The majority of Muslims are indeed peaceful people, as Islam is a peaceful religions just as Christianity and other religions are. But just as Christians become zealous and hateful and prejudiced and extreme, so can Muslims or any other people who take something to an extreme. Americans need to get over this issue so that this questions doesn't even need to be asked.
The majority of the Doctors and nurses here in the Panhandle of Florida are Muslim, and they are very kind, generous and peaceful. They are being stereo typed because of the religious beliefs the way they dress, and the color of their skin. It is a shame that we can not get past the prejudice and look at all people who don't have white skin as the same as "us."
All the Muslims I have met have been consistently courteous and professional coworkers and kind and thoughtful friends. Like all religions, there are some who will use religion as an excuse to cause harm, but that is not a characteristic of the Muslim religion in particular. In fact, I'd consider the Muslims to be more peaceful than the Jehovahs, since the Muslims have yet to knock on my door and try to save me!
Yes, I believe that the majority of Muslims are peaceful people. Only a very small fraction of them are bad people or even terrorists. Most of them, if we look closer, could be very similar to us. They are parents, they are friends, etc. I have known a few Muslims and they have been extremely kind. The kind of stereotype that Muslims have been given is just wrong.
I have so many wonderful Muslim friends and they are nothing but peaceful. I believe that people like to take things in the religion out of context which gives way to seriously false accusations. I myself make sure to consult an Islamic scholar (located at local mosque) who has actually studied the religion rigorously before jumping to such heinous conclusions.
The biggest argument is me! I might have gotten into a fight once or twice but it was never because of religion...I never raised by hand on a non - Muslim for not agreeing with Islam or whatever. We are peaceful bruh! You don't have to be scared when we are around.
Most Muslims are just like everyone else . People only think that Muslims are violent , because a few extremist groups claim to be religious even though their actions and goals have nothing to do with religion . Even the question "Are the majority of Muslims peaceful people?" is ignorant. If a person is violent it is not because of his religion , but because of his social environment .
Really? Why would anyone base someone's character by a religion? That would be comparing anyone by their race, which is completely wrong. Everyone should base their judgement on a person's character based on their actions and words, instead of labels. However, it's probably not possible since there is so much ignorant bigotry flying around.
The majority of all people are peaceful, but the few of any religion certainly show their hatred in violent ways. I know a few people who are follow the Islamic faith and are very kind loving people. I, being a non-church going Christian, see many on all sides that practice hate. We see kinds being shot in schools, people stealing from one another, police hurting innocent people, people killing innocent police. Most always about money. More often, wars are created by people who will benefit by stirring the hatred on either side of a debate, exploiting isolated things and making demons out of an entire race or religion to sell war machines. Do the people who do the fighting gain anything? No, but they sure suffer severe losses including their lives.
One thing you can always count on, if they are doing their best to get you to hate someone, there is something else behind the story and can always follow the money to people who risk nothing
There are 1.8 billion Muslims on earth, they make up about 24% of humanity, are you saying this should be anything other than yes? Because if 24% of humanity was violent our world wouldn't have relative peace. Sure there are still conflicts and violence in the name of Islam and for some middle eastern countries, but Millions flee when hundreds of militants enter. That's how Mosul went. Muslims fear these Terrorists often more than we do, in Iraq or Afghanistan you are afraid your car might blow up, trust me I can't imagine that fear, and feel terrible they have to.
When a religion condones death to those that leave the religion or those that speak against it, that religion is violent. Simple logic shows that a peaceful person could not follow this religion. Of course, peaceful people may be born into it, but they have no option to leave it. They would if they could, and therefore these are not the true devout Muslims which are the problem ones.
If they are so peaceful, why is there 109 verses in the Qur'an advocating for violence?
Why does the Qur'an say that you can beat your wife (4:34)?
Why does the Qur'an say you can rape your wife (2:223)?
Tell me, if it is peaceful, why does the Qur'an say to kill infidels (9:111)?
After this latest attack in San Bernadino I have finally had enough. ..My daughter lives in California so here my opinion. .ALL AMERICANS SHOULD CALL THERE CONGRESS MEN AND SENATORS AND URGE THEM TO HELP WIPE THE ISLAMIC SCURGE OFF THE PLANET. THEY ARE NOT OF PEACE BUT OF INSANITY...ALSO TAKE ALL OPPORTUNITY TO HARASS EVERY MUSLIM YOU SEE AND LET THEM KNOW THEY ARNT WELCOME HERE...IF YOU DON'T WANT YOUR COUNTRY TO BE DESTROYED WE MUST FIGHT BACK ON THE GRASS ROOTS LEVEL.....IT'S SURVIVAL MODE PEOPLE. ...
It has been reported from Sulaiman b. Buraid through his father that when the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) appointed anyone as leader of an army or detachment he would especially exhort him to fear Allah and to be good to the Muslims who were with him. He would say: Fight in the name of Allah and in the way of Allah. Fight against those who disbelieve in Allah. Make a holy war, do not embezzle the spoils; do not break your pledge; and do not mutilate (the dead) bodies; do not kill the children. When you meet your enemies who are polytheists, invite them to three courses of action. If they respond to any one of these, you also accept it and withold yourself from doing them any harm. Invite them to (accept) Islam; if they respond to you, accept it from them and desist from fighting against them. Then invite them to migrate from their lands to the land of Muhairs and inform them that, if they do so, they shall have all the privileges and obligations of the Muhajirs. If they refuse to migrate, tell them that they will have the status of Bedouin Muilims and will be subjected to the Commands of Allah like other Muslims, but they will not get any share from the spoils of war or Fai' except when they actually fight with the Muslims (against the disbelievers). If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from them the Jizya. If they agree to pay, accept it from them and hold off your hands. If they refuse to pay the tax, seek Allah's help and fight them. When you lay siege to a fort and the besieged appeal to you for protection in the name of Allah and His Prophet, do not accord to them the guarantee of Allah and His Prophet, but accord to them your own guarantee and the guarantee of your companions for it is a lesser sin that the security given by you or your companions be disregarded than that the security granted in the name of Allah and His Prophet be violated When you besiege a fort and the besieged want you to let them out in accordance with Allah's Command, do not let them come out in accordance with His Command, but do so at your (own) command, for you do not know whether or not you will be able to carry out Allah's behest with regard to them.
SO PEACEFUL... =/
If you don't believe in Islam, you are a threat to all Muslims. You go against their god, you are a threat to their religion. While all peaceful Muslims will respect your views, they also will respect the Muslim who kills you, as they are following the teachings of Allah.