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Are Islam and Islamic culture immoral?

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Started: 9/30/2017 Category: Religion
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Debating Period
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Topaet

Pro

Immoral = Evil/violating moral principles; not conforming to the patterns of conduct usually accepted or established as consistent with principles of personal and social ethics (e.g. human rights).

Islamic culture = The cultural practices common to historically Islamic people.

I will be defending the position that Islam/Islamic culture are immoral by western morality standards. The human rights are a good example of western morality (e.g. right to life, freedom from torture, right to a fair trial, freedom of speech and thought)

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ademadem

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I will be debating against the statement "Are Islam and Islamic culture immoral?". As my opponent said, we will be going by the standards of Western morality for the parameters of what morals are.
Debate Round No. 1
Topaet

Pro

1. Islam is against religious freedom:
[1]: According to the hadiths, apostates are to be punished by death: Sahih al-Bukhari 56:226, [2] Sunan Ibn Majah 20:2632, [3] Sahih al-Bukhari 88:5.
[4]: A recent study by the Pew Research Center has revealed that about 40% of Muslims in Muslim-majority countries support the death penalty for apostasy.
[5] According to the Qur'an, apostates will be greatly punished: Quran 9:66, [6] Quran 16: 106, [7] Quran 4:89.

2. Islamic culture supports Islamic terror:
[8] A recent study by the Pew Research Center has revealed that about 28% of the Muslim world population believe that suicide bombings are occasionally, sometimes, or often justified.
[9] A recent study by NOP Research has revealed that about 25% of British Muslims have affirmed that the 7/7 attacks were justified.
[10] A recent study by the Pew Research Center has revealed that 35% of French Muslims, 24% of British Muslims, 13% of German Muslims, 25% of Spanish Muslims and 71% of Nigerian Muslims believe that suicide bombings against civilian targets are often, sometimes or rarely justified in order to defend Islam from its enemies.
[11] According to a recent study about 42% of Turkish Muslims believe that Muslims were the true victims of the Charlie Hebdo attack, and 20% remarked that the Charlie Hebdo employees had deserved death for depicting Muhammad.

3. Islamic culture is sexist and most Muslims are sexist:
[12] A recent study by the Pew Research Center has revealed that about 86% of Muslims in Muslim-majority countries believe that women must always obey their husbands.
[12] A recent study by the Pew Research Center has revealed that about 27% of Muslims in Muslim-majority countries believe that women should not be allowed to decide whether they want to wear the veil or not.
[13] Islamic countries have the worst women's rights on earth (Yemen is ranked 144 of 144, Pakistan 143, Syria 142, Saudi Arabia 141, Iran 139, Egypt 132, Turkey 130, United Arab Emirates 124).

4. Islam is homophobic and a large majority of Muslims are homophobic:
[14] According to the Qur'an, homosexuality is to be punished by death: Quran 7:80-84 and [15] 6:165-66.
[16] The only countries where there is still the death penalty for homosexuality are Islamic countries.
[17] According to Sharia, homosexuality is to be punished by death.
[18] According to the hadiths, homosexuality is to be punished by death: Abu Dawud 40:112, [19] Sunan Ibn Majah 20:2658.
[20] A recent study by the Pew Research Center has revealed that about 89% of Muslims in Muslim-majority countries believe that homosexuality is immoral.

Sources:
[1]: https://sunnah.com...
[2]: https://sunnah.com...
[3]: https://sunnah.com...
[4]: http://www.pewforum.org...
[5]: https://quran.com...
[6]: https://quran.com...
[7]: https://quran.com...
[8]: http://www.pewforum.org...
[9]: http://www.cbsnews.com...
[10]: http://pewresearch.org...
[11]: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk...
[12]: http://www.pewforum.org...
[13]: http://reports.weforum.org...
[14]: https://quran.com...
[15]: https://quran.com...
[16]: http://old.ilga.org...
[17]: https://en.wikipedia.org...
[18]: https://sunnah.com...
[19]: https://sunnah.com...
[20]: http://www.pewforum.org...
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Posted by missmedic 1 year ago
missmedic
Are Islam and Islamic culture immoral? NO, as only people can be immoral. It would be like saying that the bible is immoral, when the bible is just an old book made of paper and ink, incapable of moral choice or action. However believers are capable of immoral acts, just look at the crusades and the inquisition. The world"s oldest religions all have troubling histories of bloodshed. Singling out Islam is just hateful hypocrisy.
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