To some non-Muslims, Islam is a religion of war and violence and its practitioners always canvass for war at any slightest provocation. They [non-Muslims] believe that war is one of the doctrines of the religion so they [Muslims] are not out of line whenever they become violence; they are just upholding one of the Islamic tenets! 

    This notion is very unfair especially to the true Muslims who see shedding of human blood as a sin as grievous as worshiping idols. Christian and Jews lived before Prophet Muhammad and also in his time and he never waged any war against them; he only waged war against pagans and ant pagan who decided to leave idol worship were totally allowed into Islam. All wars the prophet against them were as directed by Almighty Allah as written in chapter 9 of Holy Koran.

    From time immemorial, God directed His prophets like David, Solomon,Moses and host of others except Jesus Christ to either wage war against unbelievers or find a way to deliver His people from the shackles as in the case of Moses. Can we now say the Prophet Muhammad SAW waged against pagans was unjustifiable?

    Islam is an Arabic word that means peace;it does not mean war. Almighty Allah is capable of fighting for Himself and can destroy the whole world when and if He so desire; Sodom and Gomorrah is a clear example. He can do it in a microsecond and does not need any mortal being to fight for Him!   

    What is happening all over the world, as in the case of terrorism and also Boko Haram, to me, is more social-political than religious. The Middle East crisis is more political because Israel/Palestine is more on claim to ownership of land and participation in political affairs.

    The problem in Northern Nigeria is a case of riff raffs and thugs being used by politicians to forment trouble. How can Muslims say Western education is forbidding when Arabs and Muslims all over the world are either learning or teaching in London, America and other western countries?

   The prophet  himself told his followers that every Muslim should 'seek knowledge even as far as CHINA' . Also the Hadith says that 'seeking knowledge is compulsory for both male and female'.Where did these rogues get basis for their claims?         

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Oyewola, I sympathize with you.  You are one of the many innocent believers of islam, who are yet to understand the religion to the fullest.  How can you describe a religion that has caused much upset in the entire universe as a religion of peace?    Check all the hostilities in the world both present and past, they were and are all started by muslems of different islamic sects.  Coming back home, how many religious riots have we had in this country and who started them all? Muslems.  The religion that tells you to kill a non-believer insteasd of winning him/her over with love is anything else  but not peaceful.  A religion that has jihad as one of its tenents is nothing but a religion of voilence.  If Islam is not a religion of voilence as you would want us to believe, then let the adherents prove it through their works and behaviour.  Do not forget that Christians preach peace and they live by it.  Let Muslems also live by the peace they claim their religion portends and we shall have a beautiful world to live in.

How i wish all moslems will reason like you, but they cant. Your likes are in the minority thats is why your voice is not reckoned with. What you said is true but the radical moslem, who are the majority, will think otherwise and declare a jihad on you. Islam is associated with voilence because of their radical beliefs that all non-moslems are infidels and should be done away with. Going by this it will be difficult to isolate religion from the activities of boko haram or other terrorist group because they carry out their onslaught in the name of islam. Its a pity you belong to this religion.
Quite a pity.  Islam and violence are twin brothers.  One cannot be isolated from the other.

Okolobah Efe Michael said:
How i wish all moslems will reason like you, but they cant. Your likes are in the minority thats is why your voice is not reckoned with. What you said is true but the radical moslem, who are the majority, will think otherwise and declare a jihad on you. Islam is associated with voilence because of their radical beliefs that all non-moslems are infidels and should be done away with. Going by this it will be difficult to isolate religion from the activities of boko haram or other terrorist group because they carry out their onslaught in the name of islam. Its a pity you belong to this religion.
Many religious riot were started by politicians in the north and not muslims. Many muslims live here in Lagos with christians as well as other part of south-west and there have not bieng any riot! I have lived in Lagos for all part of my life with Christians and my Imam has never told me to go and fight Christian; any day this happen, I will just denounce the religion. I still believe the problem is ethnic and also misinterpretation of the religion.

Charles Ugochukwu Okere said:

Oyewola, I sympathize with you.  You are one of the many innocent believers of islam, who are yet to understand the religion to the fullest.  How can you describe a religion that has caused much upset in the entire universe as a religion of peace?    Check all the hostilities in the world both present and past, they were and are all started by muslems of different islamic sects.  Coming back home, how many religious riots have we had in this country and who started them all? Muslems.  The religion that tells you to kill a non-believer insteasd of winning him/her over with love is anything else  but not peaceful.  A religion that has jihad as one of its tenents is nothing but a religion of voilence.  If Islam is not a religion of voilence as you would want us to believe, then let the adherents prove it through their works and behaviour.  Do not forget that Christians preach peace and they live by it.  Let Muslems also live by the peace they claim their religion portends and we shall have a beautiful world to live in.

    The radicals like Bin Laden were sent out of Saudi Arabia in the 90s bcause the authority sees in as a person who needed mental care the way he criticized the Saudi govt for any anything to do with Christian countries. He sought solace in Sudan before going to Afganistan. Tell me ; are Saudi people the majority or bin laden small army? Jihad was fought by Prophet against pagan and that will amount to misinterpretation to think Jihad means bloodshed especially of innocent people, it is unfair! Boko haram is not an Islamic organisation!



Okolobah Efe Michael said:

How i wish all moslems will reason like you, but they cant. Your likes are in the minority thats is why your voice is not reckoned with. What you said is true but the radical moslem, who are the majority, will think otherwise and declare a jihad on you. Islam is associated with voilence because of their radical beliefs that all non-moslems are infidels and should be done away with. Going by this it will be difficult to isolate religion from the activities of boko haram or other terrorist group because they carry out their onslaught in the name of islam. Its a pity you belong to this religion.
If you say boko haram is not an islamic organisation, then what is it? One of the angers of the sect is that their mosque was destroyed, yet you say it is not an islamic organisation. Another of their demand is that they want shariah implemented in the 19 northern states and if possible the whole of Naigeria, yet it is not an islamic sect. The fact that the saudi's could send bin laden out of their land because of his believes does not make him less a moslem, he carried his mischiefs in the name of islam. On his death, alqeada which is a moslem sect promised revenge. What on earth will make one kill thousands in the name of islam just because of the death of one man?
You might not call me an infedel but the low level majority will and i tell you, will, if prompted, kill in the name of islam.
Oyewole, do you know that because of your low radical beliefs, due to your region, the northern moslems do not see you as true moslems. Mind you am not undermining your religion, stand or believes but just want you to know that boko haram is an islamic sect

semiu oyewale oyebamiji said:

    The radicals like Bin Laden were sent out of Saudi Arabia in the 90s bcause the authority sees in as a person who needed mental care the way he criticized the Saudi govt for any anything to do with Christian countries. He sought solace in Sudan before going to Afganistan. Tell me ; are Saudi people the majority or bin laden small army? Jihad was fought by Prophet against pagan and that will amount to misinterpretation to think Jihad means bloodshed especially of innocent people, it is unfair! Boko haram is not an Islamic organisation!



Okolobah Efe Michael said:

How i wish all moslems will reason like you, but they cant. Your likes are in the minority thats is why your voice is not reckoned with. What you said is true but the radical moslem, who are the majority, will think otherwise and declare a jihad on you. Islam is associated with voilence because of their radical beliefs that all non-moslems are infidels and should be done away with. Going by this it will be difficult to isolate religion from the activities of boko haram or other terrorist group because they carry out their onslaught in the name of islam. Its a pity you belong to this religion.
Hmmm! Well,its ok. I only want to say d 1st time I tried reading quran,all I could see is: destroy and kill unbelievers or infidels. The line btw islamism and violence is increasingly becoming blurred.
We need strong evidence to convince us on this.

semiu oyewale oyebamiji said:
Many religious riot were started by politicians in the north and not muslims. Many muslims live here in Lagos with christians as well as other part of south-west and there have not bieng any riot! I have lived in Lagos for all part of my life with Christians and my Imam has never told me to go and fight Christian; any day this happen, I will just denounce the religion. I still believe the problem is ethnic and also misinterpretation of the religion.

Charles Ugochukwu Okere said:

Oyewola, I sympathize with you.  You are one of the many innocent believers of islam, who are yet to understand the religion to the fullest.  How can you describe a religion that has caused much upset in the entire universe as a religion of peace?    Check all the hostilities in the world both present and past, they were and are all started by muslems of different islamic sects.  Coming back home, how many religious riots have we had in this country and who started them all? Muslems.  The religion that tells you to kill a non-believer insteasd of winning him/her over with love is anything else  but not peaceful.  A religion that has jihad as one of its tenents is nothing but a religion of voilence.  If Islam is not a religion of voilence as you would want us to believe, then let the adherents prove it through their works and behaviour.  Do not forget that Christians preach peace and they live by it.  Let Muslems also live by the peace they claim their religion portends and we shall have a beautiful world to live in.


If there is any, then it is a very thin line.
Mavos said:
Hmmm! Well,its ok. I only want to say d 1st time I tried reading quran,all I could see is: destroy and kill unbelievers or infidels. The line btw islamism and violence is increasingly becoming blurred.
Sometimes i wonder why we always try to bring or cook up something we know little or nothing about. Know something thoroughly before you conclude anything on it, Islam is the most beautiful, simple and fastest growing religion in the world, if it is not peacefull then why would people all over the world embrace it?, it is quiet obvious that boko haram is polgtically motivated and financed by not only muslims, they are also educated and wealthy, listen to yourself before you say ill about someone's religion because you are trying to eat what you can not chew. Islam is peace, and jihad has its meaning

Charles Ugochukwu Okere said:

If there is any, then it is a very thin line.
Mavos said:
Hmmm! Well,its ok. I only want to say d 1st time I tried reading quran,all I could see is: destroy and kill unbelievers or infidels. The line btw islamism and violence is increasingly becoming blurred.

  Tell them my brother. their perception of islamic religion is so awful that one get scared of himself as a Muslim.  Only God will help us in this world where people see one another as enemies because of religion. a world where people make direct judgement on other people's religion when they themselves never know whether they themselves will make Paradise!

 

Mustapha umar said:

Sometimes i wonder why we always try to bring or cook up something we know little or nothing about. Know something thoroughly before you conclude anything on it, Islam is the most beautiful, simple and fastest growing religion in the world, if it is not peacefull then why would people all over the world embrace it?, it is quiet obvious that boko haram is polgtically motivated and financed by not only muslims, they are also educated and wealthy, listen to yourself before you say ill about someone's religion because you are trying to eat what you can not chew. Islam is peace, and jihad has its meaning

Charles Ugochukwu Okere said:

If there is any, then it is a very thin line.
Mavos said:
Hmmm! Well,its ok. I only want to say d 1st time I tried reading quran,all I could see is: destroy and kill unbelievers or infidels. The line btw islamism and violence is increasingly becoming blurred.

No one sees Muslims as enemies, but their general conduct makes them more of enemies than friends.

semiu oyewale oyebamiji said:

  Tell them my brother. their perception of islamic religion is so awful that one get scared of himself as a Muslim.  Only God will help us in this world where people see one another as enemies because of religion. a world where people make direct judgement on other people's religion when they themselves never know whether they themselves will make Paradise!

 

Mustapha umar said:

Sometimes i wonder why we always try to bring or cook up something we know little or nothing about. Know something thoroughly before you conclude anything on it, Islam is the most beautiful, simple and fastest growing religion in the world, if it is not peacefull then why would people all over the world embrace it?, it is quiet obvious that boko haram is polgtically motivated and financed by not only muslims, they are also educated and wealthy, listen to yourself before you say ill about someone's religion because you are trying to eat what you can not chew. Islam is peace, and jihad has its meaning

Charles Ugochukwu Okere said:

If there is any, then it is a very thin line.
Mavos said:
Hmmm! Well,its ok. I only want to say d 1st time I tried reading quran,all I could see is: destroy and kill unbelievers or infidels. The line btw islamism and violence is increasingly becoming blurred.

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