I am having some serious problem with some peoples attitude towards jihad, the true jihad. I explained that Jihad is in the heart, most and foremost. And then, if need be, as a defence for the community, to remove fear or a threat, then there is a Jihad; a struggle. Against injustice. Holy War is foreign to Islam, its what the Christians Crusaders did, but in Islam, its a struggle for truth.
I am a non religous person, and I believe that Islam and Muslim's heve been oppressed, slaughtered and suffered terribly for their belief during the Christian crusades. I don't beleive that Islam is spread through violence, though it is violent we should make no mistake about that.
We live in a free society that affords us the right to be free thinkers. I beleive that Islam strives for an Islamic World and the world is struggling at present with what it must comprehend and accept since our values are hugely different, and then we must ask what are we to do about Islam in the modern world.
They seem to think it was ok for so much death and destruction just because, "radical Talibans stone a woman to death". Which was extreme, yes.
If you truly beleive your above quote, their is little point in continuing for you are showing the same narrow mindedness as what you accuse your accusers of doing!!!!!
if you was to have a referendum right now in the UK as to wether or not the UK should adopt Islamic Rule's (By the way their are two Muslims "I think" in the houses of parliament.)
What do you think the results would be!
Now, assume that Islam continues to grow at the rate it is with the immigration of Muslim's from other countries, as very slowly over a few hundred years or so one could not rule out that the Muslim population of the UK would become a majority, and by our own beleifs of a free society nothing could stop the UK becoming a United Islamic Kingdom. This slow death, is not wild accusations since we draw upon history and the plight of the Christian Albanians in what is now Turkey.
The intellectuals of today, are soooooooo clever that ud think they'd actually see the truth of Jihad, in its correct context
In the west, intellectuals have abandoned any idea of God as religion would describe.
I am ignorant, of course I am. I am from a christian country and do I want my children taught by Islam or brainwashed by Christianity. No thanks..................
It was interesting to note the tsunami "natural disaster". Don't know if anyone seen it. They discussed the religous implications of what had happened given it was God that caused this, It was represented by the presenter, a Muslim (Senior member of British Muslim Association), a Preist (High up - not sure, seems I know more about Islamic way of thinking these days than Christian) and A professor of physics.
Did anybody see it!
Their seems to be a lot of talk in this forum about the "end" of the world and signs of such. and 1 by one they all put their pennies in, til the atheist said anyone who kills indescriminately women, children, babies on such a huge scale. We label this action "terrorism" by definition, then God must be a terrorist. A natural disaster is a natural disaster, the rest (as he suggested to the other two) is jus pure gobble gook. Just like the pictures showing Mosks still standing. And try to claim a "miracle" or a deeper pupose for this. Yet, all pictures are seen with trees standing!!!!!
Have you ever thought that the west itself has suffered for years at the hands of the Christians, and we don't want to go the same way with Islam..... Since by definition in a beleif in the bible. How can you truly be free or are you, "only free as long as you agree with Islam"
And not a mention of 1 important scientific issue...... How comes the wild-life did remarkably so well at "sensing" the danger and moving in land!!!! not one mentioned this.... at all, only the hairy fairy notion that some deep power was at hand. Life seems to be asier when u can explain it...
Hope it helps