Islam & Violence by Edited by Peter J. King

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Mainstream Islamic law stipulates detailed regulations for the use of violence, including the use of violence within the family or household, the use of corporal or capital punishment, as well as how and when to wage war. At least 109 separate verses of the Quran encourage violence against Muslims and non-Muslims alike, with 164 verses compelling Holy War. Domestic violence against women and female genital mutilation is acceptable practice in Islamic culture but is controversial and widely debated within the Muslim community. The Quran itself is considered one of the most violent religious books in history, although the religious scriptures of both Judaism and Christianity have similar problems. What makes violence in Islam different is that both Judaism and Christianity have evolved to disavow their violent riots in the contemporary period. When non-violent Muslims attempt to do the same thing, they are often killed or repudiated by the majority of their peers. For this reason, many non-violent Muslims may end up leaving their countries of origin for the west, often becoming apostates in the process. In recent years, non-violent Muslims have called for abandonment of violence and the embracing of enlightenment values found in Christian liberal democracies which unlike Sharia, guarantee justice and the rule of law for everyone.
 

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Published May 12, 2016 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 416 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality.