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Old 07-10-2015, 11:01 AM
 
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"All Muslims are obligated to give Zakah (Charity) We give to the Charity of our choosing which could be a
needy neighbor. "

The point here is that in verse 9:5 in the Quran, polytheists had to repent and establish prayer, and give zakah (all three), or when the sacred months have passed, then Muslims should kill them "wherever you find them and capture them and besiege them and sit in wait for them at every place of ambush."

This is a call to mass slaughter unless the person (on the spot!!) repents, joins Islam and pays the tax. It is INITIATION of force (violence) in it's worst form.

You cannot force a mind. If I demand you stop being a Muslim RIGHT NOW and become a Scientologist or else I will kill you.....can you stop your belief in Allah and become a Scientologist? Of course not. You may well lie to save your life, but you will not suddenly change your beliefs. The way to attempt to change a mind is through rational discourse. A gun, or sword, is not an argument.

I could argue morally against forced redistribution of wealth, but that is not within the scope of the issue here.
Please read in context. 9:5 is not commanding violence.

the Mushrieks in Mecca had violated the treaty. they had prevented the Muslims from performing Hajj. A state of war now existed between the Mushriks and the Muslims. The Muslims were given instructions as to the current conditions because the treaty was no longer in force.

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Discourses and Periods of Revelation
This Surah comprises three discourses:-

The first discourse (vv. 1-37), was revealed in Zil-Qa'adah A. H. 9 or thereabout. As the importance of the subject of the discourse required its declaration on the occasion of Haj the Holy Prophet despatched Hadrat Ali to follow Hadrat Abu Bakr, who had already left for Makkah as leader of the Pilgrims to the Ka'abah. He instructed Hadrat Ali to deliver the discourse before the representatives of the different clans of Arabia so as to inform them of the new policy towards the mushriks.

Topics and their Interconnection

This portion deals with the sanctity of treaties and lays down principles, rules and regulations which must be kept in view before breaking them, in case the other party does not observe them sincerely. 1 - 12
Syed Maududi's Commentary for Surah #9

9:1 (Y. Ali) A (declaration) of immunity from Allah and His Messenger, to those of the Pagans with whom ye have contracted mutual alliances:-

9:2 (Y. Ali) Go ye, then, for four months, backwards and forwards, (as ye will), throughout the land, but know ye that ye cannot frustrate Allah (by your falsehood) but that Allah will cover with shame those who reject Him.

9:3 (Y. Ali) And an announcement from Allah and His Messenger, to the people (assembled) on the day of the Great Pilgrimage,- that Allah and His Messenger dissolve (treaty) obligations with the Pagans. If then, ye repent, it were best for you; but if ye turn away, know ye that ye cannot frustrate Allah. And proclaim a grievous penalty to those who reject Faith.

9:4 (Y. Ali) (But the treaties are) not dissolved with those Pagans with whom ye have entered into alliance and who have not subsequently failed you in aught, nor aided any one against you. So fulfil your engagements with them to the end of their term: for Allah loveth the righteous.

9:5 (Y. Ali) But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, an seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war); but if they repent, and establish regular prayers and practise regular charity, then open the way for them: for Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.

9:6 (Y. Ali) If one amongst the Pagans ask thee for asylum, grant it to him, so that he may hear the word of Allah. and then escort him to where he can be secure. That is because they are men without knowledge.

9:7 (Y. Ali) How can there be a league, before Allah and His Messenger, with the Pagans, except those with whom ye made a treaty near the sacred Mosque? As long as these stand true to you, stand ye true to them: for Allah doth love the righteous.

9:8 (Y. Ali) How (can there be such a league), seeing that if they get an advantage over you, they respect not in you the ties either of kinship or of covenant? With (fair words from) their mouths they entice you, but their hearts are averse from you; and most of them are rebellious and wicked.

9:9 (Y. Ali) The Signs of Allah have they sold for a miserable price, and (many) have they hindered from His way: evil indeed are the deeds they have done.

9:10 (Y. Ali) In a Believer they respect not the ties either of kinship or of covenant! It is they who have transgressed all bounds.

9:11 (Y. Ali) But (even so), if they repent, establish regular prayers, and practise regular charity,- they are your brethren in Faith: (thus) do We explain the Signs in detail, for those who understand.

9:12 (Y. Ali) But if they violate their oaths after their covenant, and taunt you for your Faith,- fight ye the chiefs of Unfaith: for their oaths are nothing to them: that thus they may be restrained.


The Mushriks were given a year to get out of Mecca ( It takes a full year to complete the 4 sacred Months ) at the end of the year Mushreks would not be allowed in Mecca and any mushreks found there were subject to being killed. There were also Jews and Christians living in Mecca. The Majority population was Jewish. the Treaties with them and the Christians remained in effect
the warning to the Mushriks prevented a physical conflict as they heeded the warning and left.
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Old 07-10-2015, 01:07 PM
 
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Many anti Islam sites report that 20% of the world's Muslims support violence.

What is the rate of violence among humans on a whole? Studies seem to indicate the majority of humans are violent. The violent crime rate in the USA is staggering At least 25% of all american women have been sexually assaulted. there are over 14,000 murders per year. So far this year there have been 14 school shootings.

Some scary thoughts on violence in the USA


Violence in the United States

Violent crime rises for second consecutive year


https://www.rainn.org/statistics

While I can not find any statistics on what percentage of americans are invoved in violence, there are a very large number when you just look at the statistics of violent crimes. Lt does appear there is a very high rate of preponderance towards violence all though Most Americans do not support violence. In my opinion The rate of violence in america is greater than in the Muslim Nations. If anything there is less violence among Muslims than there is among non-Muslims.

World wide the murder rates in the 49 Muslim nations is lower than the non-Muslim Nations.

VIOLENCE DEATH RATE BY COUNTRY

In spite of the reports that Islam supports violence, the figures indicate muslims are less violent than non-Muslims.
I think the difference is that many Americans would concede that America is in many ways a violent society (it ain't Switzerland baby), I don't remember hearing that same concession from many proponents of Islam.
 
Old 07-10-2015, 01:16 PM
 
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'In spite of the reports that Islam supports violence, the figures indicate muslims are less violent than non-Muslims.'

Woodrow,
If that's the case why are Muslims (Sunni/Shia) time and time again killing each other? Why are large minorities of Muslims around the world Boko Haram, Daesh et al advocating and carrying out violence in the name of their religion? I believe any objective observer would recognize there's a problem there.
 
Old 07-10-2015, 02:27 PM
 
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In Tunisia 38 people - including 30 British nationals and 3 Irish citizens killed apparently in the name of Islam. I'd say there's a problem there.
 
Old 07-10-2015, 03:14 PM
 
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The Myth:

The Meccans were the First to
Break the Treaty of Hudaibiya

The Truth:

Less than two years after making a treaty with the people of Mecca, Muhammad returned with an army and took the city by surprise. Although this has been a traditional source of pride for Muslims down through the centuries, contemporary scholars are more apt to dwell on excusing Muhammad's action, since it contrasts with the claim that Islam is a religion of peace.

Rather than making the case that Muhammad was forced into war, which the historical account clearly does not support, today's apologists argue that he was justified in taking Mecca on the basis that the other party had violated the treaty between them. Of particular interest are the technicalities concerning alliances.

After the treaty of Hudaibiya was made, two feuding tribes aligned themselves on opposite sides of the Meccan-Muslim divide. The tribe allied with the Meccans had suffered a series of murders at the hands of the other prior to the alliance, which they sought to avenge.

Rather than get bogged down with names for the moment, let’s summarize it as follows:

A member of Tribe A (later allied with Mecca) is murdered by members of Tribe B (later allied with Muhammad).
Tribe A murders a member of Tribe B in revenge.
Tribe B then murders three members of Tribe A in revenge.
After committing these murders, Tribe B joins the Muslim alliance.
In response, Tribe A joins the Meccans.
Tribe A then seeks revenge for the last murders by killing members of Tribe B.
This is detailed in Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 803, in which Tribe A is called the Banu Bakr and Tribe B is the Khuza’a. Although the Khuza’a had started the original chain of murder, the fact that they were attacked by the tribe allied with the Meccans after allying with the Muslims constituted a technical breach of the treaty - which Muhammad then capitalized on by marching his superior forces into Mecca and establishing the authority of Islam by force.

On the surface then, it would appear that the Meccans were the first to violate the treaty. Even though most Muslims admit that the Meccans did not want a war, they still insist that Muhammad was justified in taking Mecca because of the treaty violation.

But, in fact, Muhammad was the first to violate the Treaty of Hudaibiya. Even the Qur’an acknowledges this, which means any knowledgeable Muslim must as well.

The terms of the treaty specified that any Muslim who flees Mecca for Medina (where Muhammad resided) must be returned. But when a group of Muslims did exactly that a few weeks after the treaty signing, Muhammad did not return all of them, but kept the women. A verse from Allah arrived conveniently to justify his decision (60:10).

Today’s Muslims have only one answer for this: Allah gave Muhammad His personal permission to break the treaty. It is an obvious double standard, but one that they are comfortable with, since Muslims believe their religion makes them superior. (It remains unclear as to why Allah had Muhammad sign on to terms that were intended to be violated).

Eschewing technicalities at this point, the apologists then begin to talk of the seriousness of violations, claiming that the killing of those tribe members allied with the Muslims constituted a graver offense. They are correct, of course, but there is yet another piece to the story that drives home the double standard all the more:

As it turns out, Muslims were murdering Meccans after the treaty signing and prior to the revenge killings between the allied tribes!

Bukhari 50:891 tells of a man named Abu Basir who embraced Islam and then killed a Meccan. Muhammad sends the man to live on the coast, where he forms a group of seventy Muslims who support themselves by attacking Meccan caravans. According to the Hadith, he and the other Muslims “killed them and took their property.” Muir words it as follows, “They waylaid every caravan from Mecca (for since the truce, traffic with Syria had again sprung up) and spared the life of no one.”

Attacking and killing Meccans was an obvious violation of the treaty of Hudaibiya, but the victims did not want war with Muhammad and thus did not march against him. Yet, Muhammad jumped on the first excuse to attack the Meccans, even though they were not threatening him. His adversaries wanted peace, but he wanted power. Needless to say, they had little choice but to surrender to him without a fight.

The dual ethics of Islam are ingrained in the faith, including the disparate treatment of unbelievers. It should be no surprise that Muhammad held others to standards by which he was personally unwilling to abide. In this case, he was the first to violate the treaty of Hudaibiya. Thus did he establish an example for his followers: a promise to non-Muslims is not obligatory for the believer. As Abu Bakr, himself a military leader, put it:

"If I take an oath to do something and later on I find something else better than the first one, then I do what is better and make expiation for my oath." (Bukhari 78:618)
Muhammad no doubt would have agreed:

"The Prophet said: 'War is deceit'." (Bukhari 52:269)

Myth: The Treaty of Hudaibiya
 
Old 07-10-2015, 04:51 PM
 
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In Tunisia 38 people - including 30 British nationals and 3 Irish citizens killed apparently in the name of Islam. I'd say there's a problem there.
Not to worry. I'm sure there are Muslims here who say that those who committed those crimes not real Muslims.

Excuses just keep piling on and on. Its just like fundamentalist Christians who can't seem to tell real truths.

But I guess that's what religion is all about, spinning things and situations to fit their idea of what reality is. At least the Amazon tribes that take psychedelic drugs have an excuse for seeing things the way they do.
 
Old 07-10-2015, 04:56 PM
 
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'In spite of the reports that Islam supports violence, the figures indicate muslims are less violent than non-Muslims.'

Woodrow,
If that's the case why are Muslims (Sunni/Shia) time and time again killing each other? Why are large minorities of Muslims around the world Boko Haram, Daesh et al advocating and carrying out violence in the name of their religion? I believe any objective observer would recognize there's a problem there.
In the same part of the world where you have "Boko Haram" You also have

"Lord's Resistance Army"

The attacks by the Christian militants taking place in CAR is a far better example of how all faiths have people who wage violence in the name of it. Obama could have also noted the horrifically violent actions of the Lord’s Resistance Army, a pseudo-Christian cult whose announced goal is to impose the Ten Commandants as the law of Uganda. To that end, the LRA slaughtered thousands of men, women and children, raped women, and forced people into being sex slaves over a 25-year period starting in 1986.

Yes, There Are Christian Terrorists - The Daily Beast



"Antibalaka"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-balaka

Tens of thousands of Muslims flee Christian militias in Central African Republic
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...5fb_story.html

In North West India there is a genocide of Non-Christians taking place.

THE NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT OF TRIPURA
Terror in the Name of Christ in Northeast
While there have been vociferous denials by the ‘secular’ media that Islam and terrorism are in anyway related, and there has been only a grudging admission that some Muslims have indeed committed terrorist activities, there has never been a clear focus on the terrorism by adherents of Christianity.

Indeed, there is almost a clear all-encompassing silence about terrorism perpetrated in the name of Christianity or terrorist outfits that have found support from Christian groups. Whether it is due to the alleged closeness between Church groups and our mainstream media or it is due to other reasons is a point for people to ponder over.

Terror in the Name of Christ in Northeast | Swarajya Blogs


Christian Terror and Aggression in India

Christian missionaries are dangerous cancer to Indian society. They instill hatred, violence, create divisions, indulge in subversion, terrorism in the north east, destroy native beliefs… left unchecked this cancer will destroy Indian society as it has destroyed many other ancient cultures all around the world

https://christianwatchindia.wordpress.com/about/

I agree about 20% of Muslims have a predisposistion for Violence. But so do Non-Muslims. If Islam were the cause one should see a significant decress of violence in Non-Muslims Nations.

The difference is not there. Non-Muslims exhibit the same and often higher ratios of violence.


The Drug cartels in Mexico have committed atrocities equal or even more violent than ISIS. they are not Muslim

Rise of Drug Cartel Brings Wave of Mexican Violence - WSJ

MEXICO CITY -- An increasingly strong drug cartel known as Jalisco New Generation was showing off its power with a spasm of violence that killed seven people and forced down a military helicopter in western Mexico, analysts said Saturday.
Violent new drug cartel alarming authorities in Mexico - CBS News

A heavily armed 'paramilitary' cartel unleashes violence in Mexico's second-biggest city
A heavily armed 'paramilitary' cartel unleashes violence in Mexico's second-biggest city | Public Radio International

GRAPHIC: Mexican Drug Cartel Beheads Two Captives With Chainsaws
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GRAPHIC: Mexican Terrorist Cartel Beheads 4 Women In Message To America (21+)
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15 Year Old Honduran Kid Gets Beheaded by Mexican Drug Cartel
15 Year Old Honduran Kid Gets Beheaded by Mexican Drug Cartel

To show that Islam is the cause of terror, one should be able to find a significan decrease of Violence among non-Muslims. The differences are not there. What we find world wide is people have a predisposition towards violence. We are deceiving our selves if we name a specific ideology as being the cause.
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Old 07-10-2015, 08:15 PM
 
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Many anti Islam sites report that 20% of the world's Muslims support violence.
From what I have read [from memory] the average is more than 40% explicitly and more if we count the implicit ones. These polls are from reliable and credible sites.
The latest poll taken by Aljazeera indicated 81% supported ISIS thus implicitly supporting the glaring violence and evils ISIS committed.
Al Jazeera poll suggests 81% of Arab Muslims support ISIS | Communities Digital News



Quote:
What is the rate of violence among humans on a whole? Studies seem to indicate the majority of humans are violent. The violent crime rate in the USA is staggering At least 25% of all american women have been sexually assaulted. there are over 14,000 murders per year. So far this year there have been 14 school shootings.

Some scary thoughts on violence in the USA

Violence in the United States

Violent crime rises for second consecutive year

https://www.rainn.org/statistics

While I can not find any statistics on what percentage of americans are invoved in violence, there are a very large number when you just look at the statistics of violent crimes. Lt does appear there is a very high rate of preponderance towards violence all though Most Americans do not support violence. In my opinion The rate of violence in america is greater than in the Muslim Nations. If anything there is less violence among Muslims than there is among non-Muslims.

World wide the murder rates in the 49 Muslim nations is lower than the non-Muslim Nations.

VIOLENCE DEATH RATE BY COUNTRY

In spite of the reports that Islam supports violence, the figures indicate muslims are less violent than non-Muslims.
Despite my very valid critique of your deflecting, narrow views and committing the Tu Quoque Fallacy, [you did not counter it] you seem to be desperate to persist to argue fallaciously.

Your above views is totally off topic from this OP.

Let me put it in perspective;

1. The general topic is 'Evil and Violence within Humanity'.
Humans has a potential [range of degree] for evil and violence.

2. ALL Evil and Violence within Humanity can be categorized in two main categories, i.e.
a. Secular - non-religious evils and violence
b. Religious related
3. Religious Evil and violence can be dealt within the following religions
a. Hinduism
b. Jainism
c. Buddhism
d. Taoism
e. Judaism
f. Christianity
g. Islam
h. Other religions
The OP 'Why is Islam so violent?'is very specifically related to ONLY Islam.

As a rule of intellectual discussion, we should only discuss specific matters relating Islam & Violence.

To mix this OP with other religions, and the secular is intellectually incompetent.
We can bring in other matters on the side but they should not be a part of the main argument.

If you want to bring in other religions then the topic should be;
1. Evil and Violence and Religions or
2. Compare the seriousness of Evil and Violence within/by Religions

If you want to discuss Secular evil and violence then,
1. Evil [secular only] in the World
2. Types of evil [secular only] in the World.
3. Violence in the United States


IF you want to discuss ALL Evil in General
1. VIOLENCE DEATH RATE BY COUNTRY

Reminder:
This OP is Why is Islam so violent? NOT Violence in the United States nor VIOLENCE DEATH RATE BY COUNTRY nor Why is Buddhism [or other religion] so violent?

Btw, can you respond whether you agree to the above suggestions.
 
Old 07-10-2015, 08:57 PM
 
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From what I have read [from memory] the average is more than 40% explicitly and more if we count the implicit ones. These polls are from reliable and credible sites.
The latest poll taken by Aljazeera indicated 81% supported ISIS thus implicitly supporting the glaring violence and evils ISIS committed.
Al Jazeera poll suggests 81% of Arab Muslims support ISIS | Communities Digital News



Despite my very valid critique of your deflecting, narrow views and committing the Tu Quoque Fallacy, [you did not counter it] you seem to be desperate to persist to argue fallaciously.

Your above views is totally off topic from this OP.

Let me put it in perspective;

1. The general topic is 'Evil and Violence within Humanity'.
Humans has a potential [range of degree] for evil and violence.

2. ALL Evil and Violence within Humanity can be categorized in two main categories, i.e.
a. Secular - non-religious evils and violence
b. Religious related
3. Religious Evil and violence can be dealt within the following religions
a. Hinduism
b. Jainism
c. Buddhism
d. Taoism
e. Judaism
f. Christianity
g. Islam
h. Other religions
The OP 'Why is Islam so violent?'is very specifically related to ONLY Islam.

As a rule of intellectual discussion, we should only discuss specific matters relating Islam & Violence.

To mix this OP with other religions, and the secular is intellectually incompetent.
We can bring in other matters on the side but they should not be a part of the main argument.

If you want to bring in other religions then the topic should be;
1. Evil and Violence and Religions or
2. Compare the seriousness of Evil and Violence within/by Religions

If you want to discuss Secular evil and violence then,
1. Evil [secular only] in the World
2. Types of evil [secular only] in the World.
3. Violence in the United States


IF you want to discuss ALL Evil in General
1. VIOLENCE DEATH RATE BY COUNTRY

Reminder:
This OP is Why is Islam so violent? NOT Violence in the United States nor VIOLENCE DEATH RATE BY COUNTRY nor Why is Buddhism [or other religion] so violent?

Btw, can you respond whether you agree to the above suggestions.
My point being that Islamic violence is no more prevelant than any other violence. People all seem to have the same level of violence. Islamic violence is an oxynoron. violent tendencies have no qualifying adjectives.

Id Islamic violence were a cuase, the elimination of Islam should show a significant decline in violence. But regeions that have no Islamic influence, still have the same levels of violence.

this is not a detraction, it is an attempt to show the OP is a fallacy, based upon bias and not facts.

the direct answer to the OP " Why is Islam so violent?" is "Because it is composed of humans and about 20% of all Humans have a tendency towards violence."


I believe you will find many people condone violence against those of a different, race. political ideology or religin. Often Justifying it as retaliation. Point being the devastation of the Mideastern nations and Afghanistan as retaliation/retribution for the actions of a few. Islam does not command nor condone aggression.



I am not deflecting or distracting, I am showing that violence does not decline when an area has no Islamic influence. If Islam was violent, one should find a significant decline in regions free from us violent people. That does not seem to be the case.

The Question asked in the op can only be answered by showing Muslims are not more violent than other people. My methodology is to show there is no significant decline of violence by people that oppose Islam.
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Old 07-10-2015, 09:11 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Woodrow LI View Post
In the same part of the world where you have "Boko Haram" You also have

"Lord's Resistance Army"

The attacks by the Christian militants taking place in CAR is a far better example of how all faiths have people who wage violence in the name of it. Obama could have also noted the horrifically violent actions of the Lord’s Resistance Army, a pseudo-Christian cult whose announced goal is to impose the Ten Commandants as the law of Uganda. To that end, the LRA slaughtered thousands of men, women and children, raped women, and forced people into being sex slaves over a 25-year period starting in 1986.

Yes, There Are Christian Terrorists - The Daily Beast

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-balaka

Tens of thousands of Muslims flee Christian militias in Central African Republic
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...5fb_story.html

Terror in the Name of Christ in Northeast | Swarajya Blogs

https://christianwatchindia.wordpress.com/about/
This is another post that has gone off topic.
Note my point on your views regarding going off topic above.

Side views: I have explained before; despite some violent elements in the NT the central leveraging elements of the NT is 'Love thy Enemies' 'Love thy neighbors' 'give the other cheeks'. These violence has more to do with the inherent human nature of the perpetrators rather than the religion itself. I will not go further into this.


Quote:
I agree about 20% of Muslims have a predisposistion for Violence. But so do Non-Muslims. If Islam were the cause one should see a significant decress of violence in Non-Muslims Nations.

The difference is not there. Non-Muslims exhibit the same and often higher ratios of violence.


The Drug cartels in Mexico have committed atrocities equal or even more violent than ISIS. they are not Muslim

Rise of Drug Cartel Brings Wave of Mexican Violence - WSJ
I agree with you on 'I agree about 20% of Muslims have a predisposistion for Violence.'
But when you switch and deflect to Drug cartels in Mexico, you are going off topic.
See my critique of your approach above.

Note I started a thread in comparing Secular versus religious wars, which is worse. You can give your views there.

Wars -Which is Worse, Secular or Religious?

Quote:
To show that Islam is the cause of terror, one should be able to find a significan decrease of Violence among non-Muslims. The differences are not there. What we find world wide is people have a predisposition towards violence. We are deceiving our selves if we name a specific ideology as being the cause.
First there are evil prone humans in the world committing all sorts of evil. All these evils must be dealt with, prevented, reduced or eliminated if possible. What we should be concerned with are present evils & violence and its potential threats into the future whilst learning from history.

So evils and violence in general is a serious issue and that need to be resolved. That will entail effective problem solving techniques. One of the most critical element in effective problem solving in breaking down the whole problem into manageable smaller units/parts.
One of my forte is problem-solving skills.

2) Managing the problem
  • Using the information gathered effectively
  • Breaking down a problem into smaller, more manageable, parts
  • Using techniques such as brainstorming and lateral thinking to consider options
  • Analysing these options in greater depth
  • Identifying steps that can be taken to achieve the objective
  • Problem Solving Skills
To break down the problem we look for patterns and similarities. The pattern or correlation, i.e. Muslims and violence at present is quite obvious and has monopolized the news on almost a daily basis. This why the OP is very relevant.


Note this reasonably reliable statistic on incidents with fatalities committed by Muslims around the world.



From the above empirical evidence it is very obvious we can form a reasonable hypothesis.
As a concerned citizens of the world, one should make some attempt to find the root cause of the above.

I have done a detailed analysis and traced the root cause of the above to Islam [in part] and its ethos [in part] containing evil laden elements which catalyze SOME evil prone Muslims to commit the above terrible evils. I have provided the arguments in various posts [avoiding generalizations], so I will not go into the details here.
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