Muslims - want to restore my faith in human beings?

Muslims - want to restore my faith in human beings? Topic: Abstract page meaning of name
July 23, 2019 / By Lyssa
Question: A couple of weeks ago I lost a good friend to a lunatic with a bomb around his chest. Yes, he was Muslim. Yes, it was in the middle east. No, Sheila was not in the military. I am not especially proud of it, but for a couple of days after that I would damned every Muslim to eternity in Hell and done it with a song in my heart. I'm (mostly) past that, now, and I realize again that Muslims in general are not responsible for actions taken in the name of Allah by people like that. Then I see questions on here from people who actually defend suicide bombers. I refuse to link to the one I'm thinking of - it's less than a page after this one. Look it up. The same person claims that most of the civilian deaths in Iraq are caused by the US military, and I'm ready to spit nails. So - convince me that I'm not wrong in my belief that most Muslims are decent, honest people. Tell me, please, that you do not and will not support the wholesale murder of innocent people by suicide bombers.
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Kelan Kelan | 9 days ago
I won't support the wholesale murder of innocent people by suicide bombers ever! and you're not wrong if you believed that most real muslims are decent and honest people just like what they've been told in their religions. Those terrorist are just using religion for their own benefit, they will be rotten in hell forever! i think we've just being mislead by today's news and propaganda, because in the old time, inter-religion problems have always been an issue, it's just depend on who or what religion rule the world at that moment. sorry to say, I don't mean to be rude or anything, but nowadays, it seems that christian or western people are ruling the world, so maybe the images of christian or western are way better. I believe that in every religions there are some crazy and fanatic people but there are some good people too, but sometime i wish the religions were never exist. So if at the end people still hate each other, they won't use an abstract reason to kill each other, kill people in god's name no matter what the religion is, is just too ridiculous for me! ..got it?
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Innogen Innogen
It's hard when I see on the web that another attack took place in Russia and that three terrorist were caught in Florida with plans of blowing up the Naval Base near Jacksonville. What you have to do is not become too open minded that the joke is ultimately on you. Do not dislike the whole group, but be wise and not let your guards totally down. Many muslims are very much ashamed of what is taken place throughout the world. For me, I will take it one step at a time. I have already had negative experiences with a few muslims, but I did not take it out on all muslims. I simply stayed away from the negative ones. It's hard for some folk because they lost loved ones in the Twin Towers or in Iraq.
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Eleanor Eleanor
First of all, I am sorry for your loss. May Allah give you the strenght to overcome this sorrow Ameen. I know a lot of posts here have explained why Islam does not teach killing people. I agree with all and would just like to add one more thing that is very important. Just becuase a man claims to be Muslim that does not mean that he will go to heaven. If you get this clear it will make sense to you. If a Muslim killed an innocent person than he will be punished for that. Islam is fair and Allah is most JUST. He will give you and your friend justice. Justice will prevail.
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Cherish Cherish
Diane - I feel sorry that you lost a friend but stop being ignorant. Generalizing all Muslims as "Suicide bombers" because some religious loon strap a bomb to his chest kill and your friend is ridiculous! How many millions of Muslims are there in the world compared to suicide bombers. Islam is a peaceful religion, nobody has to prove that to you. Muslims in the U.S. on average are better educated than there American counterparts. In no way am I defending radical Islam. But that`s just what it is "Radical." By definition people that uphold radical philosophies are the minority. Your way of thinking is no different than a lady that got mugged by a black guy - now she thinks that all black men are criminals. Your not looking for a reason to believe that Islam is a peaceful religion. Your looking for an excuse to be ignorant, which there is no excuse for.
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Ashling Ashling
Killing of people by suicide bombers is unjustified killing; murder. There is no excuse for it. However a hell of a lot of civilians have died in Iraq this as well as other aspects of foreign policy radicalizes some Muslims to take action in this awful manner. I am sorry for your loss. However your friend is not truly lost their soul lives on. Tarring all Muslims with the same brush is not practical either it is them we should look to to root out the extremists and work with to find a solution to the horrible state of affairs today.
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Zibeon Zibeon
I am very sorry about the death of your friend. After 9-11 I began chatting with many Muslims to answer the very question you ask. After these many years I have come to see that there are so many great Muslim people, just like the people of other religions. I think that any religion can find reasons to kill and try to justify them by their scriptures. Any person will fight when threatened , when he is hungry, when he wants a mate, or when he hasn't enough space to live well. You are not wrong. And I think the terrorists are so wrong.
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Sloan Sloan
Sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. Most Muslims ARE decent. Suicide is a sin, number one. And number two, we are not to fight against those who pose no threat. Army versus army ? Yes. Army versus civilians? No. Don't know what to say to you to ease your pain and bitterness, but be assured, there are some really good Muslims on this planet. Hope you meet. If you don't meet one where you're at- visit New York, I'll introduce you to some decent Muslims- starting with myself. Again, there are more decent Muslims on the planet than you know. Again, sorry to hear about the loss of your friend.
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Orrell Orrell
No true Muslims would support such actions. Terrorism is a crime against humanity. Islam is a religion that means "peace". In the Koran, the Holy Book of Islam, God commands believers to bring peace and security to the world. The Islamic morality is the cure for terrorism, not the source of it. Whoever kills a soul, unless for a soul, or for corruption done in the land - it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one, it is as if he had saved mankind entirely [Qur'an 5:32] Islam forbids the killing of innocent civilians, wherever and whoever they may be, in absolute terms. THERE IS NO ROOM FOR TERRORISM IN ISLAM But unfortunately more and more often, Islam has been associated with terrorism and violence due to the actions of a few extreme individuals who’ve taken it upon themselves to do the most heinous crimes in the name of Islam People keep judging Islam on what its misguided followers do, instead of looking on its true teachings Sad isn't it
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