By following the principles of the Quran (which has over 100 verses about violence) and the example of Muhammed (who personally beheaded Jews and completed 65 successful military campaigns) then you are a Muslim following the principles of Islam.
You judge by the leaders jesus v muhammed life/teachings, Not by selecting the worst follower of each group. qur'an 27:1 "these are verses of the qur'an--a book that makes things clear" qur'an 9:29 "fight those who believe not in allah nor the last day, Nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by allah and his messenger, Nor acknowledge the religion of truth, From among the peopel of the book until they pay the jizya with willing submission and feel themselves subdued. "
For the record, I am from the middle east. This is ridiculous, How is this a debate? ! Islam is a religion of hate, Murder, Greed, Corruption, Sharia, And is murdering christians in the middle east to date. I call those that vote on Islam being peace to be extradited from the world for thinking this way. It’s unacceptable!
Islam is no more warlike than any other religion. While there is ISIS, There is also the Westboro Baptist Church and the Buddhist majority in Burma who are persecuting and cleansing the Muslim population. Would you judge Christianity by the Westboro Baptist Church or Buddhism by what is going on in Burma?
i am in islam and it it so peaceful i love it
Thought there are many Islamic groups who approve of war it doesn’t mean that the Islamic faith is a war-supporting religion. That would be like saying all Christines (specifically Catholics) are racist violent people just because of the Confederates and KKK
peace and war are not absolute value. When look in history and today world, Liberalism and christian specially in USA slaughtered more than any one in history. After atomic attack to japan(killed more than 300, 000 people) in poll of American people more than half of them were agree with that. Can we say American people are brutish? Prophet Muhammad never started a war. He just defensed himself and his nation. But mass media fools people in world. To learn quran you should become familiar with islamic context and its interpretation.
in the Islam religion, It is specifically stated that they are to be peaceful