Watch one part of a debate that took place in the Oxford Union about whether Islam is a peaceful religion or not. (Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jy9tNyp03M0)
Answer the questions below
- What are some of the main points Mehdi Hasan makes arguing that Islam is a peaceful religion? Does a peaceful religion necessitate that it be passivist?
- What is the difference between legitimate and illegitimate violence?
- According to the article, what does "fighting in the way of God" mean?
Islam is followed by over 1.2billion people worldwide, majority of these people over 99% are peaceful people. He disagrees that islam was born in Saudi Arabia. He further argues that even muslims have suffered in the hands of Christians.