Guest essay on the topic: Does Islam inspire violence?



Does Islam inspire violence?


As a Kiwi who was in New York during 9/11, I’ve since been consumed by the question of how Islam – a religion and therefore presumably peaceful – could possibly be associated with such abhorrent mass murder. Unfortunately, it’s proven impossible to answer on the basis of secondary sources – being a highly-polarising issue, there’s no end of hyperbole and deliberate misinformation on the topic. So I decided the only way to overcome confusion was to study the most sacred text of Islam for myself. I wanted to know whether the words therein could be linked in any way to the brutality inflicted not only by Islamic terrorists but also by Muslim governments enforcing strict Islamic law (Sharia).

Disclaimer: I’m not an expert on Islam so I apologise if anything below is inaccurate. And having been caught up in 9/11 I’m probably biased. On the other hand, I don’t hold strong political or religious views (I’m essentially a mildly liberal agnostic). I have friends from a wide variety of cultures, and over the years I’ve enjoyed the company of several Muslim acquaintances and colleagues. I have no objection to multiculturalism – as an avid traveller I love spending time with people from different backgrounds and I think migrants often bring enthusiasm, a strong work ethic, and valuable experience. Nevertheless, I’ve come to the conclusion that while Western countries should continue to welcome skilled immigrants from almost every culture, race, and religion, those committed to Islamic ideology may pose a genuine threat to secular society. That’s just an opinion, though I’ll attempt to justify it with verifiable evidence.

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Face of the day

Mullah Krekar tells Norwegian TV that not only is it okay for Muslims to kill non-Muslims, it?s actually required by Qu?ranic law.

Mullah Krekar “Muslims have the Right to Kill anyone who does Not Respect Islam?

Incitement to murder is in the Koran and it is repeated on TV by today’s face of the day. Was he charged with ‘Hate speech’ or held responsible for incitement to murder? No of course he wasn’t. After all he is being totally honest about what Allah wants and what the Koran says. He is following Islamic law as set down by the perfect man, the pedophile, slaver, thief, torturer and war lord Muhammad.

Islam was and is a religion spread by the sword.?Mullah Krekar is only saying what Islam teaches. The Koran is a book about war and conquest, a training manual of brutal terrorism to achieve a worldwide Caliphate over the inferior Kafir.

The earlier verses were peaceful but when Muhammad preached peace he had only a few followers. It was later when Muhammad formed a brutal religious gang that attacked passing caravans and stole their goods and enslaved people, that his followers became significant. Every peaceful verse has been abrogated by the later more recent verses that came after. Islam is truly a bloody and violent religion.If we compare it to the Bible ( and really there is no real comparison) the peaceful verses are their old testament and their violent verses are their New Testament.

In response to questions about Muslim violence against non-Muslims, Mullah Krekar tells Norwegian TV that not only is it okay for Muslims to kill non-Muslims, it?s actually required by Qu?ranic law. Further the imam says that ?Muslims have the right to Kill anyone who does not respect Islam.?

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The more things change the more they stay the same.

In the case of Islam they don’t change at all which is why the contract Syrian Christians are being forced to sign is straight from the teachings of the Qu’ran?and the Hadith.


The Islamic State group forced Christian men in a Syrian town to pay a sharia-mandated tax known as jizya and abide by a long list of restrictions.

In addition to the tax which was calibrated by income level, the jihadists forced the Christians to sign a contract pledging an array of curbs on their faith and self-defense, including promising they will not own guns, build churches, display crosses, worship in public or ring church bells.


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Islamic knowledge Quiz

I formed my views on the ideology of Islam by reading widely. I especially took note of Islamic scripture, the Qur’an, the Hadith and the Sira. Based on what I have read here is a quiz for you that I have made to see how well informed you are.


1) Which of these does the Qur’an say that Muslims can/should do?

a) Muslims should pray five times a day

b) Muslims should say the Shahada ” There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah”

c) Muslims should circle the Ka’aba and kiss the stone embedded in it when on pilgrimage to Mecca

d) Muslims have the right to have sex with women they capture in battle

e) All of the above

f) None of the above

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Muhammad up close and personal

We learn about the life of Jesus from the Bible and we learn about the life of Muhammad from the Qu’ran, the Hadith and the Sira.

Muslims believe the Qur’an was verbally revealed by God to Muhammad through the angel Gabriel (Jibril),[3][4] gradually over a period of approximately 23 years, beginning on 22 December 609 CE,[5] when Muhammad was 40, and concluding in 632, the year of his death.


So what does the Qu’ran tell us about Muhammad?

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Face of the day

 The Charlie Hebdo killers were operating under a misapprehension. Topkap? Palace Library

The Charlie Hebdo killers were operating under a misapprehension. Topkap? Palace Library

Today’s face of the day Muhammad, has followers who have been lied to. The Koran that was written by Muhammad did not prohibit pictures of himself. The Islamic Leaders who claim that he did, are lying to their followers. A huge number of Muslims in the world today are illiterate and have never read the Koran. They have to trust their leaders to tell them the truth. Don’t get me wrong, the Koran is still an extremely hateful and violent book that calls for murder, slavery and world domination but what is does not do is prohibit pictures of The Prophet Muhammad.

Even the modern day Taliban who issued a Fatwa that said all non-Islamic statues and shrines in Afghanistan be destroyed were silent on the issue of pictures within Islam. Every Islamic leader who claims pictures of Muhammad are a capital offence punishable by death are big fat murderous liars. The Media have swallowed this big fat lie hook line and sinker. The Media want to blame the victims of terror attacks by saying they provoked the attacks. If they accept the inconvenient truth? they will have to call the terrorist attacks what they actually are. Acts of terror designed to terrorise us into submission.

In the wake of the massacre that took place in the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, I have been called upon as a scholar specializing in Islamic paintings of the Prophet to explain whether images of Muhammad are banned in Islam.

The short and simple answer is no. The Koran does not prohibit figural imagery. Rather, it castigates the worship of idols, which are understood as concrete embodiments of the polytheistic beliefs that Islam supplanted when it emerged as a purely monotheistic faith in the Arabian Peninsula during the seventh century.

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