Killing in the name of god must end

By Khaleel Mohammed:

“…It is not that senseless murder does not occur in the United States. After all, we have had our Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech and other examples of wanton violence. The difference, however, is that while the criminal acts in the U.S. are not generally committed in the name of religion, almost every single act of mass murder committed in the Muslim-majority countries has been — and continues to be perpetrated — in the name of God.

Instead of effective condemnation by Muslim leaders, acts of coreligionist violence are often met with double-talk that boggles the mind. As a professor of religion, and as a Muslim, I am often answered with the most puerile polemic when I confront those who apologize for Muslim atrocity.

I am told, for example, that the perpetrators are not true Muslims, or that the actions of a satanic few ought not tarnish the image of Islam.”

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  • eMan14

    Killing in the name of God is wrong. Don’t tell us it’s wrong. We know it’s wrong. Show us it’s wrong. And while you’re at it. Stop killing those who wish to leave Islam and those that don’t want to convert to Islam.
    Having fixed one of many issues within Islam is a welcome start. But only a start.

    • Islam can’t change until the Koran is renounced.

  • pdxnag

    He cannot simultaneously:

    1) be a competent professor of religion,
    2) be a pious Muslim, and
    3) oppose the Muslim slaughter of apostates from Islam.

    (Assuming of course that he is not lying to non-Muslims to advance Islam.)

  • gainny

    If you take the violence out of Islam, what’s left? And, as Allah commands it, how can you take the violence out of Islam?