Saturday, July 18, 2015

"Unfortunately, there are a few extremists that have given Islam a bad name...but those people have no connection with the religion"

The standard line that has no substance.  How have the "extremists" given Islam a bad name, and what doctrinal rebuttal do you have to counter the claim that jihad has everything to do with Islam?  Therein lies the problem, as there is no answer that can be posited.  Empty rhetoric that placates the uneducated.

From ABC27 July 17 by Mark Hall

Local Muslims on Tennessee shootings: Islam does not teach hate

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Members of the Hadee Mosgue took part in a prayer service on the last day of the holy month of Ramadan. Many of those in attendance have been fasting to remember those who are less fortunate.

A lot of those in attendance said they always feel the pain of innocent people killed at the hands of Islamic extremists.

Aquil Sharif was born in York County and has been a Muslim since birth. He says violence is not the answer among the true followers of Islam, but he says it happens all the time.

“Unfortunately, there are a few extremists that have given Islam a bad name,” Sharif said, “but those people have no connection with the religion.”

Sharif says as soon as he heard about the shootings in Chattanooga, he expected an attack on Islam by those who call Islam a religion of hate.

Why is Islam seen as a religion of hate?  Could it be the jihad that is done using Islamic texts and teachings as justification?

Dr. Zarar Bajwa says true followers of Islam love all people, and those who were responsible for the attacks on September 11, 2001 also hijacked the religion.

Islam does not teach hate,” Bajwa said. “There may be some radicals, but that does not make the religion bad.”

Read your Qur'an, Bajwa and it is obvious Islam teaches hatred against non-believers.  Listen to Al-Azhar University and you will hear the hatred.