See the problem is, and you made this clear with your comment on my post, is that you are not judging my religion based on what it preaches rather you are judging my religion according to the way people apply it.
You say there are things I “might not know”, and that is where you’re wrong. I’m well aware of the rape, abuse, oppression, misogyny, and racism Muslims have. I am also aware of the same horrible things that exist within other faiths such as Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, etc. as well as the above mentioned horrible things that exist within those who do not practice religion at all.
You see, these things are not exclusive to Muslims, they exist in every race, culture, religion, faith, etc. These things exist because the world is full of horrible people. These things do not exist because of Islam.
Based off your comment on my post, as well as your message now it is very obvious to me that you have never actually read the Quran. So for you to come here and act like you know more about my religion than I do, a religion that I have been part of for 20 years, a religion that I actually learnt and understand and looked into and have helped convert other people into, to say that you know more than me about it than I do is complete nonsense. You aren’t telling me anything new, you are not surprising me with stories of “honour killings” and so forth. These are things I am aware of, which are not just done at the hands of Muslims.
What I love about my religion, is that it condemns these things. Islam condemns every one of these things.
Just because Muslims don’t apply it, that doesn’t mean Islam does not condemn it. The fault is not within the religion, the fault is within the people.
You are trying to understand my religion by observing stories of the way people apply it (or lack thereof) rather than actually looking at what the Quran and teachings of the beloved Prophet (pbuh) say.
You are trying to prove to me that Islam is a horrible religion by linking me to some article from an atheist website.
You do not study Islam by stories that non Muslims tell. You do not study Islam by the things Muslims have done.
The problem is with you, as well as many others, is that you guys jump to conclusions about an entire religion based on the acts of individuals.
On the other hand, if a Christian does these things, you do not label them as a collective nor do you say that Jesus supports what they do. You look at them as a twisted individual. That is also how we look at “Muslims” who do said things.
You need to stop assuming Islam is what Muslims do, and you need to realize that Islam is based on the Quran and teachings of the Prophet (pbuh).
So before you tell me what Islam is or isn’t, what Islam does or doesn’t support, please read the Quran and study the life of the Prophet (pbuh), then we can have a conversation.
I do not support the above mentioned horrible things that people do, and my religion does not support it either.
Islam is perfect, Muslims are not.