In posting on the ‘muslim’ thread about polygamy, I started thinking over the similarities between muslims and mormons, both in my view heresies that sprouted from the Christian faith.
Both have leaders who wrote/had visions where they received the text of/ a ‘new’ book that overrides the old and new testaments of the Bible
Both were charismatic leaders who quickly attracted followers who saw them as prophets.
Both were warrior-types. Read some of the history of the mormons to find the warlike statements of J.Smith. Of course, we all know about Muhammad’s conquests.
Both practiced polygamy and saw it as a re-instatement of a tradition from Old Testament times.