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'''Islam''' is the predominant [[religion]] in the Middle East and is the second-largest religion in the world. Not limited to the Middle East, it has approximately 1.4 billion members, 80% of which are non-Arabs. It is one of the fastest growing religions in the world. Its adherents are called "Muslims" (also spelled Moslem), historically "Musselman", "Muhammedans", or even simply "Turks" in Europe and North America.  In Arabic, a Muslim is "one who submits to [[God]]" ([[Allah]]).
 
'''Islam''' is the predominant [[religion]] in the Middle East and is the second-largest religion in the world. Not limited to the Middle East, it has approximately 1.4 billion members, 80% of which are non-Arabs. It is one of the fastest growing religions in the world. Its adherents are called "Muslims" (also spelled Moslem), historically "Musselman", "Muhammedans", or even simply "Turks" in Europe and North America.  In Arabic, a Muslim is "one who submits to [[God]]" ([[Allah]]).
  
Muslims, like Jews and Christians, are monotheistic and trace their roots to Abraham. However, they receive their instruction from the [[Qur'an]] (also spelled Koran) rather than the [[Bible]] or [[Torah]]. Islam's beginnings as a distinct people can be traced back to the 7th century under the leadership of [[Muhammed]] and his followers. An universalizing (evangelizing) religion, it spread throughout the world by military conquest and Muslim [[missionaries]].
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Muslims, like Jews and Christians, are monotheistic and trace their roots to Abraham. However, they receive their instruction from the [[Qur'an]] (also spelled Koran) rather than the [[Bible]] or [[Torah]]. Islam's beginnings as a distinct people can be traced back to the 7th century under the leadership of [[Muhammad]] and his followers. An universalizing (evangelizing) religion, it spread throughout the world by military conquest and Muslim [[missionaries]].
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Islamic fundamentalism is fairly strong in middle-eastern regions, one result being the oppression of women.  Spurred by, though unlikely exclusively due to, inflammatory passages of the Qu'ran, there have been instances of terrorism in the name of Islam, including suicide bombings, beheadings and public [[stoning|stonings]].<ref>http://nazret.com/blog/index.php?title=islamists_stone_to_death_somali_woman_fo&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1</ref><ref>http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27484976/</ref>
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Moderate Muslims are more prevalent in Europe, but despite this there are still extremists in Europe who a large part of the time push to silence criticism of their religion and of Muhammed rather than addressing the criticisms.
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==A Religion of Love and Peace?==
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Islam is often called a "religion of peace" but the Qur'an contains many violent quotations.<ref>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nxxJIKD_ak&feature=fvsr Just a few of many violent quotes from the Qur'an]</ref>
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==References==
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==See also==
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*[[Problems with Muslim Sharia Law]] 
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*[[Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy]]
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==External links==
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Videos
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*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HR9LVf_KMO0&feature=related The myth of Islamophobia]
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*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3_qelW5qp4&feature=related The religion of fear]
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*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9dXGJ2rYdA&feature=related Appeasing Islam]
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*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5F5aCUNE4Z8&NR=1 Islam is not a victim]
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Islam is the predominant religion in the Middle East and is the second-largest religion in the world. Not limited to the Middle East, it has approximately 1.4 billion members, 80% of which are non-Arabs. It is one of the fastest growing religions in the world. Its adherents are called "Muslims" (also spelled Moslem), historically "Musselman", "Muhammedans", or even simply "Turks" in Europe and North America. In Arabic, a Muslim is "one who submits to God" (Allah).

Muslims, like Jews and Christians, are monotheistic and trace their roots to Abraham. However, they receive their instruction from the Qur'an (also spelled Koran) rather than the Bible or Torah. Islam's beginnings as a distinct people can be traced back to the 7th century under the leadership of Muhammad and his followers. An universalizing (evangelizing) religion, it spread throughout the world by military conquest and Muslim missionaries.

Islamic fundamentalism is fairly strong in middle-eastern regions, one result being the oppression of women. Spurred by, though unlikely exclusively due to, inflammatory passages of the Qu'ran, there have been instances of terrorism in the name of Islam, including suicide bombings, beheadings and public stonings.[1][2]

Moderate Muslims are more prevalent in Europe, but despite this there are still extremists in Europe who a large part of the time push to silence criticism of their religion and of Muhammed rather than addressing the criticisms.

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A Religion of Love and Peace?

Islam is often called a "religion of peace" but the Qur'an contains many violent quotations.[3]

References

  1. http://nazret.com/blog/index.php?title=islamists_stone_to_death_somali_woman_fo&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1
  2. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27484976/
  3. Just a few of many violent quotes from the Qur'an

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External links

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v · d Islam
Islamic beliefs   Allah · Muhammad · Other prophets · Afterlife
Tenants and dogma   jihād · Fatwā · Martyrdom
Holy texts   Qur'an · Sunnah
Islamic denominations   Sunni · Shia
History of Islam   Islamic golden age · Modern Islam
Islamic politics   Islamic Theocracies · Sharia law
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