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You must read the entire Qur’an to get its full understanding. Jihad is a personal struggle.
Jihad as “holy war” is the lesser jihad.  The greater jihad is an inner personal struggle. You cannot understand Qur’an unless you speak Classical Arabic.
If Islam is so violent, why are there so many peaceful Muslims? There is also a lot of violence in Judaism and Christianity.
Can a reformation change Islam into a peaceful religion/ideology? Most terrorists come from poverty stricken areas – the root of terrorism is economic deprivation.
The Crusades were an unprovoked attack on Muslims. Jews and Christians have lived for centuries in Muslim societies without any difficulty.
Jews also have stoning in their law – Jewish law is allowed in the U.S, why can’t we have Islamic Law here? We are also followers of Jesus.
In the Bible, Jesus said, “Go make Christians of all nations.”  This is simply what Muslims are doing, spreading Islam. Most Muslims in America are “moderate.”
I am (my friend is) a Qur’ani.  I don’t believe in Shari’ah. My friend is Muslim, and he says… (fill in the blank…”Islam doesn’t stand for this” )
The main problem is the Saudis – the Wahabbis. The violence we are seeing from the Muslim populations is the natural result of previous globalization by the Western Colonial powers.
Timothy McVeigh was a Christian and a terrorist. There are 1.2 billion Muslims in the world – what can you do.
Islam is not monolithic. We don’t have a Pope. Everything you are saying is a lie. You obviously hate all Muslims.


You must read the entire Qur’an to get its full understanding.

The Quranic concept of abrogation states that the verses in the Qur’an which were revealed to Mohammed chronologically later, abrogate early versus with which there are inconsistencies.  Sura 5 is the last Sura in the Qur’an to discuss relations with non-Muslims and commands Muslims not to take Christians or Jews as friends, and Sura 9 is the last Sura to discuss “Jihad” which is defined as fighting against non-Muslims until the world is claimed for Islam.

Jihad is a personal struggle.

In Islamic Law, Jihad has only ever been defined as “warfare against non-Muslims,” and is required until all the world is subordinated to Islamic Law.

Jihad as “holy war” is the lesser jihad.  The greater jihad is an inner personal struggle.

In Islam, the only Hadiths discussing Jihad as the “Greater Jihad” are weak or false Hadith.  Jihad as fighting can be found in the Qur’an (ie God said it according to Islam) and is found on numerous occasion in the most strictly authenticated Hadiths by, among others, Bukhari and Muslim – the two most authoritative Hadith scholars.

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You cannot understand Qur’an unless you speak Classical Arabic?

Qur’an’s are officially translated into English by sources authenticated by Islamic Scholars.  80% of the Islamic world does not speak Arabic.  Of those who do speak Arabic, very few speak “classical” Arabic.

If Islam is so violent, why are there so many peaceful Muslims?

This is similar to asking why there are so many Christians who are arrogant, angry, and vindictive if Christian doctrine requires humility, tolerance, and forgiveness.
However, in any given social context, as Islam takes greater root -- increasing numbers of followers, the construction of more mosques and "cultural centers," etc. -- the greater the likelihood that some number of its adherents will take its violent precepts seriously. This is the problem that the West faces today.

There is also a lot of violence in Judaism and Christianity.

There may be violence in a variety of religions, systems, and groups.  However, neither Christian nor Jewish law mandates violence against other groups or religions, as is required by Muslims against Christians and Jews.

Can a reformation change Islam into a peaceful religion/ideology?

Asking this question necessarily assumes there is something wrong with Islam – if not, why does it need a reformation?  As should be plain to anyone who has examined the Islamic sources, to take the violence out of Islam would require it to jettison two things: the Quran as the word of Allah and Muhammad as Allah's prophet. In other words, to pacify Islam would require its transformation into something that it is not.

Most terrorists come from poverty stricken areas – the root of terrorism is economic deprivation.

There is absolutely no factual basis for this statement.  The leadership of the jihadi movement, and many of the jihadis – to include suicide bombers – have graduate level academic degrees and come from middle or upper class backgrounds.

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The Crusades were an unprovoked attack on Muslims.

Violence committed in the name of other religions is logically unconnected to the question of whether Islam is violent. But, by mentioning the Crusades, the hope of the Islamic apologist is to draw attention away from Islamic violence and paint religions in general as morally equivalent.  The Crusades were initiated after hundreds of years of Muslim incursion into Western lands.  The Muslims seized Jerusalem – the Christian/Jewish Holy Land - from the Christians and Jews before any acts of warfare were taken against the Muslims. Also, the Crusades was a response to a request by the Byzantine Emperor to provide assistance after the attack into Byzantine lands in the Battle of Manzikurt.


Jews and Christians have lived for centuries in Muslim societies without any difficulty.

Under Islamic Law, non-Muslims are required to obey the law as second-class citizens.  They are not allowed to build new Churches or synagogues, nor repair those that already exist.  They cannot have jobs which put them in positions where they are superior to any Muslims.  Throughout history, per Islamic Law, Muslims have allowed non-Muslims who have skills good for the community to continue their efforts.  Major achievements under these conditions in science, math, etc are always credited to the “Muslim society” despite the fact that they were actually accomplished by non-Muslims.

 

Jews also have stoning in their law – Jewish law is allowed in the U.S, why can’t we have Islamic Law here?

Jewish law specifically states that it adherents (Jews) must follow the laws of the land in which they live.  Islamic Law states that Shari’ah is the “law of the land.”  Islamic Law specifically states that if Muslims follow laws other than the Shari’ah, they become apostates and can be killed for this.

We are also followers of Jesus.

This is the point on which Muslim leaders are able to get Christian leaders to blaspheme and make this a point of mutual belief.  The Christian belief in Jesus cannot be justified with the Islamic understanding of Jesus.  Islam states Jesus was born of a Virgin birth and Mary is his mother.  It further states that Jesus performed miracles, but that he was not crucified nor was he raised from the dead.  Hadiths by Bukhari and Muslim (the most prominent Hadith scholars) state that Jesus will return to earth and break all the crosses and cast Christians into hell. 

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In the Bible, Jesus said, “Go make Christians of all nations.”  This is simply what Muslims are doing, spreading Islam.

Islam is not a religion.  Islam defines itself as a complete way of life governed by Islamic Law.  While religion is a part of Islam, Islam is not simply a religion.  Most texts about Islam for Muslims state this.  Muslims are mandated to spread Islamic Law, which is real law.  The purpose is to subordinate all people to Islamic Law until the entire world is subordinated to it.

If the Palestinian-Israeli issue is resolved, the situation would be greatly improved (i.e. less terrorism) / the terrorists attack us because of U.S. foreign policy.

These are simply diversions.  The global Islamic Movement is energized because it has the capacity to act and Islamic Law requires Muslims to do so.  While certain foreign policies might exacerbate a local area or nation, this is not the cause of terrorism. How does it explain Jihad terrorism in places like the Philippines, Indonesia, or Indai?

Most Muslims in America are “moderate.”

How does one come to a measurable definition of “moderate?”  A 2007 Pew Research poll indicates that 27% of American Muslim males from the age of 18-35 support Al Qaeda.  Since nearly every Muslim organization in America is controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood, most mosques and Islamic Schools are controlled by the MB, and Islamic Schools teach jihad as fighting, and it is the duty of Muslims to be loyal only to the Islamic State, this statement is difficult to support factually.

I am (my friend is) a Qur’ani.  I don’t believe in Shari’ah.

Quranis have historically been killed in Muslim societies because they are apostates. This ruling comes from al-Azhar, a pre-eminent center of Islamic excellence.  The Qur’an states Muslims are to obey Mohammed, but does not provide specific behavioral guidance – that is found in the Hadith. How can you obey if you do not know the behavior. You must read the Hadith.

My friend is Muslim, and he says… (fill in the blank…”Islam doesn’t stand for this” )

That is nice.  However, Islam is what its published doctrines say it is – and you can buy it and read it in English.  (Thomas Jefferson did!)  If your friend disagrees that means he/she either does not know or simply chooses not to conform to the Islamic Law here in the U.S. and, therefore, is not a threat.

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The main problem is the Saudis – the Wahabbis.

Saudis practice Hanbali Islamic Law, considered to be the most rigid of the four schools.  If we only use the other three schools of Islamic Jurisprudence (Maliki, Shafi, and Hanafi), Jihad is still “warfare against non-Muslims” until the world is claimed for Islam, and the treatment of Christians and Jews is the same as Hanbali law.  Ibn Wahabb was executed for being a heritic.  Most non-Wahabbi Sunnis do not concur with the Wahabbis.  They allow them to get along because Saudi Arabia is funding the global jihad.  This statement is also easily dismissed when we look at support for the global implementation of Islamic Law by ALL Muslim countries per the Organization of Islamic Conference’s (www.oic.org) documents, signed by the leadership of every Muslim nation on earth.

The violence we are seeing from the Muslim populations is the natural result of previous globalization by the Western Colonial powers.

See Answer to question #13.

Timothy McVeigh was a Christian and a terrorist.

Nothing Timothy McVeigh espoused to attack the Murrah Federal Building is supported in Christian doctrine.  At no time did Timothy McVeigh ever base his actions on Christianity.

There are 1.2 billion Muslims in the world – you cannot fight them all!.

This is a talking point provided by the Muslim Brotherhood.  The intent is to get us to freeze and fail to act because the problem appears so overwhelming.  In fact, regardless of the appearance of the problem, American leadership has an affirmative duty to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution against all enemies at all costs. Besides, not all 1.2 billiion Muslims are mobile. Millions are in mud huts riding in donkey carts. They cannot threaten the United States.

Islam is not monolithic. We don’t have a Pope.

Islam has a universal doctrine – Islamic Law.  Additionally, since all Muslim nations are Member States of the OIC, an organization that officially self-identifies itself as representing the Ummah. 

Everything you are saying is a lie. You obviously hate all Muslims.

I do not hate Muslims.  I am stating facts about Islamic Law and the Muslim Brotherhood directly from published sources reflecting either published Islamic Law as put out by the Muslim community or in documents admitted into evidence at a federal trial regarding Muslim Brotherhood front organizations in the United States.  As a patriotic American, how can you support the implementation of foreign law here in the U.S.?  As patriotic American citizens who have taken an oath to protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies, how can you allow to happen what you took oaths to prevent?

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