Why Islam is Violent

Islamic violence is nearly impossible to deny. But why is Islam violent? The usual answer is to point to Koranic verses calling for the conquest and subjugation of non-Muslims. That certainly covers the theological basis for Islamic violence. But it fails to explain why Muslims continue to practice it. Even against each other. Violence has become the defining form of Islamic exceptionalism.

Optimists speak of reforming Islam. But such reforms had over a thousand years in which to take place.

  • BillyHW

    The pope seems to able to deny it pretty well.

    • The Pope is a socialist fool. And socialist fools never let facts get in the way of their beliefs.

      Wrong Pope for these times!

      • Daviddowntown

        for any times.

  • Islamic theology (a form of “social software”) creates an endless loop. Like a computer flaw you cannot escape from. Like a phonograph with a “skip”, Islam keeps doing the same thing, over and over again.

    In reality, it is quite simple. It goes like this.

    Each generation of Muslims, trains a small percentage of the next generation of Muslims, Islamic theology. The theology obviously incites a “small percentage” of devout believers to commit violence in the name of Islam. Importantly, these devout believers are encouraged to be “self initiating” in the use of force for the benefit of Islam. And the number of devout believers willing to commit violence in the name of Islam reaches a from of “critical mass”.

    And this process goes on continuously. And all of Islam’s violence stems from these “devout believers”.

    For anyone interested in a longer discussion of this Islamic “endless loop” of violence please read my thesis on this issue at: http://islamsfatalflaw.blogspot.com/

    Here is the beginning. It is worth a read.

    Would you wear a T-shirt with a Mohammad cartoon printed on it?

    You might in Montana. Don’t try it in Mecca.


    Because, Islam trains a small number of its most devout believers it’s OK to kill. And Islamic killers have been trained to kill anyone who insults Allah and/or Mohammad.

    In Montana you’d have a good chance none of these Islamic killers would see you.

    In Mecca you wouldn’t last five minutes. One of Islam’s killers would come from out of nowhere and kill you. It is that simple.

    You don’t believe me? Ask any Muslim!

  • It stems from the beliefs of a seventh century war monger and has never undergone any changes since.

    That about covers it.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    It took 1500 years for a Protestant Reformation of Christianity and another 130 years of sectarian warfare before Europe gained enlightenment.

    • Dana Garcia

      True, but Christianity didn’t start out evil. The catholic church developed authoritarian tendencies and elite corruption over centuries.

      Islam, on the other hand, was all about murder from day one.

      • Jabberwokk

        It’s also interesting to point out that the Enlightenment was a return to actual teachings of Christ not a variation of them. The argument from the top imams is that the Caliphate is a return to the true teachings of the Kuran in the same way. One leads to peace the other to war.

        • Minicapt

          The Reformation was; the Enlightenment was the attempt to separate science and philosophy from their roots in Christianity.


  • Clink9

    1400 years of inbreeding?

  • k2

    Greenfield almost seems to be saying that the tribalism of Muslims is the real problem, not islam per se, which is only a tool that tribalism uses – albeit a particularly bloody and backward one. So tribalism must be smashed first … somehow.

    Denying them their polygamy, their cousin marriages and easy importation of extended families would seem an obvious first start. Oh yeah – a full stop on muslim immigration. That might help too (though I guess it’s probably too late for that to help now, at least for many Western nations.)

  • ed

    everything that happens in a muslims life is ” inshalla ” gods will ,whether for the good or bad I.E. if half your house falls down it`s inshalla the fact you can live in the other half is also inshalla so no reason to re- build the fallen half inshalla no reason to improve your life inshalla

  • Liberal Progressive

    But, but, but all the media tells me it is “The Religion of Peace”™.