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Islam is not synonymous with violence

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in response to reader comment: When will we put this argument to rest for good

Submitted by miri schwartz (United States), Mar 2, 2013 at 20:09

I realize killings do happen in the name of religion .Think about the crusades, the Spanish inquisition,what happened in bosnia etc...Im not saying it hasnt or doesnt and will not unfortunately happen again .I just think its irresponsible to label one of the largest religions as a violent religion when a relatively small number of people(compared to the size of the population of the world that is in fact muslim) are extremists and and acting out in the name of religion.

As far as Im concerned this argument will never be put to rest as long as people refuse to be biggoted and Islamaphobic. Like it or not Islam is here to stay and for as long as history has been recorded Muslims have peacefully lived along side of other faiths .We are all still here.Think about that.as long as you have masses of people who are impoverished and not educated you will have masses of people following extremists that say they have the answer to their suffering. Hitler convinced so many people that jews,gays were the reason for europes economic and social decline resulting in the death of millions of innocent people. why do people forget this?

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