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Debate Score:289
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Is Islam peaceful?

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Side Score: 147
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Side Score: 142
4 points

I think Islam is a peaceful religion as long as you are Islamic and/or don't mess with them. If you get vocal or mess with them, then the more radical faction wants to snuff you out for not being a believe in their beliefs.

Side: Yes
Nox0(1393) Disputed
3 points

in other word join or die, that does not fits in my understanding of word "peaceful".

Side: No
1 point

No one said you to join or die. Islam has never pushed anyone into believing anything. In fact all we have done is try to show people the right path and you should read the cause of the wars( the wars during the time of the prophets) in fact most of the time it was because Muslims were insulted and betrayed by the non believers. My conclusion: Islam is very peaceful.

Side: Yes
3 points

You should not believe all the crap you are spoonfed by politicians, TV and Newspapers, the majority of Muslims are peaceful, respectful people.

Side: Yes
Banana_Slug(845) Disputed
4 points

It's not really a peaceful majority... according to research done between university students in UK who claim to be Muslim.

40% wants to live under Sharia law - which is extremely brutal theocratic system.

36% wants death penalty for leaving Islam

32% backs killing for Islam

21% feels sympathy with 9/11 and 7/7 bombers

-this number are likely to be higher because the questioning has been done in public places like university libraries and parks so there is a good chance that not all freaks told the truth.

These people are educated people studying university, so we can imagine how is it in the mostly illiterate majority.

This research has been done in 2009 by "Center for Social Cohesion". Later it was classified as a secret and not published.

It gets out because of Wiki-leaks and later published by Daily Mail.

Side: No
TheAshman(2299) Disputed
2 points

I will look this up when I get home but your argument is already failing considering you are basing it on the Daily Mail a notorious racist rag which has always had problems telling the truth, I'd sooner believe what they print in the sport

Side: Yes
Taqwacore(667) Disputed
2 points

These people are educated people studying university, so we can imagine how is it in the mostly illiterate majority.

This research has been done in 2009 by "Center for Social Cohesion". Later it was classified as a secret and not published.

It gets out because of Wiki-leaks and later published by Daily Mail.

No. It's time to do a bit of fact checking.

Center for Social Cohesion is funded by Civitas). Civitas itself was founded by David George Green. David George Green writes for the Daily Mail. So the Daily Mail didn't just discover anything on wikileaks, their own writer was a part of the group that wrote the document. What is of note is that Green writes for notoriously right-wing media outlets.

Let me familiarize you with the concept of Selection Bias.

Part of the problem with this mock survey is that its results don't really match with that people on the ground actually report. Why is that? Because if you only survey a bunch of guys that look like Osama bin Laden, chances are you'll get results that confirm the stereotype. If they'd asked other Muslims that don't enjoy dressing like its 10 A.D; I would anticipate very different results.

Side: Yes
1 point

To borrow an example I just used, America is well known for being one of the most obese countries in the world. Yet the vast majority of our population isn't obese. This doesn't mean that our country doesn't suffer from an obesity epidemic; just because the majority isn't obese, we still have a disproportionately high percentage of obese people compared to other countries, and that's a problem.

Similarly, I would never make the claim that most Muslims are violent fanatics, but there does seem to be an unusual amount of violent fanaticism in the Muslim world when compared to other cultures. And that's cause for concern.

My point is the majority doesn't need to be involved in order for me to be worried and see something as a problem.

Also you only really addressed Muslims, not Islam. In my experience watching the actions of a religious follower does little to tell me what his religion is like, so regardless of how Muslims act that can say very little about Islam. And I think when you examine Islam (read the book and the post-prophet dogmas and such) you will find it is not a religion that is intrinsically peaceful. It takes no effort whatsoever to justify religious violence using the Quaran. So when we're asked the question "Is Islam Peaceful?," we can't answer with how Muslims act, and I think based on the scripture we're examining we can conclude no, Islam is not peaceful. It may not force it's followers into violence, but neither does it force them to peace because that's not the philosophy of Islam.

Side: No
Banana_Slug(845) Disputed
2 points

I'm not saying that all Muslims are psycho. It's about 40% which is not technically majority but it's still a huge number.

Side: Yes
3 points

Islam is love and kindness. Read the Koran and stop being afraid of what you do not understand. People need to realize that not everyone acts the way the extremists do. Pornography was found in Osama Bin Laden's house, Islam considers pornography a sin, so this MAY indicate that Osama was not a true Muslim.

Side: Yes
3 points

The standard for being a Christian or a Jew or a Muslim has never been 100% adherence to all of the tenants of that religion. In fact all three of these faiths admit that is impossible to do. When you sin it doesn't make you a "false" Christian or Muslim, it just makes you a Christian or a Muslim who, like all other Christians and Muslims, sins. So Osama could have been running several porno production companies and still have been a true Muslim.

Side: No
kozlov(1753) Clarified
2 points

You are 100% correct. But I was saying that because Osama had some porn, he may not care as much about Islam as hurting the West. Remember, he is Al-Queda's former spiritual leader.

Side: Yes
Banana_Slug(845) Disputed
2 points

Obviously according to research (and there more of them) done between Muslims you are wrong.

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Side: No
kozlov(1753) Disputed
2 points

What research? You are completely wrong and are not supporting your argument properly!

Side: Yes

Sure..., except for the honor killings and stoning adulterers to death and caning women who have been raped and chopping a thieve's hand off..., yeah..., very peaceful. Why do you ask ;)

Side: Yes
1 point

Don't go around speaking of what you do not know, "honor killings and stoning adulterers to death and caning women who have been raped" are all misconceptions, in Islam, none of those are applied. Islam is a religion of peace and justice, you just chose to see nothing more than what the media enforces on you.

Side: Yes

OK..., so chopping off the hands of thieves..., that's still on the table, right? ;)

Side: Yes
3 points

Generally, I think so. People of any race, religion, or creed all have a dark side and a good side.

I think that Islam has been mis represented by mainstream media, and while I don't think any religious group is without their faults, I don't think that people of the Islamic faith are any more violent then (for example) Christians. From my experience, Christians tend to be more radical in thought then other mainstream religions... This is only a personal observation, however.

Side: Yes
3 points

I am amazed at how little people know about Islam. So many are judging every Muslim by what a small majority do. The evidence is obvious. There are millions of Muslims, if the majority were violent the world would be a lot more corrupt. It isn't though. There are Muslims who have done terrible crimes. They don't to them because Islam is their religion. They do them because they're messed up and evil. It's like saying Christianity is not peaceful because many murderers are Christians. It's completely ridiculous. People who have not known Muslims can't see how peaceful we really are. You need to have personal experience with people before you judge.

Side: Yes
1 point

Agreed completely. Added to that, the crime rates in western countries such as America are extremely higher. The majority there are Christians, does that mean that Christians are not peaceful? No, obviously. Same applies to Islam. Simple logic.

Side: Yes
2 points

Yes Islam is a religion of peace....

There is no doubt about it....

Side: Yes
Banana_Slug(845) Disputed
2 points

and suiciders are peace messengers :D :D

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Side: No
Sel14(1) Disputed
4 points

I'm assuming you're being sarcastic unless you're a violent creep. Many people stereotype Muslims as suicide bombers but that's where people are always wrong. The majority of Muslims are peaceful. Most Muslims think that what the suicide bombers are doing is wrong.

Side: Yes
2 points

I think all of you are mad;

what is the speciality of islam ???

They are humans..

There are alot of terrorists in all religions..

First of all the bloody medias shows the islamis in the terror role that is why all of you belive that islam is not peace

Side: Yes
Banana_Slug(845) Disputed
3 points

It's violent and oppressive, strictly against advance. Look at Somalia this is how countries under Islam looks like, whole middle east looked like huge Somalia before westerners start utilizing that area.

Side: No
Sel14(1) Disputed
2 points

I've replied to you before and I will reply again and again until you finally get some education about Islam and the world. You obviously don't know much at all. I don't like to be rude unless I have to but you seem really, really stupid. Islam isn't against advancing at all. In fact, Islam encourages advancing and learning (something you should consider doing.) Many of the Muslim countries have advanced a lot. UAE has the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa. The countries that have not yet advanced haven't because they are poor. In fact, they could really use your charity instead of your insults. Please do more research. This world needs educated people. Not people who assume that Somalia is poor because of Islam.

Side: Yes
2 points

Do you know what is the meaning of the word ''islam'' ???

1st all of you go and study what it is then come here to mess with me

Supporting Evidence: To know the meaning of islam (www.time.com)
Side: Yes
2 points

What. I was very shocked when I saw the winning position of this.. no? What kind of stereotypes are you walking around with? "All muslims are terrorist!" ?

There are so many different interpretations of the Koran! Some muslims are terrorist, yes. Some are. Some christians are too. Some humans are terrorist. Actually the meaning of "jihad" is not "holy war" it's "exerted effort".

It is indeed a shame to accuse a religion of being harmful, or having some sort of hidden agenda, just because some (again,SOME) are ruining it for others..

Side: Yes
1 point

I agree with you completely, you took the words right out of my mouth.!

Side: Yes
2 points

i think they are peaceful every religion believes in what they have been taught as i know that Muslims do not bomb areas and all the things people have been going on about. what i mean is everyone believes in what they believe you can not change that

Side: Yes
2 points

Of course it is. However, the Quran can be interpritated differently.

Side: Yes
2 points

The majority of Muslims are peaceful. I wouldn't even consider the terrorists to be Muslims because they break huge rules of Islam. Both killing innocent people and suicide are strictly forbidden in Islam. Many Muslims agree with me that they are not proper Muslims. I live and come from a Muslim country. I have always been told that the people there are kind and respectful (the people who say this are American Christians.) Many famous protesters for peace are Muslim. An example is Malcolm X. There is evil everywhere but it's not because of the religion.

Side: Yes
1 point

I agree with you completely, those who kill innocent people are definitely not muslims.

Side: Yes
2 points

The world Islam itself means peace. We great each other with 'Peace to all'

Side: Yes
1 point

In theory it is a somewhat peaceful religion, but in practice; it creates fanatics and zealots who are often times violent. If u look at the religion alone, it is mostly peaceful, but by comparison, it is violent. Killing infidels in exchange for virgins? C'mon, that's pretty crude and violent.

Side: Yes
1 point

Islam is peaceful, the word Islam even orginatis from the word "salam" which means Peace. You should have a wider preview of Islam than that you see on the media. Just as there is Christians who are criminals, there are Muslims who are too, except if one does such in Islam, then they are not counted as Muslims. We are all humans, we all make mistakes.

Side: Yes
1 point

Islam is a religion of peace, in and of itself. It prohibits any killing of innocents, and states clearly that only God may give and take lives. It is only permitted for people to kill if it is in self defense, as were the Prophet's ghazawat (for the kufar were killing and torturing Muslims), or if the subject has agreed to live under the Muslim shari'a. For example, Islam never, ever states that we must kill those of another religion. In fact, we have a chapter (sura) that says:

"Say (to them), O you who reject faith, I worship not that which you worship, nor will you worship that which I worship, and I shall not worship that which you worship, nor will you worship that which I worship, to you your own religion, and to me my own religion."

This sura is all about religious tolerance, especially where it says, "to you your own religion, and to me my own religion". This clearly states that everyone has the freedom to follow whatever religion they please.

Side: Yes
Cartman(18192) Disputed
1 point

and states clearly that only God may give and take lives.

This is not true.

Quran:And slay them wherever ye catch them, and turn them out from where they have Turned you out; for tumult and oppression are worse than slaughter; but fight them not at the Sacred Mosque, unless they (first) fight you there; but if they fight you, slay them. Such is the reward of those who suppress faith.

If they fight you slay them? Is that God it is talking about doing the slaying?

Side: No
LeRocky(28) Disputed
1 point

It appears you may have only skimmed through what I said, instead of actually reading through it. I stated clearly that killing may be used in self defense, for the Muslims were being killed and tortured in their homeland.

In all honesty, I must thank you, for you brought one of the ayat that state this very thing.

First, it is taken out of context, but if one reads on they will find the true meaning. It states, "for tumult and oppression are worse than slaughter", and this refers to the time when the kufar were killing, torturing, and oppressing the Muslims. God is saying that it is in their right to kill those oppressors.

"But fight them not at the Sacred Mosque, unless they (first) fight you there; but if they fight you, slay them"

This is also another portrayal of my meaning. God states that fighting in the Mosque is forbidden, for it is a place of prayer. And again, he goes over how if they fight first, then you fight back. I don't see where you were disputing my point.

Side: Yes
1 point

Most islamic people are peaceful. There are just a few who commit acts of terror under the name of their religion. Most islamic people detest what they do, and those terrorists acts make the majority of islamic people look bad when they aren't.

Side: Yes
1 point

If we actually differentiate between Muslims and radical Muslims, then Islam would be considered peaceful.

http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2014/nov/05/ben-shapiro/shapiro-says-majority-muslims-are-radicals/

Side: Yes
1 point

german theologian hans kung lays out the situation with islam (in english)

HANS KUNG FU
Side: Yes
1 point

Islam is the second name of god. God never allowed voilence. But few separatist misuse the name of islam for political or personal benifit , they divert the direction of action of unmatured or soft minded person into corrupt planing. Becouse of few narrow minded muslims the name of islam and honesty of all muslims spoiled.

Blame one not all.

Side: Yes
1 point

As peaceful as every other religion. BUT TERRORISTS! Meanwhile in Irahell... http://www.ifamericansknew.org/ Ethopian refugees were forced to be sterilized and their children are brainwashed to believe all Christians are evil(some allies huh?). Palestinians can't ride the same buses, looks like pre civil rights era america except these Palestinians are bombed, killed, kidnapped and removed from their homes.

Side: Yes
10 points

Islam is just a tool. It can only be as violent as the person practicing it.

I'm on this side because I don't think Islam is intrinsically a religion of non-violence. Violence can be easily justified in the Quaran, therefore if you're a violent Muslim you are by no stretch of the imagination accurately following Islam. Islam doesn't preach peace in all circumstances; it preaches violence sometimes. Compared to Jainism, for example, Islam is not itself peaceful.

Side: No
6 points

Honestly, Id say that it isnt. When they do bombings and attacks, they say.. "In the name of allah".. I dont think that it is peaceful, but then they do believe in their god, so I have nothing against that.

Side: No
3 points

Durka durka muhammad JIHAD!!! BOOM!. No. It says that it is the "religion of peace". Thats a load of bullshit. Its clearly the most violent religion in existence, trumped only by christianity (only based on its bloody past), especially from a modern day perspective. In sanscrit the word islam means "submit". Its a religion that controls the population by brutal force, submitance, and repression of natural rights. The doctrines it preaches are nothing but evil.

The muslims are a sick and twisted race of bronze age criminals out of place in a modern world. The middle east is a vile cesspool of evil. They murder, rape, and torture all who dont follow their ways. They have a bloody past, present, and future. They should be cleansed from this earth.

Side: No
TheAshman(2299) Disputed
2 points

So if you need life saving surgery and the only person able to do it is a Muslim are you then going to suggest they be cleansed from the earth? You sound no better than some of the hate preaching Immams you complain about

Side: Yes
Nox0(1393) Disputed
1 point

It's very unlikely that you find Muslim surgeon . .

:D

Side: No
lupusFati(790) Disputed
1 point

I'm not going to debate the rest of this statement since I happen to agree with most of it, well... except maybe the middle east part. Gotta remember Israel, ya know.

As for the comment on Christianity, I'm assuming you mean the Crusades, and Catholicism. You and I both know that Catholicism isn't Christianity. So that's not going to work for that argument.

Also, I'm fairly sure the word you're looking for is 'submission', not submitance. And I'm not being rude or anything either. We all typo, after all. Unless the word comes from some other country then I have no clue. shrug

Side: Yes
TheAshman(2299) Disputed
2 points

Last time I checked Catholicism was a type of Christianity, when did that change?

Side: No
DanaS(12) Disputed
1 point

Have you ever even gone to the middle east? You obviously have't. Since it is nothing of what you speak off. In sanscrit the word Islam means "Submit" ? What have we to do with sanscrit again? Go back to Arabic, the original language of Islam, where it means Peace.

I am a Muslim, and guess what? I've never murdered, raped nor have I tortured any of my non Muslim friends. I have all my natural rights, and I've never been brutally forced into anything. You obviously know nothing about Islam nor about Muslims, seems you were to busy blindly following whatever the social media wishes you to see. Last but not least, I am a Muslim and I am peaceful.

Side: Yes
AveSatanas(4415) Disputed
2 points

Considered to be the oldest language in human history, Sanskrit is the progenitor and inspiration for virtually every language spoken in India."

http://www.americansanskrit.com/

Sanskrit precedes Arabic. Simple.

Arabic changed the translation to fit popular culture including religion. Islam wasn't part of the Arabic language for hundreds of years.

I never said all Muslims ra

Side: No
AveSatanas(4415) Disputed
2 points

Have you ever even gone to the middle east? You obviously have't. Since it is nothing of what you speak off. In sanscrit the word Islam means "Submit" ? What have we to do with sanscrit again? Go back to Arabic, the original language of Islam, where it means Peace.

Considered to be the oldest language in human history, Sanskrit is the progenitor and inspiration for virtually every language spoken in India.

http://www.americansanskrit.com

Oldest language in human history. You are wrong. Arabic altered the translation whether intentionally or by accident.

am a Muslim, and guess what? I've never murdered, raped nor have I tortured any of my non Muslim friends. I have all my natural rights, and I've never been brutally forced into anything.

I never said that ALL muslims murder, rape, ect. Though under quite a few circumstances outlined in your holy book you technically are alowed to. The reason you dont do these things is because im assuming you live in a 1st world country like America or the UK, ect that has effectively neutered religions that promote such barbaric things through means of a secular government and social morals.

In christianiity for example it is not equated with murder and genocide because it has been tamed. The places where it exists today do not allow it to be practiced the way it was say 2000 years ago. So, the majority of christians are not crazy religious literalist psychopaths carrying out the commands of god such as killing people who work on sundays. There is a minority that does. For instance the WBC. But this is a VERY small minority.

With Islam, it's entirely backwards. The crazy religious literalist psychopath population of it is the VAST MAJORITY, residing in places like Iran and Afghanistan. Places, that not only allow rape and murder, but ENCOURAGE it through state law because they have theocracys.

What im saying is, YOU and the rest of the muslims living in the 21st century have been neutered or unexposed to the mindset that is present in places like Iran, and therfore are the peacefull minority that was able to adapt, wheras the MAJORITY of muslims live in the bronze age, raping, murdering, jihading, mistreating women, and so on and so forth.

You obviously know nothing about Islam nor about Muslims, seems you were to busy blindly following whatever the social media wishes you to see. Last but not least, I am a Muslim and I am peaceful.

And YOU are blind to what you dont WANT to see. You dont WANT to see how insane your religion is when "let off the chain" so to speak. The havoc it reaks. The pain and death it brings with it wherever it goes. This is undenyable FACT. Islam is not peacefull by and stretch of the imagination. Anyone who says otherwise is either misinformed or LYING.

You can call something whatever you want to but that doesnt change what it really is. If you call a turd a diamond does that make it a diamond? No. It's still shit. If you call genocide, a peacefull practice, does that make it peacefull? No! This "religion of peace" illusion is just a label. It's what muslims throw at people who call them out as some kind of scapegoat that never works.

You may not be evil, but your religion is. If you give it its balls back you can see how twisted and delusional it is. Have you even read your "holy book"?

http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/quran/ cruelty/long.html

Dont get me wrong, Christianity is no better. if you go back a couple hundred years it looks pretty much the same as islam. Basically all abrahamic religions are fundamentally evil. Used as tools for power, control, and money, feeding off the weak minds of people. Theyre all wrong. Theyre all stupid. They all belong in the trash

Side: No
0 points

In the Quran it also says that if you don't believe in allah they are commanded to kill you if you don't believe in allah.

Side: No
101kakashi(381) Clarified
3 points

actually, in the Quran it says : (لكم دينكم و لي ديني) which means, you have your religion and i have mine, furthermore it means that islam is a religion that accepts all other religions and does not state that you should kill those who do not believe in Allah. Also, as a matter of fact, Islam does not have anything to do with killing people who have done nothing wrong to you. Its not like we go on the street and murder everyone who does not follow Allah..we respect other people and all other religions, we do not judge people based on what they believe and we, the real muslims have nothing to do with terrorism or killing people for no reason.

Side: Yes
TheAshman(2299) Disputed
2 points

The Bible that you love so much also calls for violence and death to people who dont behave and with Christianities bloody history you are hardly in a position to judge other religions and can you remember what Jesus said about judging others?

Side: Yes
Taqwacore(667) Disputed
1 point

Wow! Really? Can you show me where it actually says that?

Side: Yes
vandebater(444) Disputed
1 point

it says you'll burn in hell if your not christian in the bible! what is the fucking difference! excuse my language but you all need to get your minds right before saying ignorant garbage like this! edit @srom

Side: Yes
DanaS(12) Disputed
1 point

Don't go around saying false things, re-read the Quran, or better what, read it. Since you obviously know nothing about what it says.

Side: Yes
0 points

The muslims are a sick and twisted race of bronze age criminals out of place in a modern world. The middle east is a vile cesspool of evil. They murder, rape, and torture all who dont follow their ways. They have a bloody past, present, and future. They should be cleansed from this earth.

I don't combat evil with more evil, so I could never get behind this.

Also the Middle East isn't quite as thoroughly evil as you make it out to be. America, for example, has a high number of obese people (one of the highest in the world) but that doesn't mean everyone here is a fatass. Similarly, there might be a disproportionate percentage of fanatics in the Muslim world, but that doesn't mean all Muslims are terrorists.

Side: Yes
2 points

We can clearly see in what condition are societies based on Islam, there is no doubt that women are not equal to men. Also things like capital punishment for adultery or leaving Islam are commonly applied. Public hate speeches against democracy, freedom of speech, Jews done by Imams around whole world on daily bases.

Side: No
DanaS(12) Disputed
2 points

Islam upholds women to the highest and most respected position. Where do you get your information from, Islam haters? or the social media that enforces such stupid ideas on ignorant people? When Islam was first known to mankind, women had no importance, they did not exist in the eyes of society, they had no rights. Islam gave them rights at a time were being a woman equaled nothing. Do better research, here's a link with proper information.

http://www.alahazrat.net/islam/equality-of-man-and-woman.php

May Allah guide you out of your ignorance about Islam :)

Much peace, Dana S.

Side: Yes
2 points

I mean, I have nothing against Islam, I have many Muslims friends (Sunni and Shitte), I've been to mosques, prayed with Muslims, to their god (I have no preference, not a follower of any major religion, all the same god to me) and have eaten with their families.... It's just a really violent (and sometime graphically violent) religion and it doesn't phase them, it's just in their culture; violence.

Side: No
2 points

Just about as peaceful as 1500's christianity.

Side: No
1 point

HA! I get it. You funny chap you! This amusement calls for a Tea party of hilarious talks, yes. You funny chap you!

Side: No
Elvira(3447) Clarified
1 point

WTF ?

Side: Yes
1 point

They are even violent amongst themselves, their own branches and sects cannot even refrain from killing and warring with one another. Throughout Islam's short history and from the time that the religion emerged, they have caused more chaos and destruction than any other major religion.

Side: No
TheAshman(2299) Disputed
1 point

So are most Religions just look at the troubles in Northern Ireland just because Protestants and Catholics could'nt get on and you think that Islam had caused more destruction than say Christianity, you better re-check your history books, what about the Crusades, Witch Trials and burnings and Northern Ireland to name three off the top of my head

Side: Yes
Pharmacy(213) Disputed
2 points

Yes, even more so than those examples, as well. My history is fine, you're the one who forgets that the Muslims were also part of the crusades. How many people died in the witch trials? Compare the numbers, I'll wait.... There is no comparison.

Side: No
Pharmacy(213) Disputed
2 points

Your argument is invalid and unsound. Lets pretend that you were accurate, though; it is not currently happening, so what you are saying is irrelevant..... Mr. Red Herring.

Side: No
Pharmacy(213) Disputed
2 points

The Qur'an directly calls for the killing of infidels, chopping off fingers and heads. Have you ever read the Hadith? (Kinda humorous, actually) it is an Islamic Holy book and the basis of a lot of Islamic law. “Whoever changes his Islamic religion, kill him.” (Hadith Al Buhkari vol. 9:57), how is this not violent!? Lol, seriously.

Side: No
Pharmacy(213) Disputed
1 point

I await your rebuttal.................................................................

Side: No
1 point

I mean, the religion itself was emerged from a extremely violent people, the ideologies reflect this. Maybe 90% of Muslims are not terrorist, but 90% of active terrorist are Muslims.

Side: No
TheAshman(2299) Disputed
1 point

All religions come from violent people due to their age, back when Christianity first came about there were Jewish terrorists fighting against Roman occupation but Christianity is now most of the time a peaceful religion but for hundreds if not thousands of years it wasn't.

I find it hard to believe that 90% of terrorists worldwide are Muslim, also if 90% of Muslims are not terrorists does this not defeat your own argument

Side: Yes
Pharmacy(213) Disputed
1 point

No it does not, this was more of a stupid joke, but nice try on the straw man, thought. Caught me off guard at first, lol.

Side: No
1 point

Nothings is peaceful these days, everything is screwed up and distorted. Yes Islam is a threat to the U.S., maybe other places in the world, but acts of violence through human beings sometimes have reasons behind them.

Side: No
Sel14(1) Disputed
2 points

"Yes, Islam is a threat to the U.S., maybe other places in the world." This shows how uneducated some people are. Islam is not a threat. A religion is not an object or person. It can't threaten anything. You can't even say that Muslims are a threat because they aren't. Al-Qaeda are a threat. They do not represent the rest of us Muslims though. The majority of Muslims are peaceful. Many live in the US and are respectful and peaceful there. Maybe you should do some research before claiming that a religion isn't peaceful or a threat.

Side: Yes
1 point

I didn't mean all of Islam were extremist, Religon CAN threaten someone, many theist attack atheist for not being believers. On opinion a larger majority of a factor rules over the other,maybe you should do some research on common sense my friend, a majority pentecostal-Chirstians attack homosexuality, many Muslims hate "culture" in general. How would you generalize The First Crusade? As I said All religons can be threats or be threathen.

Side: Yes
1 point

I wasn't saying all of Islam are extremist, and religon can threaten someone. Many Pentecostal-Christians threaten homosexuality, many Muslims depise Western culture, many theist attack atheist for not being a believer, maybe you should do some research on common sense my friend. How would you classify the Crusades of the Knights Templars? And you said a majority of muslims aren't Al-Qaeda, you said that as if the Al-Qaeda was small, Al-Qaeda is a rather large organization. A larger Majority of a factor will rule over the other half or sides. As I said before, no one is innocent.

Side: Yes
1 point

[9.30] And the Jews say: Uzair is the son of Allah; and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah; these are the words of their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before; may Allah destroy them; how they are turned away!

[2:216] Fighting is obligatory for you, much as you dislike it.

[8:39] Make war on them until idolatry is no more and Allah's religion reigns supreme

Side: No

Islam? Peaceful? These are contradicting terms; never before has the world seen a larger cesspool of despair, hunger, corruption, war, and genocide under a particular Muslim rule. The Muslim religion allows for said corruption to not only survive, but to thrive. There is no doubt in my mind that there are peaceful Muslims out there, but, to be entirely honest, they're few and far between.

Side: No
DanaS(12) Disputed
1 point

You should do some better research we are not "few" nor "far between" we are as common as oxygen in air. You chose to let the media guide you blindlessly. You obviously know nothing about Islam.

Side: Yes

I don't think so.

If a religion is truly peaceful, the more extreme a person follows it, the more peaceful they should become.

With religions like Islam, the opposite seems to be true.

Something like Jainism, I would say, is a religion of peace. The more fundamentalist or extremist a Jain becomes, the less likely they are inclined towards violence (accidentally stepping on an insect would be like committing a mortal sin to them).

Supporting Evidence: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jainism (en.wikipedia.org)
Side: No
1 point

You're absolutely right on this, of course. If anything, if their religion truly is peaceful, then the 'peaceful' muslims should be called the extremists, not the ones going around committing violent acts, etc.

Side: No
1 point

Here is a simple equation that justifies the NO answer side:

Religion=Violence

Side: No

Most individual Muslims are nice people but the extremely devote ones are the trouble makers. But that can be said for most religions. I believe that religion as a whole is anything but peaceful and should eventually be eliminated all together.

Side: No

Islam is peaceful ...behead those who do not agree :D

Side: No
1 point

No, is anything but peaceful. They have no religious tolerence. That is why they are usually at war. Look at the Middle East, and most parts of africa, are they usually at peace? No, they are almost never at peace. Ill give you a challange go to any middle east country and say Muhammad was a liar and a phony. And lets see if you live to tell the story.

Side: No
1 point

It's peaceful as Satanism is... the only what you have to do is join and be quiet.

Side: No

The Quoran is no different from the bible, its just the fanatism of the followers that made it look bad

Side: No
1 point

Yes I know not everybody is capable, but try to look what happens in the world and then think again whether islam is really peaceful. It's funny how muslims fail every single time to show how peaceful islam is when they need to.

Side: No
1 point

Except they don't, you just don't bother to pay attention, then make outlandish, factually baseless claims like this predicted upon deeply rooted prejudice.

Side: Yes
WalterWhite(65) Disputed
1 point

Except they factually do, and you factually are ignorant of factual correlation of the Koran and factual islamic violence all over the world.

Side: No
1 point

Mohammed was a murdering pedophile. He told his followers to do what he did. Islamic terrorists are not radicals. They are conservatives. They do exactly what their prophet told them to do.

Side: No

I answered NO because of Sharia Law that calls for the execution of homosexuals.

Side: No
1 point

Video discussing Islam from an ex-Jihadist Terrorist

https://youtu.be/df1OzG0bDcU

Side: No
0 points

Is the Pope Italian?

Side: No
0 points

(and since I know there's going to be someone who doesn't get it.... I know the Pope isn't Italian)

Side: No
lupusFati(790) Clarified
1 point

(It was a good joke, no worries, lol. I thought it was funny, anyway.)

Side: Yes
0 points

Of course it isn't. A peaceful religion wouldn't incite so much violence among it's followers. They only tell us it's peaceful so we won't stop them from their whole "the whole world will be Islam in 1000 years" quest.

Side: No
0 points

Well, Islam as a whole is not that violent. In I have known affiliates who are Muslims and they are not such war freak. Islam as a whole is not violent and their philosophies encourage peace and brotherly love. I cannot prove it through passage since I am not a Muslim but through keen observation of their attitude well it tells a different story. Only Islam groups are violent whom have a different mindset on their religion. Plus external factors affect their violence like problems in family, land, money or etc.

Side: Yes