7 Reasons Why Islam Is Dangerous

Although this is happening less often these days, I’m still discovering people who feel that all the criticism Islam cops is some kind of prejudice-driven conspiracy to smear an otherwise honourable religion.   This week is the 10th anniversary of the World Trade Centre attacks, for anyone remembering this event to still believe Islam is peaceful displays an embarrassing level ignorance and intellectual laziness.  I had hoped by now that most people would have found the time to go down to a book store to buy a copy of the Koran or at least borrowed a few books from the library about Islam and read up on it.  Alas, intellectual laziness is forgiven in a society that doesn’t appreciate that a human being who is uninterested in the political/social going ons around them is as annoying as that lazy bum at work who won’t do anything.  They hold up the political and social development for everyone, not because they’ve got an issue with progress, they’re just too lazy to contribute to the dialogue of progress.

This article is written as a quick reference to use when dealing with people who say things like, “Islam is a religion of peace,” “Islam is a beautiful religion with a noble message,” and “the terrorists have corrupted Islam”.  A lot of people would look at a website like www.muslimsagainstcrusades.com and be horrified by the way they’re glorifying mass murder yet still, for fear of being called a racist, not allow them to accept this simple fact of life: Islam is dangerous.  For these people, and the poor souls who have put up with these people, I have written this article.

1. Taqiyya Means Never Feeling Guilty for Lying

If you only read one section of this article, make sure it’s this one.  In Islam there is a concept called “Taqiyya” where it is permissable to lie about Islam so long as it protects the faith or faithful.  It comes directly out of the Koran 3:28:

Let not believers take disbelievers as allies rather than believers. And whoever [of you] does that has nothing with Allah , except when taking precaution against them in prudence. And Allah warns you of Himself, and to Allah is the [final] destination.

What this passage means is that Muslims aren’t allowed to be friends with non-Muslims unless they intend to exploit them.  To fulfill this charge Muslims are allowed to lie about their religion.  Strictly speaking this should only mean denying that they are in fact Muslim and pretending to be non-Muslim, however, in practice it means lying about aspects of Islam that upset non-Muslims like: Mohammed was a blood-thirsty tyrant who raped a 9 year old girl and invented the punishment of cutting off the hands and feet of petty criminals.  All things practiced by devout Muslims to this day, but importantly, not by any other major religion no matter how poor and uneducated they may be.

What can we conclude from this? We simply cannot trust anything a Muslim tells us about their own religion because they’re allowed to lie about it.  What’s worse, any Muslim who says they’re our friend could very well be purposely manipulating us, I know that sounds paranoid, but read what that passage in the Koran that says and keep in mind that the Koran is meant to be the literal word of Allah and cannot be questioned.  We all know Christians who take turn the other cheek seriously, you can bet Muslims exist who take this seriously too.

2. Islam = Submission

For those of you who don’t know this, Islam means submission.  It’s supposed to mean submission to Allah but since Allah doesn’t speak directly to anyone, not even Mohammed who had the arch-angel Gabriel act as intermissary, no one can be sure what it is Allah wants you to do.  Muslims usually point out that the Koran is the literal word of Allah yet completely discount the possibility that Mohammed was 7th century Charles Manson and as such, his recitations of what the arch-angel told him might have been a load of self-serving sociopathic permissiveness.  Like how Allah conveniently told Mohammed could temporarily acknowledge and pay his respects to the gods of Makkah and al-Madinah, yup, got to love a guy like Mohammed without the balls to stand up for his own faith.  At least in the Jesus story the point is that it is better to die horribly for what you believe in than to tell a lie to save your own skin.

There is also this idea that submission is somehow virtuous, but it is merely temporarily pragmatic in the case of being threatened with violence and cowardly if you have a free choice.  Submission is a violent act against the individual.  A person who submits cannot agree or offer their advice, labour or company freely, they are compelled to because they have ceased to be an autonomous person but have become a slave.  Submission means slavery, as anyone with a knowledge of BDSM knows, they would also know that it is degrading to be treated as such. Yet Islam is a religion that considers owning and dominating people to be virtuous.  This opposes everything our culture’s ideal of equal, universal and inalienable human rights stands for.  To endorse Islam is to surrender your human rights and dignity.

Allah tells Muslims to submit to his will or he will torture and torment you in the after life for eternity.  Don’t be misled, that’s the same thing as me putting a gun to your head and telling you to give me all your money or I would kill you.  Be smart, be brave, be proud and don’t submit.

3. Dhimmitude

You can always judge a religion by how well it treats it’s non-adherents.  In Islam they have perfected the art of abolishing the dignity of non-adherents.  They have developed this concise set of rules:

A. If they are Jewish or Christian, classify them as ‘dhimmis‘ and make them pay a special ‘tax’ (the jizya) to the Islamic endorsed government in return for not being murdered by Muslims.  If they do not pay up then enslave, rob, rape and lynch them as you please.

B. If they are not Jewish nor Christian, then enslave, rob, rape and lynch them as you please.

C. If they are atheists. Kill them.

D. If they were Muslim and became apostates then kill them.  Kill them now, with scalding water.

So the options are submit (slavery), submit (convert to Islam) or submit (be killed).

Charming religion.

4. Women and Law

There is nothing sadder than a woman defending Islam.  This is where the horror of Stockholm syndrome shows itself most chillingly.  Because the Koran is perfectly clear on these points:

Men are better than women:

“(Women) have rights similar to those (of men) over them in kindness, and men are a degree above them.”  Sura 2:228

Men can have many wives:

“Marry of the women, who seem good to you, two or three or four.” Sura 4:3

Women are worth half a man:

“To the male the equivalent of the portion of two females, and if there be women more than two, then theirs is two-thirds of the inheritance, and if there be one (only) then the half.” Sura 4:11

“Unto the male is the equivalent of the share of two females.” Sura 4:176

Women’s sexuality is wrong and needs to be suppressed:

“As for those of your women who are guilty of lewdness, call to witness four of you against them. And if they testify (to the truth of the allegation) then confine them to the houses until death take them.” Sura 4:15

Selling a wife is perfectly ok:

“And if ye wish to exchange one wife for another and ye have given unto one of them a sum of money (however great), take nothing from it.” Sura 40:20

By now in this piece you should be able to get an idea of how the Islamic legal system calculates the value of individual human lives.  If we put this on a table it looks like this:

Islam believes that the value of human beings can be measured

What this table means is that if a man rapes a woman then her testimony in court isn’t enough, realistically three Muslim women need to come forward as witnesses to convict one Muslim man of rape.  If the women were atheists, they’d need at least 17 atheist women willing to come forward as witnesses to get a rape conviction on a single Muslim man.  If you’re a woman and you’re raped by a Muslim in a Muslim country the consequences for failing to prove a charge of rape include being stoned to death for adultery so best not to complain if you’re raped.

5. Muslim Prayer Is Sick

In Christianity one prays for other people or if praying for yourself you pray to a saint to speak to god on your behalf.  In other words, if you’re selfless or deserving the Christian God theoretically will listen to your prayers.  This idea of prayer is actually almost unique to Christianity, yet Christians or atheists from previous/predominantly Christian societies don’t realise that Christian prayer is very different to Islamic prayer.

While Christians are busy thinking about other people or asking themselves if they deserve to be helped Muslims are praying in a completely different manner.  Muslims are praying to God telling God how great, powerful, merciful, amazing, super-duper he is.  If you ask me the Muslim God has some serious self-esteem issues if he needs constant reassurance of his omnipotence.  If I was a religious person I would be embarrassed that my God needs a pep talk about 5 times to day otherwise he’ll torture me in hell.  Psychologically this kind of prayer is deeply disturbing, don’t get me wrong, Christian prayer is bad too, but muslim prayer is borderline psychotic.

Also, Muslims aren’t allowed to pray with their arse facing Mecca because it might hurt their God’s feelings: hence they face Mecca to pray.  This is fine since the Koran sees the world as flat.  However, the Earth is not flat and consequently their arses, thanks to the Earth’s curve are always pointing to Mecca when they pray.  If you want to point out that the curve means they can’t point their arses to Mecca, keep in mind that means they aren’t able to face Mecca when living outside Saudi Arabia either.  So muslims fail at prayer and their God is apparently an insecure idiot.

6. Statistically Speaking: the most violent Religion

This is not a joke. This is not misinformation.  This is not a lie.  These are the statistical facts.  Thanks to www.thereligionofpeace.com for keeping a record of as many confirmed Islamic terrorist attacks as humanly possible since September 11, 2001.  Their data is not exhaustive of course because it doesn’t contain many attacks because they either weren’t reported or they include honour killings and judical killings like stoning or flogging people to death for petty crimes.  However, what this data shows is that far from being a religion of peace, no other religion inspires nearly as much violence and bloodshed than Islam.

This graph shows that not a day goes by without an islamic terrorist attack somewhere in the world.  Of course occasionally Christians, Hindus and Buddhists carry out a terrorist attack but in every recent case I’ve come across it was in response to Muslim violence against them.  Even the Oslo murderer, who called himself a Christian, said his actions were necessary to fight Islam.  Think of every Islamic dominated country and can you think of one of them that doesn’t have a bloody history of late?  Besides Indonesia, none of them have a stable democracy, and in the case of Indonesia it’s still a young democracy that’s frequently rocked by religious violence.

Here we have the monthly casualties from Islam.  Islamic terrorism has killed 150,000+ civilians since the World Trade Centre attack 10 years ago.  The combined number of civilian deaths resulting from the Afghan and Iraq wars is approximately 80,000.  Not all of these were killed by westerners either.  The biggest difference here is that those 80,000 deaths were all unintended deaths whereas those 150,000+ were all planned, premediated and deliberate cold-blooded attacks on civilians.  That’s the difference between accidentally dropping a loaded gun and killing someone and pointing the gun at someone and firing at them.  Both are crimes, but the latter is far more serious.

Now, I’m personally against both the war in Afghanistan and retrospectively Iraq, because the statistics show that Muslims are far more interested in killing other Muslims than non-Muslims.  Approximately 80% of the victims of those 150,000+ murders were Muslims, because they were the wrong Muslims: Shi’ites, Sunnis, Sufis etc…

Islam is so violent, they kill each other more than their supposed godless enemies.  That’s not a spiritually enlightened state, that’s a suicidal and delusional state.  A lot more non-Muslims would die, of course, if our police and intelligence services weren’t efficient in western countries.  In non-western countries, religious violence doesn’t appear to be taken as seriously by police.  This violence isn’t taken seriously by anyone who says Islam isn’t violent.  Also, I hope people will appreciate the violence is worse now than it used to be.

7. Terrorists Aren’t Heretics, moderate Muslims Are

By this point in time I hope you’re appreciating that the moderate Muslims are just like the the moderate Christians: they don’t go to church/mosque and they don’t read the Bible/Koran.  This is important, the terrorists do read the Koran and follow it faithfully, moderate Muslims by being tolerant to non-Muslims and women are clearly being heretics.  The website I mentioned earlier (www.muslimsagainstcrusades.com) goes into great detail as to why Muslims who believe in secularism, democracy and women’s rights are disobeying Allah and the teachings of Islam.  These people are Islamic scholars, they are an authority on this subject, not the typical tax-paying peaceful middle-class Muslim moderates you work with.  To accept testimony from a moderate Muslim is to accept testimony on how to carry out surgery from a person only trained in first aid.

On a more sinister note: how moderate is moderate?  Wikileaks exposed a diplomatic cable that revealed a report suppressed by the UK government that indicated that over a third of UK Muslims in university supported Islamic terrorism.  In Pakistan democratic and liberal Muslim politicians are being murdered by their own people for not being Muslim enough.  Pakistan now hires foreign mercenaries to protect their MPs because they can’t trust their own people not to assassinate them.  Even in the UK, a Pakistani Muslim politician (naturalised UK) was threaten by Muslims for not being Muslim enough.  Like Benazir Bhutto, Baroness Warsi is a prime candidate of death by irony.

And so I conclude, Islam is dangerous, and anyone who tells you otherwise needs to read the Koran, read these statistics and reconnect with reality.  The sooner Islam is abolished the sooner we’ll have world peace and it won’t be abolished if we don’t recognise it as a problem that needs fixing.  So pull your head out of your politically correct arse and reconnect with reality: Islam is a disease, it has no place in a civilised society and it isn’t racist to say such things.

Further Reading:

The Religion of Peace

Wikileaks and western muslims being pro-terrorism

The Skeptic’s Annotated Quran

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261 Comments on “7 Reasons Why Islam Is Dangerous”

  1. September 6, 2011 at 11:41 pm #

    7 WONDERS WHY ISLAM
    IS SO WONDERFULL

    1-
    EVERY YEAR DURING WHOLE MONTH OF HOLY RAMADAN
    BILLIONS ISLAM BELIEVERS ALWAYS SPENT BILLIONS $ OF ZAKAT MONEY FOR HELPED POORS FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD
    & THEY DID THIS CHARITY SINCE ERA OF MUHAMMAD THE MESSENGER OF ALLAH 1400 YEARS AGO UP TO
    NOWDAYS TO OBEY ALLAH LAWS CONTAINED
    IN 114 SURAHS OF AL’QURAN

    2.
    EVERY YEAR DURING WHOLE MONTH OF HAJJ
    ( DAYS OF QURBAN )
    ISLAM BELIEVERS ON EARTH MUST FEED HUNGERS FROM ALL OVER
    THE WORLD TO OBEY ALLAH LAWS AS DESCRIBED CLEARLY IN AL’QURAN

    3.
    ALLAH THE GREATEST CREATOR OF ALL HAS PROMISED THAT ALL BABY BOYS/GIRLS WHO DIED YOUNG ON EARTH BECAUSE OF SO MANY REASONS WILL BE ALIVE AGAIN IN GARDEN PARADISE ABOVE SKIES_ ALL ANGELS & ALL PROPHETS FAMILIES/COMPANIONS /
    BELIEVERS WILL TEACH THOSE CHILDREN TO BECOME VIRGIN KINGS/QUEENS OF PARADISE

    4.
    ALLAH HAS ALSO PROMISED TO ALL ADULT ISLAM BELIEVERS
    ( MEN & WOMEN ) WHO OBEY ALLAH LAWS
    & ORDERS AS DESCRIBED IN AL’QURAN WILL MEET THEIR
    “TASTE OF DEATH”
    IN SAHID
    ON EARTH”””””
    MEANING
    THEY WILL NO FEEL ANY PAIN AT ALL IN THEIR DYING DAY & PEOPLE/ANGELS OF GARDEN PARADISE ABOVE SKIES WILL WELCOME FOR THEIR ARRIVAL

    *********IF U WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT IT

    READ BY YOURSELF AS DESCRIBED IN AL’QURAN
    CONSISTED OF 114 SURAHS

    • September 7, 2011 at 9:37 am #

      1. Wow Muslims are generous for a whole lunar month? What about the rest of the year? This is beyond the scope of this discussion, but isn’t obligatory charity unhelpful to the poor because it encourages welfare dependency? Also, are you suggesting that the generousity of Muslims is unique to Islam and not shared by non-Muslims?

      2. Yes, and we in the West have an annual Christmas/Solstice festival, but we don’t restrict it to only Muslims. I like the big “muslims only” signs on the road to Mecca, puts us infidels in our place.

      3. There are so many things wrong with this comment I don’t know where to start. But honestly, why would anyone want to be a “virgin king/queen”?

      4. Mmmm… yes, about that after life fantasy you have: just spend some time with dementia and stroke victims. The scientific evidence is very clear: no after life exists. Every suicide bomber is a mass murderer, not a saint.

      • Mohammed Ali
        March 3, 2012 at 5:31 am #

        Dear Jason,

        1.Can u tell me How many non-muslims hav ever contributed a part of their precious money atleast for a month?? I thnk u need some time to think.. k coming to Zakaat-For ur kind information its not done 1ly in lunar month but starts from lunar month & continues for d entire year… It does not demonstrate d generosity of Muslim alone but alongwith d greatness of Islam religion bcoz no other religion has such a marvellous thing in their religion….

        2. As u said annual Christmas/Solstice festival is not restricted to muslims alone then y does Santa gives gifts to christians alone, y not non-christians??? Morever tel me whether Santa has ever come??
        And ‘muslim only’ sign in Makkah has nothin to do with this festival…thats d rule of tat country.. I cannot ask u y ur president has put a rule like this or like tat in ur country, likewise dont compare d country rules with religion…

        3.There is only one thing(about children) in the d sentence then how can many things be wrong??
        Its clearly mentioned tat its about children(baby boy/girl) and I dont think a child ever longing for non-virginity…If u dont mind, what do you think about ur children??

        4. Science still needs improvement… If u make a research u would clearly find out that nowadays scientist not finding anythin new but they r on a look out for proof for what is mentioned in Holybook “QURAN” and for ur astonishment the scientists hav approved all d scientific factors mentioned in d Holybook “QURAN”…
        Every suicide bomber is a mass murderer, not a saint. Who says he s a Saint? I thnk only u…

        My Dear brother, posing criticism s very easy but finding the Truth s very hard…
        Pls read “Quran” for all ur answers…!!!

        • March 3, 2012 at 7:34 pm #

          Dear Mohammed ali,

          1. Ever heard of tithing?

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tithe

          Read it weep. I’ll bet Christians today still tithe more money to charity than all the Muslims put together for the last 20 years.

          But doesn’t really matter, I think charity for the poor is irresponsible and downright cruel. Both Christians and Muslims are misguided and part of the problem, not the solution.

          2. Ok, this is going to be hard for you, but Santa Claus doesn’t exist. It’s just mum and dad playing a sick game designed to make kids love god/religion. That’s why he doesn’t visit muslim boys and girls but I’m sure there’s a local custom that’s similar in that it also involve tricking kids into loving allah/Islam by pretending allah is real. You tell me.

          3. Sex is a natural and beautiful part of human nature. I love my penis, I love the pleasure it gives me and I love the pleasure it allows me to give other people. I’m not ashamed of my sexuality, I’m not ashamed of my desire to have sex with women and I’m just really quite happy with who I am. I would teach my children, if I had any, to love their bodies, whether they have a penis or a vagina and to appreciate what they have and to be responsible with it. I would never shame them for their sexuality or try to oppress it. Would you?

          4. I am a scientist. You clearly are not and have no idea what science is. Suicide bombers are three things: 1. stupid, because they let other people tell them what to do with their lives. 2. selfish, because they believe they are doing it for themselves and their families to live in paradise. 3. Murderers, because they don’t care about the innocent people they maim, kill and traumatise.

          Criticising is islam damned easy, but I think you’ll find criticising science, logic and secularism damned hard.They’ve been around for a long time and they’ve grown strong and resilient to assault from emotional and superstitious arguments.

          Look, I’ve tried reading the Quran, it’s a primitive, savage superstitious book. I recommend you read some more books. A man who is proud of only reading one book is not worthy of anyone’s respect.

          • Mohammed Ali
            March 4, 2012 at 4:32 am #

            Dear friend, check ur wikipedia website for tithing, its not paid to the poors but to the organizations or taxes to the government…..

            I already knew tat santa claus doesn’t exist but not all christians say like tat…I already had survey for this with many christians… And for ur kind information there is no local custom like this involved in Islam.. Allah is real and its d fact…

            U love ur penis…All other mens do love.. But here the conversation s about baby boy/girl not the adults… I hope u understand!!

            I’m not scientist but i’ve enough knowledge about science bcoz i live with it..Have met many Great scientists!!
            But It is clear 4m ur comment tat u dont no wat science really is.. Here d statement s about Afterlife & ur explaination s about suicide bomber.. It has no relevance with it…

            Check the facts proven by the scientists… Can u show me any 1 of the fact from holybook ‘Quran’ is been proven wrong by the scientist, I may accept wat u say..If not, do u accept mine???

            Dont try reading ‘Quran’.. If u keep trying u’ll keep trying itself..Just read ‘Quran’ thoroughly then talk about it!! I’ve better knowledge about all the books than u my friend… If u want to find truth, read some puranas like vedas-nt written by muslims but by great scholars of tat age who are more better than this age…

            Who wants to criticise Science?? Its just Unrelevant topic… Science is wat being discovered… but “Quran” has been revealed long back with all scientific facts, of which some of not even discovered by science yet…thatsy i said u to check out ‘Quran’…

            U hav kept criticising so u keep on criticising…If u ever would like to know the truth, u would start thinking!!! May u find d real path…!!

            • March 9, 2012 at 2:44 pm #

              You know full well that Christians are obsessed with charity and giving to the poor and they give my charity than muslims do to this day. You are just wilfully lying.

              Allah doesn’t exist simply because you say so. If you want me to believe in Allah then you’re going to have to produce evidence, until you do I’m not going to waste my time on you.

              • ahmed
                April 22, 2013 at 1:45 am #

                allah does exist.
                one proof, who created you????
                who created the sky, moon, sun???

                • Endy Mulio
                  April 22, 2013 at 2:24 pm #

                  Why are you sure that it is allah who created sky? So, who created allah then?

                  If allah exists without a creator, why the universe can’t exist without a creator?

              • May 17, 2013 at 3:12 am #

                Don’t take this personally, Mr. Sutherland, but contrary to Mr. Ali’s statement above, I must say emphatically that I don’t love your penis. Can we still be friends?

            • reality dude
              March 29, 2012 at 8:21 am #

              The cold hard truth about the cult of islam: http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/quran/index.htm

            • pat
              July 7, 2012 at 10:59 pm #

              for santa claus you are mixing with the “father christmas” that was in fact invented by coca-cola. The name Santa Claus comes from that Saint : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Nicholas

            • Anonymous
              April 25, 2013 at 3:29 am #

              its right

              • Muslim lady
                June 10, 2013 at 8:10 pm #

                Allah exists with no dept. please tell me those of you who do not believe that Allah does exist. can you see the physical or even touch the fetus on his/her mothers uterus, the answer is no. please don’t tell me that you can do that through the technology and so on because still its remains un touchable or even still you can’t see him physically, just you are seeing the fetus behind the screen of that computers. And there is no dept that we all believe that he/she (the Fetus) exists in his/her mother uterus. And that is not all but there are thousands of things that are exists but we can’t touch or even see them but we just believe them and no one can tell us it is un exist able, so why not why you can’t believe that Allah exists an also Allah is who created you and me all these world and we can’t see Allah in this world but we will see if we do a good work for our hereafter (after the worlds life).
                We as a Muslims we believe all other religions but only we are saying that the Islam is the last one that Allah come it down to the last prophets Mohamed (SALAHU CLYHI WA SALAM). And also it is the only one that the human can’t change it whatever they do because Allah protected it from the misrepresentation.
                Thank you all for you good discussion, and I hope if each one tell his/her arguments without insulting to the others or even other Religions.
                For me am respecting all the other religions since I belief that they were the best religions in the past before the human distorted After the human distorted it Islam come down with Allah’s protect, and also I believe all prophets including Jesus and his name had is in our holy Quran also his history and by the way Jesus has another name which is Issa. But because of the misrepresentation that happen the other religions they will not be accountable religions after the life

            • Anonymous
              May 26, 2013 at 8:39 pm #

              You’re completely have no idea what Islam is (!!)… Dear Mohammed ..

              • Anonymous
                May 26, 2013 at 10:59 pm #

                Wait! Bro I respect you’re opinion but its completely wrong. First of all , before judging any kind of religion we must respect what people believe in ! In any kind of religion , you’ll find violent people but it doesn’t stop to being MUSLIM! In fact Muslims are very peaceful. The majority of Muslims are kind and willing to help you out under any circumstances! secondly, Allah is our god and yes, we can’t see him because there’s some mystery behind it ( read about it). We believe that he’s there for us when everybody neglect us , hes there for us to heal our sorrows and our massive mistakes! ! we feel that hes there ..somewhere , the holy Quran have it all . If you want to know what islam is , I recommend you to listen to some parts of Quran in youtube or something , believe me you’ll suddenly feel comfertable and relaxed in a way that you didn’t feel before 😉 . There’s a plenty of stuff that you don’t know about Islam , so you should read more about it before talking nonsense. you must know that every start has an end. Someday this world will crush down by Allah because its the time for accounting how much you’ve made mistakes and good work (praying , fasting , helping poor people, being humble etc.. In that day , if you’re a good prayer besides the good work, you’ll see Allah and prophet Mohammad in your own eyes. Eventually you will be in paradise with them!!! Imagine seeing Allah and prophet Mohammed beside you! It’s truly happiness and I don’t even find the words to describe ;-; …you will see the pleasureness In paradise..yes this life, this earth is just a test by Allah . If you look around there’s no one who is satisfied by his or her life SO , we must work hard till we die . If we didn’t find happiness here , we will find it in paradise! And yes to inform you..prophet Mohammed is the chosen one, Allah chose him , his special and he has the right to marry more than 4 wife’s because he is the CHOSEN ONE and he did NOT rape Aisha ! It’s not forbidden to him .. He actually raise her as his daughter and he even played games with her. I just cant believe how some people got the nerve to call him a rapist! …. I hope that you all benefit from this..READ MORE .. Am not perfect and we all of you are not perfect ,,,the prfection is only in Allah. Sorry for my bad English, am just 18 😉 …..

              • please see with me
                June 10, 2013 at 8:57 pm #

                The word “Muslim” means one who submits to the will of God, regardless of their race, nationality or ethnic background. Becoming a Muslim is a simple and easy process that requires no pre-requisites. One may convert alone in privacy, or he/she may do so in the presence of others.

                If anyone has a real desire to be a Muslim and has full conviction and strong belief that Islam is the true religion of God, then, all one needs to do is pronounce the “Shahada”, the testimony of faith, without further delay. The “Shahada” is the first and most important of the five pillars of Islam.

                With the pronunciation of this testimony, or “Shahada”, with sincere belief and conviction, one enters the fold of Islam.

                Upon entering the fold of Islam purely for the Pleasure of God, all of one’s previous sins are forgiven, and one starts a new life of piety and righteousness. The Prophet said to a person who had placed the condition upon the Prophet in accepting Islam that God would forgive his sins:

                “Do you not know that accepting Islam destroys all sins which come before it?” (Saheeh Muslim)

                When one accepts Islam, they in essence repent from the ways and beliefs of their previous life. One need not be overburdened by sins committed before their acceptance. The person’s record is clean, and it is as if he was just born from his mother’s womb. One should try as much as possible to keep his records clean and strive to do as many good deeds as possible.

                The Holy Quran and Hadeeth (prophetic sayings) both stress the importance of following Islam. God states:

                “…The only religion in the sight of God is Islam…” (Quran 3:19)

                In another verse of the Holy Quran, God states:

                “If anyone desires a religion other than Islam, never will it be accepted of him; and in the Hereafter, he will be in the ranks of those who have lost (their selves in the Hellfire).” (Quran 3:85)

                In another saying, Muhammad, the Prophet of God, said:

                “Whoever testifies that there in none worthy of being worshipped but God, Who has no partner, and that Muhammad is His slave and Prophet, and that Jesus is the Slave of God, His Prophet, and His word[1] which He bestowed in Mary and a spirit created from Him; and that Paradise (Heaven) is true, and that the Hellfire is true, God will eventually admit him into Paradise, according to his deeds.” (Saheeh Al-Bukhari)

                The Prophet of God, may the blessing and mercy of God be upon him, also reported:

                “Indeed God has forbidden to reside eternally in Hell the person who says: “I testify that none has the right to be worshiped except Allah (God),’ seeking thereby the Face of God.” (Saheeh Al-Bukhari)

                The Declaration of the Testimony (Shahada)

                To convert to Islam and become a Muslim a person needs to pronounce the below testimony with conviction and understanding its meaning:

                I testify “La ilah illa Allah, Muhammad rasoolu Allah.”

            • Rekin
              January 16, 2015 at 6:24 am #

              This is the best about religion you can’t ever proof it wrong.
              It would need God himself to tell you islam believers that killing is bad? No matter whom you kill!
              Quran is huge insult to God/Allah. God created life and you are taking it away in the name of God? What a dumb concept is that?
              God give us free will to see who we are, are we fulfilling our lives are we making world better place are we grow and by being muslim you are seeing God “I love you you are great… but I am dumb fuck” you dont listen to God you listen to some crazy book writen by some crazy man and they you go and kill other children’s of God this same God in the name you are killing them. There is only one God no matter how you will call it we all are praying to the same superficial being so you muslims you not only killing God’s children’s but you kill other believers.
              In islam God is blood thirsty emanation of evil? Is that you believe God is? Do you believe God wants you to kill other peoples? Ask yourself who wants to make life on earth living hell full of hatred, slaves mass murders? Is it God or might that be something else?

        • May 5, 2013 at 12:22 am #

          yes i do agree with you,islam is the best religion a person can follow and non-muslims should respect our religion. If they cant say anything good about our religion then why on earth say bad about others religion.and because of some muslims you cannot blame the whole community for terrorism.
          iam a muslim and iam proud to be one and i will never change my religion for some people.
          this message i would like to give to all the readers that respect all religion and never make fun of others religion as you very well know that god is seeing everything and he will never forgive you for all you sins .
          please make a note of what i have written

      • Talvo
        August 24, 2012 at 7:38 am #

        Well said mate!

      • vanquishedangel
        March 14, 2013 at 11:31 am #

        “However, what this data shows is that far from being a religion of peace, no other religion inspires nearly as much violence and bloodshed than Islam.”

        Someone hasn’t done their homework, I am Christian and I can tell you, Christians take the cake by far on this one, only it isn’t reported the same. ex.

        when America interfered in Israel/Palestine 1.5 million children starved to death because we helped them kick out families that lived there for hundreds of years, this happened because we were antisemitic and closed our open doors to the Jewish people, causing 6 million Jewish to die, leaving 1 million Jewish alive. Feeling guilty about this we tried to give them Israel/Palestine by killing/moving the inhabitants. This happened at the behest of the Christians and pressuring the government over Israel.

        Look at Ireland still killing each other. Christians have done this for centuries due to differences in belief. Since the times of deciding if Jesus was divine or human Christians have been killing and oppressing each other, this leaves out what they have done to other religions by the way. Pagans have long been slaughtered by Christians even by their bias accounts. The crusaders actually killed Christians to due to the fact they were foreign. According to Christian accounts “our armies boiled the pagans and grilled their children”. This is also what they did to Muslims according to the Christian accounts.

        Also your quotes on the misspelled Qur’an are out of context, keep in mind this can be done to the bible as well and why, the Qur’an and the bible share 50+ accounts of the same people and stories. Anyone can spot the flaws in another persons religion, but the smart ones can also spot the flaws in theirs.

        The Muslim only sign by the Ka’aba by the way, is to protect it and give warning to, The Christians extremists that wish to blow it up, and yes they exist only they don’t get reported on the news because how would the church or public handle it knowing Christians have done these acts for centuries.

        Also your knowledge of Islam is based off propaganda, and due to no real knowledge this thread should be deleted as hate mongering.

      • arsila zaidi
        May 16, 2013 at 6:48 pm #

        Jason i really feel u should get a life and read The Holy Quran. If it doesnt storm your brains then you should watch Zakir Naik’s videos. Its in simple english. Its really sick of you to even think of such things about a religion. Shows how your parents have brought you up. Feel sad for your children and their future.
        Criticizing or calling Allah an idiot your insulting your own religion as no religion says to disrespect. You are a small guy becasue trust me ur no superior. respect and get respected.
        Shame on you.

        • May 17, 2013 at 3:08 am #

          Well, I guess you told him a thing or two, eh? Jason’s certainly a changed man now. Should he go ahead and buy a towel for his head?

        • RB
          May 23, 2013 at 9:46 pm #

          arsila,
          maybe jason was wrong to use words like idiot while describing your God.
          however, that doesn’t take away the merit from he facts that he has put up for us. islam does have some serious flaws and muslims shouldn’t cover them up.

      • zozoconde
        May 22, 2013 at 5:11 am #

        islam never condones suicide bombers . May be he is fighting for his country which may be an islamic country . That does not mean he is fighting for all muslims of the world

    • September 8, 2011 at 9:05 pm #

      You know that’s only 4 reasons, right? Well, kinda 3-and-a-half … 3 and 4 are somewhat similar and don’t really address why Islam is wonderful on *Earth*. Can you give us some more?

    • Kat
      September 10, 2011 at 10:09 am #

      I’m sorry to inform you but that money they give to “the poor” is actually used to fund terrorist organizations.
      Yes I am pleased to tell you that the Bible does say that those who die young will have a special place in Heaven
      Also the Bible says that those who follow God’s commandments and live in a way that is pleasing to Him will live for an eternity with Him. However if you do break a law, God is kind and forgiving, He wants to have a personal relationship with us all. That’s the part that you guys miss out on. Which is extremely unfortunate, and just know that there are many groups of people praying that you will see the truth and that you are following a false God. Though I know some of you believe your god is the same as ours, he really isn’t.

      • September 10, 2011 at 12:07 pm #

        Those terrorist groups are helping the spiritually poor infidels get some of Allah’s love! Can you not see how loving Allah is by rewarding mass murderers and their relatives with paradise?

        Honestly though, the Christian/Jewish god isn’t much good either. If the ideal of Islam is that every follower should aspire to be blood thirsty, child fucking bullies then the ideal of Christianity is that all followers should be obedient slaves because Jesus was big on keeping caesar in power, preserving the priviledges of the upper classes and that being poor was a virtue. Sure, I can appreciate that healthy moderate expression of Islamic ideals might be nationalism and community protectiveness and for Christianity respect for law and order, but in both cases the extremes are painted as the ideal.

      • Mohammed Ali
        March 3, 2012 at 6:08 am #

        Anyone can say what they wish as of ur first sentence… Actually if u ask anyone he would reply tat Terrorists r not funded by the poors but by the politicians!!

        Bible keeps changing with generations… The scholars have kept eliminating things which has been found contrary to Bible.. What is d need to do it if it is a holybook??
        This clearly depicts Bible is not at all a Holybook..

        R u fond of reading news..If not, no problem… Just check out this link
        http://www.rediff.com/news/slide-show/slide-show-1-in-this-1500-yr-old-bible-jesus-predicts-coming-of-prophet/20120301.htm

        What do u say about this?? If u found it insufficeient check out the debate between Zakir Naik vs William Campbell(christian scholar)…. Mr.Campbell gets his answes for his questions from Zakir Naik but fails to answer Zakir Naik’s questions (14 questions)…

        • March 3, 2012 at 7:42 pm #

          Yes, but the rich aren’t the ones committing suicide-mass murders. The poor are. Our enemies are the same, the fat rich parasites who sit at the top of the religious and political heirarchy who lie, manipulate and beat us into submission. Even Osama Bin Laden wasn’t stupid enough to suicide bomb, he got other people to do it for them. Your leaders who sell you dreams of paradise, tell you everyone else is wrong and they’re right while handing your brothers and sisters belts of explosives are the real enemies. Until you can think for yourself and decide for yourself what’s right and wrong you’ll always be dependent on them and always be their slaves.

          • Mohammed Ali
            March 4, 2012 at 4:48 am #

            Dear friend, R u fond of suicide bombers?? Y u keep talking about them? Its just unreveleant!
            Who is Mr.Campbell? I dont think he s a muslim scholar, wat u think? Obviously he is a christian scholar.. u mean he is wrong leader, u,ve said in ur comment!! My friend Study about other lives first before criticising them…
            Do u know about Osama Bin Laden better?? thn u must be a terrorist..Sorry! I meant tat u cannot compare things without knowing them… Infact, one fact revealed about him is tat, he was run by the Americans-for which America has been protested by their own people but it was suppressed…(Article on net)
            The world gets to know what is being shown but they dont try to find the truth.. Likewise just dont blame others like bombers,suiciders etc. but find real fact of Life…!!

            • March 9, 2012 at 2:45 pm #

              Read what you write, you don’t make any sense, you’re embarrassing yourself.

              • Mohammed Ali
                March 10, 2012 at 6:00 am #

                If that makes no sense for u then can u read ur own comment before which has no relation to my view of point.. Thatsy i made a comment just for u to understand d real truth & stop criticising or blaming others.. Actually U hv posted d article about 7 Reasons Why Islam Is Dangerous but now u hv analysed that everything wrong is from rich people.. thn y u wanna criticise Islam??? Y nt other religion??

                • August 29, 2012 at 4:38 pm #

                  Mohammed, check your spelling, dude. Your writings are hardly read.

                  • Mohammed Ali
                    September 5, 2012 at 1:05 am #

                    I’m not teaching grammar here to chk for spelling.. Just get to the point!

                    • September 5, 2012 at 1:57 pm #

                      It’s not about grammar. It’s your spellings. I want to reply you, but I can’t understand what you’ve been arguing.

                    • Flux
                      May 16, 2013 at 7:20 pm #

                      Mohammed, in order to argue a point in English your grasp of English must at least be competent. Your English is so poor that you come across as an illiterate fool. Everything you write is incoherent but you seem to think you are making pertinent points. You have my pity.

            • one
              September 24, 2012 at 6:05 pm #

              I know there is a God. I’ve been to heaven and your God is obviously false. So false you can’t even defend him over anything. It’s like you are offended as an individual over this. You keep pointing to things beside the points. You live your life and don’t do too well. Then you think God is going to be happy if you die for some cause. God can do what ever he wants. He doesn’t need you to do anything. Just be a better person. There is no free ticket to heaven. It just seems like God created you to be destroyed. Why would god want you in heaven. God calls people to be perfect. When you realize how stupid you are you will one day want to be perfect. Don’t be a shell of what was once a man when you stand in judgment. the time to run to the true God is now. Few find him. Should your wife be allowed to divorce you. condemn and be condemned, forgive and be forgiven.

      • Islamrulez4eva
        April 8, 2013 at 8:48 am #

        Dear Kat

        The bible is a lie do you want to know why???
        BECAUSE PEOPLE HAVE CHANGED it
        And
        ONLY MUSLIMS GO TO HEAVEN NOT NON BELIEVERS a little word of advice if u want to go to heaven BECOME A MUSLIM

        • Anonymous
          April 22, 2013 at 9:44 pm #

          This is a bit extreme don’t you think? I can’t say that I understand emotionally or spiritually what it feels like to have loads of roderick and bigotry towards my religion(although I can tell you Im not Christian) but I do believe everyone has their interpretation of what is mandatory to accomplish what they want in the after life. Judgement is to common in towards everyone these days and thats what needs to be toned down for all us to come together and actually learn from each other. To give you an example, I am a father and husband of a practicing muslim woman with 3 kids, one in which I decided to raise muslim although Im not. (The other two kids are from a previous marriage.) But we challenged the paradigm and she is not oppressed rather we are a very healthy and happy family. I hope this encourages and maybe helps us take a step back and look at the whole picture rather than one little area. Thank you for your time.

        • Anonymous
          April 25, 2013 at 3:45 am #

          its right

          • Islamrulez4eva
            April 25, 2013 at 3:50 am #

            Are you tryin to call me a terrorist coz ur wrong I read the Quran but that doesn’t make me a terrorist I’m 12 how can I be a terrorist

            • Islamisforterrorists
              May 7, 2013 at 4:04 am #

              haha you’re 12, you’re just an ignorant Muslim kid that will soon blow himself up trying to kill innocent people.

      • Mansour
        April 20, 2013 at 9:35 am #

        What? Are you insane? What makes you say Your God is not the same as ours?
        Smart ones, if you translate “allah” to english, it translates to God. Allah is not some mystical goat or camel that you all think is COMPLETELY different from God.
        Jesus is in the Quran, was he not a profit? was he not crucified? Did he not return from the dead? will he not return one day?
        How in the world do i know this if i have never EVER heard of it before or ever even read the Bible?
        You do not understand what Islam is, you all believe that we are against the world and any other religion, and for some reason you also think that we are “violent” when really the same amount of people who kill themselves or others daily do not only come from Muslims, you have extremist Christians as well.
        You do not understand what you are saying, therefore you did not read the Quran, therefore you have no right making accusations you believe to be true.
        We all were brought to this world from God. THE ONLY AND SAME GOD.
        I do not make up stories of the Christian belief, why does anyone else have to?

        • Jesusdiedforallofus
          May 18, 2013 at 7:40 pm #

          The god that you muslims pray is definitely not the god that we christians pray. It is not the same God and we certainly do not have the same beliefs. I do not want my God who died on the cross so I could live and have joy in life to be associated with one who promotes killing of innocent people.

        • Offthepink
          June 10, 2013 at 1:15 am #

          Your own scholars admit that we don’t have the same god. Allah is some pagan god of the moon (hence the moon on the islamic flag), and is more than likely a cast-out/fallen angel from Christ’s kingdom (basically a demon sent to deceive mankind and sow the seeds of unrest…which is what Islam does wherever it goes). Christian god and Jesus were on this earth 500 years before a schizophrenic decided to plagiarize (steal) parts of the bible from his sand-bandit cohorts (those that could read had kept bible pages and passages they liked with them) and cobbled together his own “religion”.

    • daniel
      January 7, 2012 at 4:01 pm #

      1. Why there are so many poor Moslem in the first place?
      2. Why there are so many hunger among Moslem?
      3. Why is there such promise? Dying young is a blessing?
      4. Moslem blowing up themselves do not feel pain? Moslem don’t need anesthesia during operation?

    • Anonymous
      January 5, 2013 at 6:32 am #

      “Taqiyya” doesnt Mean Never Feeling Guilty for Lying it means hiding the truth to save a muslims life

      • March 3, 2013 at 2:56 pm #

        Which is a lie! Yes? Save us your explanations please you are not helping.

    • Sohaib Kassem
      May 11, 2013 at 1:57 pm #

      I LOVE this response
      May Allah Bless You Brother

    • DELIA
      May 24, 2013 at 7:56 pm #

      Muslims aren’t so bad as you’ve mentioned them , they are seeking peace ,yes they are . You’re a sick person so sick . To be honest with you,you’re the terrorist not Muslims .

      • Offthepink
        June 10, 2013 at 1:20 am #

        The “peace” muslims seek is the theoretical peace that will supposedly come about when all people are muslim (slay the unbelievers until all worship is for Allah, and all land is for Islam). And it is a lie, as muslims continue to wage war on your fellow man even in areas where EVERYONE is muslim, because some aren’t muslim enough, or are from a different sect. Islam’s peace is the peace of the grave. While you live, under Islam, there is no peace. Everyone else is an enemy…even family members who are “too western/modern”.

  2. September 7, 2011 at 9:43 am #

    Coming up to the ten year anniversary of 9/11, articles dissecting Islam ten years on are going to be all the rage. In fact I had one started myself. Yes: as you say quite rightly above, I’ve kinda started wondering, though, whether there is also a distinct side in the “controlled/drip-fed media powerhouses of the world”, who are deliberately making Islam seem a worse problem than it appears, presenting carefully controlled surveys / studies, etc… Not that you don’t have all valid facts, (and I haven’t read the Koran either but I’m trusting your review of it as largely barbaric and violent) but there is spin and there is spin. Everyone gets a source from somewhere who gets it from somewhere else who gets it from the top, like right-wing taints left-wing and all that… curious thought? Or am I being a conspiracy nut?

    • September 7, 2011 at 11:57 am #

      I’m not overly cynical about the media, I think people from all sides of an issue are genuine about their cause and believe it or not I read articles from people who are dead set against the points I hold just because I’m curious to know if I’m made any big mistakes. Of course I think the current state of cross-media ownership laws are a conspiracy against democracy.

      I have a lot of issues with the politically correct mob for example, but I can appreciate that their goal is to promote harmony. I just think their methods promote a shallow type of harmony that looks nice on the surface but when a real emergency occurs the community breaks apart so I think, “what was the point in all that energy expended and shaming of people if it didn’t actually do anything constructive?”

      I am cynical about how dependent on stereotypes most people are. People still can’t distinguish “Islam” and “Muslim”, “Christianity” and “Christian”, “Humanism” and “Humanist”. One is the ideal and the other just a person. The ideals of Islam is just horrible and the further Muslims fall short of attaining the ideals of Islam the better it is for everyone, including themselves. The ideals of humanism however, now that’s a completely different story.

      • September 7, 2011 at 12:21 pm #

        I might go read the Koran when I get some time. But there’s a lot of barbaric laws in the old testament of the Bible too. Islam, being comparably younger, is arguably where Catholicism was in the dark days of crusades and so forth. To me there’s a book, and what ideals are written in it, then there’s the interpretation of those words. If what you say is true and the Koran is majorly violent with very little about peace, then that’s worrying because even in another 1000 years the percentage of “new age” muslims who still support the literal word on death and violence an abuse will be much larger than that of Christianity, whose book is overwhelmingly about love. So yes, I do see the alarming problem. Perhaps in the long-term in a multicultural world where the barbaric really are a minority, all this terrorism will mellow out and be diluted to the point of being unsustainable as a cause. But yes, that sounds like a long-shot ideal, doesn’t it…

        • September 7, 2011 at 12:52 pm #

          Christianity and Islam have a few nasty things in common: they both for example are obsessed with the idea that everyone needs to be one of them. They’re therefore hostile to diversity and individualism. However, they do have some important differences:

          In Christianity Jesus frequently opposes violence: stopping the sword fight with his disciples, healing Romans (enemies of the Jews), turn the other cheek and even supporting secularism with his “render unto caesar…” discussion.

          In Islam, when Mohammed isn’t leading soldiers to rape, kill and massacre men, women and children, he’s busy talking about how much pain and suffering he’s going to inflict on everyone who dares question him.

          Personally, I think both Jesus and Mohammed are fairy tales. There’s scant evidence that Mohammed existed but just looking at his career and his supposed career convince me that no one should ever see such a depraved beast as their role-model in life. I’m also well aware that the Bible contains about the same number of blood thirsty passages as the Koran, however, the Koran is a much shorter book so the density of brutality is much higher per page.

          You might also be surprised to find Adam and Jesus in the Koran. 🙂

          • September 8, 2011 at 8:43 pm #

            Overall I’m proud of the Christian Bible, I find it’s an incredibly well connected book of mostly accurate historical accounts with an incredible attention to detail, moral wisdom and hundreds of interconnected prophesies. You can study it so in-depth technically and historically and be fruitfully rewarded with insights, but I’m not so sure the quality of the writing of the Quran/Koran lends the same sort of enigma to its’ passages. I do want to study it too, as I’ve done the Bible, perhaps from an academic perspective, then compare. Anyway, I’ll avoid going too off topic and dragging Christianity’s credibility further into it 🙂 I forgot to say before that I loooved that part about facing Mecca. Never thought of that! Had a good chuckle.

            • Kat
              September 10, 2011 at 10:15 am #

              I’m not sure why you say the Bible is mostly accurate. None of it has been proven as false, and numerous of archeological digs have produced evidence that has proven it to be true.
              This is what the Bible is, a reliable collection of historical documents written by eyewitnesses, during the lifetime of other eyewitnesses, who report supernatural events that fulfill prophecies given long ago, and they claimed that the writings were not of man’s own thought but of a divine nature.

              • September 10, 2011 at 12:21 pm #

                None of it has been proven as false, and numerous of archeological digs have produced evidence that has proven it to be true.

                That’s a massive statement. Firstly, to disprove the first point one only needs to provide one example where the Bible was wrong:

                1. The age of the Earth.
                2. How long the Earth took to be built.
                3. The great flood never happened.
                4. The Israelites were never in Egypt much less slaves there.
                5. No one is so inept to be lost in a desert for 40 years.
                6. Joshua’s genocides never happened and many of the places he describes didn’t exist.
                I could go on all day from one end of the Bible to the second coming which never came.

                The archelogical evidence indicates that the Kingdom of Israel ruled by Saul, David and later Solomon was a collection of small villages making up a tiny faction of the territory claimed for them to control in the old testament. Also that the Jewish religion didn’t come onto the scene until about 2,500-3,000 years ago and not the 4,000 years they claim. King Herod died years before Jesus was born, but the Bible said he was alive when Jesus was born. If Jesus was born earlier then Pontius Pilate wouldn’t have been the Roman governor at the time of his execution. These two historical facts cannot be reconciled with the gospels. Also, the gospels all refer to the destruction of the Jewish temple which happened 40 years after Jesus was supposedly executed, suggesting Jesus died long after Pontius Pilate was dead. To make matter worses, no contemporary historians to Jesus refer to anything about him or the miracles. One would have thought feeding 5,000 people or raising the dead would have made it into the official record at the time.

              • October 18, 2011 at 10:08 am #

                Kat, the Bible has got numerous inconsistencies in it, particularly the old testament. If you want a very interesting, highly recommended audiobook study on the historical elements of the Bible, look up “Learn The Bible In 24 Hours” – it is a little difficult to get into at the start but eventually gets really deeply stuck in to identifying each book one by one, it’s historical links, consistencies and inconsistencies. Overall it’s a pro-Christian look at the Bible and this is mostly because it does prove itself to be reliably accurate more-so than not. Besides that, it’s just a historical must-listen if you’re at all interested in the deeper facets that drove how the Bible of your chosen religion, was written.

            • Mohammed Ali
              March 3, 2012 at 6:22 am #

              Dear friend Andrew, I’m pleased of ur thought of finding Truth… Go ahead… The Quality of something can be checked only when its compared so do Read ‘Quran’… Thn find out which u say the most accurate!!

              • March 30, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

                Thanks Mohammed, I’m open minded, I’ve yet to read the Quran but it’s on my agenda at some stage.

          • Broncosgirl
            April 22, 2012 at 7:16 am #

            The main issue of why Islam as a religion is dangerous is simple: The Koran is meant ( and is ) to be taken LITERALLY! Every word! Now the Bible whether it be the old or the new is not by most accounts taken and used as literal fact or LAW by it’s believers. Yes, some people may actually believe that a man lived inside a whale and other nonsense fairy tales but that’s not the same as when the Koran says that it’s ok (or law) to kill the infidel if he does not convert and they actually mean that literally that it’s OK TO KILL THE INFIDEL! And no Muslim is going to tell you this because they are as you so eloquently wrote about above and I need not repeat the entire passage from the Koran but that it’s ok to lie and promoted to lie about their religion to ALL outsiders. I use to be very skeptical myself when it came to grouping an entire population who happen to be Muslim into this way of thinking but when I actually sat down and did the research and talked to some people of Muslim faith I became very aware of how serious and real this threat to the human race really is! And if you think that last statement was too dramatic then I urgently employ you to do your own research into the matter as I did.

          • Xaynub
            May 28, 2012 at 11:55 am #

            Jason, You are saying muslims are terrorists and giving the example of 9/11. Have you not seen the documentaries ‘Loose change’ and ‘Fahrenheit’ made by people from your religion revealing the truth of your authorities.

            • May 28, 2012 at 2:38 pm #

              My religion? I’m not Christian. Christianity is a religion for pacifist sheep. It preaches obedience to authority, respect for bullies and glorifies slavery. I’m against Christianity too. Just for different reasons to Islam.

              • Xaynub
                May 28, 2012 at 7:46 pm #

                If you are not a christian, its okay but you have not answered my question why you are blaming muslims for 9/11? If you have watched these documentaries you will not blame muslims as terrorists for that particular day.

                • May 29, 2012 at 12:39 pm #

                  Those documentaries, and Zeitgeist etcetera, are just as controversially debated as this article is… plenty of rebuttals and rebuttals to those rebuttals, and so on… basically to believe 9/11 was an inside job takes as much faith as believing in Allah. Not saying that either are incorrect, but it’s a belief… it’s not proven fact.

                  • Mansour
                    April 20, 2013 at 9:37 am #

                    Assuming you are Christian, forgive me if you are not, that is a “proven fact” ?

              • Semper
                April 7, 2013 at 6:21 am #

                My u know nothng abt Islam and Allah only has power 2 guide u. May b a christian and wait 4 hell.

            • one
              September 24, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

              I know people who have been involved in michael moore films. The films are complete bull shit. He just writes what certain people want to hear. He will make up false statements. Just a bunch of illigetimate news reporting. With twisted truths. It wasn’t about oil greed it was about them running out of oil and never invested the money they made wisely. The economy’s are going belly up one by one. It wont be long untill the middle east is a waste land again.

          • sadxyz
            May 17, 2013 at 6:41 pm #

            mr. jason..
            u r not supposed to say any thing about any religion,becoze u dont know the truth..so read AL’QURAN carefully before u speak..

  3. LuciB
    September 11, 2011 at 6:56 pm #

    Excellent article. In a society smothered by political correctness, I am glad to read something so passionate and unapologetic in its criticism of the religion of subjugation and death.

    Just one thing I wanted to clarify regarding rape of Muslim women. Under Sharia law, women are not accepted as witnesses (Muslim or non-Muslim). Under Sharia, a Muslim woman who has been raped must present at least 4 Muslim men as witnesses(!).

    This law comes from the Qur’an. Accusations of adultery against Muhammad’s favorite wife, Aisha, and Muhammad’s desire to exonerate her brought about the requirement that four male Muslim witnesses must be produced in order to establish a crime of adultery or other sexual indiscretions: “Why did they not produce four witnesses? Since they produce not witnesses, they verily are liars in the sight of Allah” (Qur’an 24:13).

    • September 12, 2011 at 7:25 pm #

      I laughed out loud when I read that, then I realised it wasn’t a joke. Millions of people have sufferred enormously, and unnecessarily, because of the slavish admiration of those words. I wonder if that’s the hardest thing for people to realise. Religion is a joke to the educated person in Western countries, even ‘religious’ people think it’s funny, so we seldom think about the appalling suffering it has caused over the centuries. So much pain, we just block it out with a few laughs because to fully comprehend the tragedy would be too much.

    • one
      September 24, 2012 at 5:41 pm #

      Rapist typically don’t rape their victims in front of four people if they do it is more often than not a gang rape. How stupid are you?

  4. Wil
    September 13, 2011 at 11:27 am #

    Historians are actually not certain when Jesus was born. The date 1 AD (Jesus birth) was an arbitrary number decided by someone in the early church based on a great deal of argument over centuries.

    However, below is a referenced excerpt from Wikipedia on the subject.

    To summarize – no one actually knows when Jesus was born. Dates as early as 18 B.C. as well as later than 1 A.D. have been postulated, with some degree of valid documentation.

    Obviously if the date is later than Herod the Greats death then questions regarding the validity of Matthew’s account (not mentioned elsewhere) is suspect and should perhaps be considered more suggestive morally, than historically accurate retelling.

    Quote:

    “Although scholars generally believe that Christ was born some years before A.D. 1, the historical evidence is too sketchy to allow a definitive dating” (Doggett 1992, 579). According to the Gospel of Matthew (2:1,16) Herod the Great was alive when Jesus was born, and ordered the Massacre of the Innocents in response to his birth. Blackburn & Holford-Strevens fix Herod’s death shortly before Passover in 4 BC (2003, 770), and say that those who accept the story of the Massacre of the Innocents sometimes associate the star that led the Biblical Magi with the planetary conjunction of 15 September 7 BC or Halley’s comet of 12 BC; even historians who do not accept the Massacre accept birth under Herod as a tradition older than the written gospels (p. 776).

    The Gospel of Luke (1:5) states that John the Baptist was at least conceived, if not born, under Herod, and that Christ was conceived while John’s mother was in the sixth month of her pregnancy (1:26). Luke’s Gospel also states that Christ was born during the reign of Augustus and while Quirinius was the governor of Syria (2:1-2), . Blackburn and Holford-Strevens (2003, 770) indicate Quirinius’ governorship of Syria began in AD 6, which is incompatible with conception in 4 BC, and say that “St. Luke raises greater difficulty….Most critics therefore discard Luke” (p. 776). Some scholars rely on John’s Gospel to place Christ’s birth in c.18 BC (Blackburn and Holford-Strevens 2003, 776).”

    So anyway – its a matter of contention as to whether or not Jesus was even alive when the purported massacre took place… which makes the whole thing a tad iffy.

  5. Kristie
    October 17, 2011 at 5:59 pm #

    I’d just like to point out that the site used for the graphs on terrorist attacks are from an extremely biased site. In fact, their tagline seems to be “The politically incorrect truth about Islam, one really messed up religion”.
    I understand that you’re trying to provide fuel for discussion but it would be good if the information provided was properly researched not slapped together from any anti-Islam site.

    • October 18, 2011 at 9:03 am #

      Hey Kristie, your comment appears to contain the following assumption:

      If someone takes a particular viewpoint (i.e. Islam is bad) then they automatically must be biased. This relationship does not automatically follow. Although it is possible that it is true in many cases, it is not necessarily true in every case. So individual discretion is required.

      Personally, I would prefer it if they published a link to the source of each article they (www.thereligionofpeace.com) got their figures from. I’ve been able to find every incident I’ve looked for that they described using Google and found that sometimes less people died while sometimes more people died depending how many injured people recovered from their wounds in the days and weeks after the events. I’ve searched about dozen so I can’t confirm the veracity of the data set entirely, but my random sampling leads me to conclude that it’s fair approximation of the reality of Islamic violence.

      • ajd
        April 16, 2013 at 5:55 pm #

        Jason, note that the website says ‘ * Sources for individual incidents
        can be provided upon request.’ under the 6 recent incidents near the top of the page.

      • Mansour
        April 20, 2013 at 10:01 am #

        Jason, i came to this website to see what it was, never again am i returning to these lies that you call “information”
        You say Islam is violent, allow me to give you an example of why it is not.
        I am sure you are referring the “violence” part to a big incident like 9/11 , or any other big issue with Muslims.
        You are trying to tell me, that if i had 5 sheep, and 1 cat, and 1 of those sheep killed that cat, that all of the sheep are now guilty? Is that what you mean to tell me?
        Read this carefully Jason, it is one of the only true lines you will find on this website.
        Muslims do not kill others unless it is for the sake of self defense, which seems fair does it not? Everyone cares for ones life, i will do it to save my life anytime. (unless it could be avoided)
        If Muslims DO kill for pleasure, revenge, or any unnecessary act, they are NOT Muslim. Do you understand what i am trying to get at?
        You CANNOT follow a religion, break a HUGE rule, and still call yourself true to your religion. It cannot be. If you are Muslim, there are guidelines as you know and if you fail to follow these guidelines you will lose your spot in heaven until you do something to make it up or spend your time in hell.
        I want you to picture something Jason, Picture this.
        A man speaks of peace and anti religion when yet, this man is too blind and IGNORANT to see that making FALSE accusations on a religion that is MUCH beyond you and obviously too complex for you will and is causing problems. When there is a problem, there is no peace.
        DO NOT speak of peace if you are going to accuse Muslims of being violent, because people like me will become infuriated with your FALSE accusations and reply to someone who is not worth the time. By making this absolutely IGNORANT website filled with your lies, you are causing problems and these problems KILL peace.
        You speak of Islam being violent as if you are not as well. By making this, you make others angry, therefore causing problems, by doing so you !KILL! peace. Who is the violent one at this point?
        This man i speak of, is obviously you, with this i want to get your lazy eyes and mind off of the fact that nothing but you is peaceful and go read up on the Quran and educate yourself. If you do not believe it after that then that is you. It is not bad and it is not my problem. ALSO, after you have done so, i want you to go look at incidents that classify those who are Christians or non-believers on how they are just as much to blame for the violence in this world as Muslims are. You cannot classify someone as violent based on a religion because it is false. Some Muslims are violent, Islam is NOT. Some Christians are violent, Christianity is NOT. Please remember the example of the sheep and the cat, put it in this case and think with that ignorant little head of yours. Okay?

        And just to show you something, i forgive you for saying all of these lies on my religion. I will not insult you, i will not threaten you. I leave you with a good luck on your quest of trying to convince others that this religion is “evil” and have a wonderful life.

        For all others reading and believing what this man says, take into consideration what i have said here, and please, i beg you to educate yourself with not just Islam but any other religion to understand how connected we all are and how much we should all love each other as though we were family. You do not need to believe or follow any religion, in my honest opinion, you live your life, you die, and you are judged in the end.

        Until we truly understand each other, we will never reach the “peace” that you speak of.

    • October 18, 2011 at 9:50 am #

      While I support people willing to practice Islam peacefully, it’s kinda a telling sign that it’s so darn easy to find enough stats to “slap together” a site exposing Islam as dangerous, although it seems to be the toxic combination of Islam and unwillingness to break from certain “traditional” 2nd-world / 3rd-world cultures that are damaging to a democratic, liberal, equal society. Judaism was once just as toxic, too. But back then, the whole world kinda was that barbaric. Today, Islam needs to evolve much faster to keep up with 21st century movements in liberties. A lot of muslims realise this and are actively campaigning (outside of their countries of origin, where it’s safer) this fact.

  6. December 4, 2011 at 12:08 am #

    On point no. 6

    First of all, it is misleading to use the last 10 years as a basis for Islam being more violent than any other religion, on the whole, as your sub title implies. Some more research would assist your argument, if it is indeed an accurate one.

    Secondly, the ‘the religion of peace’ website is so clearly an anti Islamic hate website it cannot be considered an objective source, it has no information on how it collects its data and it cannot possibly be considered a reliable source for any sound argument.

    ‘Even the Oslo murderer, who called himself a Christian, said his actions were necessary to fight Islam.’ (Does this justify his actions? If not, why mention it at all?)

    ‘Islamic terrorism has killed 150,000+ civilians since the World Trade Centre attack 10 years ago.’ (Where is your reference or evidence for this, or are you relying on the unsourced TROP website?)

    The combined number of civilian deaths resulting from the Afghan and Iraq wars is approximately 80,000 – this is incorrect, the number of victims from the Iraq war is now over 100,000 (Source: Iraqbodycount.org) while in Afghanistan the number is around 30,000 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civilian_casualties_in_the_War_in_Afghanistan_%282001%E2%80%93present%29, forgive me for using Wikipedia, but the article is well referenced).

    If you want to have hateful views against a religion that’s fine, but if you really need solid, objective and accurate evidence to back up your claims.

    • January 18, 2012 at 4:12 pm #

      Sorry, but Christianity did not start specifically as a religion of conquest, that happened much later. Islam was immediately about conquest and slavery. If you would just bother to read anything about Islam you’d realise that it depended on armed conflict to spread it a lot more than even a bloody religion like Christianity. Hell, Judaism is full of the glorification of war and violence and yet Islam actually employed these violent measures far more than Judaism ever did. Islam spreads by violence and deception, that’s not a fact open to dispute any more than it is the case with Christianity. Nor does it’s similarity with Christianity in this regard excuse Islam in any way for being so violent.

      If the religion of peace website is biased because it is anti-Islam then every Islamic person is biased because they are pro-Islam so that means only people who don’t give a shit have an opinion worth listening to? 🙂 Experts in every field are passionate people, the people from TRoP are passionate and well educated experts on Islam. They’ve read a lot more than you have on the topic and your argument is simply “They’ve read too much! They know too much!” No. If you want to complain about bias, point out a specific instance, but do not carry out character assassination without positive evidence otherwise you’re clearly the one who’s biased.

      Hmmm… I used the same page to get my figures from (Wikipedia) I’m actually disturbed it changed so much between the 6th of September and the 4th of December. I can’t really offer much more of an argument in defence since we’re quoting the same source.

      “If you want to have hateful views against a religion that’s fine, but if you really need solid, objective and accurate evidence to back up your claims.”

      I’m entirely entitled to hate religion, no one has the right to tell me hating a religion is wrong. I don’t hate religious people, I hate religions. They are ideas, very sick and bad ideas and to hate an idea one only needs logic and a set of values like “honestly”, “truth” and “justice” to see that most religions are devoid of these values and as such are worthy of my scorn… and frankly when where when religion was making claims of certaintly about the world and human nature? Why weren’t you there telling them it’s all very well to make claims about the world and human nature, but they reall need solid objective and accurate evidence to back up their claims before they start converting, killing and enslaving people.

    • Mohammed Ali
      March 3, 2012 at 6:57 am #

      Better view of point… I think every1 who hates other religion must read it!

    • Mohammed Ali
      March 3, 2012 at 6:59 am #

      Better view of point from Stublogs… I think every1 who hates other religion must read Stublogs comment!

  7. Anonymous
    March 7, 2012 at 5:10 pm #

    i am a muslim and i can tell you that most of the “facts of islam” in this article are complete bullshit. just another bash islam article

    • Mohammed Ali
      March 8, 2012 at 4:50 am #

      Assalamu Alaikum Mr.Anonymous… Pls be specific to which article u relate so others should not misunderstand..

    • March 9, 2012 at 2:49 pm #

      Wow, thank you for your authoritive statement there Mr. Anonymous. Mmmm… tell me then, why do so many people have a hostile view of Islam?

      • Mohammed Ali
        March 10, 2012 at 6:10 am #

        Today the fastest growing religion is Islam… Those who hav hostile view must be surely jealous of its growing characteristics..

        • Anonymous 2
          March 14, 2012 at 7:52 am #

          Both Islam and Christianity are evil. In the current era, Islam is becoming a serious problem. Those who don’t think extremism is commonplace should watch Undercover Mosque. I think Western civilization may have to pay the price for their tolerance towards Islam in the future. Just for reference, this is 1/8 of a man speaking. I don’t believe in imaginary things.

          • Anonymous
            March 15, 2012 at 5:35 am #

            In the current era, Islam is becoming a serious problem. Can you explain how?

        • one who is like God
          September 24, 2012 at 5:27 pm #

          Grows by use of force and money not by choice. A drug king pin grows the same way like a virus.

      • islamrulez4eva
        March 2, 2013 at 8:53 am #

        im sorry but do u actually think us muslims will stay quiet after reading this load of bullshit i neva swear but this time u have forced me and there is one thing u dnt know bout islam its that all muslims will go to heaven and all non-believers will not

  8. Rasmus Denmark
    March 23, 2012 at 8:18 pm #

    Ignorant people how can any one believe in a god that they have never seen felt or heard themselves???? Do you really have that little self respect and courage to believe in yourself and other HUMAN BEINGS, rather than some fictive a-holes ??

    Basically when you look at religion it all comes down to money and power… AND THATS IT!

    You might be thinking of me now as a Hippie duschbag that wants nothing else than we all live in happiness but thats not the fact.

    I’m just a regular guy who had enough Religion in his life not to be so ignorant to say: “Well, how good my life is depends on some guy in heaven, if he likes me or not!”

    COME ON WE LIVE IN 2012, OPEN YOU EYES AND STOP BEING IGNORANT, BELIEVING IN THE HUMAN RACE IS WAY BETTER!

    and if we believe in each other we won’t fight and religious war is over! 😉

    • March 26, 2012 at 4:51 pm #

      Living in 2012 is all the more reason, actually. I don’t see how believing in some of the mind-bending physics that makes up our universe is any different to believing in intelligent beings we would consider God-like. If you’ve researched string theory, multiverse theory, 10-dimensional physics, sub-quantum mechanics or higher dimensional physics, you start to develop a real respect and understanding for just how limited in understanding, human 3-dimensional life is. I’m talking pure science here: We know intelligence can spontaneously evolve in 3 dimensions. Fact. Can it evolve in higher ones? If, mathematically, we can already prove that 4 dimensions [3 dimensions + time] isn’t all there is, then there isn’t much of a leap of faith to assume that in ALL of time (ie: outside the time plane) intelligent life has not evolved. If it has, that’s a God, right there.

  9. atheist
    May 21, 2012 at 11:31 pm #

    islam is a stupid religion. just taking pride in foolishness. christianity is a much more friendly religion. im an atheist, i think christianity is better than islam becoz it practically works.. but there are things i disagree with christianity too. islam is a lame religion- they are brainwashed since birth to believe in some god figure, some sexist racist, sick basturd who is all mighty and powerful superhero faggot. muslims should go fuck themselves for their primitive views.. abrahamic bullshit are fighting against mother nature! u are what u are.. u are good, u are bad too.. u are not perfect. u are what u are.. u cant change it. religion tells people to complain about it. as an atheist, i’d deal with the problem..i think mohammed ali is an illiterate fag- bitch stop commenting shit that hasn’t done any good on a large scale to humanity!

    • Anonymous
      May 22, 2012 at 7:28 am #

      You just think but u have never come across with other religion people. U believe just wat u live but I must say life is beyond ur imagination.. There is something called faith which u lack.. U r ready to believe in the scientific facts proven by todays people but u dont want to believe in the sceintific facts proven long back (for ref. Read QURAN), this implies u just dont care about others then y the hell u comment on others?? Whether u r an atheist or not, everyone deals with their own problem, there is nothing of religion to do with the problems.. Even being atheist u support christianity which means u r not completely atheist too..When u hav problem in ur own belief, u must learn to soleve and not just blame other religions for ur atheisism..

    • sohrab
      June 1, 2012 at 10:11 pm #

      Do you think that We don’t have any reason.We have our phylosophies that they can prove that opur God is like this.I can prove it too i am just 15 years old.BUT DO U HAVE ANY REASON THAT WHY THERE IS NO GOD AND EVERYTHING IS BACK TO MOTHER OF NATURE?OR ****YOU JUST GUESE****?

  10. IHATEISLAM
    May 24, 2012 at 4:04 pm #

    Easy said.. Kick all the muslims out of the western countries.. Fly them back to the desert, and save the parachute.. Afterwards: Nuke the f*cking middleeast!!

    We hate you!! And you know why.. Don’t give me that swwet talk bullshit.. Islam is fucked, my sister was married to three bastards of yours, so I know all I have to know.

    DIE!

    • sohrab
      May 27, 2012 at 6:14 pm #

      Islam is sth and muslims are sth else so be a little just.

    • Jibran
      December 17, 2012 at 2:08 am #

      Very mature response from you … Jackass.

    • December 17, 2012 at 8:31 am #

      Why did your sister get married to a second and third Muslim husband if the first was so bad?

  11. sohrab
    May 27, 2012 at 6:10 pm #

    i realy hope so that you people go and read quran exactly these verses and verses befor them and after them to get your answers and go listen to muslim’s words too.if you want the truth you have to do that.some verses from quran:
    **And give to the orphans their property and do not substitute worthless (things) for (their) good (ones) and do not devour their property (as an addition) to your own property;this is surely a great crime**
    is this a dangerous religion?
    be nice to your wife to children and be nice to your parent and listen to them;does a dangerous religion say that?
    And surely God doesn’t need our pray we need it because if we don’t we will forget him honostly do you think about GOd and world for 10 minuts!!!!???
    so please go and think and believe me Islam is a religion that you need to think about it.Islam have great philosophy like allame tabatabaei.go and read about them and read about how did islam’s prophet act to people children and even enemies……….

  12. sohrab
    May 27, 2012 at 6:12 pm #

    Abdol malek rigi and Ben laden are not muslims they are animals.Islam is so different from that you see i explained it on the top of this post(a little explanation)

    • May 29, 2012 at 12:48 pm #

      I believe in your peaceful version of Islam, Sohrab, just like I believe in the peaceful version of Christianity. You need to campaign to Islamic extremists and convert them, not us Westerners. We’ll believe in the power of Islam as a religion of peace when it can conquer the extremists itself.

      • sohrab
        June 1, 2012 at 10:05 pm #

        i want to say sth about Christianity. you know Islam accept it but it doesn’t accept Islam and some verses from quran:Sura of Miriam(MARYAM)
        **Then (the child) called out to her from beneath her:Grieve not, surely your Lord has made a stream to flow beneat you;
        And shake towards you the trunk of the palmtree it will drop on you fresh ripe dates;
        So eat and drink and refresh th eye.Then if you see any mortal’ say Surely I have vowed a fast to Beneficent Allah, so I shall not speak to any man today
        And she came to the people with him, carrying him (with her).They said:O Marium! surely you have done a strange thing
        I sister of Haroun! your father was not a bad man nor was your mother an unchaste woman.
        But she pointed to him.They said:How should we speak to on e who was a child in the cradle?
        He said:Surely I am a servant of Allah; He has given me the Book and made me a prophet;
        And he has made me blessed wherever I may be, and He has enjoid on me prayer and poorate so long as I live
        And dutiful to my mother and he has not made me insolent, unblessed;
        And peace on me on the day I was born And on the day i die, and on the day I am raised to life.
        Such is Isa(Jesus), son of Marium;(this is) the saying of truth about which they dispute.
        It beseems not Allah that he should take to Himself a son,glory to be Him;when He has decredd a matter He only says to it “Be” and it is[it means God wanted to Marium has a son so it happend not Isa is son of God, How can God hav a son when he have no wife.you mean Marium is His wife.NO not at all,He has made every thing and he has not been made.THis is a god that we pray.And he is not at all weak.]

      • Mohammed Ali
        July 4, 2012 at 5:34 am #

        Sohrab is not campaigning but rather correcting & giving the rt explaination for the wrong things posted above.. As u know very well know, Islam is not a part of Christianism but Christianity is a part of Islam Ref:(Quran & Bible) then if u believe in versions of both Islam and Christianism then u’ve already embraced Islam.. One cannot just say he believes in something unless he has Faith on it..so if u hav d real faith, u need nt wait for extremist to convert in order to believe in d power of Islam but rather u wld provide righteous explaination for ur own belief…!!

        • July 5, 2012 at 11:36 am #

          Christianity and Islam are completely separate, how is it that either religion is a part of the other? Even in the extremely early days of Christianity, both religions were trying to minister to one another as they both developed in total separation. The Quran reads nothing like the Bible. Have you read both from cover to cover?

          • Mohammed Ali
            July 7, 2012 at 4:08 am #

            I said Bible is a part of Quran but not exactly like Quran.. One can say its like the Bible has taken some parts from Quran, added some extra things 4m their side and claim it to be a Holybook.. But to be a Holybook it should be the wordings of God and not the human being as in the case of Bible. Even in bible nowhere mentioned tat “I’m the God,worship me” but its christians who claim Jesus to be the son of God and they Exalt everything about Jesus but they never speak of God which is none other than ALLAH. .

            • July 7, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

              I think you’re trying to say that some of their ideologies are similar. Which is true. But I encourage you to do some history lessons on how Christianity vs Islam actually began and how their books were written. Christianity is an older religion than Islam, the Bible was “mostly” written by the time Mohammed was born.

  13. sohrab
    June 1, 2012 at 9:44 pm #

    PLEASE PAY ATTEMTION:you people nedd to now a female is not a haf male they will give 1/2 men from their parents when they are dead but look a man needs to work out and buy for home and give woman money as a husband and buy for her and his children clothes and … a man need hat money more than a woman but i agree there are women that do as man but they are not too much.

  14. sohrab
    June 1, 2012 at 10:21 pm #

    IN the *reasons why Islam is wrong* there is one reason:”Selling a wife is perfectly ok:”
    it seems ok BUT have read the entire VERSE:
    **And if you wish to have (one) wife in place of another and you have given one of them a heap of golg(It doesn’t mean a money that you give to a slut,it is their property when you want to devorce them *you can read the past verses)then take not from it anything(when you devorce them);would you take it by slandering (her) and (doing her) manifest wrong?

  15. sohrab
    June 2, 2012 at 9:58 pm #

    i want to say sth about Christianity. you know Islam accept it but it doesn’t accept Islam and some verses from quran:Sura of Miriam(MARYAM)
    **Then (the child) called out to her from beneath her:Grieve not, surely your Lord has made a stream to flow beneat you;
    And shake towards you the trunk of the palmtree it will drop on you fresh ripe dates;
    So eat and drink and refresh th eye.Then if you see any mortal’ say Surely I have vowed a fast to Beneficent Allah, so I shall not speak to any man today
    And she came to the people with him, carrying him (with her).They said:O Marium! surely you have done a strange thing
    O sister of Haroun! your father was not a bad man nor was your mother an unchaste woman.
    But she pointed to him.They said:How should we speak to on e who was a child in the cradle?
    He said:Surely I am a servant of Allah; He has given me the Book and made me a prophet;
    And he has made me blessed wherever I may be, and He has enjoid on me prayer and poorate so long as I live
    And dutiful to my mother and he has not made me insolent, unblessed;
    And peace on me on the day I was born And on the day i die, and on the day I am raised to life.
    Such is Isa(Jesus), son of Marium;(this is) the saying of truth about which they dispute.
    It beseems not Allah that he should take to Himself a son,glory to be Him;when He has decredd a matter He only says to it “Be” and it is[it means God wanted to Marium has a son so it happend not Isa is son of God, How can God hav a son when he have no wife.you mean Marium is His wife.NO not at all,He has made every thing and he has not been made.THis is a god that we pray.And he is not at all weak.]

    • July 5, 2012 at 11:38 am #

      If Islam accepted Christianity it wouldn’t be outlawed in 51 countries. How many countries is Islam outlawed in?

      • July 6, 2012 at 8:28 am #

        If indeed that stat is true and after a quick google search I cannot find any reference to see that it is, would be a problem of Islam, or of repressive governments acting in the name of Islam?

      • sohrab
        July 17, 2012 at 12:42 am #

        why you see a country and you think it is Islam.Islam aceept Christianity because Jesus was a prophet but now Islam is more complete.look, Christianity has changed and it is not true as it was.people changed it .you wanna know why?Because if it was the last religion it didn’t have 4 books.don’t you get it?And every one who is a christian please show me HOW can God have a son?

        • July 17, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

          Sure. Allow me to point your curiosity to this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUy-H5MmeGU

          • sohrab
            October 19, 2012 at 5:38 am #

            (Please Please Please read all of it.)
            I watched the show and i swear to god that it is not logically accepted.maybe for a person who doesn’t know philosophy it is but i know.and i want to name the problems of the video:
            1:If God is Omniscient he doesn’t need to be every were.God has no place and no body.He is out of time and not in any places and his knowledge is not depended on being in a place.
            2:if god is every where so he have a body and every thing which have a body can be separated to parts so it cannot be immortal because he need his parts of his body, so he cannot be god.
            3:And the cube that he says (that is like we don’t understand) can be separated to squares and be one cube is because it is substance.
            4: If God say that I am three for you!!!!!!!1so he lied to you(If it is because of us to know three thing is needed to understand him and he is not really three)
            5:IF IF IF!!! he is Hyper dimensional it doesn’t mean that he is more than a Unitarian Bring.In fact it is impossible 1.that a being can be separated to other beings and 2.three separate beings be one being .for 1:because being cannot be separated because it is not substance and if for ex. it can be separated it will not be the last being. and for 2:One being is one and three beings cannot be one because if they are separate beings they can not be one being because if they can they are not three separate beings and they are not themselves.
            6:And if trinity is true why God want to explain himself the way that people don’t understand.And if people don’t have faith in trinity, God cannot be mad at them , because god explained himself the way that people don’t understand,so he should not expect them to understand and have faith in it.
            7:And if Jesus is God , why did he eat food ,and if his divinity is same as god who did he pray to?Who did he ask for forgiveness for his people?If he is God why did he kill himself that his people will be forgiven And why didn’t he forgive them himself?

  16. ahmadreza
    June 11, 2012 at 10:27 pm #

    this is not reasons to say Islam is wrong because Islam is the best Religion in the world you can find out that .there is easy way to understand that . you can read koran

  17. maria lheyn
    June 28, 2012 at 9:30 pm #

    WHY MUSLIM EVEN THEM THEY CANNOT UNITE…IN INDIA MUSLIM IS DIFF, IN MALAYSIA, INDONESIA, PAKISTAN AND ESPECIALLY HERE ON MY COUNTRY PHILIPPINES… MY DEAR FRIEND IS RIGHT RELIGION IS ONLY PART OF OUR GENERATION BUT NOBODY CAN TELL THE TRUTH IF I WILL SPEAK MAYBE I WILL GET MILLIONS OF FOLLOWERS IF I CREATE A NEW RELIGION…LET ME EXPLAIN ” DO YOU BELIEVE GOD CREATED THIS WORLD” OF COURSE ABSOLUTELY THE ANSWER IS YES” DO YOU BELIEVE ALSO GOD MADE GOOD THINGS ONLY ” OF COURSE YOUR ANSWER IS YES” NOBODY UNTIL NOW CAN TELL WHAT IS THE REAL THINGS HAPPEN DURING GOD TIMES” AND ALL THE RELIGION SAID THIS IS THE TRUTH DO THIS AND DO THAT ..THAT ACCORDING TO THE HOLY WORD OF GOD WE HAVE TO DO THIS AND DO THAT…GOD NEVER WRITE HE ONLY SPEAK AND HAS ONLY A VOICE EVEN THE BAD SPIRIT HAS ONLY A VOICE NOBODY CAN SEE THEM WHO AND WHAT IS THE FACE OF THEM. EVEN ADAM AND EVE THEY DON’T KNOW WHO IS THE CREATOR NO NAME JUST ONLY GOD.
    THIS IS THE SYSTEMATIC STUDY OF KNOWLEDGE ” GOD MADE AS FLESH SO WE CAN SEE, CAN FEEL ,CAN TALK AND CAN DO WHAT WE WANT. GOD MADE NOT ONLY GOOD THINGS BUT ALSO BAD THINGS FOR AS TO DETERMINE THE WORD OF BALANCE THAT IS 4 ELEMENTS LIGHT FIRE, AIR, WATER, AND LAND(AIR NOMADS)… THE MOVIE CONSTANTINE AND THE LAST AIR BENDER IS A GOOD SIMILAR HAS A REALITY MESSAGE FOR US….

  18. Anonymous
    July 14, 2012 at 2:04 pm #

    Jason Sunderland.. fuck off… Islam is a complete model of life don’t see what muslims are doing.. see the religion.. but dont interpret blindly… sorry for the expression but there is a limit and u know well as well as the pope that only islam is veridict until the day of judgement

    • sohrab
      July 17, 2012 at 12:36 am #

      Look i am a muslim but you just did a sin .i mean ,fuck of!!!! serusly?watch your mouth.

    • Khusro Mirza
      October 23, 2012 at 1:36 am #

      O really,I,ll tell you who create what and where.So what ever the Muslims are doing its all your creations,Killings,rape,without getting married having sex,Rape,murderers,Assaults,muggings,crusades,for what and for whom,Muslims only,y not any one had a crusade with another religions,y Islam and a Muslims.just for nothing.remember 9/11.it was all inside job,Who paid the price.Muslims,Oil for food,Iraq,who play the games you,who paid the price,innocent muslims childrens,kids,who confiscate the land of Palestine,you ,and after killing them in their own land which belong to the muslims,who pay the price,muslims,tell me y the fuck muslims have to pay the price,y not any other religion countries.The think is that when the people knows that what ever the other religion create bull shit then of course muslims will and had and have to pay the price.they know that if we keep killing only muslims they won,t say any thing to us.and we can do any shits,any crimes,what we do,make,think,create,ect ect,out of no where muslims will pay the price.poor innocents.

  19. FUCK ISLAM
    July 22, 2012 at 3:14 pm #

    I USE THE BOOK OF QUR-AN TO WIPE MY ASS.

    • sohrab
      August 30, 2012 at 12:15 pm #

      hello and peace on you.why are you being so rough about it.this book is amazing.have you ever read it?or you just heared?i mean it is the sample of humanity, being good whit parents, whit orphans,it says not to steal, not to insult to other people, pray one god.our prophet was the samples of being good for people.He helped the people who hadn’t food to eat.quran says don’t yell at your parents that it is a great sin.it doesn’t say to kill people.It doesn’t say to be rude with other people who don’t belive in Islam.there are some persons who say that we are muslims but they want to take advantage of it. and if you don’t belive in Islam, at least live in peace and do not insult any religion, not just Islam, any religion diserve respect.So this is what i say.i wish a life for you that it is full of hap[ieness and great events.

      • March 3, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

        While I agree with all the point you’ve put forth but then you are forgetting the centric topic in the Quran. “WOMEN”. Women are said to be below their husbands. WHY? Isn’t Allah the one who created us? If so, then why is he discriminating?
        I also do not understand why all of you supporters of Islam are writing here. I get that you don’t agree but this man did his amount of research and wrote a beautiful piece.

    • Khusro Mirza
      October 23, 2012 at 1:37 am #

      next time i will do with the bible,so if u have a power to stop me,try it.

    • Anonymous
      May 26, 2013 at 11:04 pm #

      استغفر الله العلي العظيم

  20. JustSaying
    July 24, 2012 at 10:41 pm #

    Islam has hurt many people in my life,
    and I’m barely two decades old.
    I do not support Islam in any fucking way.
    And for all you overzealous Muslim punks…
    This article was beautifully written.
    Why don’t you read this instead of the fucking Quran?

  21. Anonymous
    August 10, 2012 at 5:30 pm #

    And so it progressed to a religion debate where no one wins! 😀

  22. gicu
    September 9, 2012 at 11:26 am #

    what do you aspect from a pedofl profet?

    • Khusro Mirza
      October 23, 2012 at 1:40 am #

      Your religion ass.your believers your thinking,your imaginations and your holy fuck book.understand.

  23. Anonymous
    September 20, 2012 at 8:33 am #

    Just read the Quran, well most of it… What a piece of trash (way worse than the Bible, which was already a stupid book in my opinion)

  24. September 20, 2012 at 3:39 pm #

    “MUSLIM RAGE,” screams Newsweek’s new cover story about last week’s violent anti-American protests. Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the well-known anti-Islam activist, is here to tell “us” (The_West) how to “end it.” And it’s true, isn’t it? All Muslims are constantly raging about everything. So to pay tribute to Ali’s article — which describes the protesters as “the mainstream of contemporary Islam” — and the subtle, smart cover that accompanies it, we’ve collected 13 striking, powerful images of MUSLIM RAGE:

    http://gawker.com/5943828/13-powerful-images-of-muslim-rage?utm_source=Gawker+Newsletter&utm_campaign=84e4b71593-UA-142218-2&utm_medium=email

    /end sarcasm

  25. one who is like God
    September 24, 2012 at 5:16 pm #

    Wondering if the koran had any true links to the bible. I looked into The Koran to find any praisable passages that could help me out in life, All I found were twisted seemingly good but problematic passages that cause problems. I’m one with people who had a devine intervention in their life. I once found an Islamic teenager who had a devine intervention and spoke with God. He called God Allah. I then asked him. Did god tell you his name was Allah. He replied no. I really feel deep hearted saddness for these people. These die hard Islamists prance around like cut throat satanists. By the way mohammad should of known better. The devil comes desguised as an angel of light. He sounds like God but his words are not like God’s. Once he knows you figured him out he doesnt let up.

  26. Emir
    October 4, 2012 at 5:09 am #

    1. I just found out according to this article, that you are an ignorant person
    2. America destroyed the World Trade Center, so they had a reason to start war
    3. Islam is the only religion that speaks the truth. I don’t think the bible ever mentioned that the world was round or told us about the big bang

  27. sohrab
    October 19, 2012 at 5:47 am #

    please read my comment in answer to the video that says why trinity is true(the comment is from *Andrew Beato
    July 17, 2012 at 4:48 pm #
    *and i answered )please read it.)the comment is before some of the last comments.)Thank you.

  28. November 19, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

    First islam I believe is wrong, it sucks the life right out of you and I have personal experience with muslims as I am married to a man who comes from a muslim family. This way of life makes me feel so empty can’t even explain it. You don’t live for yourself to make yourself happy and I feel so unhappy, anyways to muslims face a certain way while praying to try to be as close as possible to kabaa.

    • Islamrulez4eva
      March 5, 2013 at 6:38 am #

      Has anyone heard about the man who was going to break the dome of madina and he got burned by the sun and he had to be buried there

  29. November 19, 2012 at 2:11 pm #

    to muslims I would just like to say that living for some other greater purpose other then allah can make you feel so happy and free, it is a beautiful feeling that brings so much happiness. I’ve tried and tried to understand this so called religion but my heart will not let me. To be perfectly honest I prayed to God one day and said God if islam is false please no matter what do not let me follow it or believe it, maybe this is why I can not feel satisfied with this religion maybe my prayers were answered that day. I have seen first hand from so called modest muslims how they talk down about other religions saying kafur and jew bag in reference to greedy people. I love my husband and it really sucks that his family is muslim I feel uncomfortable around them they have no morals do not know how to treat other people. This so called religion is evil an evil that feeds their nasty ego’s and pride. all they care about is allah money and showing off how good of a muslim they are and what they own etc house blah blah blah. Almost everyday I obsessively try to understand this religious cult but I can’t because I have the advantage of having been born with no expectations put on me I became my own person I don’t have the subconcious thought of trying to please a parent with my islam religion. I am one hundred percent able to choose what I want to believe, this is an amazing feeling. Children born into islam do not have this choice they can choose to leave the religion but then they subconciously feel guilty ect because this is what has been dwelled into their heads from the moment of birth. Islam can become a compulsion an obsession, it is so wrong I know that if I voiced these oppinions to my inlaws I would be shunned. I know though that in my heart the next time I am asked my oppinion about islam I will voice what I truly believe that islam is wrong and there is so much evidence out there to support that fact.

    • emulio
      November 19, 2012 at 9:59 pm #

      I couldn’t agree more with Christina. Among all other religions, there’s no doubt that Islam is the worst (I’ve already backed up evidences for this claim). Ironically, I think that Islam also has the most systematic indoctrination too. That’s why it’s extremely hard to leave this religion once you’re there.

  30. November 19, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

    one final comment I forgot to post and yes this sounds sick but I must say it, a poster above commented that is says in the quran and I am not quoting but he said the quran says that all young children go in to heaven as virgins and become “virgin kings or queens” now as soon as I heard this the first thing that came to mind is oh my god is this where they get there 42 virgins from do these children grow for a bit up in heaven until they reach a bit older age and then fulfill there duty as becoming one of the 42 virgins. Wow how sick and deceiving would that be. I wouldn’t be surprised after all isn’t allah the great deceiver.

    • _Redz_
      June 6, 2013 at 11:50 pm #

      Peace be with you all…..

      I’m a Muslim, all that I can say that “To the one who Allah guide nobody can mislead him except Allah, and to the one who Allah mislead nobody can guide him except Allah”.

      If your a man who find knowledge about Islam not about in destroying it but in knowing the truth, surely you will not be mislead.

      May Allah guide all the disbeliever…And forgive all of them….We Muslims don’t wish to argue but to bring peace, To those people that you say terrorist do you think that we want them to be like that, all of us, it’s the matter of what that person thinks he is between good and bad, we people have freewill so we choose what we are doing, so don’t judge on people cause people are not perfect but religions are….

      I have also observe that why us the Muslims are being the bad ones? I think that when you look to the news you always find about a topic about “A Muslim killing, raping, doing bad and such all bad things” you are really curious about Muslims being a terrorist, all that I can advice to you disbelievers that a man cannot be a Muslim unless he follow what Allah commanded him to do and avoid the bad things in this world, all the things that you see in the world is all created by Allah and it has a purpose why it is created it might be reward, a punishment or a challenge….

      I’m just 15 year old Filipino Muslim I follow what Allah commanded me to do and avoid what Allah prohibited….

      SO PLEASE BROTHER AND SISTERS HAVE PEACE IN YOUR BODY, MIND, AND SOUL… You will never be peace if you argue about this things…..

      MAY ALLAH FORGIVE YOU AND ME…….

  31. December 5, 2012 at 2:18 am #

    hi, reading this made me had a thought that this article still has lack of understanding in Islam. i would not make any attempt to argues back those 7 points, because I think, it will be better for you to find out yourself through well establish Islamic institutions, real life experience in Islamic country, or even dialogue session with someone good in Islamic communication field. you will find a big difference and meaning later.

    still, i will give my comments on how you describe Islam is:

    1. the perspective of the article understanding Islam is based on direct translation of the Quran, and the description were totally on the author’s perspective/ judgement/ reason itself. the argues seems bias since it do not compare to establish report or anything similar. the example- just one example concludes everything? the conclusion seem very general,

    I suggest you find tafsir/ tafseer of the Quran, it is like the analysis of the translation.discuss with some scholars. it is important to understand the true meaning of the Quran verse in Arabic. It just like learning knowledge in different language, quit difficult to understand by learning yourself is not it?

    2. sources of Islamic understanding, really not enough. try to study Al Muqaddimah wrote by ibn khaldun or Ibn Khaldun’s Prolegomena.

    all in all, what i can say is that, this is the typical understanding about Islam for all people who never experience Islam environment or observe Islam/ Muslim from afar. I do not totally give blame to this people, because it might be the Muslim self do not portrays good practice of Islam. Islam is really a good teaching, but the followers- not a good practicer (some). that is the true fact and challenge in the Muslim world. Forget about the follower, do dig more details about Islam.

    May you will find the truth of Islam, and be part of Islam.

    – I grown up as Muslim, I was once before confused about Islam because everything I learnt in school were clashed in real life. this happens because not all Muslim really understands Islam is, they just know the basic,yet minimally practice it. As I grow up, my intention to understand the practicality of Islam get increase from time to time. my understanding of Islam getting clear and really relevant since i go to IIUM (do google). i feel released now, for at least i have find the truth i have been looking so long before. again, may you will find the truth of Islam 🙂

  32. Islam is Peaceful
    December 5, 2012 at 7:38 am #

    If you want to rid of violence than you have to get rid of human beings we are a being of violence and peace, it has nothing to do with any religion rather the biggest problem is dealing with our inner tension which then leads to violence. Every religion be it Budhist, christianity or islam have to deal with violence and therefore all these religions has an essence to teach the human being on how to deal with this violence acts.

    Never forget the blood of an innocent afghani or iraqi is as valuable as the blood of an innocent American…lets be hamble and not criticising each other and in the name of human rights which is the best mean you can promote bad or worst attitude therefore promoting such kind of article and a conclusion of Islam to be violence can be very dangerous. Therefore lets live together with respect and peace despite you religious beliefs.

    YES for all MUSLIMS the Qur’an IS the very WORD OF GOD, the problem then is not with the holy scripture but rather the reader, who is a human being trying to understand the word of God, when reading the Quran you probably know what is your mind in addition your heart with a different direction therefore with such pragmatic mind set and emotional being you cannot expect to understand whats in the text, just by reading a single sentence you cannot say that you understood the whole theology and philosophy and historical revelation behind that sentence. Deep faith comes with intellect, therefore educating ourself whilst liberating ourself from emotional mind set is way forward…

    Dont rely on history bcos we can proof anything in history…..

    Look at your heart and see if you are at peace…..Islam teaches us on how to obtain that inner being of peace in your heart, by entering the highest form of peace with God. And then also another biggest issue is FORGIVENESS…as if you dont forgive then you cause this pragmatic mind set.

    • March 3, 2013 at 3:04 pm #

      Oh yeah? Islam promotes discrimination of women. My question is if your creator is responsible for your existence then why is he wanting to hear praises of himself 5 times a day? My mother, who is a muslim along with the rest of my family they always failed to answer this question. I am not denying the fact that Islam does teach some good values but as a whole Islam causes more damage then good. Don’t get me wrong I am sympathetic to every innocent muslim who lost their life. But, if you come to think of it then it were the muslims who started the war with America in the first place. I am against believing that women are to wash their husband’s feet ( that’s what they are for) .
      Also, I do not know if you are aware, the Quran is constantly emphasizing on how “great” Allah is. Can respect be taught? It’s earned. I also do not understand that if you’re to speak “for” then why are you ruining this man’s article? He is brilliant. Hats off.

      • Islam is Peaceful
        March 4, 2013 at 2:34 am #

        Yes this article is biased from my prospects and believes he quotes the Quran out of context to make his point, which is also what he beleives, everybody is doing this muslims to justify going to war and non muslims to attack a religion of peace…….everyone is entitled to their opinion, also critical thinking is encouraged in islam, so when the man’s article says in Islam men can marry 2,3, or 4 wifes, and YES it does say that but when you read the full verse it is actually encouraging to marry only one……the only religious scripture in the world that says marry only one, YES the only one as well. When you say Muslims are to blame in the first place, what do you say about these facts then

        1. The First World War 17 million dead (caused by non-Muslims)
        2. The Second World War 50-55 million dead (caused by non-Muslims)g
        3. Nagasaki atomic bombs 200,000 dead (caused by non-Muslims)
        4. The war in Vietnam over 5 million dead (caused by non-Muslims)
        5. The war in Bosnia / Kosovo over 500,000 dead (caused non-Muslims)
        6. War in Iraq (so far) 1,200,000 deaths (caused non-Muslims)
        7. Afghanistan, Burma etc. (caused by Non-Muslims)
        You still think that Islam has a problem.

        Yes you are right respect is not taught but earned……And Allah has respected a women right from its creation and islam has given us our freedom 1400 years ago…when she is first born, she opens a door of heaven for her father, when she is a wife she completes half the religion for her husband, when she is a mother heaven lies under her feet….these are just few….islam gives us freedom not opression……in UK alone of the people reverting back to Islam 75% are women….so if islam is discriminating women why are many westernised women converting to islam…….

        • March 4, 2013 at 2:47 am #

          Okay. Respect is earned. So why does your lord always want to hear his praises? Why does he ask muslims to recite surahs ,read duas that are praising him? He asks us to be honest, not boast about ourselves but he, himself is only wanting to hear how great and how merciful he is.
          Women are not discriminated in Islam? So, in some countries, women are not allowed to drive. That’s not discrimination?
          Women are asked to cover up. Some do it out of their will. Their parents or their husbands force them. If they do not listen, they are killed, beaten. That’s Islam?
          Well, about westernized women converting themselves, I think it’s their choice.
          They have seen the good of Islam.
          As for the wars, many wars are caused by non-muslims, I get the point.
          But, the many killings you are talking of has first been initiated by a terrorist group of Islam.

          • Islam is Peaceful
            March 4, 2013 at 3:13 am #

            I will tell you why we praise our lord 5 times a day……In the Quran Allah tells us to pray 5 times a day becos it is good for our SPIRITIAL SOUL….just like eating gives us energy, praying for us nourishes our soul. We show devoution to our lord for giving us countless blessings in this world, just to be alive in itself is a blessing Unlike other faiths we muslims make an effort when we pray, we set aside 5 times a day just for worshiping the creator, we dress properly, we bathe which symbolically washes away sins….By praying before sunrise, you start your day early. In the middle of the day you take time out to pray and you help yourself to free yourself from the work stress. By praying at end of the day you complete the cyle and cool down your stresses. Even in this twenty first century the medical and psychology experts are suggesting to take time out during work and to do regular meditation. Personally speaking i feel at peace when I pray…..

          • Islam is Peaceful
            March 4, 2013 at 4:41 am #

            hahahhahah you are soo funny, now surely I know you are not muslim, even your family are not muslim, bcos you dont understand the basics of Islam. Iam a women and I drive, i never used to wear hijab I wear it now I am arab by the way no one forced me and I know majority of the Women in the UK took on hijab in their own will, I have never known anyone be it in the middleeast or europe who has been forced to wear hijab, Islam starts from the heart, not from the dress sense, it can be that a women not wearing hijab is more stronger in faith than the women wearing hijab…. My dear dont allow the media to dictate your believe, you have your own mind to think….so dont beleive that women who wear it are forced, like the way many people are being forced to belive that is all false……..if few women are being opressed by certain opressors in small part of the globe doesnt justify that these actions are islamic…..you see Hijab comes from the word veil, us muslim women beleive our beauty is for our husband and kids, I have experienced both wearing hijab and not wearing hijab…..when i first wore hijab I was scared that i would be harrased as living in the UK many people see hijabi as opression, therefore thought I would be harrased in the streets due to tolerance…..but when I wore it I have seen the complete opposite, I was MORE respected by muslims and non muslims. I have few non muslims friends that I know wears the hijab, they wear it not becos they are muslims bcos they want to be respected…………

  33. December 7, 2012 at 12:40 am #

    It’s obvious that you did your research but not or of your research it is also obvious that you’re a Christian! I am a muslim & there are 3 & only 3 reasons a muslim can lie and those reasons are 1to keep peace between to Muslims 2 when in war and 3 to his wife (for example) sbe ask “Am I fat” you tell her no tha is permissible! Do your research and make sure your a 100% right before you exploit it! it is not permissible for Muslim to lie at all and violence is not acceptable either in Islam! There is 99 different sects of Muslim a only 1 going to make it to paradise and Sonni Muslim! man wrote all books that exist today as far as releigon so I disagree with the statement that you made! May Allah forgive you for these false statement

    • December 7, 2012 at 7:52 am #

      It is ok to lie then, because one could conclude that Islam is continually at war until everyone is either Islamic or dead.

      I know that to be Muslim means you are not to tolerate non-believers/infidels… In fact the Quran states you are obligated to either convert them or kill them. They are also not to be considered equal to a Muslim, in effect making the infidels sub-human, and therefore it isn’t a problem to kill them because they weren’t really worthy humans to begin with. This is quite clearly stated in the Quran and isn’t debatable. Being that I am an infidel according to the Quran, and I have no intention of believing any superstitious garbage proclaimed by any religion, that makes Islam a direct threat to my continued safety and existence… And you want me to believe Islam is peaceful? I think not. I have a better suggestion. How about you keep your silly beliefs to yourself and understand that if you ever try to impose your barbaric laws on me, you will be greeted with my response in the form of flying lead.

      Additionally, why is it that Muslims can insult and degrade any other faith with no worry of consequence, yet when someone dares insult Islam, Muslims go ballistic and start riots, make death threats, and kill people? Why shouldn’t I burn a Quran every time I hear “death to America”? That is offensive to me, so why shouldn’t I react as savagely as Islam does when offended? Why shouldn’t I lynch every Muslim I find for burning the U.S. flag, which I find highly offensive, considering I still have shrapnel in my neck from a nutcase Muslim who decided to take the express route to Allah while I was in the service of the U.S.? I was doing a non-violent job to pay for college, and because I am “the enemy of Islam” by my very existence, a Muslim targeted me and my co-workers with a vest he was wearing that was packed with C4 and nails. Islam is no peaceful religion and should be treated with caution, as you would if in the presence of a known serial killer. It is not to be trusted, ever.

      • December 7, 2012 at 8:56 am #

        On top of all of that, what peaceful religion tolerates honor killings and advocates stoning women to death for having an affair with someone they want to be with instead of the man they were sold to for marriage? What peaceful religion punishes theft, even if done by necessity for survival, with the chopping off of a hand? What peaceful religion accepts the complete repression of human rights based on sex?

        Islam is a plague, and no amount of pandering and religious double talk will change the fact that Islam is the most violent religion on Earth. The evidence is on the news nightly. You are fooling only the stupid and gullible by continuing to claim that Islam is peaceful.

  34. Islam is Peaceful
    December 8, 2012 at 9:30 am #

    A third of the Quran talk beautifully about biblical stories and it is a confirmation and renewal of the tawrah and gospel…unfortunately the Quran has been used out of context, in a very simple manners and miss quote by both Islamic extremist and non muslim conservative i.e. the Islamaphobes feeding each other prejudices and extremism and saying phrases that meet their extremism expectations but aren’t really there in reality…these 2 type of people are the ones that together as a partner form a stereo type of islam being a religion of violence. And this type of people dumbs their mind and kill that wide capacity of the mind and therefore become anti-sematic fundementalist, therefore this type of people with close minded just becomes very difficult to put sense to their mind. These are the very people propagating hatred exponentially through their nut shell close minded.

    The Quran in most cases is metaphorically explained, so if you cannot sense metaphors, threatened by paradoc or uncertainty drives you crazy then fundamentalist is for you. As I said earlier human in their nature are VIOLENT being we just have to accept this FACT and therefore go read and widen your knowledge and remove that wall in your mind and respect others and most importantly respect for your mind. Easily said then done right!!!!!!!!!!!

    Let me quote something that sounds very familiar to everyone “do not let hatred lead you away from Justice”, if anyone kills a person it is as if they killed the whole humanity, and if anyone safe a person’s life it is as it they saved the whole humanity, an eye for an eye is served but if anyone forgives this will serve as an adornment for their own bad deeds. We would wish this kind of words comes from the Bible but it doesn’t these are the very versus of the Quran.

    On the other hand you could find a long list of kill them all order in the Bible and look up the word destroy in the Bible and you would find one of the longest list it offers, where as peace is as little as less than a quarter of a page. The problem here in the west is that many people have resented their religion, just like the way they are showing resentment towards islam. This goes the same for the islamic fundementalist who also show this resentment.

    Media manipulates and always biased towards showing that Muslims in the East are radically fundamendalist and they posses a violent character to deal with, and that they are dumb etc and always aspired by any acts to represent this. People just don’t realize the reality is soo much different and it is NOT to show resentment to America or the west but rather the people are fighting for the very same thing that the President Obama’s talked about on democracy, freedom and dignity, and this is what they are fighting for but in the most courageous manner to the extend of losing their lifes and a reaction of violence. The true fact is that in the East people have admiration for America. But then when America who are known for fighting for justice for centuries, are now overusing their super power by going to war and dropping 50,000 tonnes of highly explosives bombs to civilians man, women and children in Iraq and Afghanistan looking for terrorist and weapon of mass destruction that were never found then killing 500,000 of civilians in Iraq and 15,000 in Afganistan then supporting the isreal regime in invading palestine. All they want is the very same thing as an American they are striving for democracy, freedom and dignity.

    • December 8, 2012 at 11:45 am #

      You didn’t answer any of my accusations. Not one. I am no “Islamophobe”. Islam does not scare me, and you can do whatever you want. I am merely stating FACT. There is no spin in what I say. I am neutral to religion, because i believe every single one of them is rediculous. I lived in the UAE. I worked in Iraq. I worked in SA. I have been to Iran and Isreal. I am not ignorant. You can gloss it over as much as you’d like, but the fact remains that Islam IS interpreted exactly as I stated, regardless of your own personal experience. That is reality, and until Muslims can reign in their own extremists and actually portray some reasonable semblance of humanitarianism, you as a group will continue to be viewed as violent and hostile to anyone who isn’t Muslim…. And even amongst Muslims themselves. What you are saying is more prejudice than ANYTHING I said because you are clearly ignoring reality.

      • December 8, 2012 at 12:04 pm #

        I fully understand the plight of Muslims in the ME… I fully understand what they are up against. But OPEN YOUR EYES. Most of the problems Muslims face is directly because of ISLAM. Sectarian violence kills more Muslims than any American bombs or bullets. You are killing each other, and then you kill the people who try to intervene for peace!! This is the truth of the matter. Look at Syria… Tell me I am wrong. I AM NOT.

  35. Islam is Peaceful
    December 8, 2012 at 9:37 am #

    I mean what Americans have democracy, freedom from invaders and dignity are the very thing that they are fighting for at the expense of losing their life and being called terrorist.

    • December 8, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

      …and just how many Americans do you think died for that? I’ll answer that for you. Millions. Since the founding of the US, people who refuse to bow down to things similar to the oppression of Sharia Law have fought and died for the very things you stated. The Muslim world has NEVER taken a stand for the things “moderate” Muslims proclaim to believe in. The are either cowards or accomplices to the very things they claim to oppose. Turkey and the UAE is the closest you’ll get to any form of freedom and rights under Islam, and if you know anything about the M.E., you’ll know that even they have some pretty serious problems directly related to the bigotry of Islam.

  36. Islam is Peaceful
    December 9, 2012 at 12:30 am #

    My dear Traveller, you want me to respond on this

    “I know that to be Muslim means you are not to tolerate non-believers/infidels… In fact the Quran states you are obligated to either convert them or kill them. They are also not to be considered equal to a Muslim, in effect making the infidels sub-human, and therefore it isn’t a problem to kill them because they weren’t really worthy humans to begin with. This is quite clearly stated in the Quran and isn’t debatable”

    Yes it does say those famous words of killing the unbelievers, but in a very specific context, so going back to the historian and the time it was revealed to the Muslims of Mecca and their anticipated conquest that fighting was usually forbidden, and the permission comes hedged about with qualifiers, not you must kill any unbelievers in mecca, but you can you are allowed to but only after a grace period is over, and only if they try to stop you from getting to the Kaaba, and only if they attack you first and even then God is merciful and FORGIVENESS is supreme and SO ESSENTIALLY BETTER IF YOU DONT….in another sense responding evil with justice. Quran is not the type of book that you can just pick read like a story book and then bang you think you understand everything. In the Quran God appears to be sublte and the Quran itself is far more subtle than what we are led to believe………..that is all I am saying here and my advice is open your heart beyond to reach your inner peace to find things in the Quran that are soo much different to what we are led to believe. Many parts of the Quran are still yet to be understood by Man.

    I have soo much high respect to the Americans, by the way I myself am from the ME but spent all my early life in the United Kingdom and also worked in the United States, my big respect goes to all those millions of Americans that fought for justice and slavery and untill today are still fighting for justice protesting for the people in the ME when they dont really know how the people ME are like right but just bcos they are fighting to get the same democracy, freedom and dignity, by an opressor a non democratic leader who lavishly spending the money to himself. Yes indeed you are totally right more harm is caused in Syria by the Syrian themselves and equally more harm is caused to Islam by the muslims extremist.

    Sharia law is far more complex than what you think of it. To be honest I myself havent exhasted this topic. But that is on my next agenda, my parents so far have taught me that they are living in the United Kingdom a western society which gives them the freedom of concious and worship and therefore as a citizen of the country they have to abiding to the rules and regulations of the country, paying tax, serving the community, they are not stealing or forging the country through acts of terrorism therefore they are complying to the Shariah law. I cannot add more to this.

    • December 10, 2012 at 11:32 am #

      I would like to invite you to write up a formal rebuttal on how Islam is a peaceful religion, and address the parts of the Quran people have a problem with. I’ll consider publishing it on this site as a featured piece. Please email us at intentiousinfo@gmail.com if you’re interested.

      • December 11, 2012 at 1:00 am #

        The problem I see with this would be that the most prickly issues Islam has aren’t viable topics of conversation amongst Muslims, because if broached, they face potential retaliation from Muslims who interpret Islam in more literal context. There are areas of Pakistan, Afganistan, and Iran where to merely question an aspect of the Quran in any way can result in your death, whether you are Muslim or not. Most would not want to invite the potential consequences if they were to really debate it at the fundamentalist level. This usually means any real criticism is discussed only at superficial depth at best, and many of the harshest aspects will not even be acknowledged. Even in the western countries, where you would think they had protection from reprisal, this is the case. I have talked with Muslim men in the U.S. who have said this is the case, even here. Granted, you may hear some of the more controversial topics discussed academically amongst imams, but they are afforded a slightly higher degree of insulation from persecution due the patronage of their followers. It is akin to tribalism, and can actually be the source of sectarian violence, so in general it is not questioned. This will continue to be a problem, although the internet does grant a higher degree of anonymity, which has led to more debate than I have ever witnessed in person between people… It remains to be seen if it will ever lead to a change in the literal fundamentalist interpretation of the Quran. I tend to doubt it, considering the general lack of infrastructure and formal educational systems in a very large segment of the M.E., internet access is not common and isn’t very influential.

      • December 18, 2012 at 2:17 am #

        I would love to see this. If “Islam is Peaceful” doesn’t do this, someone else should.

        I passionately believe that all religion is dangerous, but I would also like to hear arguments from the other side.

  37. Islam is Peaceful
    December 11, 2012 at 8:54 am #

    It is important that you make differences between the Muslims in the ME and the word Islam and the Paranoia arrogance cultural that is bound not be islamic teachings asking Questions about Islam and the Quran is legitimate even the Prophet Mohammed peace be upon him was questioned by his very own followers, as you will see that Muslims in the United States have a different prospect of Islam and that of ME. There is alot of Muslims that have not read the Quran or they only read to pray and dont even understand what they are reading, like you said some follows some Imam blindly and prison, torture and death lead their way, and the cultural driven mind set, it is all these radical islamic fundamentalist that dont even know the meaning of Islam that caused all these harms all of these just dumb down the holyness of the Quran. Stereotype is very easy and therefore generalisation of all the muslims based on the above is really unfair.

    Islam teaches us to fight for justice, and contribute to the society with all good human justice irrespective of our faith but rather any social project to establish harmony, as once we are at peace in our hearts then we are at peace with our creator.

    By the way my father is Iraqi, as I said before lets remember that the blood of an innocent Iraqi, aghani, palestine, etc has the same value of an innocent American that died in the WTC, when America went to war and unfortunately UK also followed in killing thousands of innocent Iraqi people based on a conspiracy that were utter lies was completely UNJUST, but I DONT CENTRALISE the whole Americans infact I show dignity to the Americans that went protesting against the war in the name of justice. I dont support the Israel regime of invading Palestine and the killing of innocent lives of jews and palestines but there are jews in US, UK and even in the very land of israel protesting for justice and holding the hands of the people of Palestine and even refusing to settle in houses that once belonged to Palestine. I dont support the Kingdom dictorship of Syria but rather the innocent people dying on the streets in the name of Democracy, freedom and dignitiy. So my Dear Traveller the preserve of heart will seek out the ambiguity and pinning down your own meaning that is somewhat inflexible or somewhat far from the true meaning, then really my advice is try to gain self dignity and step back and sense for the spiritual revival and look for a dignified psychological positive attitude they are there to make you independent and not steal your mind and intellect because at the end of the day you need to walk alone to gain spiritual freedom and to expand sense that there is some kind of a creator out there who is far more superior than what we can imagine, because one day you have to answer to GOD alone. We are all going to die one day then what!!!!!!!!

    • emulio
      December 11, 2012 at 1:54 pm #

      In my local surroundings, the people of Islam are very nice to me, I admit that.
      But still, it’s not related to their belief. It’s just human morality compass to know the difference between good and bad.

      Islam core belief is somewhat really brutal. Reading the Koran, and no matter how you look it; you’ll get the impresion that Allah is a brutal god, although less violent than Yahweh. Muhammad is also very far from ideal to be a role model, at least from non-Islam perspective.

      One last note. When you say GOD, which GOD are you referring to?
      Is it Allah, Yahweh, Aserah, Vishnu, Odin, Zeus, Spinoza’s God, Shinto’s God, Jesus, Mother Mary, or something/someone else?
      You see, the problem here is that the word GOD carries empty meaning. You forgot the fact that there are thousands of gods throughout human history. Many of the believers are also praise their gods as the Most High. Your god, Allah, is not an exception.

      And funnily, for EVERY event, you thank an “anynomous” object, named GOD. It’s a sad scene to see this kind of illusion, really. Once you wake up, you’ll see why your religion is the funniest of all religions.

      • December 11, 2012 at 2:23 pm #

        I agree with the sentiment of some of what you said, but you must understand that even if you were to present the most convincing arguement you could conceive of, plainly stating how and why the non-muslim world views what is presented to it, for a Muslim to renounce Islam is suicide. Not quite as much in the western developed countries, but from where his father is from, to be an apostate is a death sentence. Would you speak against something if it meant men could and would come to your house and remove your head from your neck in front of your family and neighbours? It happens, and honestly, if I were born Muslim, I would be very cautious about what I said.

    • December 11, 2012 at 3:03 pm #

      I have no intention of insulting you in any way, and I am not inflexible in my views… In fact, you would likely find me to be an extremely open minded person regarding this, because I have been there and lived there and have seen the actuality of how things are for the vast majority of Muslims. I also will not sugar coat the bad things, as most ME people do. I say it just as raw as it is in reality if you were there, and I am going to be as blunt as possible. I have no hatred of Arabic culture what so ever. In fact, in absence of the Islamic influence, the people of the Middle East in general are the most gracious and social people I have ever met, and rarely was I ever treated with anything but hospitality second to none in the world. I loved living there, BUT, I saw the bad sides too. I was directly injured because of a widely accepted interpretation of Islam. I am caucasian, and you know just as well as I do that people in the ME are just as racist about white people as white people are about Arabs living in places like the UK… And no, I do not look Persian.

      A couple things I notice from how you speak and what you’ve said…. I am going to venture a guess that you are younger than I am and that you come from a fairly well off middle to upper class family. The viewpoint you present isn’t as common as you seem to think. It is buffered in the UK some, and it has to be, otherwise a bunch of drunk soccer hooligans would probably get racist and come burn your neighborhood down if they thought you were a threat… If for nothing else than it was something fun to do on a Saturday night. In Iraq, in Iran, in Syria, in Pakistan, in Afganistan, in Saudi, in Qatar, in Baharain, in Yemen, in Lebanon, and in Isreal, the Quran is followed quite literally. The metaphorical interpretation you are hoping others have is uncommon, to say the least. Sharia Law is concrete, Islam is hard as stone, and may God have mercy on you if you disobey or speak out against it. You also know that if one of those fundamentalist radicals were to find this page, decide to hack the host to get emails, then track you down from its usage, if you were to say “You know I really don’t believe women are nothing but temptresses, and that drawing silly cartoons of Mohammed warrents a $5 million dollar bounty”, you would be in danger for speaking out, especially because you are Muslim. Like I said, I call it as I see it and I don’t soften the impact for the sake of being polite.

  38. Islam is Peaceful
    December 11, 2012 at 9:16 am #

    So the inflexibility and the regidity of the mind of an extremist is the exact opposite of the teachings of the Quran, which consistently returns in talking about FORGIVENESS, COMPASSION, HONOUR and MERCY. Let me give you some verses from the Quran “dont let hatred led you away from justice” “Whoever bears patience and is forgiving surely that is constancy to God”

    Andrew thank you for giving me the opportunity to contribute in writing an article. I will work towards that.

    • December 11, 2012 at 3:54 pm #

      You would think if those were the SOLE teachings of the Quran, the extremists would be fanatical about promoting and enforcing them, right? Yet I saw no honor or compassion when Malala was shot in the face… And according to their Imams, that was justified. She wanted nothing more than an education outside Islamic influence, and her and her friends were shot for speaking out. Those were extremists that did that, but considering that the entire area they were in is Muslim, how come no one went and killed the people who did that? How come they didn’t even arrest them? How come the very villagers, who knew who those men were, won’t do anything about it? Because to do so would be thought of as doubting Islam, at least there it would be… And high values do the fundamentalists hold dear? Do not question Islam. It is tyranny, not enlightenment. If you lived there, would you have spoke out?

      That is Islam as a great many people experience it, and in that manner, it is a tool of oppression, not enlightenment.

      • emulio
        December 13, 2012 at 1:09 am #

        Yes, I’m not a muslim. Sorry to offend you, but I get that impression about Islam from Faithfreedom.org.
        On that site, I’ve read so many negative things about Muhammad, and also they expose seemingly “un-godly” behaviors from Allah, some rituals, and rules.
        The people from FF don’t make those things up because they quote directly from the Koran itself.

        *One of the strangest Sunnah for example is about entering bathroom with left foot first, otherwise you’ll get the devil inside you. I remember this because it’s somewhat so weird to have a rule like this in a holy book.

        But then again, non-muslim surely must delve more into the other side of Islam to have a fair judgment. It applies to any other beliefs too.
        By the way, do you believe in Islam from searching or indoctrination?

  39. Islam is Peaceful
    December 13, 2012 at 12:06 am #

    Traveller its good that you mentioned the Malala story here, I have a little daughter of the similar age as Malala and she has a different mind to Malala and takes education and everything else like food for granted as she was born in the UK and now in US and therefore she live in a happy and playful land and when I told her about the story of Malala and how courageous she is in fighting for a way of life that she takes for granted or rather fighting for a principle and a change of culture in itself something rather big. My daughter now understand the importance of education infact the first word of the Quran is “read” i.e. gain knowledge and education, gaining education is no1 priority in Islam. Anyways an inhuman act that happens in a small part of the globe and I dont know if you have read the Quran or Maybe you have read only bits of the Quran, I can assure you that there is no where in the Quran that says shooting a little child is justifiable, sot then WHY DO YOU CLAIM THIS UNHUMAN ACT TO BE ISLAMIC, in which the billion of Muslims around the globe that lives in US or Europe or even ME will say to you this is not an Islamic act. The positive thing that came out of this stroy is that now there is a change in that area and there is alot more emphasis on education for little girls, which was never there before. So change will take time, how many centuries did it take for America to beat through the Cruelty of Slavery?
    My approach to life is that I try to see things through others in a more positive, respectful and peaceful manner and have an optimistic hope of change.
    I respect the theories of MISTRUST and FEAR towards Islam and Muslims in America and I understand where the misconceptions have been nurtured from. So for somebody like yourself who has travelled around the ME and know that the people there are rather peaceful than what people are led to believe here and we know that economically globalisation of culture is rather needed so lets not resist their culture and religion so lets respect our fellow citizens bcos we want to understand each other to live with peace and Harmony.

    Emulio my dear friend just from this simple sentence that you quoted “Islam core belief is somewhat really brutal” you are somewhat not quoting the true belief of Islam. Prophet Mohammed peace and blessing be upon him said…”the remedy for ignorance is to ask questions” and we have a very famous saying in the Arabs which says “to know that you are an ignorant you have already gained half the knowledge”. The book of Torah resonate in the culture of the jews, the bible resonates in the culture of christianity and the Quran in the Muslim. Anyone can read a text from the holy books and understand in their own interpretation and if you choose to stay within this viscous circle of what you already believe and the pride that you are soo RIGHT then that is unfortunately putting your mind in an empty shell and not getting to the fruit inside the shell, however it is when you read a text through the view point of the author and come out of that emotional believes and give room for your mind to go beyond that empty shell imagination and to reach to fruit i.e. the soul that is when the essence of relgion will get to your heart.

    Emulio in especially non-muslim mind why do you say that Mohammed is no close to ideal role model just shows how little you know about this Man, a Man that is the most influencial figure of all time that title was not given to him by the muslims but rather non muslims, a man who radically changed this world and is still changing ours. When reading about this man, try to understand the vitality and the complexity of the life he led, have a real feel about the man himself, and what he really was in short to see Mohammed as a whole. Try to understand from his ordinary ark of life, From a neglected orphan to claimed leader, from marginalised outsider to the ultimate insider, from powerlesness to power. Why shouldnt you know about him. Weather you are an athiest or christian or jews or muslim we have a choice and we can refuse to follow stereotype and snap judgements, and see each other and respect our fellow citizens in good faith.

    • emulio
      December 13, 2012 at 1:14 am #

      Islam is Peaceful, I’ve replied your comment.
      It’s mis-located above, below the Traveller’s comment.

      • Islam is Peaceful
        December 17, 2012 at 11:21 am #

        Emulio I am not defending Islam and I am not forcing on anyone anything about Islam. A little bit of knowledge is very dangerous, if you dont believe in SATANIC wispers and that there are jinns or spirits or genies who exists in this world who are beyond our human visibilities, then mabe this thing makes no sense to you, muslims believe that there jinns that exists in this world and therefore we seek refuge from Allah to protect us from the inhabitants of the unseen world and yes in addition to this you are right we enter with the left and come out with right foot. BTW this is not written in the Qura’n, this is SUNNAH as you have clearly said it, it is not a law that MUST be done but its good for you. The have to do issues as a muslim include the 5 pillars of Islam I wonder if you know of it? Knowledge makes you a tolerant person, it is only ignorant people that are fanatics. However let me just say that if you want to know anything be it Judaism, Christianity, Budhist or even Islam is best learned at good faith and not from an islamaphobe site. If you truly want to learn about religions why not visit their houses of worship like the Synagogue for jews, Church, Temple or even Mosque.

        • December 17, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

          Actually, I agree with you. My criticism comes from direct personal knowledge. I am friends with Muslim men whom I have learned and discussed much with. We have many heated debates about things like this that always end with further understanding of both viewpoints. To make bigotted comments of “F**k you Muslims, we hate you!” without the knowledge of the people themselves, as people and not a religion, is prejudice and unwarrented.

          I do not hate anyone. It does me no good to do so.

        • emulio
          December 17, 2012 at 9:36 pm #

          Thanks for your response. You’re right, I shouldn’t give some prejudices for things I don’t know well.

          I personally actually believe in supernatural forces.
          The part that I don’t believe is the part of some strange rituals. If it comes from All-Knowing God, surely everybody must get the same chance to know the truth. However, every other religion or sect has their own rituals too, and when we don’t do their rituals, it doesn’t do any harm.

    • December 13, 2012 at 7:24 am #

      This is unusual, to say the least… A conversation like this is rare. I find it quite interesting.

      Let me elaborate on why I brought up Malala. I do not believe this was accepted as an Islamic act, and the response in Pakistan correlates with that view. My point is that the most militant of Islam are the ones who, for a vast majority of the world, are in control and believe whole heartedly that their version of Islam is the only right version. I am completely aware that there are millions of Muslims who are very self aware, hospitable, and don’t force their views on others. You sound like you fit this description… Yet, you have to admit that the influence of radical Islamic beliefs effects every Muslim. There are things most Muslims know

      • December 13, 2012 at 7:35 am #

        that are not against islam, yet you do not do them because if they were to be interpreted by an extremist, you could be targeted. This is the problem. Indonesia has the very same problem. I think you should be able to believe whatever you’d like to believe without fear of reprisal, and in the current state of Islam, that is not the case. Thus, your own religion, however well intentioned, is being used as an instrument of oppression. You may not see that near so much in the UK, but when is the last time you visited Mecca? I know demeanors change in western Muslims when they go there, as I have seen it in person, and the demeanor adapted is much more reserved to avoid potential conflict.

        • Anonymous
          December 18, 2012 at 3:38 am #

          Traveller I agree with you Islam is being used as an instrument of opression by the very muslims quite interesting the muslims uses the religion to justify their wrong deeds and do whatever they want with it, and quote verses in the Quran that are completely out of context. The reality is that they are lacking the islamic education. Muslims should be more welcoming, open to questions, open to critques, advice, sense of direction etc, bcos this is what Islam teaches us. In addition to this Muslims should also appreciate the west in my own experience growing up in the UK the law has treated me equally and given me equal rights to a white british citizen for example, which I dont think I would have got it in the ME, I feel previleged to be growing up in the UK and to me my essence of home is UK and love it so much. On the other hand i dont understand by what you mean by radical islamic beliefs, can you pinpoint things that you think is radical, so I may learn from you too…..for example in the west Men think women in Islam are opressed bcos they have to cover up and hide all their beauty, whilst on the other hand the muslim women thinks that women in the west are opressed by men desires and using the women body as a market instrument. I used to be very arrogant and since i grew up in the west I felt a sense of supriority to other people and I also had some agnostic beliefs against Islam this is becos the killing of the unbelievers is what disturbed me alot and made me to rebel. Then came 9/11 and the War in Iraq and how I cried soo much for the lives of innocent poeple and dead bodies burned and mutilated removed under the rabble of a burned block be it in the US or Iraq, I went through emotional depression, and blamed muslims for everything. This was a turning point to my life I started reading up alot about Islam and have been taught from muslim teachers about the true teachings of a muslim way of life and beliefs and every question I asked there was an answer that made sense. I felt my heart at peace i can tell you one think is that Islam has changed my perception of thinking, it has taught me to forgive and fight for justice, to interact politely, serve my parents happily, learn practically, earn honestly, be apart of the community, behave decently, act fearlessly, be kind to my neighbours etc etc. and most of all my purpose of life in this earth. I understand you went through a personal attack, I am soo sorry to hear of this, this was one of the reasons why I commented in this site, and now after a discussion with you i realised that you are actually a very approachable and a nice person, but been through an unlucky event but yet very lucky to survive the attack. I hope you may forgive the muslims.

        • Islam is peaceful
          December 18, 2012 at 3:40 am #

          Traveller, this was my reply.

  40. Anonymous
    January 5, 2013 at 6:50 am #

    😀 you dont know islam at all so plzzzzzzzzzz dont talk about it lik that

    “Islam” means “Peace through the submission to God”.

    “Muslim” means “anyone or anything that submits itself to the will of God”

    Islam is a complete way of life that governs all facets of life: moral, spiritual, social, political, economical, intellectual, etc.

    Islam was not spread by the sword. It was spread by the word (Islamic teachings) and the example of its followers. Islam teaches that there is no compulsion in religion (the Holy Qur’an 2:256 and 10:99).

    Terrorism, unjustified violence and the killing of innocent people are absolutely forbidden in Islam. Islam is a way of life that is meant to bring peace to a society, whether its people are Muslim or not. The extreme actions of those who claim to be Muslim may be, among other things, a result of their ignorance or uncontrolled anger. Tyrant rulers and those who commit acts of terrorism in the name of Islam are simply not following Islam. These people are individuals with their own views and political agendas. Fanatical Muslims are no more representative of the true Islamic teachings than Timothy McVeigh or David Koresh are of Christianity. Extremism and fanaticism is a problem that is common to all religious groups. Anyone who thinks that all Muslims are terrorists should remember that the famous boxer Muhammad Ali, perhaps the most celebrated person of our era, is a practicing Muslim.

    the quran is the only religouse text that still has an original document of it no other monothist religon have any orignal documents to survive

  41. Anonymous
    January 5, 2013 at 6:53 am #

    and Taqiyya doesnt Mean Never Feeling Guilty for Lying it means hiding the truth to save a muslims life

  42. Frank Harper
    January 6, 2013 at 11:34 pm #

    Just give it up, guys. Trying to reason or debate with a Muslim is like trying to reason or debate with a 6-year old. Their intellect alone here is reflected in their inability to spell or type a single sentence.

    Islam is total, complete, absolute BRAINWASHING. The closing of the mind to the ability to think freely and clearly; the inability to Reason. The masses are kept super-ignorant and cannot grasp even the simplest of science–for that matter they don’t understand what Science is. Their minds are flushed with fairytales from their holy book of fantasies penned by a goat-herder in the 7th Century. There has been no progress since then. What is in their book is Reality to them, everything that disagrees is Wrong and must inevitably be destroyed. This is what you get when you subject people from birth to death with nonsense and slavish prayer half a dozen times each and every day of their pathetic lives. They are not living, but existing to serve a fairytale in the hopes of Leaving this world for their fantasy paradise of the afterlife, preferably by taking innocents with them.

    Allah is Everything to them. Allah holds the sky up, puts fruit on the trees, provides water, made the Earth the (Flat!) land it is today–yes they honestly believe the Earth is Flat!
    How can Anyone debate intelligently with this mentality?

    • Islam is Peaceful
      January 10, 2013 at 8:15 am #

      Hi Frank Harper, I would just like to comment about what you said on muslims believe “Earth is Flat” which again is not a correct factual information some misconception.

      1. Earth made as a carpet

      “And Allah has made the earth for you as a carpet (spread out).” The Holy Qur’an, Chapter 71, Verse 19 which you correctly said that it gives a similitude of earth being flat.

      But the sentence in the above verse is not complete. It continues in the next verse, explaining the previous verse. It says: “That ye may go about therein, in spacious roads.” The Holy Qur’an, Chapter 71, Verse 20

      A similar message is repeated in Surah TaHa:

      “He Who has made for you the earth like a carpet spread out; has enabled you to go about therein by roads (and channels)….” The Holy Qur’an, Chapter 20, Verse 53

      Thus a more similitude of the surface of the earth i.e. earth’s crust is less than 30 miles in thickness and is very thin as compared to the radius of the earth which is about 3750 miles. The deeper layers of the earth are very hot, fluid and hostile to any form of life. The earth’s crust is a solidified shell on which we can live. The Qur’an rightly refers to it like a carpet spread out, so that we can travel along its roads and paths.

      2. Carpet can also be spread on other than an absolute flat surface

      The Qur’an only compares the earth’s crust with a carpet. Some people seem to think that carpet can only be put on an absolute flat surface. It is possible to spread a carpet on a large sphere such as the earth. It can easily be demonstrated by taking a huge model of the earth’s globe covering it with a carpet.

      Carpet is generally put on a surface, which is not very comfortable to walk on. The Qur’an describes the earth crust as a carpet, without which human beings would not be able to survive because of the hot, fluid and hostile environment beneath it. The Qur’an is thus mentioning a scientific fact that was discovered by geologists centuries later. Maybe MOhammed who happen to be the author of the Holy Quran, must be one smart person to guess this.

      3. Earth has been spread out

      Similarly, the Qur’an says in several verses that the earth has been spread out.
      “And We have spread out the (spacious) earth: how excellently We do spread out!” The Holy Qur’an, Chapter 51, Verse 48
      Similarly the Qur’an also mentions in several other verses that the earth is an expanse:
      “Have We not made the earth as a wide expanse. And the mountains as pegs?” The Holy Qur’an, Chapter 78, Verse 6-7

      None of these verses of the Qur’an contain even the slightest implication that the earth is flat. It only indicates that the earth is spacious and the reason for this spaciousness of the earth is mentioned. The Glorious Qur’an says:
      “O My servants who believe! truly. spacious is My Earth: therefore serve ye Me –(And Me alone)!” The Holy Qur’an, Chapter 29, Verse 56
      Therefore none can give the excuse, that he could not do good and was forced to do evil because of the surroundings and circumstances.

      4. Earth is geospherical in shape

      The Qur’an mentions the actual shape of the earth in the following verse:
      “And we have made the earth egg shaped”. The Holy Qur’an, Chapter 79, Verse 30
      The Arabic word Dahaha means egg shaped. It also means an expanse. Dahaha is derived from Duhiya which specifically refers to the egg of an ostrich which is geospherical in shape, exactly like the shape of the earth. Again another intelligent guess by Mohammed

      There are many more scientific facts in the Quran, that you may search in google, and may God guide you to the true information and the correct path. In addition if you know scientific knowledge and then apply falsification test to the Quran that means “looking for mistakes in a theory until proven right or wrong” then the true message will come out.

      Finally Islam is a path that contains discipline……..Physical, mental and spiritual that leads to true inner peace and happiness but most IMPORTANTLY it has the true path to God.

  43. sohrab
    January 9, 2013 at 11:36 pm #

    JUST TO KNOW:
    if Jesus is God , why did he eat food ,and if his divinity is same as god who did he pray to?Who did he ask for forgiveness for his people?If he is God why did he kill himself that his people will be forgiven And why didn’t he forgive them himself?

  44. sohrab
    January 9, 2013 at 11:44 pm #

    Hey! Andrew Beato!!!
    Why don’t you answer my comments about the trinity that you told me to go and watch videos on youtube ,about How trinity is not impossible.But i say it is logically impossible,why? here are the reasons:

    (Please Please Please read all of it.)
    I watched the show and i swear to god that it is not logically accepted.maybe for a person who doesn’t know philosophy it is but i know.and i want to name the problems of the video:
    1:If God is Omniscient he doesn’t need to be every were.God has no place and no body.He is out of time and not in any places and his knowledge is not depended on being in a place.
    2:if god is every where so he have a body and every thing which have a body can be separated to parts so it cannot be immortal because he need his parts of his body, so he cannot be god.
    3:And the cube that he says (that is like we don’t understand) can be separated to squares and be one cube is because it is substance.
    4: If God say that I am three for you!!!!!!!1so he lied to you(If it is because of us to know three thing is needed to understand him and he is not really three)
    5:IF IF IF!!! he is Hyper dimensional it doesn’t mean that he is more than a Unitarian Bring.In fact it is impossible 1.that a being can be separated to other beings and 2.three separate beings be one being .for 1:because being cannot be separated because it is not substance and if for ex. it can be separated it will not be the last being. and for 2:One being is one and three beings cannot be one because if they are separate beings they can not be one being because if they can they are not three separate beings and they are not themselves.
    6:And if trinity is true why God want to explain himself the way that people don’t understand.And if people don’t have faith in trinity, God cannot be mad at them , because god explained himself the way that people don’t understand,so he should not expect them to understand and have faith in it.
    7:And if Jesus is God , why did he eat food ,and if his divinity is same as god who did he pray to?Who did he ask for forgiveness for his people?If he is God why did he kill himself that his people will be forgiven And why didn’t he forgive them himself?

    • January 10, 2013 at 10:46 am #

      Hi there Sohrab, my task is not to convince you to believe what I believe. But as you wish, I’ll reply to your comment above:

      1) Omniscience means the same thing as being everywhere, so what you said contradicts itself.

      2) God does not *need* a body, he is spirit. Yet, being a god, he *can have* a body and be in one place (as well as everywhere else) if he so chooses. Such is the power of a god.

      3) You’re still thinking in terms of god who is made up of physical matter. He is not.

      4) No idea what you’re saying here, your grammar is terrible.

      5) “If” God is hyper-dimensional it *does* mean that we have to conclude he is more than a Unitarian being. You’re not grasping the concept of hyper-dimensionality. I’m not going to bother re-explaining it for you here, sorry. But consider this: If you were to believe in the theory that there can be higher dimensions OR that time is a physical dimension that a higher power with more dimensions could theoretically exist outside of, then suddenly all of this becomes theoretically possible via science. You could even theoretically prove it via mathematics, not that I am smart enough to do the equations, but you see what I mean. Or maybe you don’t, I don’t know how intelligent you are.

      6) Well in fact, plenty of people understand it. They’re generally called Christians. Why does He have to dumb down reality for you? The bottom line is, you don’t *have* to get it, you’re not a god after all. By your logic I guess you must discredit everything that Stephen Hawkings claims is true because you don’t understand it. How do you believe in Quantum physics or in universal hyper-inflation? Is that all made up as well because you don’t understand it? Or do you just accept it because a mere human being said it? Furthermore, how come mankind gets to make mind-boggling claims that only 0.01% of human beings can grasp, yet a god has to be simple and understandable to the point that every person on Earth easily gets it?

      7) I realise that writing to you is futile and stupid. Why would a god eat food, you ask? Why wouldn’t he? He’s a god who chose to experience what it is like to be mankind. He can do what he goddamn likes and doesn’t need to explain every shit and piss he takes, to everyone. It would take me a whole essay to explain to you why Jesus had to die for forgiveness but in a nutshell it is because that act forever negated the need for blood sacrifice through deaths to forgive future sins.

      The bigger question I have for people like you is this:

      Why do people think a God, if one exists, has to be everything they want it to be? A god can be whatever it wants and do whatever the hell it wants. Who are we to question it, just because we may not like it or understand it? If you don’t agree with some act, it doesn’t make it “impossible” or “untrue”. It just means you don’t agree with it or understand it. That doesn’t make the notion impossible. For example, god is not all “good”. He can be very pissed off, and kill a lot of people. Yep. That happened. So what now? You’re just going to say “nope, that can’t be right, therefore I don’t believe in god”? Tragically ignorant.

      • Traveller
        January 10, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

        Pffft, you’re so wrong. There was no holocaust. The Easter Bunny told me so. On top of that, the Tooth Fairy said if I don’t poop for a week I’ll crap a gold brick, Santa said I could shoot rainbows out of my ass if I eat enough Lucky Charms, and Willy Wonka said I have the biggest peter on Earth (don’t ask how he knew that… there was tequila involved, and that damn Oompa Loompa slipped me a roofie).

      • sohrab
        January 15, 2013 at 3:42 am #

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      • sohrab
        January 15, 2013 at 3:54 am #

        Unfortunately you think that god can do every thing.Actually he can,but things which is possible for him, we can claim power for possible thing not impossible ones.And the part which you said god *can have a body* if he want ,it is meaningless :
        because, you thing God is sth that exists,and you can and god *can be in different shapes*.and that’s where you are wrong.
        Existence somewhere is god,somewhere is tree,some where is human,and to be exact tree doesn’t exist,actually existence somewhere is tree.like waves of a sea.

        all of it is water but water has different shapes.So what is the different between tree and human and god?

        it is about strength and weakness of existence.the existence in a high rank and the highest rank of strength is god,and if existence get weaker other beings,it will be.and rank of existence is like numbers.can 5 be 5,and also be between 16 and 18!!!no,because it will be 17.

        so existence is like that to.if god will have a body ,he is not god that time.And about bad things in world.

        in material world which has the lowest rank of existence,it should have bad things.if you thing more,you’ll see bad things are caused by not existing good things.like weakness,means not having strength.so based on what i said.bad thing in world mean we don’t have existence there.And you know that material world has the lowest rank of existence and it should has good and bad things together and like i said existence is like numbers and if material world won’t have bad things,it is not the lowest rank of existence and it is not the material world.
        so it isn’t impossible that this world won’t have bad things and steal be material world.

        dreaming such word is just illusion and it is not possible.And god is the most perfect existence and he can do which is possible for a perfect being.and it is not in god’s nature to do every bullshit which you think he would do if he want to.

        Why material has the lowest rank ,my English is not that good that i can explain.but it is because reason and the effect of it(like god is the reason of everything and things are effect)i hope you understand what i said because my English like i said is not too good.
        and the effect is always weaker than the reason(not reasons in world like the hit is reason and the pain is effect,no the reason that make sth exist.so i know Divine Philosophy and i can’t explain more.(i don’t know the reason why material is the lowest exactly).

        • sohrab
          January 15, 2013 at 3:59 am #

          Sorry i mean i don’t know divine philosophy more than this.there was a typing problem.sorry

      • Islam is Peaceful
        February 11, 2013 at 9:37 am #

        “god is not all “good”. He can be very pissed off, and kill a lot of people” Evil is created as a reminder because abandonment can lead people to disbelieve; Allah (SW) said:
        “Indeed, man transgresses, Because he sees himself self-sufficient.”
        The Holy Quran Surah 96:6-7………… although there are many other unknown reasons as to why god created evil…………….Allah tells us in the Quran that He is Pure, Loving, and absolutely Just in every respect. He also says in the Quran He created evil (although He is not evil). He is using this as one of the many tests for us.Consider people who do so much evil in the earth and then live to a ripe old age in the splendor and wealth of their ill-gotten gains and die without ever being taken to task for their deeds. Where is the justice or fairness in this? We will be judged by our deeds. Not even a small injustice will be done to a soul…

        God created evil as a display of his power, as a manifestation and a confirmation that he can create good and the opposite of good. and that he is the only one who can do that. life started with him and so is death. and as he created life from nothing he also can create death and the reasons of death.

        God created evil to prevent greater one, like for example missing a faulty plane we get upset bcos we missed a plane but later you feel blissful bcos you didnt get into the plane

        Also it is written in the Bible that God created evil “I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things.” (Isaiah 45:7)
        “And the LORD repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people.” (Exodus 32:14)

        Allah created Angles and give them Wisdom but not will, Allah created jinns and blessed them with Will but not wisdom but, Allah created humans and give them wisdom and will to do what they can, will to choose what they want to do, He give humans mind and knowledge to think what is bad or good for him and to also to be judged………..through these tests. So for Muslims when something good happens to them they thank Allah and they rewarded but when something bad happens to them in their heart they know its a test so they are patient and they are judged and rewarded for their patience again they thank Allah……….we dont be-rate ourselves by saying we werent clever enough or God is upset with us…….

        • Islam is Peaceful
          February 11, 2013 at 9:47 am #

          Quran states:
          And not equal are the good deed and the bad. Repel [evil] by that [deed] which is better; and thereupon the one whom between you and him is enmity [will become] as though he was a devoted friend. [Quran 41:34]

  45. human
    January 17, 2013 at 6:25 am #

    O mankind, fear your Lord, who created you from one soul and created from it its mate and dispersed from both of them many men and women. And fear Allah , through whom you ask one another, and the wombs. Indeed Allah is ever, over you, an Observer. (4:1)
    For they had denied the truth when it came to them, but there is going to reach them the news of what they used to ridicule.(6:5)

    i am muslim. i read your article.It was not fair. This is not true. Please verify without prejudice.Islam is truly a religion of peace. Good luck.

    • sohrab
      January 18, 2013 at 4:40 pm #

      What did i say wrong?

      • Anonymous
        April 8, 2013 at 2:52 pm #

        Jason Needs a Life!!if he wasnt so bothered abt Islam and its strength-why would he waste an entire Page of rebuttals against Islam!! Jason is Challenged as can be seen by his retort-Sohrab–dont waste ur time with losers like him–inspite of all these negative reviews–Islam Is still the Fastin growing religion in the World

    • sohrab
      January 18, 2013 at 4:44 pm #

      And you don’t prejudice.if you have a reason i am listening.

  46. Anonymous
    February 4, 2013 at 8:37 pm #

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  47. February 7, 2013 at 11:01 pm #

    there will surely be a day and its near and you will then know what was the truth and what was the lie those who knew the truth but covered it up will surely die and this day is not faar and what disgrace it will bring to the disbeliever there is no point of arguing if your not sincere in finding the fact of the life . For indeed those who are sincere have surely find the right path .

  48. Mohammed
    February 10, 2013 at 2:59 pm #

    Dear Jason,

    You should read the Q’uran First THEN right all this bullshit . You know NOTHING TRUE about islam unless you actually ARE a muslim. you’re like a sponge who absorbs EVERYTHING from the media! seriously, you call yourself a “scientist” of islam and you are a non-muslim!oh, and btw, here is one true fact about the quran: IT DOES’NT LIE.

    • Islam is Peaceful
      February 11, 2013 at 7:57 am #

      Dear Brother Mohammed,
      You think yourself you are right by leaving this comment, let me tell you something my dear brother you are destroying our Ummah…..We are proud muslims therefore we have to develop our knowledge and become people of good characters…..Lets remember what Imam Shafee Rahimahu Allah Said….”My opinion is right but it has the possibility of being wrong, my opposition opinion is wrong but it has the possibilities of being right” this is Imam Shafee talking and still says he may be wrong who are we to feel like we are always right, everyone has an opinion they believe in we respect that and we respond with humility and peace that is what the Quran teaches us to do. We have to be very careful on what we say and write so that We dont berate other peoples quality and thoughts. May Allah increase your patience and humbleness in sha Allah…….there are people here who rejected God in totalilty but they read comments with open minds and respect others, they have good morals. Although they forget to realise that this Universe is ran by a Manager as well, for he the Almighty God gives us the base for our good Morality, brings out the best characters in us, teaches us how to fight the natural evil within us and all is done through his messengers and characters of the Prophets, for if we were to follow the Almighty messages through his Prophets we cleanse our hearts and fill it with peace and always happiness……Also lets not forget that our SOUL holds the body together not vice versa, for if the SOUL leaves the body, the body collapses. Where does your SOUL goes after it leaves your body?????

  49. Nayab
    February 16, 2013 at 11:08 pm #

    U have no idea what will happen to you and if you think us Muslims are terrorists then who killed two Muslims boys on my street late and night oh that’s right EDL and who is part of that CHRISTIANS and Jesus is the messenger of Allah not god he isn’t even the son of god no one is Allah doesn’t have a son. And don’t forget if it wasnt for us half the polish freaks would be on the streets and Muslims give charity and Christians dont we don’t discriminate ur religion so HAVE RESPECT FOR OURS

  50. hiWhy are talking about god stuff? You are wasting your lifes with religion. Islam doesn't respect women. They throw away baby girls like they where trash. The world would be a better place without religions Islam suck,all religions suck. Just stop.
    February 20, 2013 at 6:40 am #

    Why are talking about god stuff?
    You are wasting your lifes with religion.
    Islam doesn’t respect women.
    They throw away baby girls like they where trash.
    The world would be a better place without religions
    Islam suck,all religions suck.
    Just stop.

  51. February 21, 2013 at 11:23 am #

    While my purpose is not to have bias opinions at all but growing up in a Muslim family I have to agree with the entire post. As you talked about the prayer, my family is always insisting me to sit down and pray but the only reason I refuse to pray is because of the countless amount of praises we basically sing for our lord through Surahs. It is always relief to know that there is a higher authority but then I don’t understand why a power will make us, countless amount of us and then ask us to abide by rules he made for us ; for instance, women should be covered and men are right in whatever they do. If “Allah” is so against women why did he create them in the first place? My dad was an atheist though he was unable to stand up for his beliefs because of my nosy extended family but he never believed on the existence of God. As for me I do not know how we came into existence , but I definitely know that most muslims are hypocrites , they are the most obnoxious people possible ( yes, I am including my family in this too). You will often experience that hardcore muslims are the one who are going to judge others and then criticize while they are apparently forbidden from backbiting. I don’t get the religion. Animals are animals but pigs are looked down upon. Animal cruelty is also a part of Islam. Apparently if you have a dog in the house your namaz is not complete. I think it is the most baseless religion possible and I really wish I wouldn’t be called a Muslim simply because I think people have a different point of view on me as soon as they hear my last name. Nevertheless, I think this is a great post.

    • islamrulez4eva
      March 2, 2013 at 9:01 am #

      call ur self a true muslim waneekah??? i dnt think so ur a muslim but u r discriminating your own religion shame!!!

      • March 4, 2013 at 2:32 am #

        I don’t belong to the category of “muslims”. My family believes is Islam.
        Just because I was born in a certain family who follows the faith doesn’t make me a muslim.

        • Islam is Peaceful
          March 4, 2013 at 2:48 am #

          Yes I know you are not muslim, and I respect that, I respect you for what you are my dear, everyone is entitled to their believe, even if your family are muslims my dear it doesnt mean you are automatically muslim, Islam comes from the heart, and if you are interested I can send you links of information where you can learn about Islam, so that when your family does things that are unislamic you can point it out and say look that is not the true teachings of ISlam. And for you to question critically is encouraged so is fine for me to clarify for you things that are in the scripture that MUSLIMS just dont practice, I do feel ashamed about it. But also these kind of biased articles have to be responded with what is factual in the scriptures.

    • Islam is Peaceful
      March 4, 2013 at 1:08 am #

      My dear waneekah, some of the things are you saying are not islamic….everything of what your family do or people of pakistan do doesnt represent the billions of muslims around the world. And every aspect of Pakistani culture doesnt equal Islam. If you met few muslims that are hypocrites doesnt mean the billions of muslims around the world are also hypocrites.

      Let me clarify few of your points:
      1) When we pray we dont sing we recite surahs in the Quran….let alone a sentence in the Quran, every word in the Quran has a deep meaning, if you dont understand what you recite, then surely you are lacking great knowledge. The physical movements of the prayers has a great advantage to our body, it strenghten the joints and muscles and stimulate blood circulation. In addition to this you are also nourishing your spiritual soul. By the way it has been scientifically proven that there is life after death, Albert Einstein stated that there is life after death simply because energy can never cease to exist, and in addition for those people who has been pronouced dead by doctors simply bcos their heart stopped beating, but they come back to live again why bcos the soul which is different to the body hasnt left the body, and therefore they are not dead. If a cardiac surgeon tells you that you need a massive cardiac operation for you to stay alive and that involves in cutting your upper body in halve, what would your response be, iam sure even if i was the one I would d allow for this operation to take place why bcos I wanna stay alive…….if the Almighty god, the creator of all the universe and all the things in it, has asked you to praise him is good for your soul, then in response we reply its too much. When we fail to realise that its we that needs Allah more, then Allah needing us.

      2) Women should cover, and isnt that a good thing whats wrong with it, by the way men should also cover.

      3) Men are right in whatever they do ???????hmmmmm, this is a joke, are you serious where do you get that from, ihave never come across it before….but then again if you are right about this show me reference…..all my life I have seen my dad to always think his wife is right, and that his daughters are always more right than his sons…

      3) Many Muslims have misunderstood Islam’s teachings regarding dogs, and this misunderstanding has led to the mistreatment of these animals The usefulness of this creature of God is indisputable. No other animal can compete with it in its loyalty to its caregiver, its abilities as a guard, and its talent for hunting. In fact, the Qur’an narrates in Surat Al-Kahf, or “The Cave,” the story of some pious youths who took refuge in a cave from the persecution and violence of the unbelievers. That these righteous people had a dog with them, and the fact that Allah mentions the dog and counts the dog among them, indicates that dogs are permitted to live among people. [And you would have thought them awake, whereas they were asleep. And We turned them on their right and on their left sides, and their dog stretching forth his two forelegs at the entrance (of the cave as a guard)] (Al-Kahf 18:18).
      So dogs may be used for guards as well as for hunting, as the Qur’an also states: [They ask you about what is lawful for them (as food); Say: Lawful unto you are (all) things good and pure: and those beasts and birds of prey which you have trained as hounds, training and teaching them (to catch) in a manner as directed to you by Allah; so eat what they catch for you, but pronounce the name of Allah over it and fear Allah, for Allah is swift in reckoning] (Al-Ma’idah 5:4). the Prophet told his Companions of the virtue of saving the life of a dog by giving it water and quenching its thirst: one referred to was a man who was blessed by Allah for giving water to a thirsty dog. The other was a prostitute, who filled her shoe with water and gave it to a dog that was lolling its tongue in thirst. For this deed she was granted the ultimate reward: eternal Paradise.

      In Islam dogs are not ‘cursed’. That’s actually funny. It is only their saliva which is considered unclean. In fact, the saliva of dogs often contains microscopic worms, science has shown. Dogs are also not to be kept inside the house at all times. They should be kept outside (like in a dog house). Other than these two, there is no reason to disdain dogs in Islam.

      • March 4, 2013 at 2:38 am #

        “Sing praises” basically meant “recite”. Anyway, I am not from a Pakistani background. My family believes in Islam blindly. But, the information I have gathered is from my environment. I request you to go to the women’s section in the Koran (English Translation). Women are told to blindly believe their husbands. Why? You’re a muslim. Tell me honestly, don’t you think women are below you? As for dogs, I suppose you know that in a house where a dog recites namaz is haram?
        I am not denying that Koran does teach good things to people.
        But, my question is, how many people are really accepting the good things? They are turning to the discrimination part of the Koran.
        I have nothing against Islam. But, at the same time, I really think people who follow Islam are only using the teaching of the Quran negatively.

        • Anonymous
          April 25, 2013 at 3:42 am #

          if u want u believe we r not force to make u believe in islam

          • April 25, 2013 at 4:24 am #

            yeah so leave the author of this blog alone, he is entitled to his opinions as well 🙂

  52. Anonymous
    March 5, 2013 at 6:27 am #

    I was treated really badly by Muslims when they found out that I won’t convert to Islam. And I pray since then that this folk will burn in hell. And I’m sure they will for how they treat other human beings.

    • Islamrulez4eva
      March 5, 2013 at 6:46 am #

      Muslims wont go to hell non-believers will so u can pray all u want but Muslims will not go to hell

  53. March 6, 2013 at 1:18 am #

    I am disgusted by the hate and discrimination shown in this article and comments on it–by both Muslims, Christians, and non-religious people. This kind of attacking is a sign of ignorance, lack of empathy, and lack of awareness of our common humanity. How about we try to recognize our own faults, with great humility, before disregarding an entire cultural/religious tradition?

  54. March 6, 2013 at 4:35 am #

    Wow Jason, Peace be with you. You’re information is inherited from Muslim haters, may Allah (the one God, the same word used to mean God by Christian and Jewish Arabs) bring kindness and light into your heart and make you a man of sound mind. Salam

  55. arrgalot
    March 9, 2013 at 4:44 pm #

    YOU HAVE TO BE A COMPLETE FUKTARD TO BE A MUSLLIM. AND IF YOURE A WOMAN WHO EMBRACES ISLAM YOUR EVEN MORE A DOUBLEFUCKTARD WITH TITS CAUSE ITS SO OPRESSIVE TO WOMEN

  56. RespectWomen
    March 12, 2013 at 6:07 am #

    @Waneekah,

    #Respect

    You have earned my respect.

    On the other hand, the aggressive Muslim commentators here should get their heads out of their asses really.

    • March 12, 2013 at 7:14 am #

      thank you! and to all the people who are getting defensive about Islam ..if you’ve so much faith in your religion please stick to your belief and let others believe what they believe..how hard is it really?
      If a religion is really “peaceful” or really as great as you all are making it sound like , you don’t need to convince us.
      see, I understand that Islam teaches GOOD things such as treating others well, hygiene etc but on a larger platform Islam does more harm than teach the basics of life..
      You might blame other muslims for ruining the impression of your religion but if muslims believe that non believers will go to hell for being a non believer then there is a problem there..
      There is absolutely nothing wrong in believing what you want to believe , no one has asked you all to come and defend your religion.
      The only reason I commented here was to show my appreciation for the author of this post.I also commented because he should not be mistreated because he expressed his views.
      Muhammad consummated with a little girl right after she hit puberty ..see such examples create pedophiles and sex offenders..

    • Semper
      April 7, 2013 at 6:14 am #

      Allah guides only those whom He pleases. So no need of struggling with U coz u can’t understand unless U

  57. RespectWomen
    March 12, 2013 at 6:21 am #

    It does not take great wisdom to say that having sex with a 9 year old child is not right. It’s a sign of a pedophile, a cold blooded psychopath. Which Muhammed was when he raped 9 years old Aisha. What level of morality can you expect from a book written by such a psycho?

    And listening voices in your head is not revelations from God. Especially when those voices ask you to murder people and rape women as you wish. Islam is sick, violent and a serious thread to humanity and the sooner we all accept that fact, the better..

    • Semper
      April 7, 2013 at 6:10 am #

      You absolutely nothing abt Islam. Baseless judgement!

    • Semper
      April 8, 2013 at 8:16 am #

      That is what expect from people like U. What you are trying to put is not news.
      Islam is the only faith and a Muslim only can understand.

    • Semper
      April 8, 2013 at 8:22 am #

      U need to get know what Islam says b4 yo fake, baseless criticism. I don’t blame you coz you don’t even know what a bible says. Fake people!

    • Islam is Peaceful
      April 9, 2013 at 4:48 am #

      RespectWomen, I would enlighten you with some facts about the marriage of Prophet Mohammed Peace and blessing be upon him and Aisha, in the seventh-century Arabia, adulthood was defined as the onset of puberty, in a society where birthdays were not celebrated and therefore most people estimated their ages and Aisha was no different. (This much is true, and was also the case in Europe: five centuries that is 500years after Muhammad’s marriage to Aisha, 33-year-old King John of England married 12-year-old Isabella of Angoulême.)

      In addition, some modern Muslim scholars have more recently cast doubt on the veracity of the saying, or hadith, used to assert Aisha’s young age. In Islam, the hadith literature (sayings of the prophet) is considered secondary to the Qur’an. While the Qur’an is considered to be the verbatim word of God, the hadiths were transmitted over time through a rigorous but not infallible methodology. Taking all known accounts and records of Aisha’s age at marriage, estimates of her age range from nine to 19. Therefore it is impossible to prove how old Aisha was at the age she got married. With no doubt she was married young but not younger than the norm at that time.

      To paint Aisha as a victim is completely at odds with her persona. She was certainly no wallflower. During a controversial battle in Muslim history, she emerged riding a camel to lead the troops. She was known for her assertive temperament and mischievous sense of humour – with Muhammad sometimes bearing the brunt of the jokes. During his lifetime, he established her authority by telling Muslims to consult her in his absence; after his death, she went to be become one of the most prolific and distinguished scholars of her time.
      Also of the 2000+ ahadiths written by Aisha herself she only praises him and nothing more than that, he was loving and caring husband was her message to the world. A little girl who goes through troubled life is usually psychologically insecure.

      She is known to be a stateswoman, scholar, mufti, and judge, Aisha combined spirituality, activism and knowledge and remains a role model for many Muslim women today. The gulf between her true legacy and her depiction in Islamophobic materials is not merely historically inaccurate, it is an insult to the memory of a pioneering woman.

      Interestingly, herself, her dad, her tribe, her siblings, her clan, and of the many criticisms of Muhammad made at the time by his opponents, none focused on Aisha’s age at marriage.

      During the time of crusaders, According to the academic Kecia Ali: “Accusations of lust and sensuality were a regular feature of medieval attacks on the prophet’s character and, by extension, on the authenticity of Islam.” During the time of the Prophet peace and blessing be upon him marriage typically served a social and political function – a way of uniting tribes, resolving feuds, caring for widows and orphans, and generally strengthening bonds in a highly unstable and changing political environment. Of the women Muhammad married, the majority were widows.

  58. Ibrahim
    April 7, 2013 at 6:01 am #

    The writer of this 7 reasons knows nothing abt Islam. Qur’anic verses can interpreted by people with a better understand. Its gd 4 U 2 become a Muslim instead of criticizing. Qur’an the only holy book. U can’t even compare it to any other changed letters not even holy books . Islam is perfect, complete and of peace.

  59. Anonymous
    April 12, 2013 at 4:17 am #

    u r sick and freak

  60. Anonymous
    April 12, 2013 at 4:19 am #

    u r sick and freak ..your knowlege is sick like you are

  61. The slandman
    April 16, 2013 at 11:32 pm #

    Would it be ok if I told you that everything you’ve written is absolute bullshit?

    Islam is a religion for all, And yes it is supposed to be taken literally but with understanding, You can’t just read one verse and assume that’s enough, Since you’re so enlightened please tell me the story of these versus and why they were revealed if you’re so educated, I think you’re not educated at all if you ask me, There were versus revealed for certain times of war and certain circumstances, Its mindless sheep like you that need to start understanding that, TV isn’t good enough, go and educate yourself, God gave Islam and It is God who shall protect it.

  62. The slandman
    April 16, 2013 at 11:40 pm #

    I also have seven reasons why people like you are dangerous not just to Islam but to all religions.

    1. You don’t know what you’re talking about but think you do.

    2. You think a quick peak at the news is enough to justify your claims.

    3. You purposely take the Quran out of context knowing that it won’t be understood the same way.

    4. You believe the US had nothing to do with 9/11

    5. You think Islam encourages killing and terrorism.

    6. You believe that Allah is different from the entity called god.

    7. You think Islam disrespects Women.

    As a Muslim I can tell you first hand you are seeing everything opposite of what it should be.

  63. April 20, 2013 at 3:28 pm #

    I feel really bad for whoever wrote this and whoever agrees to this…. Islam is Islam it is not terrorism nor it encourages people to kill others, WAKE UP IGNORANT PEOPLE, STOP THIS PROPAGANDA AGAINST MUSLIMS, if you disagree with the religion fuck off it, we don’t need to listen to your constant nagging against Muslims, you ignorant people get your information off the internet and actually believe it, how ignorant is that?? Before you open your big mouth about this religion, learn about it, FROM A REAL SOURCE NOT THE FUCKING INTERNET, and then we will slightly give a fuck about your opinions.

  64. April 27, 2013 at 8:47 am #

    Islam is ridiculous and stupid. But so is Christianity.

  65. Anonymous
    May 4, 2013 at 3:54 am #

    You know when something is terrifying when you’re not free to discuss it openly and objectively without being muffled by a very large group of brain washed acolytes. (not even on the internet)
    Yes, all Judeo Christian religions have outrageous things in their books. Things that diminish women and go in detriment of our freedom. The difference is that many people can openly challenge Christianity and not be scared.
    We must be able to question anything without fear of being verbally or physically attacked because questioning is human nature and questioning everything is the only thing that has brought any progress and social evolution.
    Anything that suppresses doubt and tries to impose on others can only lead to one thing: The Dark Ages. And we’ve seen a lot of that already.

  66. May 9, 2013 at 3:50 pm #

    ok dis is seriously wrong……

    i have noo i dea why pple think islam is wrong…i dont eeven bllame the bible n its not the religion which is wrong but the pple doing it…sum muslims call demselves muslim but dont folloow it..its not the Qurans fault its da pple just like its said not all five fingers is da same soo one might be small there are other pple whu strictly follow the religion islam….

    n if u goo to christains mostyly white pple….is having boyfrends/ girlfrends fair well no rite it strictlyt mi8 even say in ur bible but u still do it soo is it ur fault or the bilble???

    wearing short clothes in christain is rli common hav u pple eva seen a muslim woman or girl there wear hijaab for there own benefit n also to p[lz allah…….

    if u giv a thot the religion is not bad but the sum pple are!!!!!!!!!!

  67. May 9, 2013 at 3:59 pm #

    1) “Islam” means “Peace through the submission to God”.

    2) “Muslim” means “anyone or anything that submits itself to the will of God”.

    3) Islam is not a cult. Its followers number over 1.5 billion worldwide. Along with Judaism and Christianity, it is considered to be one of the three Abrahamic traditions.

    4) There are five pillars of practice in Islam. These practices must be undertaken with the best of effort in order to be considered a true Muslim: A) Shahadah – declaration of faith in the oneness of God and that Muhammad is the last prophet of God. B) Formal prayer five times a day. C) Fasting during the daylight hours in the month of Ramadan. D) Poor-due “tax” – 2.5% of one’s savings given to the needy at the end of each year. E) Pilgrimage to Mecca at least once, if physically and financially able.

    5) There are six articles of faith in Islam. These are the basic beliefs that one must have in order to be considered a true Muslim. They are belief in: A) the One God. B) all the prophets of God. C) the original scriptures revealed to Prophets Moses, David, Jesus, and Muhammad. D) the angels. E) the Day of Judgment and the Hereafter. F) the divine decree (or destiny).

    6) Islam is a complete way of life that governs all facets of life: moral, spiritual, social, political, economical, intellectual, etc.

    7) Islam is one of the fastest growing religions in the world. To become Muslim, a person of any race or culture must say a simple statement, the shahadah, that bears witness to the belief in the One God and that Prophet Muhammad was the last prophet of God.

    8) “Allah” is an Arabic word that means “God”. Muslims also believe that “Allah” is the personal name of God.

    9) Allah is not the God of Muslims only. He is the God of all people and all creation. Just because people refer to God using different terms does not mean that they are different gods. Spanish people refer to God as “Dios” and French people refer to God as “Dieu”, yet they are all the same God. Interestingly, most Arab Jews and Arab Christians refer to God as “Allah”. And the word Allah in Arabic appears on the walls of many Arab churches.

    10) The Islamic concept of God is that He is loving, merciful, and compassionate. But Islam also teaches that He is just and swift in punishment. Nevertheless, Allah once said to Prophet Muhammad, “My mercy prevails over my wrath.” Islam teaches a balance between fear and hope, protecting one from both complacency and despair.

    11) Muslims believe that God has revealed 99 of His names (or attributes) in the Holy Qur’an. It is through these names that one can come to know the Creator. A few of these names are: the All-Merciful, the All-Knower, the Protector, the Provider, the Near, the First, the Last, the Hidden, and the Source of Peace.

    12) Muslims believe in and acknowledge all the prophets of old, from Adam to Jesus. Muslims believe that they brought the message of peace and submission (islam) to different peoples at different times. Muslims also believe that these prophets were “muslims” because they submitted their wills to God.

    13) Muslims neither worship Muhammad nor pray through him. Muslims solely worship the unseen and Omniscient Creator, Allah.

    14) Muslims accept the original unaltered Torah (the Gospel of Moses) and the original Bible (the Gospel of Jesus) since they were revealed by God. However, none of those original scriptures are in existence today, in their entirety. Therefore, Muslims follow the subsequent, final, and preserved revelation of God, the Holy Qur’an.

    15) The Holy Qur’an was not authored by Muhammad. It was authored by God, revealed to Muhammad, and written into physical form by his companions.

    16) The Holy Qur’an has no flaws or contradictions. The original Arabic scriptures have never been changed or tampered with.

    17) Actual seventh century Qur’ans, complete and intact, are on display in museums in Turkey and many other places around the world.

    18) If all Qur’ans in the world today were burned and destroyed, the original Arabic would still remain. This is because millions of Muslims, called Hafiz (or “preservers”) have memorized the text letter for letter from beginning to end, every word and syllable. Also, chapters from the Qur’an are precisely recited from memory by every Muslim in each of the five daily prayers.

    19) Muslims do not believe in the concept of “vicarious atonement” but rather believe in the law of personal responsibility. Islam teaches that each person is responsible for his or her own actions. On the Day of Judgment Muslims believe that every person will be resurrected and will have to answer to God for their every word, thought, and deed. Consequently, a practicing Muslim is always striving to be righteous.

    20) Islam was not spread by the sword. It was spread by the word (Islamic teachings) and the example of its followers. Islam teaches that there is no compulsion in religion (the Holy Qur’an 2:256 and 10:99).

    21) Terrorism, unjustified violence and the killing of innocent people are absolutely forbidden in Islam. Islam is a way of life that is meant to bring peace to a society, whether its people are Muslim or not. The extreme actions of those who claim to be Muslim may be, among other things, a result of their ignorance or uncontrolled anger. Tyrant rulers and those who commit acts of terrorism in the name of Islam are simply not following Islam. These people are individuals with their own views and political agendas. Fanatical Muslims are no more representative of the true Islamic teachings than Timothy McVeigh or David Koresh are of Christianity. Extremism and fanaticism is a problem that is common to all religious groups. Anyone who thinks that all Muslims are terrorists should remember that the famous boxer Muhammad Ali, perhaps the most celebrated person of our era, is a practicing Muslim.

    22) The word “jihad” does not mean “holy war”. Instead, it means the inner struggle that one endures in trying to submit their will to the will of God. Some Muslims may say they are going for “jihad” when fighting in a war to defend themselves or their fellow Muslims, but they only say this because they are conceding that it will be a tremendous struggle. But there are many other forms of jihad which are more relevant to the everyday life of a Muslim such as the struggles against laziness, arrogance, stinginess, or the struggle against a tyrant ruler or against the temptation of Satan, or against one’s own ego, etc.

    23) Women are not oppressed in Islam. Any Muslim man that oppresses a woman is not following Islam. Among the many teachings of Prophet Muhammad that protected the rights and dignity of women is his saying, “…the best among you are those who treat their wives well.” (Tirmidhi)

    24) Islam grants women numerous rights in the home and in society. Among them are the right to earn money, to financial support, to an education, to an inheritance, to being treated kindly, to vote, to a dowry, to keep their maiden name, to worship in a mosque, etc., etc.

    25) Muslim women wear the head-covering (hijab) in fulfillment of God’s decree to dress modestly. From a practical standpoint, it serves to identify one as attempting to follow God in daily life and, therefore, protects women from unwanted advances from men. This type of modest dress has been worn by righteous women throughout history. Prominent examples are traditional Catholic Nuns, Mother Teresa and the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus.

    26) Arranged marriages are allowed in Islam but are not required. Whereas “forced” marriages, usually stemming from cultural practice, are forbidden. Divorce is permissible, however, reconciliation is what is most encouraged. But if there are irreconcilable differences then Islam permits a fair and just divorce.

    27) Islam and the “Nation of Islam” are two different religions. Islam is a religion for all races and enjoins the worship of the one unseen God who, orthodox Muslims believe, never took human form. The “Nation”, on the other hand, is a movement geared towards non-whites and teaches that God appeared in the form of Fard Muhammad in 1930 and that Elijah Muhammad (a man who died in 1975) was a prophet of God. These beliefs clearly contradict the basic Islamic theology outlined in the Qur’an. The followers of “the Nation” adhere to some Islamic principles that are mixed with many other teachings that are alien to Islam. To better understand the difference between the two, read about Malcolm X, his pilgrimage to Mecca and his subsequent comments to the media. Islam teaches equality amongst all the races (Holy Qur’an 49:13).

    28) All Muslims are not Arab. Islam is a universal religion and way of life which includes followers from all races of people. There are Muslims in and from virtually every country in the world. Arabs only constitute about 20% of Muslims worldwide. Indonesia has the largest concentration of Muslims with over 120 million.

    29) In the five daily prayers, Muslims face the Kaaba in Mecca, Arabia. It is a cube-shaped stone structure that was originally built by Prophet Adam and later rebuilt by Prophet Abraham. Muslims believe that the Kaaba was the first house of worship on Earth dedicated to the worship of one god. Muslims do not worship the Kaaba. It serves as a central focal point for Muslims around the world, unifying them in worship and symbolizing their common belief, spiritual focus and direction. Interestingly, the inside of the Kaaba is empty.

    30) The hajj is a simultaneous pilgrimage to the Kaaba made by millions of Muslims each year. It is performed to commemorate the struggles of Abraham, Ishmael and Hagar in submitting their wills to God.

    • Anonymous
      May 10, 2013 at 5:45 am #

      I understand the beliefs and the rituals of Islam. I was married to an Iraqi Shiite Muslim for several years, and I read the Qu’ran, Hadith, etc. This is why I do not agree with Islam: Mohammad could not possibly be a true prophet of God. Based on many, many historical documents I’ve read, written by MUSLIM scholars, by the way, Mohammad not only completely rejected Jesus as the Son of God, but Mohammad lived a very sinful life — unlike the sinless life of Jesus Christ. Mohammad routinely fought and killed non-Muslims. He routinely had sex with as many women as possible. He married a little girl and consummated the marriage when she was nine, and he was over 50! These are just a few of the many reasons why I do not understand how anyone could follow a man like this who starts his own “religion.” Why didn’t the Arabs accept the ministry of Christ? Why did they reject what was already written and proven? Again, I base my response on MUSLIM authors regarding Mohammad’s life. I’d rather follow Christ. Thank you.

  68. Anonymous
    May 10, 2013 at 9:38 pm #

    I am an atheist – used to be Muslim, let’s get that out of the way. However the writer here has been very dishonest and has used many half-truths to spur his own agenda – whatever that is. You can read only one sentence from any source (be it Quran, Bible, even the Principia) and distort the truth. There is a very famous verse in the Quran that says that the deaf, dumb, and blind (meaning the ignorant and hypocrites in this context, something the writer fails to grasp) will have their place in hell. After reading the writer’s dishonest way of intepretation I wouldn’t be surprised if he would claim that ISlam sanctions the killing of the disabled!

  69. passer-by
    May 10, 2013 at 9:40 pm #

    I am an atheist – used to be Muslim, let’s get that out of the way. However the writer here has been very dishonest and has used many half-truths to spur his own agenda – whatever that is. You can read only one sentence from any source (be it Quran, Bible, even the Principia) and distort the truth. There is a very famous verse in the Quran that says that the deaf, dumb, and blind (meaning the ignorant and hypocrites in this context, something the writer fails to grasp) will have their place in hell. After reading the writer’s dishonest way of intepretation I wouldn’t be surprised if he would claim that ISlam sanctions the killing of the disabled!

  70. Sohaib Kassem
    May 11, 2013 at 1:51 pm #

    Sorry to tell you this but you are a narrow mined non-believer, If you continue on this evil path Allah WILL put you in the Hell Fire.
    Please learn more about Islam before you bash it and if you don’t have anything nice to say then don’t say it at all.
    May Allah reveal to you the righteous path!
    Allahu Akbar

    • May 14, 2013 at 5:45 pm #

      lololol way to prove the writer’s point by saying he’s going to hell. violent eh? too bad you’ll be burning when we nuke your holy land into a lunar landscape

  71. wedmehem
    May 13, 2013 at 11:57 am #

    I ask Allah’s forgiveness. You say that because actually you don’t know (Allah ) and You don’t know (ISLAM) .

  72. May 14, 2013 at 5:43 pm #

    Bowing at this truth tea right here

  73. Anonymous
    May 15, 2013 at 12:08 pm #

    Hello guys and girls, i you are reading this I beg of you to stop being so negative. Islam is a religion not a cult, Christianity is a religion. Please stop “spending time” looking up bad things about religions. How would you feel if someone called you a terrorist for your belief. I am a 11 year old and even I know it is wrong to put shame on other beliefs.

  74. Anonymous
    May 24, 2013 at 12:04 am #

    I suggest you go do your research properly rather than talk alot of rubbish.

  75. Fiz
    May 24, 2013 at 7:37 am #

    Whoever wrote this its a bunch of rubbish made purely from his own words

    He put on this page everything out of his own little brain, and took out all his anger to promote this religion as an unsafe religion. There is no such a thing as dangerous religion its a minority that are dragged into the wrong group, who call them selves muslims but brainwash people to do things. The real islam does not teach such. Islam has been here for many years and just recently this new group has startd brainwashing people into killing?

    So anyway back to the article…this guy just expressed his views in such a way to make a certain religion seem bad, tut tut

  76. Sam
    May 24, 2013 at 7:43 am #

    You have a right to your opinions, but ur opinion is full of sh###

    They can pray how they like to who dey like wtf is your problem how they pray and what they believe in. I really pray you opt in for a brains transplant urs is finished

  77. Sk
    May 25, 2013 at 8:27 pm #

    Statistically Muslims and Islam are common with almost ALL barbaric, backward, homophobic and oppressive societies. Almost ALL muslim majority countries do not allow non muslims to ever become their ruler by ANY process. Pakistan has achieved ethnic cleansing at a level hitler won’t have dream t about in his sick head. Bangladesh comes close to it. Afganistan is on the verge of cannibalism if left to fend for itself. I do not know ANY one lining up outside ANY of these 57 MUSLIM countries embassy for citizenship. Its almost always the western democracies they want to get to. And then have the cheek to ruin those countries as well, by demanding Sharia. Bizarre but true.

    • Anonymous
      May 26, 2013 at 10:14 pm #

      To much ‘bad’ has been/is being done in the name of Islam (& probably Christianity in the past) ‘hijacked’ by power seaking egotists IMHO to justify actions.
      What we need is a new world religion to be a panacea for the masses to follow as seems humans need it; there is only one ‘religion’ that seems to be peaceful and useful in the world, that being taught by Buddha (it is bascially athiest/agnostic, no big guy in the sky to blame or justify your actions as it’s all up to you).
      I know Muslims and what they say worries me :-/
      http://www.answering-islam.org/Authors/Arlandson/ten_reasons.htm

  78. Anonymous
    May 26, 2013 at 9:47 pm #

    Is the world a better place for Islam or not?

  79. mandy
    May 27, 2013 at 5:24 am #

    I think all religion should be banned and folk took a vow to get along with one another. all this my make believe person is better than your make believe person in this day and age is just rediculous!!

  80. Osama
    May 27, 2013 at 9:43 am #

    Hey you infidel, Here are some important answers for you.
    1. The first Holy verse the you have quoted is called misquoting. You can read the verse from the 20the of the same verse Which says….(Those who disbelieve in the signs of Allah and kill the prophets without right and kill those who order justice from among the people – give them tidings of a painful punishment.) …. Up to the 28th verse than you will be able to know what exactly it is about…. It is about those non-Muslims who kill the prophets like jews and chritians had done. It talks about those non-Muslims who kill those who order justice Etc…
    2. The word Islam is an Arabic word which different meanings 1. Some scholars says it has been derived from the word (salam) which means (Peace)…. 2. It mean also means submission to the will of God Almighty …. Which simply means Do what God tells you and Do not do What Shatan tells you. If you do what Allah or God almighty tells you then you will be in Jannah or paradise otherwise you will be in hell….. You can refer to do and don’ts of Holly Quran than Only you will be forgiven. See now you have submitted to Satan and your wrong ideal and of course you will be punish for it in hell fire if you do not repent and come to the right path. We have to submit ourselves because we are creatures, created by someone not creators of ourselves. He feeds us make dead land alive for us and do whatever we need, Why we should not submit? Why we should not pay at least thanks?
    3. It is better for the people to come in right path instead of going on the wrong path. We help non-Muslims by Jaziya that at least they may think and pay thanks and will come to the right path. Moreover you have written some of the things from your belly not from your mind…. You have said things which do not exist at all. You can see the verses …. Those who kill a human being it is as though as he has killed the whole of humanity (Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land – it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one – it is as if he had saved mankind entirely. And our messengers had certainly come to them with clear proofs. Then indeed many of them, [even] after that, throughout the land, were transgressors.) 5:23………..
    4. 1. 2:228. Means that Men have some more responsibilities than women this verse shows the dignity of women not their insult or indiginity. A degree above of responsibility which simply means more responsibility. To know the Holy Quran well you one should be well-versed in Arabic language.
    2. Qur’an is the only religious book on the face of the earth
    that says ‘marry only one’. The context of this phrase is the following verse from
    Surah Nisa of the Glorious Qur’an: (“Marry women of your choice, two, or three, or four; but if ye fear that
    ye shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one.”
    [Al-Qur’an 4:3]
    Before the Qur’an was revealed, there was no upper limit for polygyny and
    many men had scores of wives, some even hundreds. Islam put an upper limit
    of four wives. Islam gives a man permission to marry two, three or four women,
    only on the condition that he deals justly with them.
    In the same chapter i.e. Surah Nisa verse 129 says:
    “Ye are never able to be fair and just as between women….”
    [Al-Qur’an 4:129]
    Therefore polygyny is not a rule but an exception. Many people are under the
    misconception that it is compulsory for a Muslim man to have more than one wife.)World female population is more than male population
    In the USA, women outnumber men by 7.8 million. New York alone has one
    million more females as compared to the number of males, and of the male
    population of New York one-third are gays i.e sodomites. The U.S.A as a whole
    has more than twenty-five million gays. This means that these people do not
    wish to marry women. Great Britain has four million more females as compared
    to males. Germany has five million more females as compared to males. Russia
    has nine million more females than males. God alone knows how many million
    1. more females there are in the whole world as compared to males. Except India which has female infanticide.
    2. This Answer is so lengthy . You can refer to a book by the name of( Women’s right in Islam) or simply search for video of Dr. Zakir naik in net. Then you will realize that why more women except in west than men.
    3. If some try to rape someone else in Islamic country than death penalty is given to them. We have hijab in Islam which prevents rape in Islamic countries…. Islamic countries are not like USA that you can find plenty of rapes per day.
    5th, ……….
    Islam has given direction to everything. It is for proper lining of the Muslims when they are praying together. 2:115 (And to Allah belongs the east and the west. So wherever you [might] turn, there is the Face of Allah . Indeed, Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing)……
    So we can pray any to any direction but it is better for everything to have a clear cut direction. Those who pray toward Macca it has recently been proved by scientist that it is better to relax yourself on that direction of touching of your forehead with ground which will reduce the electric waves in your body created by phones and other electric materials….. Etc….
    Again you have showed your devil kind hatred with Islam and said things from your belly.
    5. ……………………

    3. We am proud to be a Muslim fundamentalist

    I am a fundamentalist Muslim who, by the grace of Allah, knows, follows and strives to practise the fundamentals of Islam. A true Muslim does not shy away from being a fundamentalist. I am proud to be a fundamentalist Muslim because, I know that the fundamentals of Islam are beneficial to humanity and the whole world. There is not a single fundamental of Islam that causes harm or is against the interests of the human race as a whole. Many people harbour misconceptions about Islam and consider several teachings of Islam to be unfair or improper. This is due to insufficient and incorrect knowledge of Islam. If one critically analyzes the teachings of Islam with an open mind, one cannot escape the fact that Islam is full of benefits both at the individual and collective levels.

    4. Dictionary meaning of the word ‘fundamentalist’

    According to Webster’s dictionary ‘fundamentalism’ was a movement in American Protestanism that arose in the earlier part of the 20th century. It was a reaction to modernism, and stressed the infallibility of the Bible, not only in matters of faith and morals but also as a literal historical record. It stressed on belief in the Bible as the literal word of God. Thus fundamentalism was a word initially used for a group of Christians who believed that the Bible was the verbatim word of God without any errors and mistakes.

    According to the Oxford dictionary ‘fundamentalism’ means ‘strict maintenance of ancient or fundamental doctrines of any religion, especially Islam’.

    Today the moment a person uses the word fundamentalist he thinks of a Muslim who is a terroris.

    5. Every Muslim should be a terrorist

    Every Muslim should be a terrorist. A terrorist is a person who causes terror. The moment a robber sees a policeman he is terrified. A policeman is a terrorist for the robber. Similarly every Muslim should be a terrorist for the antisocial elements of society, such as thieves, dacoits and rapists. Whenever such an anti-social element sees a Muslim, he should be terrified. It is true that the word ‘terrorist’ is generally used for a person who causes terror among the common people. But a true Muslim should only be a terrorist to selective people i.e. anti-social elements, and not to the common innocent people. In fact a Muslim should be a source of peace for innocent people.

    6. Different labels given to the same individual for the same action, i.e. ‘terrorist’ and ‘patriot’

    Before India achieved independence from British rule, some freedom fighters of India who did not subscribe to non-violence were labeled as terrorists by the British government. The same individuals have been lauded by Indians for the same activities and hailed as ‘patriots’. Thus two different labels have been given to the same people for the same set of actions. One is calling him a terrorist while the other is calling him a patriot. Those who believed that Britain had a right to rule over India called these people terrorists, while those who were of the view that Britain had no right to rule India called them patriots and freedom fighters.

    It is therefore important that before a person is judged, he is given a fair hearing. Both sides of the argument should be heard, the situation should be analyzed, and the reason and the intention of the person should be taken into account, and then the person can be judged accordingly.
    …………….
    6. Who has killed most of the people throughout the history Can you Imagine? 1 Hitler 2, Stalin 3, Gourge W bush 4 Bonus 5, Ivan , 6 James carter Etc…. which are Not Muslims but infidels.
    7th……………………………….
    Again all things from your belly …….. Be afraid of Muslims and Islam because Islam is the only religion of truth and against evil and devil.
    ………
    You people will not except Islam forever because knowing everything you people are denying everything. 3:12(Say to those who disbelieve, “You will be overcome and gathered together to Hell, and wretched is the resting place.”)

  81. Mark
    May 29, 2013 at 12:53 am #

    Just my take on the whole god thing , god gods were brought about for death , it was for the person who died that they were to go somewhere peaceful and for the people who were left behind new there loved ones had gone some where, where peace is . Job done end of story. If we as human beings cannot find that inner peace in ourselves and amongst ourselves then these gods will always bring misconceptions of what is life . Thanks for reading from one human being to another 🙂

  82. nadia
    May 29, 2013 at 1:54 am #

    everyone who believed what this person have written about Islam.. should click on the sources he/she have given.. because he doesnt give the full sentences from the quran.. in the quran it says you can marry up to 4 women if you like but the condition is that you have to treat all of them equal and so.. if you cant treat them equal you cant marry them.. and it follows with the other sentence this person have given.. he just wrote the half sentence so that it sounds bad and looks that muslim men dont give their women right. im a muslim girl and i feel like islam has liberated me. first of all nudity is NOT liberation please!! the sad thing is when a western woman is forced to get a job, education and all that because if she doesnt have a job no man will want to marry her.. but in islam if your wife would like to work its up to her if she cant or wont.. the husband is responsible for giving her everything. this article is full of lies! Everyone that is interested in Islam please go to te right sources: quran and hadith!

  83. June 5, 2013 at 2:50 pm #

    For now, all you may be able to do it manage the pain.
    As you probably know, giving birth is a very traumatic experience for your body.
    Sportsmen and women are known to have great peripheral vision so try being aware of what’s to the sides of you.

  84. Sprite
    June 12, 2013 at 11:14 am #

    I’m a 15 year old Muslim, and I just wanted to say that growing up I was taught to be kind forgiving, compassionate…etc. But never in my life have my parents told me that i was supposed to blow myself up or murder people others who weren’t following my religion. I don’t understand why anyone has this view of Muslims. I mean, do you guys ever interact with people? Or do you just blindly follow what the media feeds you? You talk about not ‘blindly following what some figure says’ but in a way, the media is your religion. You’re eating up anything it chooses to tell you. I’m pretty sure that you guys have seen at least a *few* Muslims.

  85. June 12, 2013 at 9:28 pm #

    first of all i think the Admin talking like a shit bcoz he is just making a false story & lines.wife swapping is the bussiness of ppl like u.Islam provides womens there own & safe place where they can save there modesty.just keeping the world trade center in ur mind,u r writing all these things which r baseless.let me tell u onething
    Muslim is not a Terrorist
    And
    Terrorist is not a Muslim.

  86. AMAX141
    June 13, 2013 at 10:33 pm #

    Hay were you drunk when you wrote this… Apparently your theory of Dhimmitude is a complete bogus. Which verse in the Qur’an states what u said. yet some other guy trying to make up fake story. but nice try.. if you even wanna say anything more, please say it with proof.^^

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