It practically reunites every feature of cult and it would be a gross mistake to number it among other religions.
Cult tactic #5: People are not allowed to criticize the leader, the doctrine, or the organization, or read information that is critical of the cult.
Cult tactic #6: Members are trained to reject and disbelieve criticism of the cult as lies from Satan.
Cult tactic #15: Advocate socializing only with other members in the organization and avoiding outsiders. "Muslims are discouraged to take friends from amongst the unbelievers even if these unbelievers are their kin. (Sura 3:28; Sura 5:51)"
They are told that the unbelievers are najis (filthy) (Sura 9:28) and that the believers should not associate with them."