16.1 Is Islam A Religion of Peace?

I wrote this web page because .my daughter bought home lessons from school that make Islam appear to be a peaceful and tolerant religion.  I have met friendly peaceful Muslims, I know of Muslims who are doctors and scientists and other professions who contribute to society and who aren't violent. I read that 75% of Muslims are peaceful.  If that is true then what about the other 25%?  25% of the Muslims in the world is about 300 million people.  What about the 3 Muslims in the pictures below.  Are they friendly and peaceful? 

The 3 Muslims in the picture below are telling us that there is a connection between Islam and violence.  In one hand they hold a rifle and the other the Koran.  What are they telling us?


We can take a look at the Koran and find out.  Chapter 9 verse 14 commands Muslims to fight the non-believer.  It says:

"Fight them; Allah will punish them by your hands."

Chapter 9 verse 5 commands:

"When the sacred months are over slay the idolaters wherever you find them" (Sura 9:5)

Chapter 5 verse 76 says

 "The true believers fight for the cause of God, but the infidels fight for the devil. Fight then against the friends of Satan."

Islam's brutal history toward the infidel in which Muslims have killed hundreds of millions of infidels shows that throughout history  Muslims have obeyed these commands.  Yet there are still people who say that Islam is a religion of peace. 

After Muslims flew planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in 2011 George Bush gave a speech at the Islamic Center of Washington, D.C., in the company of Muslim leaders in which he said:

The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam.  That's not what Islam is all about.  Islam is peace.  These terrorists don't represent peace.  They represent evil and war. 

One of the Muslims leaders standing in the Islamic Center with president Bush was Abdurrahman Alamoudi.  Mr. Alamoudi spoke at a rally in Lafayette park the year before in which he said he supported the terrorist group Hamas.  Alamoudi was later found to have funded millions of dollars to Al Qaeda the terrorist organization behind the attacks of September 11.  There are two things that are disturbing about this.  One is that at least one of the "peaceful" Muslim leaders that George Bush gathered around him to reassure Americans that Islam is peaceful, was not a peaceful Muslim.  The other disturbing thing about this is that the Muslims at the rally in Lafayette park cheered Alamoudi when he said he supported Hamas.  If Islam is a religion of peace why did they do that?  Here is the video.


 President Bush also said that:

Muslims make an incredibly valuable contribution to our country.  Muslims are doctors, lawyers, law professors, members of the military, entrepreneurs, shopkeepers, moms and dads.  And they need to be treated with respect. 

My personal opinion is that President Bush was right, there are good Muslims in the United States.  I may think that some of their beliefs are harmful however I don't think they are all Hamas supporters.  However there are a lot of bad Muslims as well, Alamoudi and his supporters being some examples.  Also just because a Muslim is in the U.S. military doesn't mean he's good.  Nidal Hasan was a Muslim psychiatrist in the American military who opened fire on American soldiers at Fort Hood in Texas. 

1500 years after the Koran was written the Iranian Ayatollah Khomeini said in regard to people who believe that Islam is a religion of peace that :

Those who know nothing of Islam pretend that Islam counsels against war.  Those [who say this] are witless.  Islam says: Kill all the unbelievers just as they would kill you all!  Does this mean that Muslims should sit back until they are devoured by [the unbelievers]?  Islam says "Kill them (the non-Muslims), put them to the sword and scatter [their armies]. Does this mean sitting back until [non-Muslims] overcome us?  Islam says: Kill in the service of Allah those who may want to kill you!  Does this mean that we should surrender [to the enemy]?  Islam says: Whatever good there is exists thanks to the sword and in the shadow of the sword!  People cannot be made obedient except with the sword!  The sword is the key to Paradise, which can be opened only for the Holy Warriors!  There are hundreds of other [Qur'anic] psalms and Hadiths urging Muslims to value war and to fight.  Does all this mean that Islam is a religion that prevents men from waging war?  I spit upon those foolish souls who make such a claim.

The Muslims holding Korans and rifles in the above pictures were about to do what the Koran told them to do.

Jamie Glazov is an editor of Frontpagemag.com an online magazine that often has articles critical of Islam. 

On Saturday, April 14, 2018,  Muhammad Irfan Ayoub a software engineer who lives in Pakistan, started commenting on Jamie Glazov’s Facebook page.  He told Jamie Glazov that Islam is a religion of peace and rebuked Dr. Glazov for writing that the women and girls are persecuted under Sharia.  He told Jamie to convert to Islam. As the exchange ensued over various aspects of Islam, and as Jamie made clear he did not want to convert, Ayoub made it clear that there would be punishment and that “Allah will defeat you.”  Muhammad Ayoub also wrote on facebook: "Come here I will break your mouth". 

Jamie inquired how this punishment from Allah was synonymous with Islam being a Religion of Peace.  Ayoub explained that there is only peace for those who obey Allah and his prophet, but for those who do not, there will be no peace.

Jamie complained to Facebook about Muhammad's threat and instead of banning Muhammad Ayoub, Facebook banned Jamie for a week.  That's because the people at Facebook are afraid of angering the Muslims.  They don't want Muslims to think they support Jamie Glazov.  Muhammad once said "I have been made victorious through terror." Bukhari (4.52.220)

  This is a small example of how that happens.  Non-muslims are not only afraid to say anything critical of Islam, they'll punish those who do. 

One person who has had the courage to speak out against Islam is Tommy Robinson.  He spoke out against the Muslim rape gangs in England and was accused of being a hater.  People have pointed out that there are rapists who are not Muslim also.  That is true, however, in England as Tommy pointed out, there are a lot more Muslim rapists and because of fear of Muslims, the Muslim rape gangs were not stopped.  Tommy Robinson admits that he himself was afraid to speak out against Muslims.  Tommy has been imprisoned multiple times by terrified and/or leftist judges in his country for speaking out and has to live in hiding outside of his home country and away from his family.  This happened even though Tommy Robinson has come out multiple times and said he is not against Muslims and stressed that there is a difference between being critical of Islam and being against Muslims.  You can see a very enlightening video of Tommy being interviewed about what happened to him, to England and why he spoke up by clicking here.

There are many people who try and convince us that Islam is not a violent religion.  When asked to explain the violent actions of Muslims they tell us that those Muslims don't understand their religion.  There seem to be an awful lot of Muslims who "misunderstand" their religion.

There is a website satirically called The Religion of Peace that keeps a record of Islamic violence.  Every week there is new Islamic violence on that web page. 

Here are some of the items listed on May 21, 2023 which is the day I took a look for this web page.

Religion of Peace
Atrocity of the Week

Tunisia: 5 Dead in
Attack on Synagogue

Other Recent "Misunderstandings
 of Islam"

2023.05.20 (Burkina Faso)
A dozen civilians are slaughtered by Religion of Peace proponents.

2023.05.15 (Burkina Faso)
Two women and a child are among eleven slaughtered by Jihadists.

2023.05.14 (DRC)
Islamists open fire on a truck servicing a Christian area, killing the driver.

2023.05.14 (Pakistan)
A young woman is shot dead in an honor-killing by her brother.

The Religion of Peace web site has a counter of all the terrorist attacks since Sept 11 2001 when Muslims flew passenger planes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and into the ground in Pennsylvania.  I checked the counter on May 21, 2023.  Here is a screen shot.

That's over 43,000 deadly terrorist attacks between Sept 11, 2001 and May 21 2023.  That comes out to 165 terrorist acts a month, 1980 terrorist attacks a year or more than 5 terrorist attacks a day. Often many people are killed in each terrorist attack. Do you get the feeling that Islam may not be a religion of peace? 

A very brave and scholarly man by the name of Robert Spencer,despite numerous death threats,  runs another website that keeps track of the Islamic Holy War against the Infidel and it is called Jihadwatch..    

There are many Muslims in addition to Muhammad Ayoub who insist that Islam is a religion of peace.  In the video below,Barack Hussein Obama, a former president of the United States tells us that Islam is a religion of peace.  The author of the video then takes us around the world to find out if that is really so.  This video is frightening and not suitable for anyone younger than 15 years old.


In July 2023 a policeman told a Muslim he was arresting not to flee in his car and the Muslim ignored him and drove away and the policeman shot him. That sparked off massive rioting by Muslims in France.  You can see videos of the damage and the fires angry Muslims set by clicking here.  Doesn't seem peaceful to me.

The best explanation of what is Islam is about, in my opinion was made by Dr. Abu Bakr Al Qadi in a sermon he gave in Egypt in the Ubad Al Rahman Mosque in 2017 .  He said to his fellow Muslims:

“The Quran does not tell us to sit at home, to isolate ourselves from the world like dervishes, and to interpret our religion as nothing but prostrations of prayer, rites, and ceremonies. Rather, this nation will achieve superiority by going out to the people, by commanding good and forbidding evil not only in its own land, but by going out and waging Jihad. I am not talking here about defensive Jihad – about merely fending off the enemies from [Muslim] mini-states, lands, and sanctities. I am talking about seeking out the infidels on their own turf, calling them to believe in Allah, and giving them the option to convert to Islam. “There is no compulsion in religion. The right path is henceforth distinct from error.” [If the infidels refuse to convert], they may pay the jizya “willingly and in submission”. Otherwise, they should be fought until the word of Allah reigns supreme, until religion in its entirety belongs to Allah, and until there is no more fitna – or polytheism – ruling the world. Oh servants of Allah, Islam alone should rule the world.

Geert Wilders a politician from the Netherlands made a movie called Fitna in which he shows a verse from the Koran and then shows Muslims carrying it out.  The video is gruesome and I don't recommend anyone under the age of 18 watch it.

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My daughter's textbook said that many people conquered by Islam accepted it and some even liked it.  Is that true?

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