a group of 500 muslim scholars are praising the killer of the pakistan governor, how does the...
affect your views of the muslim religion?they say he should have been killed for opposing blasphemy laws that mandate death for those convicted of insulting islam. is this what a peaceful religion should be about?
It doesn't affect my view of Islam at all. Unfortunately fundamentalists are found in every religion, and they are often particularly known to make hateful statements such as this. I am reminded, for example, of Christian televangelists who claimed that Hurricane Katrina's devastation of New Orleans was an act of God . . . and those Christian ministers who have referred to certain political figures as anti-christs knowing how deranged minds might react.
With all due respect, for every group of Muslim scholars or clerics who praise this sort of thing, I've heard of another (or two, or three) who condemn it. (Although people who say that moderate Muslims never condemn the radicals seem to be either ignorant of this or prefer to ignore it.) And yes, there are such laws... just like if you read the Bible, you can find the death penalty mandated for a wide range of "crimes", most of which would create justified outrage from the world at large if they were carried out. As a Christian myself, I know that that kind of thing is not what Christianity is about, nor were the crusades, the Spanish Inquisition, the Salem Witch Trials, or so-called Christian hate groups... and this kind of hatred and violence is not what Islam is all about. I might add that I've had plenty of experience dealing with Muslims who are among the nicest, most decent people I've ever met, and a credit to their faith. This was the whole reason I wrote my Hubpages article "Anti-Muslim Hysteria Will Not Make A Better World", and that's something I still believe. I do vehemently oppose members of the Islamic faith who praise killers and terrorists, but the fact that there are such members does not affect my views on Islam in any way.
Religion - all religion - is intrinsically evil. It can be used to justify just about anything. Read the bible: when Joshua led the Israelites against Canaanite cities he supposedly followed orders form god to kill every man, woman and child inhabiting those cities.
During the civil war in Lebanon jewish soldiers: led by Ariel Sharon, surrounded the Palestinian refugee camps at Sabra and Chatilla. Sharon ordered his men to let Christian phalangists cross into the camps through the Israeli lines. Once in the camps the Christians slaughtered old men, women and children.
The barbarity of biblical times is still with us today.
The world will only become free from such babarity once we have dispensed with religion altogether.
In my opinion these 500 scholars and those who sympathize with the assassination and what it stands have done a great deal damage to the image of Islam.
These scholars have even warned that any one who grieved the death of this governor deserved to be murdered. They want to impose death penalty on those don't believe the credibility of their prophet. If these 500 men are accepted as their scholars, then what are we to make of the religion they represent?
President Bush, a self proclaimed Christian, said Islam means peace. Where are the peaceful and spiritually enlightened Muslims if any? Are there any Muslims who will clean-up the ungodly actions unfolding in their community. We noticed this in Egypt and Iraq as well too. Well, the world is waiting and watching for some Muslims to stand-up a clean up their image.
But I don't hear any?
Sure one can blame the Christians or other religions for the ungodly acts they committed in the past. Yes, there is no excuse for that either. But it is lame to point the finger at imperfections of other religions to condone today's unholy acts.
Although I do not agree with Muslim beliefs, I believe there are descent people in all groups! I believe there are bad in all as well! I believe these type of groups originated from their leader "muhammad" who preached war and violence! Most Muslims will not attest to this...for they only read the "good" parts... but the Qu'ran clearly states to lay in wait on Jews and Christians and kill them! At least in Christianity when Jesus came he said to put down the sword...that those who live by sword, die by it! I think most of these "bad" people are following Muhammad's ways! Very sad!
First, I want to say I’m scared of all the fanatics no matter what religion they think they are representing. I think all type of hatred is wrong and the things people do in the name of our lord, that cause harm to other is very wrong! God did not want people to hurt one another; He wanted us to care for one another. Why can people just love and care for each other, can you imagine how this world would be if each of us in the world would care for one another.
This world would be a great place to live like God intended it to be.
It just shows to go you that religions are the source of hatred, intolerance and violence and quite evil.
To be honest, I don't know if it affects my view on muslim religion. My view of ANY religion at all is basically as low as it can go.
My granny once said to me, 'you don't have to be religious, but just be a good person', and I firmly believe that.
All religions in the world spread hate and violence and basically all wars in the world are caused by religion. If people want to believe in God and worship him/her that's perfectly fine, but to follow certain religions fanatically and to live by ancient books is just wrong. If God is all good then he/she wouldn't want us to fight and hate like this, everybody would be equal.
Another thing that bugs me is that all the world churches are major superpower banks! I actually can't understand that.
500 muslim scholars praising a killer is nothing worse than anything done in the name of catholics, protestants and other religions.
Living in Ireland you can see what has occured in the past due to differences in religion, differences that basically enslaved innocent people for 800 years. So goodbye religion.
i have seen many people here and heard their views and i have come to one conclusion that people here are def not informed about the Islamic religion
i have never heard of this thing in quran can u plz tell me where u read it also in which chap of Quran
plz do not confuse religion with culture let me tell u even the wife of Muhammad engaged in trade there is no compulsion on women going any where they want.
let me tell u a bit about these guys they are from a political party ok and in wana where their is operation going on of pak army they said to the people over their that if u dont give votes to us you will get divorce from ur wife. they have already done enough damage .
all this bull shit spread because of one thing that is male dominance. let me tell u one true story i heard from a person that is a from these troubled regions and i asked him that why dont u educate women although islam allowed women to get educated he smiled and said if we allow them to be educated then where would our authority go since they are not educated they wont get a job there fore they would die hungry also since they cant go they have to endure us no matter what we do . We have to do this if we are to keep our power in Afghanistan and in waziristan areas. let me tell u he is doing electrical engineering from the prestigious university of Lahore. BUT I AGREE THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PEOPLE TRY AND GAIN THINGS USING THE NAME OF RELIGION .
one other thing i am sure U people are not aware of is that in arab countries their is a culture that when a baby girls is born they cut the hymen with the blade and then sew it do u know why its because they believe that during sex intercourse they should not feel pleasure. They do this so that in future when ever she has sex she would feel pain and they say that its a religious thing. And i have never found any religious text ever recommending it . so no most things that are done in religious things are nothing but the ignorance due to UN educated people and the people who preach Islam to get their own things done like Taliban in Afghanistan who used religion to exploit the leader ship in Afghanistan. THEY ARE SHREWD PEOPLE THEY KNOW THAT ONCE WOMAN ARE EDUCATED THEY WONT HAVE ANY POWER.
Please understand that "scholar" here is probably a translation of the word "imam" and that anyone who believes he is deeply faithful can call himself an imam. The real heart of Islam is found in the millions of peaceful practitioners. The real heart of any religion can be found in its work promoting peace. (For a sample, see this link: http://www.parliamentofreligions.org/in … &sn=51).
It would be easy to find 500 American priests and pastors who believe in the assassination of abortion doctors. It would be easy to find 500 rabbis who believe that the State of Israel has a right to engage in violence outside the law to protect the state of Israel. But we also find people killing and murdering and running totalitarian governments out of fear, with no religion at all. Such fearful and hateful mindsets are common to all humanity, not just religion.
Meanwhile, the Jewish religion gave us Jesus, the Christian Prince of Peace. The Hindu religion gave us Buddha, the World-Honored One. Mohammed, a pagan, was inspired by Judaism and Christianity to found a new religion, Islam, which means submission to God, and which offers the universal greeting, Peace be with you. Gandhi, a Hindu, was inspired by Christians, and Martin Luther King, Jr., a Christian pastor, was inspired by Gandhi. Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel marched with Dr. King.
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