Responses to anti-Islamic Polemics

Only Muslims attack places of worship?

A member on our facebook page made the following comment in response to our article on “Church bombings have no place in Islam”, writing:

Dawn Newhouse Then why are Muslims the only ones who do this? They are the only ones who bomb mosques too. Come to think of it, they are the only ones who destroyed Buddha statues in Afghanistan, Hindu temples, Egyptian antiquities. The hate and intolerance that IS PART OF ISLAM is carried out everyday by some really violent Muslim

As bad as it is when Muslims do carry out attacks on churches and mosques, which are to be condemned without reservations, what’s also bad is when people create a false narrative that only Muslims do things like these. So it’s only Muslims that attack mosques, churches, and other places of worship. This narrative is highly ignorant, incorrect, and feeds the very bigoted analysis that it’s only Muslims doing these things because Islam is somehow uniquely violent and different to other faiths, which is why people of other faiths (supposedly) don’t attack other places of worship.

Anyone that simply bothers to keep up on current affairs, will know that such a claim is completely false. In Burma for example, it’s extremist Buddhists that have burned down several mosques over the past few months, hardly anyone (unless they’re living in a basement expecting the end of the world) would have unnoticed the ethnic cleansing that’s been happening to the Muslim minority population in that country.

In Nigeria Muslim mosques have also often come under attack by Christians, even in the west mosques have come under attack by right wing extremists.

In Israel mosques have also been attacked, and torched to the ground by Jewish extremists. Jewish extremists have also vandalised and attacked churches in Israel as well.

So it’s not a unique thing amongst Muslims to attack places of worship, others have done it, and continue to do it. But there is a great double standard, in Burma for example where several mosques and entire Muslim areas have been torched to the ground by Buddhist extremists, there isn’t the same outrage or critique by those who get all upset and up in arms when it’s a Muslim attacking a place of worship. For them it’s just not as big a deal when a mosque get’s destroyed by non-Muslim extremists, than when a church or temple get’s destroyed by Muslim extremists.

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  1. MAKKAH came under the Islamic Rule without a drop of bloodshed.
    Prophet MUHAMMAD ( Peace Be Upon Him ) entered MAKKAH with an Islamic Army of nearly 10,000 people.
    The people who had TORTURED the PROPHET and His Companions, were in a state of fear, that they would be avenged for all the Cruelty , which they had inflicted on the Muslims for more than 10 years.
    On entering MAKKAH, Prophet MUHAMMAD ( Peace Be Upon Him ) climbed up a cliff and announced the following :
    ” I SWEAR IN THE NAME OF ALMIGHTY GOD , THAT , ALL THOSE WHO ARE LIVING IN MAKKAH WILL BE PROTECTED ;
    I ASSURE THE SAFETY FOR THEIR LIVES , PROPERTIES AND THEIR PLACES OF WORSHIP. ”
    This is ISLAM !

  2. RE: Dawn Newhouse Then why are Muslims the only ones who do this? They are the only ones who bomb mosques too. Come to think of it, they are the only ones who destroyed Buddha statues in Afghanistan, Hindu temples, Egyptian antiquities. The hate and intolerance that IS PART OF ISLAM is carried out everyday by some really violent Muslim

    Hate and Intolerance has no place in Islam.

    Unfortunately, many “Muslims” engage in hateful and intolerant behavior, and this is true of people of any religious or cultural stripe. The problem is that (and it is certainly evident on this website), that too many Muslims busy themselves with making excuses for the atrocities perpetrated by this minority of “Muslims” – really criminals who call themselves Muslim. Instead we should root out this sickness and intolerance, call a spade a spade, and help make the world a better place.

    “There is no compulsion in religion”

  3. Dear Br. ASIF,
    No True Believer of ISLAM, would give Excuses for any kind of Wrong Doings , which against the QURAN and the Teachings of Prophet MUHAMMAD ( Peace Be Upon Him ) !
    A True Believer calls a SPADE a SPADE !

    My Straight Question : ” DOES THE QURAN OR THE TEACHINGS OF Prophet MUHAMMAD ( Peace Be Upon Him ) ADVOCATE HATRED OR VIOLENCE ? ”

    “Call a Spade a Spade “- Truly Accepted your statement .

    Can you kindly answer my question in the same same stand of potraying ” ISLAM as ISLAM ” and NOT interlinking ISLAM and MUSLIM ?

    When you Logically call a “Spade a Spade” , then you should apply the same Logic to ISLAM also.

    Comment on ISLAM from ISLAM ( The Quran and Teaching of Prophet MUHAMMAD ( Peace Be Upon Him ) and Not Comment ISLAM from the actions of Muslims ?

    By doing so, you going against your own Logic of calling ” A Spade a Spade ”

    Is it FAIR , my dear Brother ?

    • Can you please mention , according to your view , which Country would you call as an ISLAMIC COUNTRY ?

      NOTE : NOT MUSLIM COUNTRY.

      AFTER I GET A STRAIGHT ANSWER, GOD WILLING , I WILL GIVE YOU A STRAIGHT ANSWER !

      Thanks BRO !

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