Craig Winn graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California. While attending SC he became the youngest ordained ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church. Upon graduation Mr. Winn built The Winn Company into one of the nation's leading marketing and sales firms.
In the '80s Craig founded and built Dynasty, a $100 million international lighting company. In the '90s he founded Value America, building it into the world's second largest e-tailer. He became one of the era's vapor billionaires in the process. Then Winn, in partnership with Ken Power, wrote In the Company of Good and Evil to share their experiences in the midst of the hype and hubris of the dot-com world. They foresaw the collapse of the markets and the ensuing meltdown of corporate morality.
On the morning of September 11th Winn and Power teamed up again - this time to expose the root cause of terror. They personally met with members of al-Qaeda, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Fatah, Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade, Force 17, the Palestinian Authority, the Israeli Knesset, IDF, Mossad and Shin Bet. In addition to these meetings, Mr. Winn has invested 10,000 hours studying Islam. He has traveled in over 120 foreign countries. Tea With Terrorists documents what he and Mr. Power discovered in their meetings with the Islamic terrorists. The book reveals the actual identity of the terrorists, explains why they kill, and it presents a three-step plan to stop them. Unfortunately, virtually everything Winn and Power predicted in Tea With Terrorists has come true.
Craig's next book on Islam, Prophet of Doom, is the best documented, most comprehensive, contextual, and chronological presentation of Islam's scriptures ever written. Using Ishaq's Sira, Tabari's Ta'rikh, Bukhari's and Muslim's Hadith, Winn was able to reorder the Qur'an chronologically and set it into the context of Muhammad's life. Readers experience Islam in Muhammad's own words: from hilarious creation accounts to twisted tales of Biblical patriarchs, from Qusayy's creation of Islam as a religious scam to Muhammad's initial demonic encounters, from the sadistic Meccan taunts and Satanic Verses to the lurid depictions of Islamic paradise, from pedophilia, incest and rape to piracy, the slave trade and terror. Prophet of Doom - Islam's Terrorist Dogma in Muhammad's Own Words covers the formation of Islam and the life of its lone prophet from beginning to end. Considering what is at stake, it is a very important book.
Craig Winn has appeared on over 1,300 talk radio and television programs, making him the most interviewed expert on Islamic terror. His website, www.ProphetOfDoom.net, provides free online copies of Winn's books, active reader forums, current resources as well as a timely portrayal of Islamic terrorism around the globe. Craig is always willing and prepared to reveal the direct, historic, scriptural, and absolutely unambiguous relationship between Islam and terror.
Excerpts from the Feedback Pages
I am curious - are you the same Craig Winn that ran the dot com company into the ground back in the early 90's? And if so, how are we to interpret what you are espousing as nothing more than another get-rich-quick scheme? Regardless, you need to establish your credentials so that the scholars amongst us can view your work with some form of credibility. (JH3)
I, along with a small but great team of people, built a large and innovative etail company. But the founders turned the firm over to "professionals" after taking it public in harmony with prevailing wisdom. They promptly ran it into the ground while lining their pockets. To cover their crime, they blamed it on me. If this story is of interest to you then I suggest that you read In the Company of Good and Evil. The five founders of Value America got together to tell the true story of the rise and fall of what was an amazing business. It's a great read and it turned out to be prophetic.
As it relates to Islam, my credentials have no bearing on the material contained in either book. You are confusing the message with the messenger. And I give both books away free online so your criticism is without merit.
Tea With Terrorists is a voyage of discovery. You will learn what I learned, and you will be taken into the same meeting I experienced with the terrorists themselves. Prophet of Doom is a presentation of the five earliest and most important Islamic sources. So it's about Muhammad, not Craig. I only quote Muhammad's words in Prophet Of Doom. I tell readers what he had to say about himself, his god, his religion, his ambition, and his means. Each of the 5000 quoted verses is documented and referenced. (Craig)
Are you convinced that 2 years is all that you need to learn about Islam or any faith for that matter? Will you go to a doctor who says he got his degree in 2 years? I certainly will not. (PA)
Your questions only serve to expose your condition and the disease that has victimized you. And that's because you are right in a small but important way. The Qur'an is such a literary disaster with its complete lack of chronology and context - demonstrating its confused and irrational inspiration, it takes considerable time to make sense of it. Unlike Yahweh's Scriptures, the Bible, which like all rational books is chronologically arranged and set in context of place, people, and time, the Qur'an, lacking these things, cannot just be read. With its countless contradictions, meaningless words and missing words, with its irritating repetition and obvious plagiarism, with its plethora of scientific and historical blunders, correctly presenting the Qur'an's message, and understanding the nature of the beast who first recited it, and errantly called it scripture, takes years of considerable diligence. But there is a reward. When the Qur'an is ordered chronologically and put into the context of Muhammad's life, its message is as clear as it is deceitful, destructive and demented. Understanding a disease, diagnosing it, is a required first step in a cure.
Beyond that, you, like most Muslims, in focusing on me, rather than Muhammad, have missed the entire point. Prophet of Doom isn't Craig's opinion of Muhammad and his god Allah. It isn't even a treatise on Islam. Prophet of Doom is simply the most comprehensive, chronological, and contextual presentation of Islam's five oldest and most important books. It reveals the beginnings and nature of Allah and Islam in Muhammad's words. In this case, I am not the doctor. I'm simply the presenter. If you don't like the rapist, pedophile, mass murdering, terrorist, pirate of a prophet - don't blame me. I'm simply presenting what Ishaq's Sira, Tabari's Ta'rikh, Bukhari's and Muslim's Hadith, and Muhammad's Qur'an have to say about him.
And that puts you and all Muslims in a terrible position. If the oldest Islamic sources are right, Islam is a deceitful, destructive, and demented con - a horrible fraud. If they are wrong, Islam is a deceitful, destructive, and demented con - a horrible fraud, because they comprise all that is known about this man, his god, and the formation of his religion. So the real question is: why is anyone a Muslim? (Craig)
My questions to you-What was your objective when you started to learn about Islam?
The answer is, I wanted to know why Islamic terrorists were killing us. But my question to you is: why didn't you read the book you are attempting to refute before embarrassing yourself by asking a question that is answered on the second page - in the Letter to the Reader - and again in the Prologue? Muslims consistently demonstrate their desperation and ignorance when they act this way. It's pathetic.
Rationally, you only have two choices. You can accept the Sira, Ta'rikh, Hadith, and Qur'an as being a mostly accurate presentation of Muhammad's words and deeds and flee Islam because in them he is presented as a sexual pervert and bloodthirsty pirate and terrorist. Getting your spiritual advice from such a vile man would be suicidal. You can reject the Sira, Ta'rikh, Hadith, and Qur'an as being mostly inaccurate and flee Islam because there would be nothing left apart from meaningless and unfounded rituals and traditions. It would be like trusting a mirage. While millions do that, it's a fool's folly.
You can't rationally pick and choose what to trust and what not to trust from these five sources for three reasons. They all present the same message. They all came from the same man. They were all preserved the same way by the same people - hearsay over a century. And rationally, you can't put your head in the sand and pretend they don't exist, or worse - know they exist and ignore them. And attacking someone who brings these things to your attention rather than dealing with what they have to say is especially irrational.
What was your view on Islam before seeking the truth?
Did you attend a school?
This question continues to confirm your irrational approach to the evidence. In Prophet of Doom , I function like a lawyer. I've collected the evidence and have presented it comprehensively, chronologically, and contextually. The evidence - which is the Islamic scriptures - speaks for itself - as it usually does. So you either need to refute the evidence without further damaging your case - something no Muslim has ever been able to do - or accept the obvious verdict it renders. Like the lawyer at trial, I'm irrelevant.
Truth can only be ascertained from the evidence. And this is where Muslims are the most ignorant. Rather than take responsibility for their own edification, Muslims have allowed their clerics to deceive them into believing the most twisted and obviously erroneous things.
Finally why should I take your interpretations as true when a whole list of people much more eminent than yourself think that Islam is a peaceful religion and Muhammad is the prophet of God?
I have listed a few below, I hope you read their views before you reply.
"Prince Ali," thanks for proving my point. You'd rather trust an "eminent" person's opinion - even when it is wholly contradictory to the evidence - than you would trust the words and deeds of your prophet. It's such a pathetic and desperate position.
Professor Dorja Rao, It is difficult to imagine that this type of knowledge was existing at that time, around 1400 years back. May be some of the things they have simple idea about, but do describe those things in great detail is very difficult. So, this is definitely not a simple human knowledge.
Since there are no accurate scientific or historical verses in the Qur'an that were not universally known centuries prior to Muhammad, and since there are countless scientific and historical blunders in the Qur'an, professor Dorja is either ignorant of the book he is touting or he is deceiving folks for personal gain.
"My choice of Muhammad to lead the list of the world's most influential persons may surprise some readers and may be questioned by others, but he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the religious and secular level." --Michael H. Hart,
THE 100: A RANKING OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSONS IN HISTORY, New York: Hart Publishing Company, Inc., 1978, p. 33.
Muhammad was more successful and influential during his reign of terror than Hitler. While that's nice to know, it isn't good.
"No other society has such a record of success in uniting in an equality of status, of opportunity and endeavour so many and so varied races of mankind. The great Muslim communities of Africa, India and Indonesia, perhaps also the small community in Japan, show that Islam has still the power to reconcile apparently irreconcilable elements of race and tradition. If ever the opposition of the great societies of the East and west is to be replaced by cooperation, the mediation of Islam is an indispensable condition." (H.A.R. Gibb, WHITHER ISLAM, p. 379)
Since Islam treats half of the world's population - women - like domesticated animals, this writer must not value their rights.
The nation's claim to be a Christian country is about to meet its first challenge: the number of practising Muslims is set to overtake Anglican Christians.... There has also been a number of high-profile conversions to Islam from Christianity. These include Mike Tyson, the former world champion boxer; Chris Eubank, the British middleweight boxing champion, who has changed his name to Hamdan; and Cat Stevens, the pop musician, who calls himself Yousef Islam.... Prince Charles courted controversy earlier this year when he reaffirmed his claim that when he succeeds the throne, he does not wish to be the defender of only the Christian faith. Rajeev Syal and Christopher Morgan Sunday Times (London, U.K.)
What a testimony. Boxers (one a convicted rapist) who have had their brains scrambled and pop musicians who have had them fried, have chosen Islam. I suppose the old adage is true - you're known by the company you keep.
"I have studied him - the wonderful man - and in my opinion far from being an anti-Christ he must be called the saviour of humanity."
George Bernard Shaw in "The Genuine Islam"
The world has never lacked for fools. The only thing that is curious is why anyone pays attention to them. "The Genuine Muhammad and Islam" is presented in the Sira. It is the ONLY account of Muhammad's words and deeds, and his creation of Allah and Islam, written within 200 years of the prophet's death. This is what a real scholar on the Sira had to say about it:
Islamic scholar Dr. D.S. Margoliouth sums up Muhammad in a paragraph that may seem shocking now. But once you've completed your journey through Islam's earliest scriptures, these words will appear tame: "The character attributed to Muhammad in the biography of Ibn Ishaq is exceedingly unfavorable. In order to gain his ends Muhammad recoils from no expedient, and he approves of similar unscrupulousness on the part of his adherents, when exercised in his interest. He organizes assassinations and wholesale massacres. His career as the tyrant of Medina is that of a robber chief whose political economy consists of securing and dividing plunder. He is himself an unbridled libertine [morally or sexually unrestrained] and encourages the same passion in his followers. For whatever he does he is prepared to plead the express authorization of his deity. It is, however, impossible to find any Islamic religious doctrine which he is not prepared to abandon in order to secure a political end. At different points in his career he abandons the unity of God and his claim to the title of Prophet. This is a disagreeable picture for the founder of a religion, and it cannot be pleaded that it is a picture drawn by an enemy."
"Prince Ali" had more cut and paste opinions in his email but not a single one of them provided a shred of evidence to support their view. It is why there are still Muslims. It is why the world is lashing out against "terrorists" without having a clue as to who they really are or why they kill.
Only when Muslims, and their apologists, read the comprehensive, chronological, and contextual presentation of Muhammad's words and deeds as they were preserved in the religion's scriptures will they know the truth. And even then one wonders if they will be able or willing to rationally deal with what they discover.