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Why no Muslim version of David Koresh or Jim Jones?

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Have we just never been told about cults that are Muslim variants? Have they just never been covered in the media or is there something inherent about Islam that prevents such cults? Inquiring minds want to know.
 

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ISIS or Al Qeda ring a bell?
 

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Have we just never been told about cults that are Muslim variants? Have they just never been covered in the media or is there something inherent about Islam that prevents such cults? Inquiring minds want to know.

Assuming Islamic-related cults would occur at the same frequency as 'white' religious cults (the Hale Bopp comet guy, etc), we would see them very rarely, based on population. There's only 1% of the population that's Muslim, and it's from that small stock that Muslim variant cults must arise. Ballpark - Hale Bopp 'white' type stuff would occur 60 times more often than Muslim stuff.
 

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Have we just never been told about cults that are Muslim variants? Have they just never been covered in the media or is there something inherent about Islam that prevents such cults? Inquiring minds want to know.
Perhaps you should broaden your perspective. The US is a majority Christian country with a relatively small number of Muslims. If you are looking for Muslim 'cults' you would be better served looking overseas. However you could point to the Nation of Islam as fitting the bill. You could also look at the recent Muslim clan arrested in the deserts of New Mexico.
 
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