How can a "religion of peace" be so terribly violent ?
Some example of The Religion of Peace:
-Afghanistan Extreme radical Fundamentalist Muslim terrorist groups & non-Muslim Osama bin Laden heads a terrorist group called Al Quada (The Source) whose headquarters were in Afghanistan.
-Bosnia Serbian Orthodox Christians, Roman Catholic, Muslims
-Cote d’Ivoire Muslims, Indigenous, Christians
-Cyprus Christians & Muslims
-East Timor Christians & Muslims
-Indonesia, province of Ambon Christians & Muslims
-Kashmir Hindus and Muslims
-Kosovo Serbian Orthodox Christians, Muslims
-Kurdistan Christians, Muslims Assaults on Christians (Protestant, Chaldean Catholic & Assyrian Orthodox). Bombing campaign underway.
-Macedonia Macedonian Orthodox Christians & Muslims
-Israel Jews, Muslims, &Christians
-Nigeria Christians, Animists, & Muslims
-Pakistan Suni & Shi’ite Muslims
-Philippines Christians & Muslims
-Russia, Chechnya Russian Orthodox Christians, Muslims. The Russian army attacked the breakaway region. Muslims had allegedly blown up buildings in Moscow. Many atrocities have been alleged.
-Serbia, province of Vojvodina Serbian Orthodox & Roman Catholics
-Sri Lanka Buddhists & Hindus Tamils
-Syria - Muslim against Muslim
-Thailand: Pattani province: Buddists and Muslims 20. Bangladesh: Muslim-Hindu (Bengalis) and Buddists (Chakmas)
-Central African Republic - Muslims against Christians
-Tajikistan: intra-Islamic conflict
- Iraq Muslims against Muslims
-Myanmar Muslims and Hindus
Why are Muslims involved in 95% of armed conflict worldwide? - Not to mention all the other mind numbing violence like stoning, honor killing, facial mutilation, FGM, domestic violence, rape epidemic in Europe ETC. ETC. ETC.
Moe, why such a coward? You post answers yet block me?
- Anonymous5 years agoBest Answer
It simply is not a religion of peace.
- Anonymous5 years ago
Simple: Extremism and anger. People got angry at what was happening to their countries. How they were invaded for "their own protection" and then left broken and destroyed. So, they form up, and seeing that going under the banner of a political movement would not have much effect, they decided to call themselves muslims and ruim millions of real muslims lives. Then the Arab spring popped up in Syria, and ISIS saw their opportunity. They played with peoples emotions of natioinalism and anger at the goverment, promised them a bunch of lies and bing bada boom, you have terrorists.
Also, Al-Qaeda and ISIS are sunni groups. If you look at the stats of who is being killed you will find two major groups. Christians and Shias. Millions of Christians AND shias have been killed of all ages and genders. And as a shia that has thoroughly studied this subject, the Prophet and his progeny, had they been here today, would have done everything they could to stop the murder and tyranny reigning in the Middle East
- TNOLv 75 years ago
It's because some people have a warped concept of peace.
Many Muslims aren't violent. This isn't the case with all of them, as you can see, and their interpretation of what peace entails isn't an ideal one for people who happen to sit outside of what they consider to be worthy. Some of these people only see peace as something for other Muslims, excluding from that even Muslims who fail to fall within their criteria, and act on that.
- JohnLv 45 years ago
Mohammed's scriptures and the life of mohammed (Sira) himself .... whom muslims are practically obliged to emulate.
It's all there in black and white if you care to read.
Calling it the 'Religion of Peace' is farcical but, then .. having to constantly claim and defend it as such is a good indication that it can only be anything BUT peaceful.
Have a nice day everyone :)
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- 5 years ago
You cannot base a religion only on the negative people who are involved of that religion, than every religion 'of peace' would be violent. Clearly.
[No justification to the people who are violent, just some acknowledgement for the people who are not of that violent aspect of life that are being wrongly accused based on closed minded people who do, base a religion on a group of extremists.]
- Anonymous5 years ago
Religion of peace meaning making an individual a peaceful person. A whole group of people can never really all like eachother no matter what race /religion you are or even an alien.
Fanatics and Terrorists in the religion are mostly brain washed idiots that grew up around bigger idiots with their own selfish goals and are a very small minority in the Muslim population as a whole that grab media attention that love to generalise and steriotype us because of thier bad experiences from 1 or 2. Lol. Funny how they focus on that small minority of idiots and not the rest of us moderate ones that mind our own bussines and get on with life.
- IslamLv 65 years ago
Islam is a religion of peace. This is evident even from the name “Islam” itself. (“Islam” is an Arabic word.) The word “Islam” and the Arabic word for peace, “salam” both come from the same root, “salima”.
Muslims are taught to greet each other by saying “salamun alaykum--peace be upon you.” The daily prayers also end with the same sentence. In Islam, one of the names by which God is known is “Salam” which means peace.
However, one must realize that peace can never be achieved in vacuum. It is intertwined with justice. One can have peace only on basis of justice. “Justice” means putting everything in its rightful place. If one starts putting things in the wrong places, then he disrupts the social harmony and disturbs peace.
Islam seeks to promote peace on two levels:
1. Peace within One's Self
A person can achieve inner peace by creating harmony and balance between his main emotions (desire and anger) and his spiritual self. In other words, between his emotions and his conscience.
Human's spiritual power or conscience is not a static phenomenon: it has the ability of growth as well as decadence. God swears by the soul of human being and says,
“He inspired to it to understand what is good and what is evil. Prosperous in the person who purifies it, and failed is he who seduces it.” (Qur'an; chp. 91, verse 10).
2. Peace With Others
Islam very strongly emphasizes on the rights which people have over each other. It seeks to preserve peace in society by training and urging its followers to fulfill the rights of each other. In Islam, salvation is not possible by just fulfilling the rights of God; one has to fulfill the rights of other human beings also.
Unfortunately, because of the Middle Eastern events of the last three decades, Islam has been branded by the media as a religion of violence. In recent years, the word “Islamic” has become one of the adjectives of “terrorism.”
In this backdrop, firstly, one must realize that the events in the Middle East can be fairly and fully understood only in the light of the post-WWI history of that region, in particular the promises given by the British to the Arabs. Secondly, no fair-minded person would allow himself to blame the religion of Islam for the wrong-doings of those who call themselves as Muslims. It is just like saying that the Catholic Church promotes violence and terrorism because of the Irish Republican Army's activities!
- ÉomerLv 45 years ago
How can democracy be peaceful and be so terribly violent
1st Gulf War
2nd Gulf War
Congolese Civil War
i cant be ar.sed pasting any more.. so you can read for yourself
religion has very little to do with armed conflict.. its normally a cover by governments to convince people to gain support
- ?Lv 55 years ago
Chakmas in Bangladesh have been kidnapping and killing civilians in their mountains. Nice copy and paste though, Hillstone.
- Anonymous5 years ago
Peace needs intelligent people