So you frequently hear about it in the media - those dastardly muslims engage in suicide bombings because they want their 72 Virgins.
THIS IS A MYTH. It has no basis in the Qu'ran.
It's propelled to try and sideline the real reason why they commit such atrocious acts. The motivation for suicide bombings has barely anything to do with Islam.
Even if they wanted the 72 virgins they wouldn't get any since suicide is heavily condemned in the Qu'ran and explicitly forbidden.
(Original post by The Qu'ran 4:29) Destroy not yourselves. Surely Allah is ever merciful to you.
(Original post by The Qu'ran 16:61)
When their time comes they cannot delay it for a single hour nor can they bring it forward by a single hour.
(Original post by The Qu'ran 2:195)
And spend in God's cause, and let not your own hands throw you into destruction; and persevere in doing good: behold, God loves the doers of good.
Killing of civilians is expressly FORBIDDEN even in times of desperation :
(Original post by The Qu'ran 2:190)
Fight in the cause of God those who fight you, but do not transgress limits; for God loves not aggressors.
(Original post by The Qu'ran 5:8)
O believers! Stand out firmly for God, as witnesses for the sake of justice, and let not the hatred of a people cause you to turn away from justice. Do justice, for that is akin to piety...
(Original post by CombineHarvester)
Scholars and theologians, not just Muslim ones, atheist and Christian ones as well.
True (I'm an atheist). They do have some good stuff too though. It's made up of articles by many different people, so it's a mixed bag. It's not gonna give anyone a balanced view of Islam though since it's purely for articles critical of it.
(Original post by Martyn*)
So, what do they say? What is their argument?
It contains articles on things like taqiyya which it claims means all Muslims can lie to deceive non-Muslims whereas this is completely false and widely recognised as such. I cba to list all the examples but critical use of the internet should help.