It has lately been widespread that Muslims are ordered to kill Christians, or better say ALL NON-MUSLIMS. And that Islam is not tolerating about this point, and that Muslims are seriously going to kill any Christian they meet! So what shall the Christians do? The answer is simple, they shall hate, kill and insult all Muslims, and that is fair enough for someone who is trying to kill me, right?
Before going any deeper, why do Christians think that Muslims are ordered to kill them? Maybe because of the extremists’ actions and behaviors against the Non-Muslims, or because of ISIS cruel inhumane torturing ways of killing. Are not those killing scenes enough for Christians to think that killing Christians is sought in Islam?!
Why Would Muslims Kill Christians?
Now, let us go deeper. There are around 7.4 billion people living in this world in 2016 and there were 1.6 billion Muslims in the world as of 2010 – roughly 23% of the global population according to a Pew Research Center estimate. If Muslims were to kill all the Christians, why have not they killed them yet? They are huge in number and if all the Muslims were ordered to kill non-Muslims, there would be WWIII now. But they won’t do it because Qur’an (Muslims Holy book) says:
Allah does not forbid you respecting those who have not made war against you on account of (your) religion, and have not driven you forth from your homes, that you show them kindness and deal with them justly; surely Allah loves the doers of justice. http://quran.com/60/8
This verse is the best proof that Muslims are not ordered to kill Christians or any non-Muslims. In fact, they should show them kindness and peace, they shall never start fighting them unless they started first. And that is in countries’ legislations as well, you should fight those who attack you; so Qur’an is just proving the world main concepts and legislations.
So to answer the question written above, why would Muslims kill Christians? They shouldn’t and they wouldn’t until anyone -whether they are Christians or of any other religion- starts killing or fighting or dismissing Muslims from their homes; if this happens Muslims would respond by fighting them back.
Minority vs. Majority
Imagine a country where 90% of the population are women and only 10% are men. Do you think that country’s main trade would be cars, for example? impossible! I bit it would be makeup, fashion, home staff…; any of women’s fascinating things. Now, what made us think this way? The Majority; women stands as the majority gender for this country so you do not take men’s industry (cars in our example) as a proxy for the whole industrial trends of the country, you took instead the women’s industry (makeup, fashion, …). However, if men’s industry starts producing flying cars, although they are a minority, people will notice them for building an unusual type of cars; even if it was just a rumor and there were no flying cars actually.
That is the same situation for Muslims here; a Minority are extremists and they are doing unusual actions that the whole world is noticing, while the Majority of normal, peaceful Muslims are not noticed because they are not doing anything beyond the acceptable norms around the world.
Nothing is better to end the article with than The Eternal Promise:
“In 628 AD, a delegation from St. Catherine’s Monastery came to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and requested his protection. He responded by granting them the following charter of rights. St. Catherine’s Monastery is located at the foot of Mt. Sinai in modern-day Egypt and is the world’s oldest monastery. It possesses a huge collection of Christian manuscripts, second only to the Vatican, and is a world heritage site. It also boasts the oldest collection of Christian icons. It is a treasure house of Christian history that has remained safe for 1,400 years under Muslim protection.
The Eternal Promise:
“This is a message from Muhammad ibn Abdullah, as a covenant to those who adopt Christianity, near and far, we are with them. Verily I, the servants, the helpers, and my followers defend them because Christians are my citizens; and by God! I hold out against anything that displeases them. No compulsion is to be on them. Neither are their judges to be removed from their jobs nor their monks from their monasteries. No one is to destroy a house of their religion, to damage it, or to carry anything from it to the Muslims’ houses. Should anyone take any of these, he would spoil God’s covenant and disobey His Prophet. Verily, they are my allies and have my secure charter against all that they hate. No one is to force them to travel or to oblige them to fight. The Muslims are to fight for them. If a female Christian is married to a Muslim, it is not to take place without her approval. She is not to be prevented from visiting her church to pray. Their churches are to be respected. They are neither to be prevented from repairing them nor the sacredness of their covenants. No one of the nation (Muslims) is to disobey the covenant till the Last Day (end of the world).” (source: Islamic Supreme Council of Canada)
Kill not bill!
So please, just don’t kill me by saying that we as Muslims are ordered to kill anyone. We have not done enough yet for world’s flourishment. Let us focus on how to prosper and make the world a better home for everyone rather than killing ourselves by false accusations.