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Islam is not responsible for conflicts.

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Submitted by Rahe Amal (Pakistan), Mar 8, 2015 at 00:21

Islam is the rule by devine guidence and not by the human whims and wishes. Islam is a code of life given by Allah through his prophet Muhammad (Peace and blessings upon him) through Quran and his authentic sayings. No one on the earth have the authority to alter an iota of what Allah has prescribed for Muslims.Islam is means submission to one GOD Allah and once who submits willfully only he can feel the peace in his Soule, like the universe, which by submission to Allah's command is at peace.

The conflict you see around is the result of resisting that submission in one or the other way. Those who want to enforce this submission through brutality are also misguided as are those who reject it without giving it a chance to be understood. Islam forbids the compulsion in its acceptance and invites people to ponder with logic and reason. None can defeat Islam on these fronts of reason and logic.

Quran is the living miracle of all times and if you want to prove that Islam is a man propounded Idea, then prove that Quran is wrong or it is a human work. That is the easiest way to realize Muslims that they believe something erroneous or illogical or unscientific or whatever you think you can prove. This challenge is there in the Quran itself for the last fourteen hundred years and if you want to prove that Islam is wrong in its claims of GOD'S word, or that Islam can be replaced with Secularism, or Islam is only based on some rituals and not a system of life, please feel free to accept this challenge and try your intellectual understanding to prove your case by proving that Quran is fabricated not divine in its nature or that claims made in the Quran about universe , humans and scientific realities are not maintainable.

Be not afraid to open the book with intellectual mind and see for yourself whether human beings speak such a language or GOD can only speak such language. Our interpretations of the verses may differ intellectually but basic ideology never changes that Allah (GOD) is the only mighty creator and sustainer and ruler of this world and the ultimate success in this life and eternal life (whose signs starts immediately when one dies) depends on following his commands.

We should avoid mixing political issues with Islam. Oppression, suppression, aggression are all the causes of conflicts in the world and when Muslims retaliate to such atrocities in their areas, Islam becomes the target. Whereas in others areas of conflict, like Ukraine nowadays, Christianity is not blamed. Judaism is not blamed for Israel's actions against unarmed Muslims in Palestine and Hinduism is not blamed for Indian attacks on Muslims in Kashmir. Why?

So please do not oversimplify the issue by just blaming Islam as single cause of all conflicts.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

Responding to your final two paragraphs: When, say, Gamal Abdul Nasser attacked Israel in 1967 or Saddam Hussein attacked Iran in 1980, almost no one blamed these actions on Islam because Islamism did not inspire those rulers. Likewise in the Christian, Jewish, and Hindu cases you cite - none of them were undertaken for religious reasons. So, no one is blaming everything on Islam. But when Islam is the motive, it's fair to see Islam as the cause and the problem.

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