Islam is the religion of peace. Of love. How is it that the actions of Muslims give Islam a substandard reputation whereas, the actions of Jews for example the massacre in Gaza, Judaism's reputation isn't affected? Islam is the religion of extreme moderation, in believing the existence of God the Maintainer and the Sustainer of the Universe and his Prophets. Islam teaches that humans are born pure and sinless. God continuously reminds humans in the Koran that there are signs in nature for those who see. Islam is all about maintaining a just and peaceful society. Its about honesty love and respect. As for war, in Islam, War can only be fought in self defense. this current "jihad" is wrongly translated as a holy war. Islam forbids this. Yet, Islam is blamed. Indeed Islam is a seriously misunderstood religion. If it is "nonsense" then why is it perhaps, the most fastest growing religion in this world???
Clearly you have a knack for misunderstanding the Koran. God clearly says to give firmness to his believers and to punish the disbelievers. You think smiting fingertips of Disbelievers is cruel? And killing, bombing, raping of Muslims is what? Good? Your bringing up this point just shows your complete lack of knowledge of Islam. There is nothing barbaric about cutting off heads or fingertips because back then, swords were used to fight. This kind of punishment is otherwise strictly prohibited. Yet, according to you, Islam is "hatred" whereas, the nearly 1.6 billion Muslims in the world don't think so. So try to make your accusations well- founded.