Islam Thomas on 23 Jun 2010 12:45 am
We hear all the time that Islam is a religion of love, for example here:
ISLAM is essentially a religion of love – God’s love for man and man’s love for God and man’s love for man and the entire creation.
If Islam is a religion of love, then what is going wrong when we see stuff like this:
Secret television recordings by the Jewish broadcasting company, Joodse Omroep, broadcast at the weekend, have shocked Amsterdam, a city which prides itself on liberalism and which is home to the Anne Frank museum.
The footage showed young men, often of Muslim immigrant origin, shouting and making Nazi salutes at a rabbi when he visited different areas of the Dutch capital.
Therefore, the most problematic of Naik’s statements are the ones that appear to condone violence: “If a Muslim becomes a non-Muslim and propagates his/her new religion then, it is as good as treason. There is a ‘death penalty’ in Islam for such a person.”
The Ahmadi sect is one of the country’s most beleaguered minority groups. Numbering about 4 million, they consider themselves Muslims but believe their late-19th century founder, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, was a prophet of God. That is heresy for most Muslims, who believe Muhammad was the last prophet. Ahmadis suffer severe discrimination in Pakistan and are legally barred from calling themselves Muslims.
Killing and taunting people is not love. It is hatred – often murderous hatred.