Dr. Tiller Shot to Death at Wichita Church

kansas5/31/2009 11:21:02 am PDT

re: #136 Charles

And when Muslims use that excuse after a suicide bombing (“no true Muslim would do this”), do you agree with it?

The problem with me answering this is that I am not familiar with actual teachings in the Quran. There are suicide bombings, honor killings, beheadings and violence done by Muslims who claim it was done in the name of Islam. Where is this coming from? Are then tenets of Islam violent or not violent?. If they are violent, then the exuse that no true Muslim would be violent is a red herring to throw reasonable people off the track and lead them make the claim that Islam is the Religion of Peace and that jihad is a “personal struggle”.

If the tenets of Islam are indeed peaceful, then it would be true that the honor killings, beheadings, jihad, suicide bombings, are being done by those who are not exercising the true tenets of Islam, thereby are not true Muslims. It does seem to me to be unlikely that the degree of this I see is not coming from some central source.

Having been raised as a Christian I know the tenets of the religion do not involve murdering or advocating the murder of anyone.