Does Islam Promote Violence? Stupid Question Gets a Smart Answer


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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is an eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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Rob Kailey

But everybody knows that the way to get “Muslim countries” to progress is to bomb them back into the stone age …

I would love to have a seen a version of CNN back in 1015, when the seat of culture, commerce and technology was Baghdad. “Hot Topic: Does following Jesus promote violence? Certainly, Daafi, you must admit that these Christian nations are barbaric. They sell their noble women into rape and servitude for money!”

Big Swede

I like it Rob. Hit Reset.

Craig Moore
Craig Moore

At a mosque that I am familiar with in Washington State, there is a sign on the side that say’s “Women’s entrance in the back.” Even worse is when, under Sharia Law, raped women are prosecuted as adulterers. So I guess it is how one defines violence and respect for law.

Norma Duffy
Norma Duffy

Islam has only two prophets one is Mohammed and the other is in fact Jesus Christ.Neither of them promote violence. It has and alway been people within that has promoted violence and the countries they live in. Totally agree with Reza. I Grew up in very diverse Neighborhoods Our Muslims were not a problem. My dad’s job took us to places like Saudi Arabia. their people at government level, at that time didn’t like Americans, but as a whole did not try and harm us…. and their form of muslim religion is Wahabi/ Hanbali one of the most conservative, and… Read more »

Aaron Irion
Aaron Irion

As much as Reza Aslan may want to believe that Islam is not violent, he is still wrong. There are over 109 clearly, objectively, unarguably, violent verses in the Quran, and it’s time someone started talking about them.When did being objective and logical become bigotry? Reza may want to believe that any violent muslim is just an “extremist”, but I think that reading verses such as ” As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world…”and acting on them just makes one an objective muslim.There is no other sane way to interpret verses… Read more »

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