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metalfan101
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MouthOfTheWolf
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Is islam a peaceful religion?

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Started: 3/7/2017 Category: Religion
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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metalfan101

Con

I believe that Islam is not a peaceful religion. I don't see Christians in large scales getting offended over someone mocking christianity, or showing some support for terrorism. I see all over the news of terrorism coming from Muslims from middle eastern countries bombing in the name of Islam, and while not all Muslims are terrorists there are certainly a large scale of Muslims who believe that Sharia Law should be the law of the land, and those numbers only increase in Middle Eastern countries.
MouthOfTheWolf

Pro

Islam itself is a peaceful religion, which is what the title of this debate is asking. However, I will not deny that some terrorists are Muslim... Or at least do their acts in the name of Islam. Flashing back to 9/11, the instigators of that terrible act claimed to do it in the name of Islam, but there were many Muslims who were also killed that day, so you have to wonder if they actually cared about Islam or they just found it a convenient way to "justify" their actions and actually wanted to attack that religion. I highly doubt that there is anything in their holy book that commands Muslims to kill people, rather terrorist acts in the name of Islam are probably due to brainwashing or they were forced to do it. Instead of dissing Muslims and painting swastikas everywhere, maybe people should actually do something about the problem, which is not the religion but instead individuals in the religion more violent than the rest.
Debate Round No. 1
metalfan101

Con

And the last verse Not equal are those believers remaining [at home] - other than the disabled - and the mujahideen, [who strive and fight] in the cause of Allah with their wealth and their lives. Allah has preferred the mujahideen through their wealth and their lives over those who remain [behind], by degrees. And to both Allah has promised the best [reward]. But Allah has preferred the mujahideen over those who remain [behind] with a great reward -." in fact, one of the leading members of Isis has a hold an undergraduate degree, masters and PhD from the Islamic University in Baghdad, so I would say this man is pretty educated so I'm pretty sure this man understands Islam and his religion very well if he has a PhD. Terrorists choose to commit terrorist acts, in fact if they commit a terrorist act the Quran says he will get 72 virgins, and on top of that terrorists receive money and make a good living doing what they do. If these terrorists are forced who is forcing them? There are plenty of cases where Muslims who are radicalized who choose to go to places like Syria to fight in Isis. Nobody is forcing them to do it they choose to do those thing. in fact, one of the leading members of Isis has a hold an undergraduate degree, masters and PhD from the Islamic University in Baghdad, so I would say this man is pretty educated so I'm pretty sure this man understands Islam and his religion very well if he has a PhD. And to argue that the religion isn't the problem I would argue is the religion. There are many violent passages in the Quran but we don't see Christians in large scales during violence in the name of Christianity or Christians talking all the violent passages in their holy book seriously but muslims do, and if we see a large scale of violence coming from one religion than other we have to look at the Quran because that is the holy book that Muslims follow.
To your last point about a solution to the problem, ex muslim ayaan hirsi ali has offered a solution which is very similar to one which is for Islam to have a reform much like Christianity had their reform. But the problem is many muslims are content with their holy books, and think that the Quran is so perfect it doesn't need amending how do you expect a reform in Muslims, and muslims scholars think their religion doesn't need a reform. The other solution to the problem is for other Muslim scholars and teachers and parents to tell their kids not to be attracted to groups like Isis but instead many Muslims simply just shout that their religion is peaceful. Even the Green Prince aka. the ex son of Hamas which is an islamic terrorist group even said "To tell them no, Islam is a religion of peace. We just create the perfect climate for terrorists to keep on growing." When the president of the free world stands and says "Islam is a religion of peace" he creates the climate...to create more terrorism,"
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Posted by KalleAnka123 3 years ago
KalleAnka123
1. Christians do get offended in large scales about things that go against their faith, such as homosexuality and evolution. Just like muslims

2. Just because some court deems a drone strike "legal" doesn't not make it an act of terrorism. I'd say the number of middle eastern civilians killed in various bombings by western countries like France, Russia and above all USA are way higher than the number of civilians killed by "muslim" terrorists.

3. Here is a link to crimes punishable by death according to the Bible (Torah = Old testament). https://en.wikipedia.org...

4. Just because a very small minority of nutters claim to be muslim and either perform acts of terrorism or impose sharia law on a country doesn't make the religion violent, just the small handful who claim to do it in it's name. The majority of the muslim world shuns radicalised islam.

5. Link to some verses where the Bible condones murder: https://www.quora.com...

6. The 72 virgins is a general reward for any male who makes it to heaven. Conversely, women only get 1 man when they get to heaven. It's a sexist book from 1400 years ago, what can you do about it. Look through that list of crimes punishable by death and tell me the Bible isn't sexist aswell.

7. There are just as many well educated people in crazy "christian" cults as there are in Isis.

8. Not sure what reformation you are talking about, but if you are referring to the protestant reformation here is a list of thing you've misunderstood. It happened 600 years ago, the Bible was just as violent, sexist and homophobic as before and there would be a f*cking scandal if anyone suggested to edit the Bible today.
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