Violence In Islam

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Islam, the religion of the Muslims. A monotheistic faith regarded as revealed through Muhammed as the Prophet of Allah. Islam has gone through a great deal of scrutiny due to its violent history originating in the early days of the prophet Muhammed, who preached violence to his disciples in the Muslim religious text the Qur’an. A well known Christian evangelist and author Pat Robertson stated, “Although many Muslims are peaceful, Islam is not a religion of peace.” There is a consistent theme throughout the Qur’an that promotes violence among women, in addition to direct quotes from Muhammed in the Qur’an referencing the goal of extinction of all of those whom are not Muslim, there are also countless occurrences of Islamic jihads as well as …show more content…
Women within the Islamic faith can suffer serious consequences for acts that are looked at in the majority of the world as basic rights because the men are taught in the Qur’an that they should be treating women in such a violent way. ‘Honour killings’ are a practice within Islam which blatantly highlights the distinct lack of equality woman suffer. ‘Honour killings’ can be defined as “…the killing of a relative, especially a girl or woman, who is perceived to have brought dishonour on the family.” In 2010 in just the United Kingdom alone there were a reported 3000 ‘honour killings’ of Muslim women. This statistic does not account for the ‘honour attacks’ of …show more content…
The Qur’an references violence against women as an acceptable practice as they are believed to be of lower status to men. Muhammed would tell his disciples to not show any mercy on those whom are not Islamic which has influenced people of the Islamic faith to this day. The countless occurrences of Islamic jihads during and after the time of Muhammed his also influenced todays generation and has given the faith a reputation of one that supports violence. Islam has influenced history by its violent teachings causing outbreaks among radical groups such as Isis. Though many of the teachings of Islam do promote helping those in need, faith, and prayer there are many controversial teachings that have severely altered the course of

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