posted on Mar, 9 2005 @ 06:08 AM
Most of those points are wrong of distorted in bad light.
The Quran specifically forbids war for material gain (4:94). Rape is not allowed at all. Jihad is not always meaning war either.
The wife can also divorce the husband just as simply. But yeah, 4 wives are permitted.
Muhammad had much less than 25 wives. They were not all at the same time either. The age of Ayesha( the one that has been mentioned), cannot be fully
determined, and is debatable.
Marriage is taken very seriously in Islam. Although divorce is allowed it should be as a last resort. Marriage with the intention of divorce is not
permissible. There is no such thing as a temporary marriage.
In Islam, what is right and just IS fixed. The laws are in the Quran and Hadith. After that, one is supposed to use common sense.
According to Islam, paradise will have many spiritual and sensual pleasures. It is a strange mentality that just because something is pleasureable, it
is unholy. God is supposed to be ever-loving. Why would anyone be forbidden something just because it feels good, if it harms no one? Yes, sex will be
one of the pleasures in paradise. One of the Hadith says that everyone will stay young in paradise. If that is what is meant by "young boys", then
I don't think the message of the Quran is violent or intolerant. There is no one part of the Quran that is taken as definitive over another. It all
I have to say, the Crusades were one big f-up. The muslims were in control of Juresalem. They had been living alongside jews and christians for
centuries. There came to power, however, one psychotic king (Hakim something), who burnt the Church in Juresalem. Although he was then dethroned and
the Church was rebuilt, the Pope was still pissed off. He sanctioned Holy war against the muslims. However, on reaching Juresalem, the Jews and
Christians were slaughtered as well.
Islam divides the world into nothing. Muslims must always be peaceful, unless they are under oppression.
I don't think that is an accurate statistic (about Muslims in India). There were small outbursts of violence when the country divided, but the
numbers weren't as large as they are being portrayed. I am not justifying it, but the Hindus weren't all that peaceful against the muslims at the
Although I agree that the Saudi's aren't exactly tolerant, it is ridiculous to say that it was the same in Muhammad's day. Muhammad forced no one
into Islam, and stopped no one from practicing religion.
Sorry for going on like that. But, it was the simplest way to answer your question. I find it very silly when people start going on and on about how
Islam is a tool of Satan, Muhammad was Satan etc. It is like they are trying to justify not being muslim. If someone doesn't wish to be a muslim,
that is their wish. No one is forcing them. This stuff is most definitely hate speech
[edit on 9-3-2005 by babloyi]