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klmkmlk
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arnabbanerjee
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muslim ban is ok

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Started: 11/21/2017 Category: Politics
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klmkmlk

Con

Meanings of "Islam:"

Let us start our conversation with the fact that the word "Islam" is derived from "salaam", a word meaning peace. It also relates a person submitting himself to the will of The Mightiest in order to seek eternal peace and tranquility. The crux of this observation is that the very origins of Islam are inclined towards peace and harmony.

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Islam prohibits violence and promotes peace and justice:

As mentioned earlier, the Quran -- the holy words of none other than Allah Almighty -- can best bear the witness for Islam"s inclination towards peace, justice, and harmony amongst human beings while negating and discouraging violence, terrorism, and injustice.

This becomes very evident if one vows to read the Qur'an and apply it on personal basis. Doing so in modern times is much more convenient as people can read the Qur'an online. Listed below are a few verses that support the claim that Islam is a true religion of peace and tranquility.

"O ye who believe! stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even as against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, and whether it be (against) rich or poor: for Allah can best protect both. Follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest ye swerve, and if ye distort (justice) or decline to do justice, verily Allah is well-acquainted with all that ye do." (Surah 4, Verse 135).
"God advocates justice, charity, and regarding the relatives. And He forbids evil, vice, and transgression. He enlightens you, that you may take heed." (Surah 16, Verse 90).

"And if ye do punish them, punish them no worse than they punished you: but if ye show patience, that is indeed the best (course) for those who are patient." (Surah 16, Verse 126).
These are just a few references from the Holy Qur'an. You may find many more of them that promote nothing else but peace and justice.

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Historical evidences favoring the peace-loving attitude Of Muslims:

The peace-loving attitude and behavior of Muslims is not a myth. It is an absolute historical truth that is very evident from their deeds when they were in command of different areas of the world where multiple religions were practiced:
Muslims ruled Spain for about eight centuries. No significance evidence is found that suggests Muslims used force or unnecessary means to oppress non-Muslims living there.

India is another place that was once ruled by Muslims for a period of over 1,000 years. Currently, about 80% of the population is comprised of non-Muslims. If Muslims had used force to convert people from other religions, the stats would have been quite different.

Arabia had been under Muslim influence for 1,400 years. Yet there are about 14 million Coptic Christians found in that region. Had Islam used the sword for its propagation, the situation would have been very different.
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Islam believes in nothing but the sword of intellect:

As mentioned earlier, the best way to find the truth about teachings of Islam with regard to its propagation can be seen easily from the content of the Qur'an. All you need to do is search the Qur'an online and see countless verses verifying this claim. The only sword Islam believes in, as far as propagation of the religion is concerned, is of logic and intellect:
"Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from error" [Al-Qur'an 2:256].

"Invite (all) to the way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious." [Al-Qur'an 16:125]
arnabbanerjee

Pro

in reply i will just point out one fact. there are 2 types of suras in koran. violent and peaceful. the two types of surah form a total coherent koran. you can better look at this link i provide below.


the islamic clerics are saying that peaceful and violent suras form ONE KORAN:ONE ISLAM. so islam cannot be called as peaceful because to tag it peaceful would mean that the violent suras are excluded from the book. they form another koran. but this is aally not so as per the muslim clerics shown above.

another point i want to raise here is that these clerics are saying they will bring the kingdom of islam at any cost . i quote them here :

in conclusion one cannot, in the Koran, oppose surahs set apart as violent to others that are not. The text expresses a global and coherent vision, not of violence in and for itself, but of peace to be imposed – that is, to be imposed by all means. Something we appear to be reluctant to acknowledge.

this " by all means" include violent one as well as peaceful. recent activities islamic terrorists confirm that this violent means is most widely used technique of islam.

there are numerous historical evidence of violence in islam is out there. viz. their jihad that spread over europe. you can read them in any school level text book.

so islam is not peaceful religion. therefore muslim ban is justified.

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