The Quran and Violence in Islam
While the Quran has some good teachings, such as humility (Sura 25:63), patience (Sura 3:146), and even forgiveness (Sura 24:22), unfortunately it also contains many teachings that lead people who take it literally to commit unspeakably violent acts. The point of this is not to so much show that the Quran has passages that I interpret as violent, but to show that there are hundreds of millions of Muslims who believe and practice these things and see them as commands for them to commit violent acts as you can see when you follow the links! Below are some of these with the links:
1) Kill any one who insults Islam or Mohammad. (Quran 6:93, 33:57–61).
(In Britain Seventy-eight percent support punishment for the people who earlier this year published cartoons featuring the Prophet Mohammed. Sixty-eight percent support the arrest and prosecution of those British people who “insult Islam.”: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/08/14/opinion/main1893879.shtml&date=2011-04-06)
2) Kill all Muslims who leave Islam. (Quran 2:217 / 4:89 / Bukhari.Volume 9, Book 84, Number 57).
At least three-quarters of Muslims in Egypt and Pakistan say they would favor…the death penalty for those who leave the Muslim religion. Majorities of Muslims in Jordan and Nigeria also favor these harsh punishments.
3) Muslims must fight (jihad) against non-Muslims, even if they do not want to. (Quran 2:216; 9:29).
(“scholar Sayyed Qutb rejected the argument that jihad is only defensive in nature”:
4) Jews are pigs and apes. (Quran. 2:62–65; 5:59–60; 7:166).
5) We the non-Muslims cannot be friends with Muslims. (Quran.5:51).
(Islamic TV preacher Sheikh Muhammad Hassan says that a Muslim is not permitted even to smile at a non-Muslim. https://www.thereligionofpeace.com/pages/quran/friends-with-jews-christians.aspx)
6) We the non-Muslims sworn enemies of Muslims and Islam. (Quran.4:101).
7) We the non-Muslims can be raped as sex slave. (Quran 4:24; 33:50).
8) We the non-Muslims the vilest of creatures deserving no mercy. (Quran 98:6).
(16% of Muslim Americans believe that Jihad is violent Holy War against unbelievers of Islam:
9) Muslim must terrorize us (non-Muslims). (Quran.8:12).
(19% Muslim Americans think violence is justified in order to make Shariah the law of the land in this country:
10) Wife beating is OK. (Quran.4:34).
11) Raping wives is OK. (Quran.2:223).
12) Proving rape requires 4 (four) male Muslim witnesses. (Quran.24:1–13).
With teachings like these, it is any wonder that 450 out of the 452 suicide attacks in 2015 were Muslim terrorists?