I was doing some personal research on religions as I wanted to become more informed regarding the different beliefs of such and during my self
motivated research, as I was rather ignorant of the beliefs of the muslim faith I started to look into their religion and came across some videos
regarding this religion and I find myself becoming rather concerned about their philosphy and beliefs when it comes to non-muslims.
I'm not one to stereotype any nation or particular group of people due to the extreme ideals of a few and not religious myself but consider myself to
be a spiritual person with the philosophy of "live and let live" and "Do unto others as you'd be done by" and ignorantly thought this was going to be
pretty much their philosophy as well.
Man, was I in for a shock and now am left with a sincere feeling of distrust towards the ideology of these people and the movement in general...
Here are some of the vids I happened across. (Sorry, I don't know how to imbed)
Now I know some of these vids are entitled with the word "radical" and that kindof puts them in context but honestly these along with other quotes
from their Holy book seems, in my eyes, to paint them as a real threat to non-muslims and at this stage that seems to entail the majority of us.
These quotes may seem cherry picked but I could go on and on with quotes of a similar vein and even worse...
Qur'an:8:39 "Fight them until all opposition ends and all submit to Allah."
Qur'an:8:39 "So fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief [non-Muslims]) and all submit to the religion of Allah alone (in the whole
Ishaq:324 "He said, 'Fight them so that there is no more rebellion, and religion, all of it, is for Allah only. Allah must have no rivals.'"
I don't want this to become a muslim bashing thread, that is the furtherest from my intentions here, I am genuinly interested in getting to the truth
and I would hope the majority of muslims don't think this way but it is enebitable for the leaders, or ones in perceived positions of power or
priesthood within these types of institutions to have major influence on the majority, governments being a pime example of this.
I know there are radicals in every group, but from what I've found there seems to be a genuine and pervailing dislike of anyone that doesn't belong to
this group...I wish to be convinced otherwise.
So, I'm wondering what others feel about this? And are there any muslims out there that can add there thoughts and dispell my concerns or am I just
ignorant of the reality?
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edit on 24-1-2011 by Mythkiller because: Spelling