Originally Answered: Do u think that u can spread a religion by violence?like Islam?
Right now, it is the other way around. The media all over the world is spreading the news of Muslim Violence to hate Islam and not to spread it.
Again right now, violence, suicide bombing and Bloodshed is going on among Muslims. Muslims are killing Muslims in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq in thousands. This is an every day affair and well displayed by Media, which is under the control of Western countries.
While such bloodshed is going on in Sri Lanka by so called Tamil Tigers and they are killing innocent public since years still Sweden helps them with moral support and material support may be, even though UNO has branded them recently as Terrorists. Reason is that the majority among them are Christians, thanks to Christian Missioneries. They are called Tigers and not Terrorists.
Again in Assam and Nagaland in India those guys called by some name but not terrorisrts are killing civilians and police. Apparent reason is that they wanted to have a seperate land of Nagaland and Mizoram and cut away from India. The picture behind is that they accepted Christianity through the Missionery since decades, Thanks to them.
Again in Indonesia there is an island by name Acech and it recently by the support of UNO got freedom after bloodshed from main Muslim Indonesia and it is fully supported by Australia. Reason the majority there accepted Christianity, Thanks again to Christian Missioneries.
Again in Sudan the Darfur region is in the making. Bloodshed is going on UNO and all the Christian world is supporting it and it will be shortly freed from Sudan to become a Christian state. Thanks to Christian Missioneries, who go to such places of poverty to give food, money, clothes shelters to the affected.
In Muslim Bangladesh it is in the making, Christian Missioneries are too active in providing all sorts of help to the needy and Poor Muslims have embraced Christianity in thousands. When their number reaches millions in a region, you will see that they will demand a seperate state and with bloodshed and support of UN and Christian backing they will attain freedom from Muslim Bangladesh.
Similar Activities are going on in Afghanistan and already it came in the news anout the Murder of Daniel pearl and a Korean from the group who went there to Propagate Christianity. One Muslim converted two years ago and the Regime wanted to kill him as an Apostate and He was supported by UN and Christians world over and He is in USA right now as a Christian.
In Pakistan the Christian community play smart, they keep Dual names First Islamic and second Christian and always give their first name to give an understanding that they are Muslims and when they join their group they are with the Christian names. Same thing is practiced in India by the converts they keep Hindu name first and second christian name, they play smart.
Now coming on the other side of the story. Kashmir Issue is the oldest or first may be in UNO the majority Muslim state wanted freedom from both Pakistan and India and Muslims are already killed in thousands by Indian Military but so far in Sixty years UNO did not solve their problem nor any Christian country suports their issue. Reason they are Muslims let them get killed.
Again Chechaniya got freedom from Russia but aghain Mr. Putin tok away their freedom. thousands are already killed and their struggle going on. UN and others could not solve their issue. Reason, they are Muslims.
Again Kosovo thousands of men, women and children were kiled by Christians and Crusaders in our time and they were promised freedom, but so far not achieved it. Reason; they are Muslims.
Another Bloodshed and Cruelty. Who supplied Chemical weapons to Saddam Hussein? Who dropped depleted uranium bombs on the people in Iraq .Afghanistan? Who trained Taliban? Who were killed in thousands fighting against Russia in the name of Jihad and for whome?
OK let us go back to the Old History ; What are Crusade wars? what are Child Crusades? Religious Anthority Popes Blessed them and prepared them.
Again Who killed every Muslim in Spain not even one was spared unless the one embraced Christianity. It became 100 % Christian country while it was Ruled By Muslim Minority for five hundred years and it was a cradle of Civilization of the world that period. Why Muslims were a Minority even though they were ruling Spain? Did they convert Christians by Force? Even in Five hundred years of ruling they were still a Minority right!!!
Again Mogul Rulers who were so called Muslims ruled India for Eight Hundred Years, but the Muslims were still a Minority in India including the present Pakistan. Why? they did not convert the Hindus even though they were ruling them?
Let All of you know that Islam was not spread by Sword as believed as propagated. Read what the great Non Muslim Scholars say about it:
De Lacy O’Leary, Islam at the Crossroads, London, 1923, p.8:
“History makes it clear however, that the legend of fanatical Muslims sweeping through the world and forcing Islam at the point of the sword upon conquered races is one of the most fantastically absurd myths that historians have ever repeated.”
H.A.R. Gibb, Whither Islam, London, 1932, p. 379:
“But Islam has a still further service to render to the cause of humanity. It stands after all nearer to the real East than Europe does, and it possesses a magnificent tradition of inter-racial understanding and cooperation. No other society has such a record of success in uniting in an equality of status, of opportunity, and of endeavors so many and so various races of mankind... Islam has still the power to reconcile apparently irreconcilable elements of race and tradition. If ever the opposition of the great societies of East and West is to be replaced by cooperation, the mediation of Islam is an indispensable condition. In its hands lies very largely the solution of the problem with which Europe is faced in its relation with East. If they unite, the hope of a peaceful issue is immeasurably enhanced. But if Europe, by rejecting the cooperation of Islam, throws it into the arms of its rivals, the issue can only be disastrous for both.”
G.B. Shaw, The Genuine Islam, Vol. 1, No. 81936:
“I have always held the religion of Muhammad in high estimation because of its wonderful vitality. It is the only religion which appears to me to possess that assimilating capacity to the changing phase of existence which can make itself appeal to every age. I have studied him – the wonderful man and in my opinion far from being an anti-Christ, he must be called the Savior of Humanity. I believe that if a man like him were to assume the dictatorship of the modern world, he would succeed in solving its problems in a way that would bring it the much needed peace and happiness: I have prophesied about the faith of Muhammad that it would be acceptable to the Europe of tomorrow as it is beginning to be acceptable to the Europe of today.”
W. Montgomery Watt, Islam and Christianity Today, London, 1983, p.IX:
“I am not a Muslim in the usual sense, though I hope I am a “Muslim” as “one surrendered to God”, but I believe that embedded in the Quran and other expressions of the Islamic vision are vast stores of divine truth from which I and other occidentals have still much to learn, and ‘Islam is certainly a strong contender for the supplying of the basic framework of the one religion of the future.’”
Paul Varo Martinson (editor), ISLAM, An Introduction for Christians, Augsburg, Minneapolis, 1994, p. 205:
“Islam is an authentic faith that shapes our Muslim neighbors’ innermost being and determines their attitude in life. And the Islamic faith is generally more tradition oriented than the recent Western shape of Christian faith, which has experienced considerable secularization. Yet we are only fair to the Islamic population when we understand them from their religious core and respect them as a faith community. Muslims have become important partners in faith conversation.”
John Alden Williams (editor), ISLAM, George Braziller, New York, 1962, inside dust cover:
“Islam is much more than a formal religion: it is an integral way of life. In many ways it is a more determining factor in the experience of its followers than any other world religion. The Muslim (“One who submits”) lives face to face with God at all times and will introduce no separation between his life and his religion, his politics and his faith. With its strong emphasis on the brotherhood of men cooperating to fulfill the will of God, Islam has become one of the most influential religions in the world today.”
John L. Esposito, ISLAM, The Straight Path, Oxford University Press, New York, 1988, pp. 3-4:
“Islam stands in a long line of Semitic, prophetic religious traditions that share an uncompromising monotheism, and belief in God’s revelation, His prophets, ethical responsibility and accountability, and the Day of Judgement. Indeed, Muslims, like Christians and Jews, are the Children of Abraham, since all trace their communities back to him. Islam’s historic religious and political relationship to Christendom and Judaism has remained strong throughout history. This interaction has been the source of mutual benefit and borrowing as well as misunderstanding and conflict.”
May God Almighty Guide the whole of the Humanity towards Peace and Harmony - Amen.