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originally posted by: BlackNWhite
I am born muslim (from Bosnia) but i'm an atheist. I would give my life to protect my christian neighbours if these ISIS animals ever make it to Europe...
Mehdi Hasan, a prominent UK journalist gives his argument for Islam being a peaceful religion and quotes Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri and his Fatwa on Terrorism & Suicide Bombings with clear reference that “Islam condemns terrorism without ifs and buts”
Fifty Muslim scholars issue fatwa against Taliban www.dawn.com...
165 Somali religious leaders issued a fatwa condemning al-Shabaab
Among many other lies, the right wing loves to claim that Muslims don't speak out against violence committed by jihadi terrorists like ISIS. Laura Ingraham recently pulled this shtick: "And it would be nice if more in the Muslim world coming out and condemning what the Islamic State is doing. You're not hearing enough of those voices, if any. I mean, where are those people?" Why do right-wingers do this? Because it allows them to perpetrate the fiction that all Muslims are terrorists, that they are all our enemy. That kind of thinking leads directly to Fox News' Andrea Tantaros recent comments, where, after discussing "the history of Islam," she declared that we should put "a bullet to the head" of "these people." There's no difference between ISIS and Islam, in that mindset. Slight problem. The right-wingers are wrong. Even before Ingraham's rant, top Muslim religious leaders from around the world had already condemned ISIS' brutal treatment of Christians and other religious groups. And at home, there was this statement about ISIS from our country's largest Muslim civil rights group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations:
Not in our Name: British Muslims Condemn the Barbarity of ISIS We are horrified at the abhorrent murder of James Foley, a reporter who initially went to the region to expose the human rights abuses of the Syrian regime. ISIS has murdered this man for no reason at all....ISIS does not speak for Islam.
Let's be clear, violence committed in the name of religion, racial superiority, ideology, or any other form of hatred is evil. Smearing a whole group because of the actions of some who claim membership may not be as evil, but that's an awfully low bar to clear. I hope Laura Ingraham is proud of herself.
Al-Shabab are criminal terrorists not jihadis - update 9/23/13 Sheila Musaji
by Sheila Musaji On TAM we have a lengthy collection of fatwas, statements by scholars and community activists, from America and around the world, condemning extremism and terrorism titled Muslim Voices Against Extremism and Terrorism . We also have a collection of articles titled How mainstream Muslims understand the term “jihad”. Muslim have been speaking out against this criminal element among Muslims falsely claiming Islamic justification for their crimes for many years. Only two weeks ago there was a National Conference on Extremism held in Somalia. All Africa reported that “A group of 165 Somali religious leaders issued a fatwa condemning al-Shabaab”
originally posted by: Logarock
a reply to: govmule
The Kurds fighting then is great but has little to do with religion.
originally posted by: Cloudbuster
How many Americans in the army kill in the name of their christian god. Plenty I would say, christiananity and islam are pretty much the same except for their names for the god they believe in . There are extremist Christians as well as extremist Muslims, . There has been so many people killed in the name of the Christian god. a reply to: govmule
originally posted by: Willtell
It is vital that people know that Muslims are condemning the IS as strongly as anyone.
originally posted by: DeadSeraph
Are you in the army? You should find me a single video of someone killing in the name of Jesus. I can find you plenty of videos of people being killed in the name of Allah. Educate yourself before you make asinine statements.