Why does Islam beget violence?

ABC reporters and commentators, especially on Radio National, babbled how this unfortunate episode had nothing to do with Islam, given Monis was clearly crazy.

Islamic groups claimed nothing in their faith licensed this ghastly attack and Monis’s former lawyer, Manny Conditsis, summed up this deep evasion in an interview with the ABC: “Yes, he said he was of the Islam faith but he could have been any other damaged individual that did what he did.”

Except, of course, we rarely get damaged individuals killing people in chocolate shops in the name of Buddha. We don’t get damaged individuals beheading a British soldier in the name of Christ.

We didn’t get damaged individuals shooting a Canadian soldier guarding Canada’s cenotaph, or plotting bombings of our MCG, or trying to blow up jets with the explosives in their shoes or their underwear in the name of any faith other than Islam.

  • Xavier

    Any ideology that espouses world domination has, and must have, violence at its core; those who stand in its way must be made an example of to coerce the rest to submit.

    That could apply to Genghis Khan, the Nazis, or Islam – maniacal violence as a punishment to the unworthy is not an option, it is the underlying principle of the entire philosophy.

    • Exile1981

      Well said. Without the threat of violence people would flock from Islam and the new recruits would dry up.

      I believe that people knowingly join islam for two reasons (not including being born into the religion)

      1) Fear – they are afraid of what the muslims around them would do to them and they convert to try and avoid the wrath of islam. This includes the numerous rape conversions – where the choice after being raped is to convert and marry your attacker or be stoned to death as an adulterer. It is a choice between death and conversion.

      2) Some individuals are attracted to the violence and they see islam as a way to justify the violence they wish to meet out on those around them. This is why islam is so attractive to violent criminals and the mentally unbalanced.

    • Alain

      I would add that the same applies to communism also.

  • WalterBannon

    Why does Islam beget violence?

    Why is water wet?

    Its their nature.

  • Clausewitz

    What the hell do you think drove this imbecile crazy. I’m willing to lay a rather large wager on Islam.

  • Blacksmith

    This is not new to me but given the recent attacks in Australia, Pakistan, African and the west I see only one solution.
    This will not end until islam and all its cultists are exterminated. They are not civilized and are totally intolerant of any dissenting views.