If we can't challenge the dogma that "Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance"...?
...because it's protected by multiculturalists and democrats how are we supposed to reconcile these facts about Muslims, ignore them?
-Bing/Google search “civil wars in the world” and determine where they are being fought; then research each civil war and determine who is fighting in them. The results are startling: 90% of them involve one combatant-religion -- Islam. Muslims extremists fight in civil wars against Hindus, Sikhs, Jews, Shamans, Copts, Buddhists, Zoroastrians, Christiana, animists and Confucians and all other non-Muslim entities. They fight in China, Russia, Bosnia, Cyprus, Macedonia, Israel, Pakistan, India, Indonesia-Ambon & Halmarhera, Côte d'Ivoire, Kashmir, Algeria, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kosovo, Bosnia, Kurdistan, Kirghizia, Nigeria, Philippines, Somalia, Turkey, Chechnya, Sudan, Yemen, Thailand, Uganda, Azerbaijan, Mali, Chad, Libya, Bangladesh and East Timor.
-wikipedia has a list of 144 terrorist organizations officially designated by various Nations. The list includes the names of the groups and the nations which designates them as terrorists. Each group has a profile. Go through each profile and you will find that 20 are motivated by ideology -- Marxism, socialism, Maoism, etc. The rest, 124, are motivated by religion: 17 involve Irish Christians, 7 involve non-Irish Christians and Sikhs, 7 involve other religious entities -- 93 involve Muslims.
Note: While there are a number of radical hate groups such as Aryan Nation, Army of God and the KKK in America or the Iron Guard (Christian) in Romania and The Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda, they are not officially listed as terrorist groups by any nation; the list does not address individual terrorists like Timothy McVeigh or Anders Breivik.
-2011 FBI Annual Report on Terrorism, http://www.nctc.gov/docs/2011_NCTC_Annua… page 11: Of 12,533 terrorist deaths 77 were committed by Neo-Nazi, fascist or white supremacists; Muslims committed 8,886.
-7/25/13 http://www.hoover.org/publications/defin… Few people realize that we are today living through the largest persecution of Christians in history, worse even than the famous attacks under ancient Roman emperors like Diocletian and Nero. Estimates of the numbers of Christians under assault range from 100-200 million. According to one estimate, a Christian is martyred every five minutes. And most of this persecution is taking place at the hands of Muslims. Of the top fifty countries persecuting Christians, forty-two have either a Muslim majority or have sizeable Muslim populations.
- RossLv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
Islam cannot be debated intellectually.
- Blue DiamondLv 67 years ago
Thank you for doing this research and for posting it for others to read.
There is a mega problem in the world and you listed a huge part of it. Sometimes evil is so great one does not know what to do. This is what seems to be happening. The horrors and constant terror of these wars, committed by a certain people is so grave, it's easier to look away than deal with it- until it comes knocking @ your front door and then it`s too late.
Christians are being used as scapegoats and unfortunately, the Christian Community remains silent instead of speaking out and stepping up to help. It`s easier to sit in a comfy church pew and pray , than to go out and actually do something about it.
Check the following link for more details.
Another fact worth recalling, as Obama spearheads the move into North Africa and the Middle East, are the 400 years of Muslim invasions, wars and terrors on Europe, which ultimately resulted in the Crusades. Perhaps our Leaders have learnt a lesson from past history...
- Anonymous7 years ago
All religions claim they are for peace and tolerance. That peace and tolerance, however, are defined by their might and rule alone, as history shows. Not by living side by side with other faiths. "They make a wasteland and call it peace", Roman historian Tacitus once stated of his own countrymen when they viciously attacked Scotland. That is false peace and it will never last, nor do they care if it doesn't.
Every single nation that claims Islam as their state religion have high crime stats committed by its muslim citizens. EVERY one. Where is this famous peace, then, even within their own citizens hearts in their very own countries? God foretold through the bible that Arabs will forever be known as contrary, unable to live peacefully with those who are not exactly like them. Did He lie?
Anything can be challenged.Source(s): Genesis 16:12 "And he shall be a wild donkey of a man, his hand [will be] against everyone, and the hand of everyone [will be] against him, and he will live in hostility with all his brothers.”
- Anonymous7 years ago
I challenge it on a daily basis
And on a daily basis I tear that dogma a new 1 just before
I totally put it to rest
PeaceSource(s): The Collector
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- SchmoolieLv 77 years ago
But we can challenge authority. We must accept the consequences. Facts are facts. Good question, supported by solid research.
- YakovJacksovLv 47 years ago
Islam is violent, I don't see how it could possibly be called a religion of peace. For goodness sake, their "holy land" uses beheading. Secondly, their religion tells them to kill. I have enough, you want Sharia law, stop coming to Europe and go back to your own **** hole!Source(s): Islam is slowing the world down, they have no compassion or sympathy for humans, only their stupid Gods. As kids they are desensitized by watching "merciful" Allah's "punishments", in Saudi Arabia they behead people and dangle their bodies from helicopters.
- Anonymous7 years ago
Islam is surely the religion of peace ant tolerance it has never compelled anyone to fight first. ISLAM has always taught that Forgiveness is the best act even if someone does bad with you you should forgive them although you have a right to take the revenge equally but forgiveness is better
you can also check the history of ISLAM that Muslims never fought or did war first they always fought in reply.
- PEACELv 77 years ago
Go ahead. Attack them. But compare your intolerant religion to all that you say about them as you do so. If you DARE do that, you won't be a Christian for long. YOu will be as ashamed of your actions (words & deeds) as I was when I realized that I would never again be a Christian.
- ArtemisLv 77 years ago
Organized religions do that.
“Incompatible religious doctrines have balkanized our world into separate moral communities, and these divisions have become a continuous source of bloodshed. Indeed, religion is as much a living spring of violence today as it has been at any time in the past. The recent conflicts in Palestine (Jews vs. Muslims), the Balkans (Orthodox Serbians vs. Catholic Croatians; Orthodox Serbians vs. Bosnian and Albanian Muslims), Northern Ireland (Protestants vs. Catholics), Kashmir (Muslims vs. Hindus), Sudan (Muslims vs. Christians and animists), Nigeria (Muslims vs. Christians), Ethiopia and Eritrea (Muslims vs. Christians), Sri Lanka (Sinhalese Buddhists vs. Tamil Hindus), Indonesia (Muslims vs. Timorese Christians), Iran and Iraq (Shiite vs. Sunni Muslims), and the Caucasus (Orthodox Russians vs. Chechen Muslims; Muslim Azerbaijanis vs. Catholic and Orthodox Armenians) are merely a few cases in point. These are places where religion has been the explicit cause of literally millions of deaths in recent decades.
Why is religion such a potent source of violence? There is no other sphere of discourse in which human beings so fully articulate their differences from one another, or cast these differences in terms of everlasting rewards and punishments. Religion is the one endeavor in which us–them thinking achieves a transcendent significance. If you really believe that calling God by the right name can spell the difference between eternal happiness and eternal suffering, then it becomes quite reasonable to treat heretics and unbelievers rather badly. The stakes of our religious differences are immeasurably higher than those born of mere tribalism, racism, or politics.”
― Sam Harris
"Tell a devout Christian that his wife is cheating on him, or that frozen yogurt can make a man invisible, and he is likely to require as much evidence as anyone else, and to be persuaded only to the extent that you give it. Tell him that the book he keeps by his bed was written by an invisible deity who will punish him with fire for eternity if he fails to accept its every incredible claim about the universe, and he seems to require no evidence what so ever.
We know enough at this moment to say that the God of Abraham is not only unworthy of the immensity of creation; he is unworthy even of man. We read the Golden Rule and judge it to be a brilliant distillation of many of our ethical impulses. And then we come across another of God’s teachings on morality: if a man discovers on his wedding night that his bride is not a virgin, he must stone her to death on her father’s doorstep (Deuteronomy 22:13-21).
You are using your own moral intuitions to authenticate the wisdom of the Bible - and then, in the next moment, you assert that we human beings cannot possibly rely upon our own intuitions to rightly guide us in the world.
While believing strongly, without evidence, is considered a mark of madness or stupidity in any other area of our lives, faith in God still holds immense prestige in our society. Religion is the one area of our discourse where it is considered noble to pretend to be certain about things no human being could possibly be certain about. It is telling that this aura of nobility extends only to those faiths that still have many subscribers. Anyone caught worshipping Poseidon, even at sea, will be thought insane.
If you think that it would be impossible to improve upon the Ten Commandments as a statement of morality, you really owe it to yourself to read some other scriptures. Once again, we need look no further than the Jains: Mahavira, the Jain patriarch, surpassed the morality of the Bible with a single sentence: "Do not injure, abuse, oppress, enslave, insult, torment, torture, or kill any creature or living being." Imagine how different our world might be if the Bible contained this as its central precept. Christians have abused, oppressed, enslaved, insulted, tormented, tortured, and killed people in the name of God for centuries, on the basis of a theologically defensible reading of the Bible.
Recently , crowds of thousands gathered throughout the Muslim world - burning European embassies, issuing threats, taking hostages, even killing people - in protest over twelve cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad that were first published in a Danish newspaper. When was the last atheist riot?
The problem with religion, because it's been sheltered from criticism, is that it allows people to believe en masse what only idiots or lunatics could believe in isolation."
― Sam Harris
- 7 years ago
Pot cannot call kettle black, it is duty of Atheists. But right now they are concentrating on dark forces at home