Not only is it a violent religion, it is hypocritical and retrogressive.
1st of all the person who opened this post is hypocritically bias as he claim not to be against any religion, but those who could reason will ask THEN WHY ONLY ISLAM, NOT 'ARE RELIGIONS VIOLENT? Starting from all the crisis in the NORTH, please make rearch on who was/were the originators of all those crises and why properly before you jump into conclutions. We muslims might always be at the recieving end because we dont know how to make noise, criticise and make fun of other religions probably because we are engrossed in the worship of the ONE AND ONLY GOD, ALLAH
Also, cirsis worldwide; Northern Island (2 soldiers shot dead), Srilanka and Tamil Tigers, Congo (i hope u Konw), US (the hate groups, peaople committing suiside), Spain,Columbia Geogia/Russia crisis etc., are these all Muslim countries? THE 2ND WORLD WAR WAS IT A MUSLIM WAR or a war of political interest were millions of people died?
Moreover, you claim not to be bias on religious stance but link it to a tribal issue. But your statement clearly depicts that you are both a tribal and religious BIGOT: 'NOTHERN PEOPLE..., HAVE NO REGARD FOR LIFE, BLOODTHIRSTY etc, then on religion: IF YOU MUST DO IT DO IT RIGHT, JESUS...'.
Lastly, please i would want you to know a people/religion, i mean by doctrine, then you can condemn them i believe in other to avoid acting out of ignorance.
Please allow me to explain briefly about ISLAM TO THOSE WHO MISUNDERSTAND IT:
ISLAM is a religion authorised by GOD, ALLAH, which had its root from begining of creation Adam. It means submitting to the will of GOD as Noah,Abraham, Isaac, Jocob,... jesus, the son of Marry and the Last Prophet (MUHAMMAD) are called all MUSLIMS in the QUR'AN since they submitted to GOD's WILL. As MUSLIMS we must believe in all these prophets, no exception. GOD, ALLAH made it clear that HE created us only to worship HIM ALONE and be grateful to his infinite blessings i.e. rainfall, food, sense of thought, health, children etc. ALLAH said inthe Holy Qur'an that he will test us to see who will withstand HIS test e.g with poverty/richess, war,with women, famine etc. EVERY thing we need from political, social, economic, milatary survival to even how we eat, enter the toilet, sleep has been dictatated to us.
LASTLY, the questions now are,(1) WHO DESERVES UTMOST OBEDIENCE, a man-made law who continually makes Law and effects changes some times to his own selfish reason OR THE CREATOR WHO ORDAINS FOR YOU HOW YOU SHOULD LIVE AND CONDUCT YOUR. (2)whose punishment are you afraid of, a man who made weaponcry and can force you into submision OR GOD WHO GAVE YOU RESPITE AND PROMISE TO TO DEAL WITH YOU IF YOU GO ON YOUR SELFISH WAYS AFTER DEATH (3) and LASTLY, should we worship GOD, ALLAH alone and guide against vices, OR WE SHOULD COMBINE HIS WORSHIP WITH OTHERS AND COMMITS VICES LIKE DRINKING, COMMITING ADULTARY, OVER ESTIMATING MAN-MADE-LAW? REMEMBER HE SAID WE WILL DEFINITELY ACCOUNT FOR OUR DEEDS BEFORE HIM!
Pls you can learn more about Islam, this is just a brief explanation
THANK YOU OSHOMAH,YOU HAVE SPOKEN WELL.
Not at all.Islam in its entirety is a religion potraying peace,equity,justice and fairplay within the limits of man. Islam only emphasises living rightously according according to dictates of divine laws sent to man through various prophets(Adam through to Muahammad S.A.W). One then begins to wonder why people pick offense on advocates of this theory especially as it defies the theories of the west regarding how man should live his life relative to others.These western theories have double standards as it applies to different people,but that of THE SUPREME BEING potrays equality across race,tribe,religion and geography.Islam does not have it anywhere within its laws to maim and destroy unless islam has been attacked and this has been explefied by Israel in the recent past.Will Israel's response to Hamas be a basis of potraying JUDAISM as a violent religion?Critisising islam isn't the issue,but understanding the basic principles upon which it founded should be a better topic for discussion.
well religion topic are very sensitive issues,i believed islam is not
a bad religion but every religion carries people with extreme opinion
so when these happen it all bounce back to the religion name.I believe
all we need in every religion is tollerance and understanding no one
encourages violence is wrong . u as a muslim brother when things like
these happen try on your part to advice fellow islam brothers to learn
and tollorate what ever the lent of their provocation the should
settle scores in peace and not in riot.Thanks.
".But, this certainly can not be the way of fanatics and fundamentalists. And you have them everywhere as spiritual heads and politicians
You don't need to sound justified by calling yourself an ex Muslim just to drive home your point. It is so obvious that u're never an active Muslim. Imagine, u cannot diffrentiate btw Ed-Fitri ad Ed-il-Kabir.
No on the contrary
Some of these crises are not really caused by real Muslims, rather Hippocrates.
Moreover,the meaning of ISLAM is PEACE. So, how can Muslims be causers of mayhem?
Let peace reign in NIJA.
We must change our orientations please.
"I had an encounter yesterday with a muslim guy. Then, I made up my mind not to have anything to do with anyone in that religion as regards religious issues. He made me understand that Allah will have you in Heaven if you die fighting for whatever you think belongs to you or your possession.
...can you beat that for insanity?
I say we whip out the DEAGLES (desert eagles) and BALLERS on em we (Christians) been playing the wimps for far too long
Honestly the trend is worrying. it is time our moslem friends learnt
to tell their brothers who tend to lean to the violent side that the
days of the crusaders are over. we have to learn to co-exist even if
our views are different. Intollerance is what is leading to so much
suffering worldwide. If they learn to kill and destroy, someone will
decide also to kill them, coz we all want to live. I have moslem
friends who always convince me that "Islam is a religion of peace".
But just check the statistics worldwide. Every where with a moslem
majority has problems, the middle east, algeria, somalia, afghanistan,
indonesia, etc. The list is big. So, one would be pardoned if they
thought that Islam encourages agression against others. According to
the Koran, they are supposed to live peacefully with "the people of
the book". Is that so?
I hope that we have moslems out there who can explain this trend
better. For us, we can only question, or look for ways to defend
ourselves when we can.
First and formost thanks for such inquiry is shown=s that you have an open heart to seek for the truth, Islam is not a violent religion. it is a religion entirely based on peace.
The Jos crises you mention was political but some selfish politicials turned it into religious riot, this is the same for many of the riot you see in the north. the Jos criose was caused bylocal govt elections and the christains protested becos majority of the seats were won by the Hausa muslims who are all in ANPP. instead of the demostrators to burn PDP and ANPP secretariant the started burning churches and musques. in this last crises the muslims were the ones at the receiving end.
the reason you hear of so many riot and fight in the north which is majority muslims is becos of the level of illetracy, their politicials (both muslims and christains) noemally hidre uinder religion for their personal gain.
if you look critically, are there no muslims in the south? how come their is no fight between muslims and christains?
even in the north amongst the educated they don't fight. there have never been any riot in any settlement were ther are educated people in kano. eg bompai, kawaji, badawa layout all these places have not experience any riot. most of the fight is in the area occupied by the poor illitrate people like brigade.
looking at the word at large, the city of Makka and madinna were islam started has never experience any war or riot in modern time.
the palistine issue is a problem of occupation. oppresion and blockage of all border. while America provide all sort of weapon to isrealis they block the palistine and impose sanctions on Hamas even though they are the original inhabitant of the land.
and lastly it is not fair to conlude that a religion is violnet or preaches violence becos there ia fight between some beliver in the religion and other people. just as i will not say christainity is a violent religoion becos some christains are involved in wars. for instance the lord resistance army LRA is a christain group, fighting with the uganda government till date, the first and the second world wars were foght by christain nations. Adoff Itla was a roman catlic.
when u look at all this u discover that the teachings of a religion is base on it scriptures which mostly likely will be obey by some of disobey by some of it followers. for more information about islam get an english ranslation of the quran. if u cann't find sent u postal adress to me i will get one for u and sent it to u by mail
thank you. may the bless of God be on those who follow the right path
Thanks very much for your comment but someone should be thinks reasonable before posting anything, because this topic can even cause violent in this forum , NEVER COMMENT ON RELIGIOUS AGAIN PLEASE. I LOVE YOU ALL
Patrick A. Ubiri
Actually i dont like to comment on religious issues.I will not belief any religon is voilent,it depends on how you belief.Though,there is this popular belief that muslims are voilent,but i dont belief it bcos i have some good, cool-headed muslim guys.I need to add that muslims are always very intelligent maybe bcos of their Arabic studies,i learnt they memorise alot.
They religion itself is not violent per se. BUT..... Look at all these ignorant, evil, satanic, misguided, sh*theads blowing up buildings, killing, killing, killing in the name of the lord! They say it is in the koran. Oh really? Where? When are we going to learn that you cannot be so literal in the way we understand All of the holy books. Those eye for eye stories are ancient and may have applied for ancient people. You have to evolve and better yourself with the times and behave reasonably. Is it necessary to bomb and act a fu*king idiot in the streets all over the world because of a silly cartoon in a newspaper in a land far from yours. I saw the cartoon. There was nothing remote offensive in it. I mention that because these animals took to the streets killing, burning, looting, drunk with revenge and evil intent--But at the same time, what were these same peoples response to the victims of that earthquake in Pakistan. Your muslim brothers were dying, starving, suffering and all these idiots could do is cause mayhem. Perhaps if you put more energy into solving problems rather than tearing down and killing those you do not agree with... the world would be a better place. Example # 2..., When Israel wrongfully cuts the power, food, and economic opportunity for the people of Gaza and West Bank why did not these super wealthy Islamic states step in and pump massive aid to the people. Why? They could have had ships full of food, generators, water, oil and cash lined up to help those people who duly deserved it. Why? Where are the violent jihadist when there is real work to be done. Why don't the moderate islamist reign in control over these murderous thugs? Believe me there is hypocrisy to all religions. Don't get me started on those fake azz evangelicals in america. They don't bomb and kill, but their beliefs and policies DO contribute to mayhem and murder in the world! They too are silent and without action when the times call for it. Okay. I have to stop here. This could go on forever! I think Islam is beautiful, really ., but these idiot extremist have taken over and fu*ked it all up! That is the truth. No one in the right mind can refute anything written here!
Because they have extremist who are a bunch of mindless, wicked animals! These people are sick with misguided rage. If they really loved the lord, they would not act that way!!!
Take out religion and what remains in man is his
spirituality so in my opinion 'No' as there is bad
catholics, so there is also bad muslims, and bad
hindus, etc etc in short in every religion, there is a
what can i say????Islam is a religion of peace... Just as we have
christian fanatics, we also have Islamic fanatics who will go to the
extreme just to make a point...I'm a christian but you need to read
the Qua ran to know I mean.Thanks...
I BELIEVE THIS HAS TO TO DO WITH PERSONS AND TRIBE, ESPECIALLY IN THE NORTHERN NIGERIA.
THESE PEOPLE ARE UNDULY WICKED AND UNHUMAN. THEY HAVE NO REGARD FOR HUMAN LIVES. WE HAVE MUSLIMS IN OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY WHO ARE DECENT AND GODLY, AND NOT THOSE FANATICS, BLOOD THIRSTY POLITICAL THUGS.
GOD WILL HAVE MERCY ON THEM ALL. LET THEM ALL REMEMBER THAT THESE INNOCENT BLOOD WILL ONE DAY CRY FOR VENGEANCE.
"If you must do it, do it right.JESUS IS LORD
haha..people u cannot just jump into conclusions and think that islam is a violent religion because some muslims decide to take things too far.....please i consider this stereotypic and i am strongly against islam as a violent religion because not all muslims will kill or fight.
I had an encounter yesterday with a muslim guy. Then, I made up my mind not to have anything to do with anyone in that religion as regards religious issues. He made me understand that Allah will have you in Heaven if you die fighting for whatever you think belongs to you or your possession.
No, Islam is not a violent religion. It is the criminals who want to use Islam to intimidate people into submission that are the violent people. The people they have not defeated, they have devised a scheme of tricking them through the back door of "Azeez" Arishekola into accepting their evil expansionism all in the name of religion.
Answer: Why do man always want to play smart and elude themselves from responsibilty. Why is it that when man commits a grave act the cause is traced to where he worships. We all choose the path we want to thread with respect to any religion or ways of Life. One thing you should learn is that you reap what you sow and the group you belong too doesn't reap of what you sow. The group might be blamed with so much ugly things posted but the individual who commits the act stands to reap what he has sown and not free under the umbrella of a Religion. So do you still reason that a Religion is violent or man being violent? Did religion found man or man found religion? Programmers, when you develop a program that harms PC's should you blame the virus or the programmers? Just little bit of a picture. Let us learn to clean ourselves and stand aright. You who sent the post, do you have absolute peace in your home? Will you blame the crisis in your home to Religion? If we want peace in the country then we should have peace at home.
Peace at home, peace in the world
Islam may not necessarily be a violent religion in its tenents but over time and across board, Islam has harboured tons of practitioners with muderous instincts who in their devilish act lacks restraint and are out of control of their spiritual overheads. I am a born again child of God by God's grace,born by muslim parents and raised in an environment where both christainty and Islam thrived and still thrives. Ed-Fitri in my hometown was a time we all looked forward to as little children particularly the Ojude Oba i.e third day after and we hardly remembered whose name was Joseph and who was Mulika.But, this certainly can not be the way of fanatics and fundamentalists. And you have them everywhere as spiritual heads and politicians
"i dont agree....
... But when it says in a holy book that nonbelievers are unfaithful, and are interpreted as they should bepunished , its not coming from a good heart.
Bert in Sweden
That means you agree. You said "If the book says that nonbelievers are unfaithful and they should be punished", that means that the book calls for violence! Or I'm I missing your point?