Apparently, the most radical Islamists all seem to share a common characteristic – the prayer bump caused by banging one’s forehead on the floor several times a day, every day – which causes aggression, depression, and impairs the ability to reason.
Examiner Supporters of the Shari’a-friendly Muslim Brotherhood movement (President Mohammed Morsi of Egypt), which number in the millions in the North African nation display a physical characteristic that many of its members, as well as millions of Muslims throughout the world share – a noticeable brown prayer bump, or more correctly, the zebibah (Arabic for raisin), which we in the West like to refer to as a shitstain.
Seen by many of its bearers as a sign of true devotion to Islam, the cranial bruising is caused by the repeated hitting of their foreheads to the ground while making their daily Salah, or prayers required of every male Muslim.
Great Britain’s Oxford University published an academic research paper entitled “Repeated mild injury causes cumulative damage to hippocampal cells,” in which repeated Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (rMTBI) has;
“An emerging hypothesis in the study of neurotrauma is that repeated mild traumatic brain injury (rMTBI) may cause cumulative damage to the brain, which could ultimately result in memory and learning dysfunction.”
The medical reference website MedScape.com cites the medical term for repeated mild head trauma as Repetitive Head Injury Syndrome, authored by Dr. David Cifu, MD, and Dr. Sherwin SW Ho, MD.
The doctors pointed out that those suffering with the syndrome displayed;
“cognitive impairments when compared with a control group in the areas of episodic memory, short-term memory, visuospatial processing, object naming, and semantic processing.”
The U.S. government’s Center for Disease Control cited the functional changes of TBI in layman’s terms;
TBI can cause a wide range of functional short- or long-term changes affecting thinking, sensation, language, or emotions.
Thinking (i.e., memory and reasoning);
Sensation (i.e., touch, taste, and smell);
Language (i.e., communication, expression, and understanding); and
Emotion (i.e., depression, anxiety, personality changes, aggression, acting out, and social inappropriateness).