Did Jesus (peace be upon him) ADVOCATE TERRORISM and VIOLENCE?
The New Testament attributes the following statements to Jesus:
“I say to you that to everyone who has, more shall be given, but from the one who does not have, even what he does have shall be taken away. As for my enemies who do not want me to reign over them, bring them here and kill them in my presence” (Luke 19:26-27).
“Do not think that I have come to send peace on Earth. I did not come to send peace, but a sword. I am sent to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law” (Matthew 10:34-35).
There are dozens of other verses that, if taken out from their historical context, seem to favor violence. Various violent Jewish and Christian groups have used them to justify their causes. The Crusaders used them against Muslims and Jews. The Nazis used them against Jews. Christian Serbians used them against Muslim Bosnians, and Zionists regularly use them against Palestinians. David Koresh, Jim Jones, and Baruch Goldstein all relied on religious texts to justify their violence.
In recent times some have quoted, out of context similar verses from the Holy Quraan, the last revelation to humanity from God to try and make the point that Islaam advocates terrorism and violence. Muslims do not condemn all Christians and Jews on the bases of the above quotation and from the old and new Testament or at the acts of the Crusaders, the Nazis, the Christian Serbians, David Koresh, Jim Jones and Baruch Goldstein, nor do Muslims interpret Christianity or Judaism as religions of terrorists!
Without exception such verses from the Old and New Testament and the Holy Quraan promulgate defensive action against acts of terrorism.
Islaam has been and always will be a way of life which promotes unassailable peace and harmony with all creation of Allaah.