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Islam has no connection with terrorism: Prof. Bruce Lawrence

Friday, 22 February 2013
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Hyderabad, February 22:

Noted researcher of comparative study of various religions, Prof. Bruce Lawrence, Professor Emeritus, Islamic Studies, Duke University, U.S.A. said that Islamic has no connection with terrorism and the propaganda of the forces which are trying to link Islam with terrorism is baseless. Prof. Lawrence who is on his visit to various cities of India, told this while talking to selected media persons at the US consulate-general here on Thursday. Prof. Lawrence has also done comparative study of various languages and exhaustively read religious books. He has read the Holy Quran with interpretation (tafseer) with reference to various interpreters (mufassirin). He has expressed his views over linking Islam with terrorism in the present scenario, rights of women and Islamic perspective of Jihad.

Disapproving of the western world’s belief that there is growing Islamic terrorism in the world, noted scholar of Islamic studies Prof. Bruce Bennett Lawrence has said ‘Islamic terrorism’ or ‘Islamic fundamentalism’ is non-existent. Those who want to link them have their own objective. They are presenting negative image of Islam for achieving their goals. He lamented that some parties and groups have started using religion for their political gains due to which the opponents got chance to distort the image of Islam. Politics has overpowered religion although religion should have overpowered politics. He told that neither Islam nor any other religion allows fundamentalism and terrorism. “Fundamentalism does not fit both Islam and Hinduism,” he remarked.

Commenting upon the misconceptions regarding women’s rights in Islam Prof. Lawrence claimed Islamic teachings are not against women rather Islam elevated the position of woman. Prof. Lawrence also tried to allay the misconceptions about the concept of Jihad in Islam. Prof. Lawrence who is called as “a Christian who believes in the Qur’an” asserted that being a Christian he is in a position to logically claim that the Holy Quran is superior to Bible.

Prof. Lawrence has been studying Islam for more than 50 years, said the term ‘Islamic fundamentalism’ came into existence after religion mixed with politics in the last 75 years. Islam got radicalized over the years as it became a ‘political project’.

In a career spanning nearly four decades, Dr. Lawrence has pioneered cutting-edge interdisciplinary scholarly work on Islam and Muslim societies with disciplinary synergies in the humanities, social sciences, law and theology. Dr. Lawrence has contributed to no fewer than 15 books including ‘Shattering the Myth: Islam Beyond Violence’. Many are considered major contributions to the field of Islam and public policy. Dr. Lawrence’s translation of the statements of Osama bin Laden, led government leaders to seek him out as a policy advisor.

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Radical Islam

I've submitted this challenge to dozens of Muslims and have yet to get a response. This article should be "Exhibit A" when it comes to refuting the BS that Islam is "a religion of peace".

If Islam is the religion of peace, where in Abdullah bin Humaid's article on jihad can I find the equivalent of “Love Thy Neighbor”? “and good will toward men”? And explain its prominence, (and significance), in a book that's considered second only to the Koran; My Summarized Sahih Al-Bukhari. Also address “jihad” as it's defined in Reliance of the Traveller and answer the same question. Also compare Humaid's “jihad” and Emmet Fox' Sermon on the Mount and tell me which one best represents a spirit of Love and compassion.

Slavery, Terrorism and Islam and Holocaust in Rwanda by Peter Hammond
The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America by David Horowitz
Ivory Towers On Sand: The Failure of Middle Eastern Studies in America by Martin Kramer
Indoctrination U: The Left's War Against Academic Freedom by David Horowitz
The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism by Andrew G. Bostom
The Legacy of Jihad by Andrew G. Bostom MD
A Concise History of the Crusades by Thomas F. Madden

Read The Haj by Leon Uris to also address that nasty rumour regarding Palestinians "right of return". Another sham perpetrated by Islam
As well as Muslim Mafia by Gabautz and Sperry

Radical Islam

I've submitted this challenge to dozens of Muslims and have yet to get a response. This article should be "Exhibit A" when it comes to refuting the BS that Islam is "a religion of peace".

If Islam is the religion of peace, where in Abdullah bin Humaid's article on jihad can I find the equivalent of “Love Thy Neighbor”? “and good will toward men”? And explain its prominence, (and significance), in a book that's considered second only to the Koran; My Summarized Sahih Al-Bukhari. Also address “jihad” as it's defined in Reliance of the Traveller and answer the same question. Also compare Humaid's “jihad” and Emmet Fox' Sermon on the Mount and tell me which one best represents a spirit of Love and compassion.

Slavery, Terrorism and Islam and Holocaust in Rwanda by Peter Hammond
The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America by David Horowitz
Ivory Towers On Sand: The Failure of Middle Eastern Studies in America by Martin Kramer
Indoctrination U: The Left's War Against Academic Freedom by David Horowitz
The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism by Andrew G. Bostom
The Legacy of Jihad by Andrew G. Bostom MD
A Concise History of the Crusades by Thomas F. Madden

Read The Haj by Leon Uris to also address that nasty rumour regarding Palestinians "right of return". Another sham perpetrated by Islam
As well as Muslim Mafia by Gabautz and Sperry

Do your research, "Professor"

All four major classical schools of Sunni Jurisprudence make Aggressive Jihad mandatory on the Muslim community as a whole. Don't believe me. Do your own research. Type "Jihad Four Schools" in Google and it can be easily confirmed.

Koran might not teach terrorism. But Islam is not based on Koran alone. It goes into Tafsir, Hadiths and Opinions of Scholars. Traditionalist Muslim scholars definitely have [what were they reading as Islam?].

This problem can not be addressed as long as we have people denying any link between Islam and Terrorism. Euphemisms are not helping the problem. It is increasing it by obfuscation.

Hinduism is humaneness but not Hindutva

True, Islam is against terrorism. Hinduism is not in favor of terrorism either. It is Hindutva which is quite opposed to Hinduism and humaneness, that is responsible for seeding hatred. Owaisi clan is a puppet of the Hindutva brigade as they are only furthering/promoting the Hindutva cause.

ban deobandi, jamati Nasibi schools

Very true Professor, Islam is a Godly religion of peace for humanity and the Honour of Allah ST Himself that there followers are worse than satan. Your petrol dollar and whahabis or Jamaati are the main branch who kill their own Muslims. Unfortunately these satanic children are supported by west to promote under the command of Zionism again which has no link with Judaism. So this chemistry is there and remain for long and it will even go worse, unless the world take real stick and hit on the head of USA/Israel and Saud evil Family with countries in the gulf. One should not spare any pity from political end. Like Bangla Desh ban Jamaati Nasibi deobandi practice they are school of terrorist and they should be confined, this is the demand from a Muslim, ban all directly and directly connected to them. Govt should take help and assistance from Muslim leaders and firmly implement them.

Islam

Islamic law is not Godly in it's treatment of non-muslims and people of other faiths.

proof against deoband

pls provide authentic and proved evidence against deoband.A sign of true muslim is that he/she does not blame anyone without sound evidence.

Islam has no connection with terrorism: Prof. Bruce Lawrence

Its the wisdom culled from in-depth study of the Islamic texts that is making the learned professor to speak out. Kudos to him for speaking the truth.

Tomorrow, the professor will

Tomorrow, the professor will claim that he is the next Nizam of New Delhi.

That claim will be Excellent

That claim tomorrow, by the professor that he is the next Nizam of New Delhi, will be Insha Allah an Excellent claim!

That professor will claim will be Excellent

That claim tomorrow, by the professor will claim that he is the next Nizam of New Delhi will be Insha Allah will be the Excellent claim and righlty so!

We muslims say these things

We muslims say these things from so many years, if Prof in today's date is saying this, that means he is decades behind to muslims, to understand Islam I urge non-muslim brothers to do research and study about Islam, dont just repeat what Zee TV, StarTV, SamayTV says.

Radical Islam is a reality

Am I missing something or is my comment not getting posted?

I agree; study Islam

I've submitted this challenge to dozens of Muslims and have yet to get a response. This article should be "Exhibit A" when it comes to refuting the BS that Islam is "a religion of peace".

If Islam is the religion of peace, where in Abdullah bin Humaid's article on jihad can I find the equivalent of “Love Thy Neighbor”? “and good will toward men”? And explain its prominence, (and significance), in a book that's considered second only to the Koran; My Summarized Sahih Al-Bukhari. Also address “jihad” as it's defined in Reliance of the Traveller and answer the same question. Also compare Humaid's “jihad” and Emmet Fox' Sermon on the Mount and tell me which one best represents a spirit of Love and compassion.

Slavery, Terrorism and Islam and Holocaust in Rwanda by Peter Hammond
The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America by David Horowitz
Ivory Towers On Sand: The Failure of Middle Eastern Studies in America by Martin Kramer
Indoctrination U: The Left's War Against Academic Freedom by David Horowitz
The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism by Andrew G. Bostom
The Legacy of Jihad by Andrew G. Bostom MD
A Concise History of the Crusades by Thomas F. Madden

Read The Haj by Leon Uris to also address that nasty rumour regarding Palestinians "right of return". Another sham perpetrated by Islam
As well as Muslim Mafia by Gabautz and Sperry

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