I think it’s truly disgusting that Americans would embrace the killing of Muhslims, especially Christians. People fail to realize that Islam is not much different from Christianity or Judaism. It has it’s radicals, as most religions do, but how could someone hate or even kill someone based solely on their religion/ethnicity. And it nerds desperately to be talked about.
|September 29, 2015 at 14:36|
THANK YOU for posting this!! I have a number of incredibly kind, smart, and loving Muslim friends who I adore. Sure, we don’t believe the some of the same things and I don’t always get where they’re coming from. But we need to remind ourselves that while they may not believe in the divinity of Christ as we Christians do, we (Christians, Jews, and Muslims) all worship the same God. It breaks my heart to think that these people I know and love could be the targets of hateful violence. God bless you!
|December 9, 2015 at 22:54|
I agree that we shouldn’t hate Muslims.
That being said, Muslims and Christians do not worship the same God. If you look into Islam, it’s clear Allah and Jesus are not the same.
|January 14, 2016 at 06:34|
I kind of agree with Adventure Girl, our God and theirs are SO not the same.
|March 10, 2016 at 12:06|
YAHUAH Isn’t the same God as allah. allah is a moon god, and we have been at war with Ishmaelites (muslims) since the beginning…Islam is a way to the pit…and the mark of the beast, or atleast apart of the mark too. To say we worship the same God is blasphemy.
|March 14, 2016 at 10:32|
It’s a different language, so naturally they use “Allah” and not the English word “God.” However, the reason I know Muslims and Christians do not worship the same God is this: Muslims believe Jesus was merely a prophet–solely a man– while Christians believe Jesus is the Messiah– God in human form.
Muslims do not “hate everybody”. Just as most Christians interpret different Bible verses differently–ie some believe in being extremely modest, some believe clothing is not an issue, etc. Muslims interpret the verses in the Quran differently.
Most Muslims do not believe the violent ideals of the jihadists who commit mass murder.
Personally, from books I’ve read about it, I think it is a very violent religion. But I think most Muslims have a different way of viewing those passages in the Quran, so most are not believing they must hate you or kill you. They are human too.
There are disturbing passages in the Quran, and there are disturbing passages in the Bible, if you take them out of context.
|March 14, 2016 at 21:00|
So I actually had a religion project recently where I had to look at the similarities and differences between Islam and Christianity. I found many similarities, as well as differences. But like some of you have already said, it isn’t fair to judge a whole group based a smaller inner group of people. Not all Muslims hate Christians, just like not all Christians were crusaders. I have many friends who are Muslim, and in many ways, they are kinder, more patient, and all around better friends than some of the people I know from church. At the end of the day, we’re all human. We all want to understand the world, and our ways of doing that differ from person to person.
|March 14, 2016 at 21:08|
^Yes! And one thing I’ve decided is that I’m going to base my friendships on character, not on religious beliefs. I do think it’s important to have friends who are Christian to support and encourage you, but I’m not going to refuse to be friends with someone just because they don’t believe exactly as I do.
|March 14, 2016 at 22:30|
Allah is just the Arabic word for God. Nothing bad there:) I’m glad to see that you girls are against islamophobia. With the exception of fundamentalists, Muslims are peaceful and respecting people. I live in an area where there are many Muslims, and they are very active in trying to make the community better. We don’t have to agree with their faith in order to respect them as fellow human beings 🙂
|March 22, 2016 at 10:07|
I hate to say it, but if you look at the numbers, terrorists have killed thousands of people. Any religion that doesn’t worship the one true God is not good, and in the Bible God says of Ishmael (ancestor of the Muslims)…”…He will be a wild donkey of a man; his hand will be against everyone and everyone’s hand against his.”
|April 17, 2016 at 13:08|
I agree, it’s not right to hate Muslims. I think that goes for any ethinic status, religious group or nationality.
There are some things in the Quran that could be interpreted differently, even by Muslims. In the Bible, most Chirstians have their own interpretations of certain things. There are some things in the Quran at I don’t agree with, but that’s why I’m a Christian, I believe in everything I’ve read in the Bible. I’m not going to argue that Christians and Muslims have the same god, because they don’t, nor do I think that was the original point of he statement.
I don’t think it’s right to give a single judgement based on one minority of a large majority. Just like there are some bad people in Christianity that doesn’t make all Christians bad people. The same goes for Muslims, Jews and Buddhists.
I believe knowledge is power. I think people should be well informed on the topics their talking about before passing complete judgement. That said, most people in the US associat Muslims with terrorism. However, according to the FBI, 94% of terrorist attacks carried out in the United States from 1980 to 2005 have been by non-Muslims. Obviously, 94% of terrorism, as of 2005, that has taken place in the US hasn’t been because of Muslims. Not even half or a quarter! I couldn’t find more recent statistics, apologizes.
However, the US is a very developed and fortunate country for being that way. In parts of Eurasia and Africa the are less developed and have more of a struggle. There is more of a problem going on over there from brutality. There are some terrorist groups that identify as Muslims, however, a part of me thinks they are just using their religion as an excuse to harm people. Even Malala, a Muslim herself and probably one of the wisest people on the face of this earth, says that terrorists who identify as Mulims misuse the Islam religion. I think she’s right.
We all have our own opinion and it is welcome :).
|April 27, 2016 at 22:30|
I live in an area where actually the majority of my neighbors and classmates are Muslim. Having grown up in a very Muslim dominated area, I can tell you that American Muslims are by-and-large an amazing group of people who live their faith in wonderful, beautiful ways.
Unfortunately, the Quran can be interpreted in many ways…and yes, it can be interpreted in a very “extremist” way. I’ve read the Quran, cover to cover, and I continue to be surprised that the book guiding my incredibly gentle and kind neighbors/friends/classmates/etc is so incredibly harsh.
Just like there are different kinds of Christians, there are different kinds of Muslims. Some are much more fundamental, and that tends to be where the extremists come from. Others (the vast, vast majority) are very moderate.
I don’t blame Islam for terrorism—I blame oppression and war.. But that’s another story 😉
|May 17, 2016 at 09:29|
Islam doesn’t equal terrorism. Extremism does.
|June 17, 2016 at 06:22|
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