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Yes, Islam is terrorism No, it's not!
Debate Score:58
Arguments:28
Total Votes:64
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Islam is equivalent to terrorism, isn't it?

A Palestinian guerilla wearing a mask over his face crosses two daggers at a Hamas rally in Gaza.

Yes, Islam is terrorism

Side Score: 10
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No, it's not!

Side Score: 48
2 points

Well, I don't often hear about many other religions which agree with suicide bombings and then the next day see little kids on the streets praying Allah for that good deed.

4 years ago | Side: Yes, Islam is terrorism
mitgag(1492) Disputed
4 points

I don't often hear about many other religions which agree with suicide bombings

Islam doesn't do it too. only some people who have lost their family members or loved ones get into rage and fight against america(mostly) because America bombarded Iraq for a quantity of oil.

see little kids on the streets praying Allah for that good deed

little kids do not do that!!! where did you get this stupid crap from???

3 years ago | Side: No, it's not!
Bohemian(3460) Disputed
3 points

Militant extremists account for a very small minority of all muslims. Since when do we categorize a group by the beliefs of a minority?

3 years ago | Side: No, it's not!
Nox0(1346) Disputed
1 point

Small minority (40%) is still too much, they are really more freaky than you think.

1 year ago | Side: Yes, Islam is terrorism
1 point

you could criticize Christianity because I don't hear of a group which goes around trying to kill black people (KKK, they're protestants)

1 year ago | Side: No, it's not!
1 point

That being said, Catholics are historically far far worse than protestants on the terror/anti-heretic/extremism front...

Here are a few examples...

Francis of Assisi drove nails into his hands because he thought it made him closer to god...

Mary I of England burnt 300 English protestants

All 7-ish crusades called by various popes.

The Spanish Inquisition...

99 days ago | Side: No, it's not!

I'm against terrorist, not Islam.

I'm against Hamas, not Palestinians.

I'm against Zionists and fanatics, not Jews and moderates.

5 years ago | Side: No, it's not!
4 points

Islam is to Terrorism is what Christianity is to the KKK.

3 years ago | Side: No, it's not!
3 points

It is not. This is just wide-spread stereotype, which has nothing to do with the religion. It is pity that many extremist movements are associated with Islam as religion. And also don't forget that we live in the era of information, world media, TV and PR, which form and create these stereotypes in order to justify certain policies and interests.

5 years ago | Side: No, it's not!
3 points

no, i have read the koran i dont know where these muslim radicals are finding this stuff, because i didn't find it and i was looking pretty hard

3 years ago | Side: No, it's not!
2 points

Islam is a peaceful religion. I believe it is the activities of terrorists that has cast doubts in the minds of many. It is the people that has to be blamed, not the religion. Do you think that the Quran instructed terrorists to bomb and kill innocent people? These people do it because they feel it is the right thing to do and they do it not on behalf of their religion but on behalf of politics and international affairs. Even to the laws of this country define terrorism as a politically motivated act of violence and not a religious motivated act of violence and i think that people are getting these two definitions confused by applying terrorism to be as part of the religion of Islam. When it comes to punishment, every religion has punishment for its people when they have committed an act of wrong in as much as every society has rules and regulations to punish those who violate those very laws and rules.

3 years ago | Side: No, it's not!
aveskde(1899) Disputed
3 points

Islam is a peaceful religion. I believe it is the activities of terrorists that has cast doubts in the minds of many. It is the people that has to be blamed, not the religion.

Islam is a primitive warlord ideology that has spread across continents and has ravaged socially the countries where it is the majority religion. There is nothing useful that it brings to the world that could not be earned through common sense and everything else is a cancer to humanity: misogyny, sectarianism, homophobia, theocracy, fear of knowledge and medicine, superstition, conversion by the sword.

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

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

Do not make the mistake of transferring your feelings for the followers to the religion. The followers are people, they feel pain and trauma, but the religion does not and must be measured by its content.

Do you think that the Quran instructed terrorists to bomb and kill innocent people? These people do it because they feel it is the right thing to do and they do it not on behalf of their religion but on behalf of politics and international affairs.

The Quran does not prohibit violence, but condones it. Even where there is no violence like bombings, the Quran is responsible for laws that terrorise innocent people in their homelands, with stonings, beheadings, amputation, lashings and rape being the standard legal and social punishments for otherwise benign behaviours.

Even to the laws of this country define terrorism as a politically motivated act of violence and not a religious motivated act of violence and i think that people are getting these two definitions confused by applying terrorism to be as part of the religion of Islam.

People who suicide bomb do so in the name of their religion. They are recruited into religious schools from a young age, and indoctrinated into Quranic study and sectarian propaganda. They are sent on their mission with the knowledge that they are fighting on behalf of god.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoGJP02CtPA

When it comes to punishment, every religion has punishment for its people when they have committed an act of wrong in as much as every society has rules and regulations to punish those who violate those very laws and rules.

In Islamic states, the Quran is used as a basis for law and blasphemers are punished all the time. The states also publicly punish attempted terrorists and supporters. This is two-faced however because a number of these same states also covertly fund and assist terrorists from their own sect against enemy sects. Pakistan is an example of this, Saudi Arabia is likely another.

3 years ago | Side: Yes, Islam is terrorism
sayyad99(746) Disputed
1 point

Those issues you point out does not only pertain to Islam but also pertains to the existence of many other religions. And furthermore, many of those issues you pointed out has to do with society also expecially the Victorian era (which by the way was ruled by the British), so dont make it seem as if Islam is the only religion with these issues. Doesn't Christanity also speaks about homophobia and those other issues you mentioned? If the followers feel pain and trauma, then how come they practice their religion with faith and pereverance? Can you prove that these people are facing pain and trauma? Oh yes, you are going to say that some are killed for leaving the religion of Islam but can you really prove that?

You speak again as if the Quran is the only religion of punishment. Correct me if i am wrong, but the U.S is a country built upon Christianity and it is also a society that executes people, isnt it? Didnt the U.S in the past, beheaded, burned, drowned, amputate, whipped, etc criminals as a form of punishment in which many of the innocent were executed? Didnt the United States also in the past, granted the death penalty for the offense of rape?

People who commit terrorism say it is because of their religion but do you really believe that? If that was indeed the case, then there would have been a different category of terrorism or the laws would have provided a different definition of terrorism. Terrorism started as a result of international dispute and not religious dispute. Check up on the root of terrorism in the middle east.

Society in the mid east is designed according to the rules of Islam because there is a deep respect for religion. You cant expect society there to be like society in the western culture because you are dealing with separate cultures. Nothing is wrong with using the Quran to make rules in society which is what those people did. Those states that fund terrorism activity has to do with politics again and not religion.

3 years ago | Side: No, it's not!
2 points

Some people in Islam are terrorism but large people are not terrorism. I think they are terrorism who want to make misunderstanding of Islam and other Religions.

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3 years ago | Side: No, it's not!
2 points

the west has always tried to manipulate people by convincing them that islam supports terrorism. basically they believe that the muslims revolve around one slogan."COnvert or Die". let it be known that islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. second largest religion in the world. now lets review the facts. Islam, at one stage was the dominant religion with the best military base. many leaders from caeser to hitler have ackknowledged the the power of the islamic military. if our motive was to kill every single non-believer if they didnt convert, almost the whole world would be islam. yet we co-exist with men and women of other religions even in arab countries. what you see on TV, the "muslim terrorists" are men who have gone against the true islam. and even though these are just a drop in a whole ocean of muslims, u assume islam teaches and supports terrorism. where is the justice in that

2 years ago | Side: No, it's not!

On what grounds? I'm not really understanding what the question is getting at.

5 years ago | Side: No, it's not!
2 points

I'm shure you understand what i want to ground. )

5 years ago | Side: No, it's not!
1 point

you can either think in accordance to your satisfaction due 2 da fictional influence of the media or u can stop watching the mainstream media and think outside the box, be independant and don't let the experts of the media think 4 u find out the facts from the muslims themselves .........20k of americans convert 2 islam per year eversince 911 ..... due to curiosity ..............& if u r curious y not find out the truth from the muslims themselves ........if islam equaled =terrorism i wouldn't b 1 and I'm not an arab i;m an african from africa & lived in usa 4 14 yrs. 2 find out if islam is terrorism or peace please click on this link if you don't want 2 click on it please don't label me a terros with prejudism or biases notes then click on jihad jane video

http://thedeenshow.com/videos.php?action=listvideo&sid;=57&id;=1654

3 years ago | Side: No, it's not!
1 point

the main problem is that, when America killed many by posing war on Iraq for oil, many families were destroyed, and loved ones killed. people were enraged by this fact and for revenge started terrorizing america. when america took help from other countries, it terrorized them too. now it has grown to such an extent that it cannot be stopped. people are fighting for their loved ones and want to give America enough pain that they understand their plight and sorrows.

3 years ago | Side: No, it's not!
1 point

The Quran doesn't preach hate or fighting toward anyone that doesn't preach to Allah. The leaders of radical groups preach this thoughts of war and hate towards people. So saying that all Muslims are terrorist is not correct.

1 year ago | Side: No, it's not!
Nox0(1346) Disputed
1 point

Yes it does preach hate, there are 109 verses dedicated to killing everyone who does not believe...

1 year ago | Side: Yes, Islam is terrorism
1 point

Islam is not a terrorism.. Those who think so, they actually do not know about islam completely...

1 year ago | Side: No, it's not!
1 point

No it's not, I mean to be a terrorist doesn't mean you have to be Islam as well as the fact that not all Islams are terrorists. Only extremists are terrorists and their are extremists in every religion.

1 year ago | Side: No, it's not!
1 point

Islam is NOT equivalent to terrorism! when you get a few extremists that preach war and violence, there will be war and violence. This is true for ALL religions, Islam is suffering from this quite a bit right now but all other religions have, will and do suffer from this.

346 days ago | Side: No, it's not!
1 point

Equating Islam with terrorism is like equating Christianity with mass murder and genocide.

The truth of the matter is that PEOPLE are terrorists, not Muslims. PEOPLE are murderers, liars, thieves... and so forth...

People find excuses to do whatever it is their own twisted agenda dictates.

99 days ago | Side: No, it's not!


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