Does Islam Promote Violence?

Reza AslanIslam doesn’t promote violence or peace. Islam is just a religion and like every religion in the world it depends on what you bring to it. If you’re a violent person, your Islam, your Judaism, your Christianity, your Hinduism is gonna be violent. There are marauding Buddhist monks in Myanmar slaughtering women and children. Does Buddhism promote violence? Of course not. People are violent or peaceful and that depends on their politics, their social world, the ways that they see their communities.

—Reza Aslan
Interviewed on CNN

2 thoughts on “Does Islam Promote Violence?

  1. “These are some of the rule that their god allegedly gave to the first people after he’d baked them out of clay, sir. Rules like ‘Thou shalt labor fruitfully all the days of your life,’ sir, and ‘Thou shalt not kill,’ and ‘Thou shalt be humble.’ That sort of thing….”

    “Sounds almost decent, as gods go.”

    ‘Visit looked disapproving. “The Cenotines died through five hundred years of waging some of the bloodiest wars on the continent, sir.”‘

    Feet of Clay

    It appears when it comes down to it pretty much anyone can take something as simple as “Thou shalt not kill” and completely muck it up.

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