the model for Muhammad. He was a man of great personal gifts and enormous charisma who succumbed to temptation and fell into the “dark side of the force”. A Hindu view was expressed by the yogi Vivekananda. “The yogi says that there is a great danger in stumbling upon this state (the superconscious). In a good many cases there is the danger of the brain’s being deranged; and as a rule you will find that all those men, however great they were, who stumbled upon this superconscious state without understanding it groped in the dark and generally had, along with their knowledge, some quaint superstitions. They opened themselves to hallucinations. Mohammed claimed that the Angel Gabriel came to him in a cave one day and took him on the heavenly horse Harak to visit the heavens. But with all that, Mohammed spoke some wonderful truths. If you read the Koran, you will find the most wonderful truths mixed with superstitions. How will you explain it? The man was inspired, no doubt, but that inspiration was, as it were, stumbled upon. He was not a trained yogi and did not know the reason for what he was doing. Think of the good Mohammed did to the world and think of the great evil that has been done through his fanaticism! Think of the millions massacred through his teachings – mothers bereft of their children, children made orphans, whole countries destroyed, millions upon millions of people killed!”

    • I don’t think the billboard owner could legally display such ads in the UK, Western Europe, or Canada. He would be prosecuted. I’m not sure about Australia.

      • A few years back some Muslims in Sydney had put up on a suburban billboard the lie that Jesus was a prophet of Islam – legal action? or public backlash from a Christian group? (from memory) had it taken down.

        Whatever the reason for it being taken down it has not reappeared since – I guess like all their motives, the Muslim likes to test the waters before doing the action.

        As for anti-Islamic billboards in this country and their longevity, either legal or otherwise, I really couldn’t say.

  14. (“I’m not a muslim..
    But the best person from my view is the Prophet Muhammad… Peace be upon him”
    Chicharito @CNN).

    This is why +2 billion poeple in existence follow Muhammad (PBUH) and keep the name Muhammad.

    What is the name of the billboard slanderer?
    Billboard Slanderer!

    • If you have titled yourself Mohammed then you are indeed a Muslim.

      Are you using that quote from CNN to promote your own viewpoint or are you just stirring the pot and hoping for some kind of response that you believe would justify your comment in the first place?

  15. It is a successful strategy to keep denigrating and besmirching ideas that are not good for man. Coupled with reasoning and logic, this constant criticism finally works. Look at how we have made such a dent in smoking and cleaned up our air and water…by constantly harping about pollution. Dotto with our acceptance of all the races and the LGBTxyz communities.

    Islam needs to fundamentally change or go away. Its followers CAN be altered by unrelenting disparaging critique.

  16. I wish I could remember where I first read the following quote so i could properly credit them, but the more thinks like this I see, the more true it seems.

    “Islamophobia: An unbeliever who knows too much about Islam”

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