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Terror in Ohio: How Does a Muslim 'Self-Radicalize?'

Available for Interview: Randall Terry, producer of new Serial Documentary, "What Would Muhammad Do? Islamic Terrorism Explained" is available for interview.

Contact: 904-687-9806

MEDIA ADVISORY, Nov. 30, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- Mr. Terry holds a Masters Degree in Diplomacy, with a concentration in International Terrorism from Norwich University. He has spent over 10 years studying primary Islamic sources to understand Islamic thought, and Islamic terrorism. After two years of writing and production, his film crew has released a serial documentary on 4 DVDs, entitled "What Would Muhammad Do? Islamic Terrorism Explained." See episode one of serial documentary – "What Would Muhammad Do?" at www.WWMD.tv.

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    The path to "self-radicalization" by "lone wolves" can be explained and understood if one studies the material that men like Abdul Razak Ali Artan are reading.

Studies have shown – and often the testimony of lone wolves confirms – that they read three main genres of Muslim literature on the path to self-radicalization.

  1. The Quran
  2. The Haddith
  3. The Siras

The Quran -- Muslims believe that the Quran is the Word of God; an exact duplicate (in Arabic) as the Quran that exists in heaven with Allah. In Arabic, it is taught to be flawless. Islam teaches that the Angel Gabriel gave the Quran to Muhammad over a twenty-year span in Arabia. Islam also teaches that the Jews were given the Torah by Allah through Moses, and that Christians were given the Gospel by Allah through Jesus, but that scribes, priests, and monks altered and corrupted these sacred texts over the centuries. Thus, Allah gave humanity the Quran to "correct the errors of time." Where the Quran and passages of the old or New Testaments disagree with each other, Islam teaches that the Quran is to be believed, and the Bible rejected. While the so-called "sword verses" of the Quran are troubling, it is actually the next two bodies of Islamic literature that play the most dangerous role.

The Haddith -- The Haddith are the written record of Muhammad's words and deeds that are not in the Quran. These multiple Haddith collections that are massive in size and scope; multiple large volumes containing millions of words. The Haddith collections of Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim are considered "canonical" (Sahih means "true") i.e., they are above reproach or suspicion, and are to be believed; they are foundational to Islam and Sharia Law, and contain extensive records of Muhammad's battles, those he ordered killed, his treatment of women and girls, etc.  

The Siras -- or the biographies of Muhammad. The oldest and most respected biography on Muhammad is "The Life of Muhammad," by Ibn Ishaq, written over 1,200 years ago, translated into English by A. Guillaume. The next two most prominent and respected Muslim biographers of Muhammad are Ibn Kathir, ("The Life of the Prophet Muhammad," 4-Volumes) and al-Tabari ("The History of al-Tabari," 39 volumes.)  Kathir and al-Tabari wrote their biographies based heavily on Ishaq's work, as well as various Haddith collections, with frequent references to the Quran as well. 

These three bodies of literature – especially the Haddith and the Siras – are the fountains from which lone wolves drink, and self radicalize. Even when they turn to ISIS or al-Qaeda, those groups are quoting the Haddith and the Siras to recruit young men and women to violence. 

Randall A. Terry states: "If someone reads the literature sacred to Islam, gets inside the narrative of Islamic thought, and excepts the premise that Muhammad was "the Apostle of God" – the greatest prophet who ever lived – then the path lone wolves are choosing becomes logical. We can only understand them – what motivates them and what they hope to achieve – if we learn the narrative of the life of Muhammad that inspires them. I can tell you what Artan was thinking, because I can tell you the stories of battle and death he was reading."

To schedule a radio or print interview with Mr. Terry, call 904-687-9806 and leave a message.

The documentary has an original music score, as well as voice actors and original art from around the world.

See episode one of the serial documentary -- "What Would Muhammad Do?" at www.WWMD.tv.  

"Randall Terry offers this most important enlightening and comprehensive analysis of Islam, with plentiful references – not only the Qu'ran – but also the often ignored Haddith and biographies, which are studied by terrorists.  With colorful graphics and extensive historic references, he carefully reveals what Muhammad would do, by showing precisely what Muhammad did." Gerald Nordskog, CEO of Nordskog Publishing