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Research paper on whether Islam supports Terrorism

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Submitted by John (United States), Apr 19, 2009 at 15:25

I have been doing some study on this subject in the last few weeks. I wanted to take the side that said Islam didn't support terrorism because I read that Muhammad had to fight the Arabs in his day because they were a violent people. It reminds me of what the OT says about Ishmael, A wild man.

Well, I soon found out that Islam did become a religion and civilization that does support terrorism through its crusade across the world and through its fight against those who do not believe in Allah as well those who were once Muslim and convert to another faith.

Islam is a violent religion within its own borders with Shia vs Sunni but also with Muslim dealings with those who convert away. The 10/40 window is a doorway which christians use to show a part of the world that is very hostile to any kind of evangelization. 75% of this area is Islamic yet we are to beleive it is a peaceful religion.

Islam is supposed to mean 'submission' which could suggest slave like. Followers do this from their own free will, to a point. I found nothing that suggests that a Muslim can have communion with Allah. Only endless rituals which will wow the average person out there because of their passion but this passion, when taken very literally can turn a Muslim into a terrorists .

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