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Why are so many people afraid of Islamism? It’s not like it’s inherently violent or anything… Or is it? Is there more to Islam than people will have you believe? It seems that ISIS is following what the Quran asks of its followers exactly, ‘As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help.’ Non-believers are to be killed or punished. Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah… The Quran openly advocating to fight for Allah. Popular opinion will have you believe that Islam is a religion of peace, yet the truth is the exact opposite. In fact, the Quran has approximately 100+ verses advocating, glorifying, or accepting violence.
Islam is feminist? Surprisingly I’ve seen this argument a couple times, which always manages to stump me because it’s just something you wouldn’t expect to hear, no matter your stance on Islam. Islam treats women and children horrifically, with the prophet Mohammed himself being a paedophile. ‘A’isha (Allah be pleased with her) reported that Allah’s Apostle (ﷺ) married her when she was six years old, and he (the Holy Prophet) took her to his house when she was nine.’ The holy prophet stuck it in a kid. Men are superior to women in every way possible, and are encouraged to dominate her every waking moment because she is his property. Men are encouraged to strike women if they do not obey them: But those [wives] from whom you fear arrogance – [first] advise them; [then if they persist], forsake them in bed; and [finally], strike them. Islam has some of the most barbaric practices to date. FMG horror stories are not unheard of (Violence warning: including these these and these these) and while it’s not just a practice led by Islam it is widely used within Islamic countries and people practicing the Islamic faith.
What about modern Muslims? Who live and subscribe to Western values? You’d be surprised. In a large scale survey taken for a Channel 4 documentary it was found that nearly a quarter want Sharia Law introduced introduced, while approximately half are against homosexuality . In Islamic countries gay people are thrown off buildings or tortured, usually a mix, so it shouldn’t be a shock that even Western Muslims aren’t too happy with members of the LGBT community.
Countries that are ruled by Islam are often war torn and extreme, and countries that appease Islam and bring in more and more migrants with Islamic descent have higher crime rates relating to rape and terrorism especially. It’s reasonable to be afraid of such a flawed ideology. It’s common in the UK to hear about another Islamic driven terror attack. People are afraid to go to London, busy cities, anywhere with people. No matter what the political leaders of this country say, Britain is broken, we are afraid. What are we afraid of? Islam driven crimes. Islam is an ideology. A very scary, very brutal ideology, and fear of it is warranted.
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