The Quran and the Prophet Muhmmad peace be upon him teaches us over and over about مقابلة الإساءة بالإحسان .It is not about shame. It is about consistency. Jesus preached that we must love our enemies, because only love can conquer evil.
And consistency and patient is actually part of the Muslim way of life that leads to success as mentioned in the holy Quran many times.
It is really sad that you never actually read the Quran.
We differ of course on the understading and how.
Self defence and self-determination as community where we determines our own statehood and our way of life as a community is must or our children might be lost!
We can not allow the evildoers to control the community.
So yes we can wish for others and for our enemies the good because for us goodness is to believe in la ilaha ila lah.
Today you yourself might be bashing Islam but who knows what you will be tomorrow.. The guidance is from god almighty and he guides who ever he wants.
So in that sense yes love your enemies and win the hearts of your enemies with goodness and good words.
This is what the Sirah (biography) of prophet Muhammad A.S.W tells us and teaches us.
But also common sense says if your enemies comes to fight your way of life and seek to destroy you then you must defend it back like many prophets did!
This is what King David (A.S.W) with his mighty men fought for!
we have established with Christ that problems do not get solved by the sword, people can win with the sword all while being on the wrong side, it does not serve veracity with anything. winning a battle and exterminating enemies mean nothing as far as truth is concerned. you can win a thousand battles and be on the wrong side, just as well as you could lose a thousand battles while you are on the right side.
we have learned instead that Truth does not need to be imposed with strength, but rather with understanding. people will always struggle with it, because it is far from easy to grasp, but the answer remains the same, violence begets violence, and those who live by the sword will die by the sword.
Well reality is not so easy!
You have to deal with your enemies when they come to destroy you!
The evildoers are here in this world for a reason and they are a fierce enemy who are very determined if you believe you can win them by opening your arms for them then go ahead take your chances and good luck with that.
And don't get me wrong the devil will come back at you with opening arms as well this is how the devil deceives oh ya he is very patient he got his way to win people over as well.
I guess I have read too many biblical and Quranic stories to look at in it this way!
And nobody is talking about imposing the truth but the truth must be protected and must be guarded so it can be taught to the next generations.
It must be easy to be found but if you do not protect it then the truth will be lost and it will be hard to find by the youth.
You seems to forget what kind of world we live in and how important it is to bring up a healthy youth.
As for "those who live by the sword will die by the sword"
Dying fighting for a just cause is a honor in the eye of the believer so why do you have an issue with that?
And your point is?@Nasser, here is the kicker, both our friends @Rachel Corrie and @Noborders are trying to point out your wrong perception of peaceful islam, yet they each subscribe to a school of islam that completely opposes the other, oftentimes with extreme violence. the majority of wahhabis/salafis consider shias to be ripe kuffars in an ever open season.
Actually as Muslims we have way more in common we can pray together facing the same qibla... we eat and drink the same way by saying bismillah.. we both say la ilaha ila lah muhamadun rassullaah, we both read from the same book the holy Quran.. we both go to pilgrim ye3ni the similarities are countless
You keep talking about how badly Muslims treat each others yet you never think about how Christians treat each others just look how white evangelical Christians are treating the catholics coming from the south.. people are treating each others like shit everywhere.. wake up and start practice the love you preach