In reality, Islam promotes peace and friendship amongst both Muslims and non-Muslims. The vast majority of Muslims are non-violent and peaceful. They try to express disgust publicly for the actions of bin Laden, the Taliban, etc. Unfortunately, the media silences them. Portraying Muslims as terrorists gives the government a great excuse to invade Muslim nations and steal the abundant oil.
In Islam, men treat women with great respect and compassion. Although many Muslim women choose to wear a scarf, the Quran (Muslims’ Holy Book) does not explicitly state the need to cover one’s head. Doing so is to preserve modesty and prevent unwanted attention from men. (Ladies, do you really like creepy men following you around and trying to spit game to you? Have you noticed that the less clothing you wear, the more common this is?)
Now about violence: The Quran only permits combat as an act of self-defense. Muslims should fight back to defend themselves if others jeopardize their safety. Fighting must be a last resort, when peace talks fail and danger is imminent. In the Prophet Muhammad's time, Arabs would torture and kill Muslims. The seventh-century Arabs wanted to eradicate Islam because of its differences to their mainstream culture. That is why the Quran told early Muslims to defend themselves. After all, America rightfully defended herself after 9/11, Pearl Harbor, etc.
Terrorist "Muslims" are radical idiots who normal Muslims detest. While normal Muslims do not fully understand their motives, it is clear that they follow a falsification of the noble religion of Islam. Very few “Muslims” are terrorists, obviously. With nearly two billion Muslims, they could easily take over the world if they wanted. Nevertheless, the true Muslims do not and that is why they will not.
“Fight in the path of God those who fight you, but do not aggress. Surely, God does not love the aggressors.” (2:190).
Surah Al-Anfal states, “And if they incline to peace, so you must incline to it.”
I am a “normal” Muslim living in the United States. I love America but I oppose the war. I am a normal person who loves to play football, lift weights, make money, go out with my friends on weekends, race people in my GT Mustang, and go to the beach. I also love to pray to God (Allah) and I sometimes pray for peace in the Middle East. Most of my friends are Christians and Muslims, but I also have friends of other religions. I really do not like Bush because of the damage he has done in the Middle East and to our economy. If you want to know what Islam is really like, then take a good look at the lives of the real Muslims, such as myself. Do not base my religion on the cowardly actions of a crackhead like Osama bin Laden.
Not all muslims are terrorists, but most terrorists are muslims.
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Muslims think it's okay to beat, rape and kill women. They also believe that if a woman in their family is raped, she should be murdered by stoning, stabbing, raging inferno or being buried alive, in order to preserve the "honor" of the family. Being raped is the woman's fault, because she sinned by not covering up her entire body and thus tempting men who have no self-control or just feel like getting his rocks off and using their stone age religion as an excuse to rape helpless women.
Muslims also believe that homosexuals should be mutilated, raped repeatedly and killed.
If you are not a Muslim and you are caught, you are either to convert to Islam or be beheaded.
One of the goals of Islam is world domination. Muslims are spreading like locusts to civilized countries and trying to enforce their religion's laws. Think I'm kidding? There is a growing village in Bradford, England that is controlled completely by muslims. Women who don't want to be in an arranged marriage with a man with several other wives are killed everyday. Since there are no guns in England, they usually execute them with machetes. Those are gigantic, heavy swords, for those of you who don't know.
All of this is in the Koran.
The threat of Islam is very real and unless we as Americans do something about this problem, they CAN and WILL take over this disgusting liberal America.
Muslims say they stand for peace but their mostly invest their energies intimidating and killing people who do not agree with them and they are consistently seen marching in the street railing against freedom of speech, democracy and human rights of women.
Muslims like to make all sorts of false claims about scientific discoveries but what they don't tell you is that they stole the discoveries from Hindus, Christians, Jews or Persians . If they were so clever then why is the Middle East so backwards and poor and why have Muslims not invented anything in the past thousand years? And why do Muslims kill anyone who thinks for themselves? The reason is because Islam is anti science, they only want you to believe what the Koran says and if you say its not true then they go into a rage and try to kill you.
Unfortunately, a large section of muslims take this to mean that the Koran, being of god, shall prevail over all laws of man. For example, they believe that democracy is the law of people, not god, and so it is not for the devout muslim. Further, the contents of the Koran (evolved several hundred years back in a nomadic, warlike, women-suppressing community) are believed to be equally valid now.
In countries where islam is dominant, there is war between factions or between secularists and islamists. In the countries where they are minorities, they have problems with the majority community (no matter which community this is--look at Mindanao, where one of the most pacific people, the Philippinos, are finding it difficult to coexist because of the Abu Salem group).