Some of the things that are being said about Islam nowadays have been astonishing. It is said that modern Anti-Semitism was caused by Muslims and the Islam religion, where in fact modern Anti-Semitism in the Mid East was brought to us by Christian Judeo Europe, where as all of us know that some certain bad things happened to the Jews.
The fact of the matter is that a lot of Christians who usually run a robust defense of Christianity and blame the Islam religion for all the bad things that are happening around the today, forget that “peaceful” Christians, people who acted in the name of God Almighty and Jesus Christ, gave us the crusades, the Spanish Inquisition, European Colonialism in Africa and Asia, The lord’s resistance army in Uganda.
Of course, I am not saying that Christianity is a religion that is based on war and violence, I am a proud Christian myself, and that is why I believe that Christianity is a religion that is based on love, compassion, and mercy. Just like any other mainstream religion around the world today.
Today there are 1.6 billion people who follow a religion that has been around for almost fourteen centuries now. A quarter of humanity from all backgrounds, cultures and ethnic backgrounds. Yet people often generalize and stereotype in order to desperately accuse Islam as a religion of tyranny and war. ( Cough … Cough … Donald Trump )
If you go through the Quran, the first 113 of 114 chapters of the Quran starts by introducing the God of Islam as a God of mercy and compassion, Muslims would not have it any other way, because Muslims do not follow a religion which introduces their God as a God of war or a Greek god of wrath, if you go through the Quran you can see the love and compassion within its verses.
Many Muslim scholars believe that Quranic verses such as “Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from Error” (Quran 2:256) and (Quran 18:29) show that Islam prohibits forced conversion towards people of any religion, so what ISIS is doing today in more than seven countries is not an example of what Islam is as a religion, where they would cut off the heads of Christians if they do not convert to Islam, because it is prohibited in the Quran.