Are acts of terrorism committed by Islamists more likely due to misinterpretations of the Quran or the values exemplified in the Quran?
Certainly misinterpretations. The Quran doesn't support violence against innocent people, it's ludicrous to suggest otherwise
Idiotic thinking. 👻
They misinterpret it just like those who misinterpret the bible
They are interpreting the Koran correctly. Just like Jews and Christians are interpreting their bible incorrectly.
Read what Islamic scholars say. There are quotes from the Quran supporting assimilation and various statements of peace.
You described Christianity as hateful, but you are describing Islam as peaceful. Correct?
They're both peaceful
They didn't misinterpret anything, it's right there in the Quran. Every holy book has some evil aspects to it, but it's whether they choose to believe it that matters.
Are you a Christian?
But not right now, no.
I used to be an avid follower of Christianity, and have read the entirety of the holy bible
Considering the atrocities present in most religious writings, I think it is either misinterpretation or literalism.
Those who don't commit terrorism are the ones who are misinterpreting. Islam is by nature a religion of conquest.
As is Judaism.
Christianity is a descendant of Judaism and was also used for extensive conquest.
You can find videos of Islamic scholars on YouTube explaining why Killing infidels is commanded by Allah. They will cite versus from the Quran, quite Muhammad, and give lengthy, scholarly sermons on the topic. These are from men who have spent their lives studying it.
The wahabbi sect in Saudi Arabia is a particularly austere and violent sect.
Well that's your opinion, but you can't claim that your interpretation is the only one supported by scripture. Christians differ widely on the interpretation of the Bible and the most any of them can claim is that they think they've got the right church.
Well yes, just like there are different denominations in Christianity (Mormon, Catholic, Protestant, etc.) there are different denominations in Islam (Sunnah, Shia, Ibadi, etc.), however the main core beliefs and good values are what unites the Muslims likewise for the Christians. For example you wouldn't say that the FLDS represents Mormonism just like these radical militarised groups don't represent Islam. What I mean more specifically is that the actions of these more extreme groups (FLDS, ISIS, etc.) don't coincide with what religions necessarily teach.
I agree. None of us want the "other" groups in our religion to represent our religion except to the extent they don't make us look bad. We have to, however, allow that they exist, that their interpretation of a book is as valid as ours, and that freedom dictates that we can't control their religious activity......unless it is violent that is.
My experience in America has followers of Islam as peaceful and law abiding.
Read it for yourself.
Raging, I hope you realize that all your source says is that violence is referenced more in the Bible, not that it is commanded more. There is a difference mentioning violence and commanding violence.
It is an extremely oppressive religion that uses violence to enforce its oppression and its founder was a murderer and a child molester. That is not a good recipe for humanity.
I've read the Quran and it's quite clear it permits violence
I'm guessing misinterpreting is the problem as over a billion other Muslims live in peace.
They're taking it literally. Just like Christians took the Bible literally hundreds of years ago.
Obviously, I know Islam is a false religion and hardly promotes peace.
The whole goal is to bring about the last profit/ the apocalypse
Any minute now