Islam and Peace

1.  Islam is a religion of peace.

The following excerpt is taken from the Sahih Muslim, Book 019, Number 4294.

“Fight against those who disbelieve in Allah. Make a holy war…
…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.”

From this, a non-Muslim must either pay a Jizya (tax) or fight (die).

2. Islamic nations are peaceful.

“The list of Muslim-on-Muslim violence in recent history is endless, and it predates the events of 9/11. For instance, in the case of Pakistan, we can go back to early 1990s to see scores of instances of violence between rival militant organizations of the Sunnis and Shias. For eight years, Iran and Iraq, the two Muslim countries, fought a full-fledged war. Whether Iraq enjoyed the backing of the West for the purpose is a different thing, and it cannot evade the bitter fact that the victims in both cases were Muslims. Similarly, the intra-Afghan fighting that has gone on in Afghanistan since the late 1980s has also claimed primarily Muslim lives. In the process of spreading a bigoted Hanafi Sunni creed throughout Afghanistan, the Taliban victimized not only fellow Sunnis but also Shia Hazaras and Tajiks.” Muslim-on-Muslim Violence, Ishtiaq Ahmad, Weekly Pulse April 8-14, 2008
“In the 1990s violence occurred between Muslims and non-Muslims in Bosnia,  Kosovo, Macedonia, Chechnya, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Kashmir, India, the  Philippines, Indonesia, the Middle East, Sudan and Nigeria. Mujahedin fighters from  the Afghanistan war were central participants in many of these conflicts as well  as in Muslim terrorist organizations in countries throughout the world. In  the mid-1990s, roughly half the ethnic conflicts in the world involved Muslims  fighting each other or non-Muslims…According to the International Institute of Strategic Studies, 32 armed  conflicts were underway in 2000; more than two thirds involved Muslims. Yet  Muslims are only about one fifth of the world’s population.” Samuel P. Huntington, The Age of Muslim Wars

3. Islamic countries are tolerant of other religions.

“Indonesia boasts of being the largest Islamic nation, and from 1995 to this writing, religious jihads have burned and drestroyed 1,000 churches, killed 5,000 Christians, siezed or destroyed 100,000 shops and homes and produced 500,000 Christian refugess… Since 1983, over 1 million Sudanes Christians have been slaughtered in their own country by government-sponsored jihad.” Pray to God: Chapter 4: The Clash of Religion



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