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Islam does not allow terrorism

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With 3 votes and 17 points ahead, the winner is ...

rayhan16
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Terrorism is not allowed in Islam

Round 1
Pro
Definition of Terrorism

the unlawful use of violence or threats to intimidate or coerce a civilian population or government, with the goal of furthering political, social, or ideological objectives.

Definition of Self Defence

the act of defending one's person when physically attacked, as by countering blows or overcoming an assailant:

So now we have got the definitions out of the way, we can apply these to the Quran. 
I am not going to discuss any quote as of now, it is up to Con to bring the quote from either Quran or Hadith and let me debunk it. 
Yes I do have the BoP, so I will do my best to explain why Islam does not promote/allow terrorism. 



Islam is a religion of peace, compassion and mercy. 113/114 chapters of the Quran introduce the God of Islam as the God of mercy. Yes there are some quotes which allow violence however this is only in the case of self defence. 

As we have established the definitions, self defence is not terrorism. Self defence is the act of protection to yourself and the community by retaliating to ones attack. Terrorism is described as 'unlawful' which means against the law and illegal. Now if something is against the law/illegal then it is not self defence, as that is within the law and legal according to both governmental law and Sharia law. So now that we have come to the conclusion that self defence is not terrorism, we can carry on. 

Holy War Criteria

-A Muslim cannot go to war unless the enemy attacks first
-A Muslim cannot go to war unless a Muslim leader leads it
-Innocent lives must not be killed (Universal, not just in war)
-The environment cannot be harmed

These 4 criterion establishes what a Muslim must do when going to war. These 4 points will destroy any argument that Con comes with. And even if Con brings quotes supporting killing etc, it would again be destroyed. 

The Quran states 5:32
'whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land - it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one - it is as if he had saved mankind entirely.'

This clearly strongly goes against terrorism as the term 'terror' is involved. Muslims must not give anyone any terror to complete an objective. Violence is the last resort.

Yes there are terrorist groups among Islam. There are some in nearly all religions. Groups like ISIS and the Taliban are? Committing murder to innocents. Something which Islam does not allow. There are 1.8 billion Muslims. Have there been 1.8 billion attacks? Bombings? Stabbings? Shootings? etc etc. 

Why is it when something happens in the name of Islam that is terror related, Islam gets blamed, but when a school shooting happens, the person is given an excuse such as mental health problems etc. It is double standards. The media is controlling everyone's mind. People say, Islam is a brainwashing religion, have you seen what the media does? It influences all age groups, not just young people. It is why people like Tommy Robinson exist as well as the EDL. They say get out of my country when you don't own it? You pay rent, we pay rent. You pay bills and we do the same. But all of a sudden it is the white people's country because they think they are superior in either skin colour or religion. 

Hitler killing 6 million Jews- Christian
The US killing 3 million Iraqis- George Bush was the infiltrator and is a devout Christian. 
The KKK torturing black people- Christians

But why doesn't Christianity get blamed?

I am going to leave you with 2 videos. Both are important, especially the second one. 

Look at the woman's tone and expressions in this one


This one will really explain why Islam does not promote terrorism




Con
Forfeited
Round 2
Pro
My opponent forfeited
This is the 3rd time it has happened 

Con
Forfeited
Round 3
Pro
Full forfeit. 

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