Hubbard Maligns Islam
These three quotes occur in succession in Whats Wrong with this Universe: A Working Package for the Auditor, L. Ron Hubbard, 9 Dec 1952.
Hubbard on the Lodestone
"..finds this enormous stone hanging suspended in the middle of a room. This is an incident called the Emanator by the way. ...and this thing is by the way the source of the Mohammedan Lodestone that they have hanging down there,..."
* Hubbard asserts that the stone at Mecca is an artifact of an incident [implant or false memory]. This is consistent with other incidents found in Scientology, for example R6 which is the basis of Christianity.
Hubbard on Mohammed
"...that, eh, when Mohammed decided to be a good small-town booster in ah Kansas, Middle-East, or something of the sort."
* Kansas is a large, flat, semi-arid, sparsely populated state roughly in the center of North America. In this context, Kansas is disparaged as a cultural backwater, seemingly unworthy of notice. By extension, "Kansas, Middle-East" (at least in the United States) characterizes Mohammed as a local personality in an insignificant corner of the world. Hubbard showed disrespect for the founders of nearly all major world religions, so this gratuitous snub is not unexpected.
* Hubbard gratuitously insults Mohammed and Islam in stating that Mohammed began his ministry as "a good small-town booster [advocate]".
Hubbard on Mohammed's Motives
"By the way, the only reason he mocked that thing up, is the trade wasn't good in his hometown. That's right. You read the life of Mohammed."
* Mohammed (Salla Allah Alieh wa salaam) did not mock Islam up for the reason of trade. He comes from one of the wealthiest families in Arabia. He was offered the wealth of his family in exchange for not teaching Islam, but refused.
* As documented in Islamic books, Mohammed taught "Zuhud", an Arabic word which means to denounce all the material things in life and turn towards God "Allah". Even though Mohammed was married to the wealthiest woman in Arabia, he lived the life of the poor, never slept on a cushion, had old and patched clothes, and never complained. Mohammed taught Mulsims to be humble, to respect the elders and be kind to the young.
* Mecca was the pilgrimage place for many of the people at that time and the pilgrimage time then and now is a very good business time so there is and was no reason to mock anything up for business.
* "mockup" refers to the Scientology concept of thetans' ability to fabricate something simply by willing it into being. Used in context, Genesis 1:1 reads, "...In the beginning, God mocked up the heavens and the earth."
* Hubbard gratuitously insults Mohammed (again) by stating that Islam was created in response to business, rather than spiritual motivation. Given Scientology's tendency to over-emphasize monetary gain, Hubbard is the pot calling the kettle black.
Hubbard on the Casbah [sic]
"And he's got a black one and it sort of hung between the ceiling and the floor, I don't know, maybe they call it 'Casbah' or something ... Anyway, anyway, that thing is a mockup of the Emanator!"
* Hubbard shows contempt for Islam by using the incorrect word for the ka'abah, a cubical building in the mosque at Mecca which houses a black stone, believed to be a fragment of Abraham's altar.
* Given the ethnic stereotypes portrayed in 1950s movies such as Casablanca, Hubbard's use of "the Casbah"[sic] is very nearly an ethnic slur. "The Casbah", a poor district of Cairo(?), invokes images of corruption and intrigue, and was sadly one of the few images that Americans had of Middle Eastern culture during the 1950s.
Hubbard on the Roots of Islam
"The Emanator is bright, not black. And so, your volunteer, who insists on a sightseeing trip, goes in and this thing is standing in the middle of the room, and it's going 'wong wong wong wong wong' and he says: "Isn't that pretty?". It sure is, and then he says "Mmmgrmrm ponk" Why, I'll tell you, they cart him from there, and they take him in and they do a transposition of beingness."
* Hubbard claims that in a previous life, people were hypnotized by the Emanator and had a "transposition of beingness" [an implant or false memory]. Mohammed, who had this implant from a previous life, vaguely remembered the Emanator prior to "mocking up" Islam. This is similar to Hubbard's explanation for the origins of Christianity - "through watching the dramatizations of people, picked up some little fragments of R6."
* Hubbard shows further contempt for Islam by describing a religious pilgrimage to Mecca as "a sightseeing trip".
David Miscavige on Religions of the Last 2000 Years
"For while you've often heard it said 'we are the only major religion to emerge in this 20th century,' the truth is more than that. In fact, we are the only new religion. Not a reinterpretation of some ancient doctrine, but the only original scriptural voice in the last 2,000 years.", International Scientology News #7, David Miscavige, March 13, 1998 [ecclesiastical leader]
* Apparently, Miscavige views Islam as just a "reinterpretation" of ancient doctrine and not an original scriptural voice.
* Scientology claims 8 million adherents, but probably has no more than 100,000 active members. Superlatives and hyperbole are common in Scientology publications. Scientology is most certainly not a "major" religion in the sense that Islam is a major religion.