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Question - How was Islam spread?

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in response to reader comment: Islam and Terrorism: What the Quran Really Teaches About Christianity, Violence and the Goals of the Islamic Jihad

Submitted by Martha (United Kingdom), Feb 22, 2007 at 18:49

Islam's history is littered with violent conquests, from the Prophet Mohammed to this day; little has changed in the view of Islam on the outside world.

Only a few radicals are needed to make change, while the Islamic masses do nothing (or remain peaceful and 'moderates'), the radical more effervescent element of the religion will terrorize and make war of the enemies (de jour) of Islam, with the effect of frightening the non-believer into submission. At least that is the way it used to be.

To make change, most Muslims needed act. Only offer their support in other ways, while the violence that they themselves cannot stomach, is being carried out by the active few, in the effort to expand the Islamic world.

So save the peace talk, please, in Islam ‘peace' is achieved only when all are converted to the religion.

The religion is violent and every Muslim knows and is afraid of the same.

Submitting....

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