Religion of Peace Myths

Religion of Peace Islam - Islam is a Religion of Peace

Islam is a religion of peace in the fullest sense of the word. Because it is self-evident and because it says so itself. There are many myths about Islam which I will debunk.

The Qur’an calls its way ‘the paths of peace’ (5:16). It states that God abhors any disturbance of peace (2:205). In fact the root word of Islam is ‘silm’ which itself means peace. So the spirit of Islam is the spirit of peace. Source: http://www.cpsglobal.org/content/islam-religion-peace

Peace is harmony between different social groups that is characterized by lack of violence or conflict behaviors, and the freedom from fear of violence. Commonly understood as the absence of hostility and retribution, peace also suggests sincere attempts at reconciliation, the existence of healthy or newly healed interpersonal or international relationships, prosperity in matters of social or economic welfare, the establishment of equality, and a working political order that serves the true interests of all. (1)

#Myth 1 - Behead those who insult Islam 
Beheading typically refers to the act of intentional decapitation, either as a means of murder or execution; it may be accomplished, for example, with an axe, sword, knife, or by other more sophisticated means such as a guillotine. (2)

Religion of Peace Islam - Behead Those who Insult Islam

An executioner carrying out decapitations is called a headsman. Accidental decapitation can be the result of an explosion, car or industrial accident, improperly administered execution by hanging or other violent injury. (2)

Religion of Peace Islam - Behead Those who Insult Islam 2

#Myth 2 - Massacre Those who insult Islam
A massacre is a specific incident which involves the deliberate slaughter of people, although a tight definition has never emerged. Massacre is also a verb that means to kill (people or, less commonly, animals) in numbers, especially brutally and indiscriminately. (3)
 
Religion of Peace Islam - Massacre Those who Insult Islam

#Myth 3 - Slay Those who insult Islam
An insult is an expression, statement (or sometimes behavior) which is disrespectful or scornful. Insults may be intentional or accidental. An insult may be factual, but at the same time pejorative, such as the word "inbred". Verbal insults often take a phallic form; this includes many of the more offensive profanity. (4)

 Religion of Peace Islam - Slay Those who insult Islam



#Myth 4 - Behead Those who Say Islam is Violent
Violence is defined by the World Health Organization as "the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, which either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment, or deprivation", although the group acknowledges that the inclusion of "the use of power" in its definition expands on the conventional meaning of the word. This definition involves intentionality with the committing of the act itself, irrespective of the outcome it produces. However, generally, anything that is excited in an injurious or damaging way may be described as violent even if not meant to be violence (by a person and against a person). (5)

Religion of Peace Islam - Behead Those who Say Islam is Violent

#Myth 5 - Butcher Those who Mock Islam
A butcher is a person who may slaughter animals, dress their flesh, sell their meat or do any combination of these three tasks. Butchery is a traditional line of work. In the industrialized world, slaughterhouses use butchers to slaughter the animals, performing one or a few of the steps repeatedly as specialists on a semiautomated disassembly line. (6)

Religion of Peace Islam - Butcher Those who Mock Islam

#Myth 6 -  No Democracy We Want Just Islam
Democracy, or democratic government, is "a system of government in which all the people of a state or polity ... are involved in making decisions about its affairs, typically by voting to elect representatives to a parliament or similar assembly," as defined by the Oxford English Dictionary. Democracy is further defined as (a:) "government by the people; especially : rule of the majority (b:) " a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections." (7)


Religion of Peace Islam - No Democracy we want just Islam

#Myth 6 -  Islam will Dominate the World

World domination (also called global domination or world conquest) is a hypothetical power structure, either achieved or aspired to, in which a single social or political authority holds the power over virtually all the inhabitants of the planet Earth. Various individuals or regimes have tried to achieve this goal throughout history, without ever attaining it. (8)

Religion of Peace Islam - Islam will Dominate the world

#Myth 7 -  Jesus is the Slave of Allah
Slavery is a legal or economic system in which principles of property law are applied to humans allowing them to be classified as property, to be owned, bought and sold accordingly, and they cannot withdraw unilaterally from the arrangement. While a person is a slave, the owner is entitled to the productivity of the slave's labour, without any remuneration. The rights and protection of the slave may be regulated by laws and customs in a particular time and place, and a person may become a slave from the time of their capture, purchase or birth. (9)

Religion of Peace Islam - Jesus is the Slave of Allah


#Myth 8 - Anger in Islam
Anger or wrath is an intense emotional response. It is a normal emotion that involves a strong uncomfortable and emotional response to a perceived provocation. Often it indicates when one's basic boundaries are violated. (10)

Religion of Peace Islam - Angry Islamists 1
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Religion of Peace Islam - Angry Islamists 2
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Anger may have physical correlates such as increased heart rate, blood pressure, and levels of adrenaline and noradrenaline.[4] Some view anger as an emotion which triggers part of the fight or flight brain response. (10)

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References

(1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peace
(2) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decapitation
(3) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massacre
(4) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insult
(5) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violence
(6) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butcher
(7) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democracy
(8) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_domination
(9) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavery
(10) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anger


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  1. I think Islam is a religion of peace. Islam does not support terrorism. . In fact, the terrorists have no religion. None does not support it. Those who do this can not be a Muslim. Only the names of their terror.

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    1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Even I think its just a coincidence that all terrorists say Allahu Akbar before they detonate a bomb or do a halal cut of someones throat.

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