The debate "Islam is peace" was started by
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every religion and ethnic group has extremists. just because the media concentrates on the muslim extremists doesn't mean there aren't just as many christian extremists. if you don't believe me, think about what the nazi's stood for and what type of ethnic and religious back ground they were.
The Quran promotes war and hatred, read it and you will know.
Islam is peace
Most muslims aren't!
Muslims are just people. People do people things. People are sometimes violent and often peaceful. But where the Islamic world is brutally violent in ways unlike the rest of the world it is because of the influence of the quran. It assumes that laws are only justified by lawgivers - not that they are necessarily true for reasonable reasons, which is demonstratable. It then describes violent solutions to keep Muslims on the faith. Islam maintains itself using violence. In other places in the quran it states the reason is to keep you faithful and that its admonitions are happy and peaceful. But since the quran contains comments like god burning you in the fire until your flesh is gone and then refleshing you in eternal torment or lashing adulterers and restricting them to sleeping with adulterers and non-believers (as if we are another race altogether) it must be said Islam contains violence and is, at least in part, violent.
If Islam is peace, you must redefine peace to include and justify violence.
Dismissing violence justified in the name of Islam as something that is done by people who misunderstand the Koran, is akin to excusing dismissing the role of Christianity in the crusades, the inquisition, and the slave trade.
Followers shape religions. Their interpretations of the texts is how a religion is judged. While most western followers of Islam aren't dangerous and don't take the Koran literal, a lot of the Muslim world does. The majority of the Muslim world, does in fact believe some of the aspects of the Koran that we perceive as violent as literal truth. Polls show the majority of people following Islam believe that people who leave the religion should be put to death, that people who insult the prophet should die, that honor killings are necessary....
This isn't to say that Islam will always be a violent religion. I believe Islam is in dire need of a reformation as Christians did, however, at this time, Islam is a violent religion... Leaders of the faith preaching death to the west, etc... And the actions and opinions of its followers are the only measures by which we can judge this religion at this time.
how can islam not teach violence when the prophet himself is a war general
Islam is a religion. Peace is a state of being. These are different things. However, I do get what you're saying. It's not a bad religion or anything, most Muslims are good people.
Islam does not teach violence to its followers. The Holy Qur'an which becomes a reference for all Muslims never teaches violence. When violence does happen in Islam, It is just action done by those who don’t really know Islam or know Islam in a wrong way. There is also possibility that others start to attack Islam or its followers. As a result, all Muslims are obliged to defend themselves. In short, Islam is peace and does not teach violence to its followers.