Muslims do have a certain track record. Find a place on Earth that's muslim that wasn't first conquered by muslims? There are places like Malaysia but on the whole the Islamic world matches the borders of the Arab empire or the Ottoman Empire.<br />
You can open a Quran and find out when you're allowed to go around cutting people's heads of and taking their lands off them and how you can fight someone until they accept Islam or take their women as war booty. Islam is fertile soil for anyone who wants to serve God by killing people.<br />
I think it's a bit hard to pass off the wave of conquests initated by Muhammad and carried on by his followerers which established an empire from the atlantic to the borders of China and from the gates of Paris to the tip of Arabia as being defencive in nature. The warlike tradition of Islam was set out by Muhammad and imitated by Muslims ever since.<br />
All one has to do is read a biography of Muhammad to see where modern terrorists get their inspiration from.
so are u telling me that you read the Quran? I've read it
It doesn't say what you wrote there
I have a major problem with Islam. Islam is not just a religion. Islam is a religion, a form of Government, and a living philosophy. Islam was founded in and on war and conquest and has aggressively pursued conquest by any means throughout its entire history.<br />
Where the Western world forgot the crusades over 800 years ago, Islam has considered itself perpetually involved in that same war ever since. As Puck has so aptly pointed out, the Islamic sc<x>riptures not only contain, but mandate war against everything outside of Islam and teaches Muslims how to wage that war by both overt and covert means. Islamic sc<x>riptures promise great treasures to those who are martyred in war against infidels and encourage Muslims to die in the cause of Islam and its conquest of non-Islam.<br />
Certainly there are peace-loving Muslims who want nothing more than to live their lives, worship their God, and to be left in peace. Unfortunately, Islam itself is not a peaceful or peace-loving religion and provides too much impetus against peace.<br />
UPDATE -- GypsyChik - I used to believe as you do. I judged Islam ba<x>sed on my own religion. After all, does not God want us all to love one another? Unfortunately that is a bias that I as a Christian had and not one shared by Islam. Once I began to study more and more about Islam, the more upset and disturbed I have become and the more convinced I am that the problem IS Islam, not bad people within Islam. Do the research, read the Islamic sc<x>riptures and texts, study the history of Islam. Islam is NOT a religion of peace and the problem goes all the way back to the foundations of Islam. You really need to better educate yourself before spouting the kind of lies and untruths you obviously believe yourself, because unfortunately you are very wrong.
Wow....So much for informed opinions.<br />
I have no problem with muslims, just like I don't mind christians, It's when they are violent and dangerous that I dislike them.<br />
TERRORISM HAS BEEN AROUND FOREVER, KILLING OTHERS IN THE NAME OF GOD IS NOTHING NEW, STOP BLAMING EVERYTHING ON MUSLIMS.
I agree with you, everything is blamed on muslims
The world is having it's nose rubbed in the fruit of Islam. I guess you either like it, don't like it, or are indifferent to it.
evilparentstoo-you are probably right on the number of attacks by muslims but i would say there has been much more than 12 by other religions combined. See Irelands battles between Catholics and Protestants. Granted that was christian on christian violence but still.....lots of attacks there.<br />
dirtynuke-if you want to be taken seriously as being a non-terrorist i would humbly suggest you change your username.<br />
Islam as it is taught in most middle eastern nations is inherently violent and abusive towards people (especially women and non-muslims) so yes i would have to say that terrorism is related to the Islamic teachings in the middle east.
Yes I believe that Islam is the bloodiest religion on earth. The Qur'an, Hadiths, Tabari, and Muslim, are filled with verses concerning fighting, terrorism, torture, and all manner of misbehavior. Read for your self<br />
I got a new copy of the Qur'an the other day. I figure I don't know much about their faith, so why not check out their book, see what all the hubbub is about.
everything makes sense within context
Terrorism has nothing to do with religion...its about very misguided people.
I know that there are good Muslims in this world and not all terrorists are Muslim to begin with.
Islam means peace, and Quran says that Muslims have to treat people good whether they were muslim or non muslim.<br />
and terrorists are not considered as muslims because of the horrible things they do, and I'm not saying that all muslims are good people, you find good and bad people everywhere and in any religion.<br />
but you know what's your problem? some of you don't know or have never talked or dealt with muslim before, so you only know about islam and muslims of what you see on TV, which sometimes is not correct.
The Qur'an is just like any other ancient religious text. Think about all the crazy **** in the Bible.. stoning to death adulterers, slaughtering the populations of entire cities.. Does that make Christianity a violent religion? Anyways, I think the greatest terrorist threat on the planet right now is the US government. Who else is going to silently cross over your borders 20,000 feet in the air, and blow up groups of people without declaring war? Who else installs dictators around the world and supports the terrorizing of their citizens as long as they further their own financial and political interests? #1 threat to world peace = America.
I read all your answers and thought them all good. This is a very old argument that stems back to Abraham when he took a mistress and had Ishmael which the Muslims believe is the father of Religion and the true descendants of God.<br />
Whereas Abraham had another son, Isaac by Sarah, the second son and the Jews believe they are the rightful heirs to God and that they are God's chosen people and took the land from the Palestinians saying that God gave it to them. Although the Palestinians were there for a couple of thousand years.<br />
The Jews have always been wanderers and where ever they landed and lived have been persecuted all through the ages. That is because we blame them for killing Jesus.<br />
So it all stems from religion and oil!!!!! Yes oil.<br />
If we hadn't have gone to their land and struck oil the Arabs would still be Bedouin Tribes roaming the dessert as they had done for hundreds and hundreds of years, so therefore, they will never live by a Democratic Government. It just isn't their nature to do so.<br />
The British know how the Arabs are and have been fighting them for over a 1,000 years. Remember the Holy Wars. But the Arabs did rule the world many years ago and when they did, they allowed everyone to practice their religion in peace.<br />
The Clerics and Extremists aren't the true Muslims who want to live in peace. But they do not want us in their land. I can't say that I blame them either. Nobody wants occupation.<br />
Remember we fought Hitler over this many years ago.<br />
I am waiting for the Aliens to come and settle the score, once and for all.<br />
every religion and nations have some form of terrorism and extremists. most of people live an humble. if you look into christianity, it is about the history of war. but does not mean christianity is about fighting. most of believers are living in good faith and mind of peace.<br />
if you read koran, they teach how to live with humbled life with your people. (thats how i read it.)