He wrote in Summa Contra Gentiles: "“[Muhammad] seduced the people by promises of carnal pleasure to which the concupiscence of the flesh goads us.
His teaching also contained precepts that were in conformity with his promises, and he gave free rein to carnal pleasure.
These references played a principal role in introducing Muhammad and his religion to the West as the false prophet, Saracen prince or deity, the Biblical beast, a schismatic from Christianity and a satanic creature, and the Antichrist.
The fact that Muhammad was unlettered, that he married a wealthy widow, that in his later life he had several wives, that he ruled over a human community, was involved in several wars, and that he died like an ordinary person in contrast to the Christian belief in the supernatural end of Christ's earthly life were all arguments used to discredit Muhammad.
Nevertheless, Muhammad's religion is portrayed as being greatly superior to paganism.
The Tultusceptrum de libro domni Metobii, an Andalusian manuscript with unknown dating, recounts how Muhammad (called Ozim, from Hashim) was tricked by Satan into adulterating an originally pure divine revelation.
Many sources mentioned exaggerated and sometimes wrong stereotypes.
These stereotypes are born in the East but adopted by or developed in Western cultures.
Ozim sets out to follow his orders, but gets stopped by an evil angel on the way.
The phoneme h and the gemination of m do not exist in Greek so it has disappeared from John's uses.
Since the 7th century, Muhammad and his name have been connected to several stereotypes.
In all this, as is not unexpected, he was obeyed by carnal men.
As for proofs of the truth of his doctrine, he brought forward only such as could be grasped by the natural ability of anyone with a very modest wisdom...