ANSWERS: 7
  • Yes. Hence why it's not banned in any democratic country. Not even in the USA.
    • Linda Joy
      I'd say any religion that has committed over 100 different terrorist attacks in a single year worldwide and claims to be peaceful should choke on their lies!
    • bostjan64
      "Not even in the USA." Which religion(s) is/are banned in the USA?
    • Azlotto
      Thanks, jshm22.
  • i hope so
    • Azlotto
      Thanks, pearl.
  • "Terrorist attacks by Islamist extremists to further a perceived Islamist religious or political cause have occurred globally. The attackers have used such tactics as arson, vehicle rampage attacks, bomb threats, suicide attacks, bombings, spree shootings, stabbings, hijackings, kidnappings and beheadings. " Here's a list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Islamist_terrorist_attacks *************** I'd say over 100 different terrorist attacks in a single year is a little excessive for anyone who claims to be peaceful! Those poor people in the middle east have been fighting since Esau sold his birthright for a bowl of soup. Or did it start when Abraham kicked Hagar and Ishmael out? Or does it go back as far as Cain and Able? God told them if they didn't completely and utterly destroy all the inhabitants of The Promised Land they'd be a scourge unto them forever! But they didn't obey, and they've been fighting ever since!
    • jshm22
      Get yourself together. Linda. They were not fighting prior to 1944: Or before the Americans came into the region.
    • Linda Joy
      Sure they were! They just called themselves something else before then.
    • bostjan64
      jshm22: "[Muslims] were not fighting prior to 1944" - No statement is more FALSE than that one. Muhammad left Mecca for Medina in 622 AD to start a religious movement (which became Islam) and immediately started violence there to take control of the city. By 629 AD, his army invaded Mecca, and by the time of his death in 632, his religious group had taken the entire Arabian peninsula by military force. Islam was at war from the second it became a religion. For that matter, Judaism was the same way: the Hebrews established Judaism as they were invading Israel in order to keep their people from mingling with the Hittites, Canaanites, and Philistines and assimilating into their culture. Christianity started as a religion of love, but after a few hundred years, motivated a few wars, then several more, and eventually the Spanish Inquisition.
    • Azlotto
      Thanks, Linda.
    • Archie Bunker
      Not only have the Muslims been fighting every other religion they see as a threat from the very beginning, they've been wiping out each other like it's the national pastime. The vast majority of victims of Islamic terrorism are other muslims.
    • Linda Joy
      That's true with any culture, though - people killing their own kind. In the US anyway most crimes are committed by whites on whites. And most crimes committed by blacks are on blacks. The same holds true for the other races as well. Of course that could simply be the result of geographical convenience, but more likely because people tend to deal with their own race more than any other, Outside of same race crimes, most crimes are committed against whites. Maybe because (at least for now) there are more of them?
    • Linda Joy
      You're welcome, Azlotto!
    • Archie Bunker
      The difference Linda (while I agree with your points) is that whites don't target whites because they are white and the same with blacks. (not usually anyway). With the muslims, shia will specifically target sunni (and visaversa) just becuase they are sunni.
  • As much as I would love to say "no" and move on, I'm a scientist, so let's look at some data. Maybe those who disagree with my conclusions can offer better data or some more creative interpretations. First, this ( https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/07/07/6-facts-about-religious-hostilities-in-the-middle-east-and-north-africa/ ) study showing where in the world the most religious violence takes place. Here's a map of Islam ( https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/21/World_Muslim_Population_Map.png ). The most violent countries are the ones bordering the most Islamic nations. But that doesn't suggest any causation, just correlation. The FBI has a list of organizations that are the most violent: ( https://www.fbi.gov/cve508/teen-website/what-are-known-violent-extremist-groups ), and four of the six groups are Muslim, one Jewish, and the other irreligious. Perhaps the FBI is biased. What about Egypt? Egypt recognizes 9 terrorist organizations, all of which as Muslim. Well, of course, Egypt is full of Muslims, so how could it not be? Well, we are talking about groups who identify their cause as being for Islam, as opposed to not-religious political ideas. What about a country with very few Muslims, then? South Korea. Hardly any Muslims there. They have recognized four organizations as violent, and, guess what - two are founded on Islam. I will caution here a lot: this doesn't say Muslims are violent, it does, however, say that there is a strong correlation between violent people and Islam. The data says that there is a stronger correlation between Islam and violence than any other ideological motive and violence. Maybe people who are already violent are attracted to Islam, though. There are a lot of nonviolent people who are Muslim. Yes. Maybe. I think the best way to look into this is to look into what Islam teaches. Quran 2:190 and 191 seem to be where the most confusion arises. It says not to instigate a fight, but to defend yourself, and goes on to say that persecution should be resisted with deadly violence, but that there are limits. I guess that's a pretty reasonable approach - defend your life and your liberty, but don't go too far in doing so. But that's really open to interpretation. What constitutes "persecution?" Read Quran 9, and tell me what your take-away from it is. It looks to me like it advocates violence against other religions. Chapters 2 and 5 mention Christianity and Judaism in a more mixed way, but 9:28-35...
    • Azlotto
      Thanks, bostjan64.
  • Yes. [2:192]
    • bostjan64
      2:192 "But if they cease, then God is Forgiving and Merciful." Is this the verse you intended?
    • Linda Joy
      I'd say any religion that has committed over 100 different terrorist attacks in a single year worldwide and claims to be peaceful should choke on their lies!
  • Any religion that burns people alive, chops off heads and kills you for leaving the religion....no. Not so much.
    • Azlotto
      Bingo! Thanks.
  • Here's a partial list (there are too many to list them all) of instances in which unarmed civilian Christians were killed by Muslims, on a large scale, prior to World War I (since someone said it never happened), but after 1820 (because there are just too many to list before that): 1821 Massacre of Constantinople - Muslims attacked the city of Constantinople and executed several key Orthodox Christian leaders. 1840-1846 Budr Khan Massacre - 10 000 Christians murdered by Muslims, tens of thousands more were enslaved. 1850 Aleppo Massacre - 5 000 Christians murdered by Muslims in Assyria. 1876 Batak Massacre - Muslims attacked and murdered 7 000 Bulgarian Orthodox Christians. 1894-1896 Hamidian Massacres - 300 000 Christians systematically murdered by Muslims, many of whom were elderly, women, or children. 1909 Adana Massacre - 30 000 Christians murdered by Muslims. 1913 Thracian Genocide - 60 000 Bulgarian Orthodox Christians murdered by Muslims. 1913-1922 Greek Genocide - 800 000 Greek Orthodox Christians murdered by Muslims. 1914-1918 Assyrian Genocide - 700 000 Assyrian Christians murdered by Muslims. 1914-1923 Armenian Genocide - 1 500 000 Armenian, Assyrian, and Greek Christians systematically hunted down and murdered by Muslims. Many tried to flee, but were chased into neighbouring countries. 1914-1924 Syriac Genocide - 300 000 Orthodox Christians murdered by Muslims. All in total, that's over 3.7 million Christians killed in large scale attacks in one person's lifespan, by Muslims, just over religious differences. Again, these exclude any armed conflicts - they are just massacres and genocides. In fact, the first usage of the term "the holocaust" was in reference to the series of long-term large-scale violence against Christians starting in 1913/1914 in Asia Minor. During that time span, millions of Christians were directly murdered for their beliefs, and others were targeted for their ethnicity, all perpetrated in the name of Islam.
    • Linda Joy
      That's why I linked them to the list because its too long to copy in!

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