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True Peace is in Islam

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Submitted by Azmat Ayaz Zuberi (Canada), Sep 22, 2006 at 13:25

the supposed facsination of Islam with death and violence is a stereotype arising from cultural differences. Yes, there are Muslim clergy who encourage violence in their sermons but these teachings are skewed and far removed from the peaceful and orderly teachings of Islam (as discussed in the previous post).

1) politics is a main motivator for why these clergy men seek to arouse violence in the masses.

2) the misunderstood concept of the divide between state and religion plays a huge role in this. you see, when the Christian countries such as America and Canada attack other countries without any proof of wrong doing (such as in Iraq where the whole world knows that the WMD propaganda was a blatant lie); yet, when these same Christian countries (America is one the most ferverous Christian countries in the world btw) attacks another country with false pretexts and creates havoc and destruction no one acknowledges it as 'Christian Violence'.

Bush is a born again Christian and America is one of the most, if not the most, fundamental Christian countries. the clergy in America have huge influence in politics and in the role of war. yet, when such war decisions are made they are never regarded as a Christian war due to reverse propaganda and the divide between church and state. so the onus of the brutal war ends up on the state and not the religion that incited hatred against other nations - Pat Robertson of the 700 club, etc.

3) Again, the teachings of true Islam are clear, "No compulsion in the matters of faith." - Holy Quran: 2:256

4) if someone still thinks that Islam encourages a violent and bloodthirsty motive in life, then what about the clear violent teachings in the Gospels? (which i do not personally believe to be the true word God as no religion from God encourages violence.)

quote: Mathew 10:34 "I [Jesus] have not come to bring peace, but a sword" - Christian Violence???

Luke 22:36 "... if you do not have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one."

Luke 19:27 "But those of mine enemies who did not want me [Jesus] to be king over them-- bring them here and kill them in front of me."

my dear, double standards are what is hurting the world today. The Muslims and Christians should remove these barriers of double standards that lie between them. therein is justice and peace and the love of God Almighty who cherishes justice and He is the best of Judges.

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