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America counts millions of Muslims amongst our citizens, and Muslims make an incredibly valuable contribution to our country. Muslims are doctors, lawyers, law professors, members of the military, entrepreneurs, shopkeepers, moms and dads. And they need to be treated with respect. In our anger and emotion, our fellow Americans must treat each other with respect.
Women who cover their heads in this country must feel comfortable going outside their homes. Moms who wear cover must be not intimidated in America. That's not the America I know. That's not the America I value.
“Fight in the cause of God those who fight you, and do not transgress; for God loves not transgressors. And slay them wherever you catch them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out for tumult and oppression is worse than slaughter, but fight them not at the Sacred Mosque, unless they first fight you there, but if they fight, slay them. Such is the reward of those who suppress faith. But if they cease, God is Forgiving, Most Merciful, And fight them on until there is no more persecution or oppression, and there prevails justice and faith in God, but if they desist, let there be no hostility except to those who practice oppression." (Q. 2 : 190-193)
1. an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists)
First of all, it is necessary to define what we mean by violence. There are several dictionary definitions that can be taken into account such as 'swift and intense force', 'rough or injurious physical force or action', 'unjust or unwarranted exertion of force especially against the rights of others', rough or immediate vehemence' and finally 'injury resulting from the distortion of meaning or fact'.
“an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists)”
The Meccan Period is characterized by the more elliptical and otherworldly portions of the Qur'an, and by the story of the rejected and persecuted prophet. Had the assassination plot against him in 621 succeeded, his religious career would have been similar in broad outline to that of Jesus.
Do not kill living things. Do not let others kill. Do not allow others do kill. One needs to control violence toward all living things whether they are strong and powerful in society or they are fearful and weak. (Sutta-Nipata, Chapter 2, #14).
“Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Apostle, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued" (9:29).
1.The act of initiating hostilities or invasion.
2.The practice or habit of launching attacks.
3.Hostile or destructive behavior or actions.
1.Protection of oneself from harm or destruction.
2.The instinct for individual preservation; the innate desire to stay alive.
The only way to defend it is to redefine what violence is.
…he and his followers had united the entire Arabian peninsula under his leadership, and had started to expand into the areas now known as Syria and Iraq.
The Apostle of Allah sent a military expedition to Awtas on the occasion of the battle of Hunain. They met their enemy and fought with them. They defeated them and took them captives. Some of the Companions of the Apostle of Allah were reluctant to have intercourse with the female captives in the presence of their husbands who were unbelievers. So Allah, the Exalted, send down the Qur'anic verse: ‘And all married women (are forbidden) unto you save those (captives) whom your right hand possess.’[Surah 4:24] ...Sunan Abu Dawud, Book V, Chapter 711, Number 2150
…and it is known that they were accused of disloyalty because of their refusal to perform the token ritual acknowledging the divine status of the Emperor
It is bait that wins men for (our) school. The oftener we are mown down by you, the more in number we grow: the blood of Christians is seed [of the church].
My opponent argues against quotations from the Quran which I haven’t made – I’ve quoted from the history of Islam, to which there is no defense.
Further more he shows that people following the religion and attempting to live in this image fails
Both debators presented fallacies over the course of the argument, and for me the decision came down to style, over substance.
Both were doing well until Grimreaper797 wasted an entire post attacking his opponent.
Rdube02 clearly made the better case and was more consistent in form.
I'm not voting for Christianity over Islam, which is what Rdube would have us do in this debate.[...] I'm sorry that Rdube had to be put in this debate as this topic was too controversial to be debated in the first place.