“But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned;

if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity;

but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand."

Ezekiel 33:6

"A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring."

Proverbs 25:26

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Isn't Islam a religion of peace?

Islam is the only religion in the world that teaches, advocates for, and encourages violence against "non-believers." When Muslims claim that Islam is a religion of peace, they are referring to the peace that will take place, once all countries (and citizens thereof) are under the rule of Allah (Sharia Law) and the religion of Islam is the ONLY religion, worldwide (Caliphate).  The only two acceptable ways for this to happen is unconditional conversion to OR the killing of all those who refuse to convert to Islam.  Once this happens on a global scale, everyone in the world will be a Muslim, hence the basis of the claim of Islam as a 'religion of peace.' Although there are many others, this verse most clearly supports this view 
Surah 2:193 Fight them until there is no [more] fitnah and [until] worship is [acknowledged to be] for Allah . But if they cease, then there is to be no aggression except against the oppressors.

Muslims see murder and lies, in the meantime, to be a holy, justifiable means to a "peaceful" end.  In fact, they are commanded to fight, even if they do not want to:
Surah 2:216-217 Fighting has been enjoined upon you while it is hateful to you. But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah Knows, while you know not.
They ask you about the sacred month - about fighting therein. Say, "Fighting therein is great [sin], but averting [people] from the way of Allah and disbelief in Him and [preventing access to] al-Masjid al-Haram and the expulsion of its people therefrom are greater [evil] in the sight of Allah . And fitnah is greater than killing." And they will continue to fight you until they turn you back from your religion if they are able. And whoever of you reverts from his religion [to disbelief] and dies while he is a disbeliever - for those, their deeds have become worthless in this world and the Hereafter, and those are the companions of the Fire, they will abide therein eternally.
Yes, there are verses in the Quran which are peaceful and tolerant, however the validity of these verses have made null and void by the Islamic doctrine of Abrogation.  (See Abrogation below for more info). 
Surah 8:65  O Prophet (Muhammad SAW)! Urge the believers to fight. If there are twenty steadfast persons amongst you, they will overcome two hundred, and if there be a hundred steadfast persons they will overcome a thousand of those who disbelieve, because they (the disbelievers) are people who do not understand. 
Surah 9:14  Fight against them so that Allah will punish them by your hands and disgrace them and give you victory over them and heal the breasts of a believing people.  

If the Quran is a set of direct commandments from Allah, what is the Hadith, and what Islamic authority does it have in the Islamic religion?

Allah addresses Muhammed in the Quran, whereas the Hadith speaks about incidents in Muhammed's life.  The Quran does not fill in the details of Muhammed's life and traditions.  Therefore one must refer to the many volumes of the Hadith. The Hadith is the recorded "traditions" of the "prophet" (Muhammed), and is the second important body of Islamic juriprudence and policy.  From an Islamic standpoint, if something that Muhammed said or did is recorded in the volumes of the Hadith, then it has authority, second only to the Quran.  The Hadith illuminates what the Quran says, and how it is applicable to Muslims in the present. The Hadith is compiled by 4 authors(listed in order of prominence): Sahih Al-BukhariSahih MuslimSunan Abu-DawudMalik's Muwatta
The Hadith of Sahih Al-Bukhari Vol. 4, Book 52, Hadith 53  Nobody who dies, and finds good from Allah (in the hereafter) would wish to come back to this world, even if he were given the whole world, and all that is in it, except the martyr who, on seeing the superiority martyrdom, would like to come back to the world and get killed again (in Allah's cause).  The prophet said, a single endeavor (of fighting) in Allah's cause in the afternoon or the forenoon is better than all the world, and whatever is in it.
What is the Islamic Doctrine of Abrogation?

Orthodox Muslims believe that the Quran is the word of Allah, himself, given through the prophet, Muhammad.  Since their holy text (the Quran) teaches BOTH peaceful interaction AND violent interaction, this became very confusing to non-Muslims, leaving much room for deception and interpretation, by other Muslims.  The common notion of abrogation, that is, canceling of one law or code by another, is based on the idea that a new law is needed because of a mistake or shortcoming in the previous one. It is clearly inappropriate to ascribe a mistake in law-making to God, who is perfect, and whose creation admit of no flaws.  However, in the Quran, the abrogating verses mark the end of the validity of the abrogated verses because their heed and effect was of a temporary or limited nature. In time the new law appears and announces the end of the validity of the earlier law. Considering that Quran was revealed over a period of twenty-three years in ever-changing circumstances, it is not difficult to imagine the necessity of such laws. Today, Muslims use these earlier, peaceful verses to conceal the true intent of Islam to the Media/Public, however, because of Abrogation, the more violent verses are the true relevance of Islam, and are emphasized to Muslims willing to kill in the name of Islam.  This is very deceptive.  All Jihad (war) is deception.
According to the doctrine of abrogation, verses that have been revealed more recently, abrogates (replaces) verses revealed earlier, but only when they contain conflicting teachings.  For example, verses advocating peaceful interaction with non-believers (revealed earlier) are "abrogated" with verses that are more aligned with the true Islamic agenda of verses, commanding violent and deceptive interaction with non-believers (revealed more recently).  The verses of the Quran are not arranged chronologically, but in order of longest chapter to shortest. This can be very confusing to a novice assuming as they are reading that it is in order of timeline.
Surah 2:106  None of Our revelations do We abrogate or cause to be forgotten, but We substitute something better or similar: Knowest thou not that Allah hath power over all things?
Surah 16:101 And when we substitute a verse in place of a verse, and Allah is most knowing of what he sends down, they say, "You [O Muhammad], are but an inventor [of lies]."  But most of them do not know.
Surah 19:86 And if We willed, We could surely do away with that which we revealed to you. Then you would not find for yourself concealing it and advocate against Us.
Tabari VI:139 Allah had given his Messenger permission to FIGHT by revealing the verse 'And FIGHT them until persecution is no more, and religion is all for Allah.' 
Example of Abrogation: 
(Edict issued A.D. 614): Surah 2:256  There is no compulsion (coercion) in religion.  
(Edict issued A.D. 627): Surah 9:5  Then when the Sacred Months (the 1st, 7th, 11th, and 12th months of the Islamic calendar) have passed, then kill the Mushrikun (Jews and Christians, disbelievers, polytheists) wherever you find them, and capture them and besiege them, and prepare for them each and every ambush. But if they repent and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat), and give Zakat, then leave their way free. Verily, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
Note: Islamic theology claims that Surah 9 is the last chapter to be revealed to the prophet, and is the only chapter that does not begin with the translation: "In the name of Allah, the Compassionate and Merciful," because it is understood that there is no mercy or compassion for non-believers (see Surah 47:35, below).  This is believed to be the Quran's final (most relevant) teaching to Muslims, and commands the nature of their interaction with the "Infidels."  This teaching is given in Surah 9:5 (above), known as the Verse of the Sword, and is the final revealed verse to Muslims, regarding their interaction with non-believers of Islam.  There is wide disagreement among Muslim theologians as to precisely which verses have been abrogated and which others have replaced them. Still, it has been a mainstream notion in Islamic theology that if a verse revealed at Mecca contradicts another revealed later at Medina, the Medinan verse takes precedence.  Many traditional Islamic theologians and Quran commentators argue that violent material, such as Surah 9, abrogates more relatively tolerant material such as Surah 109. This is not a newly-minted view "cherry-picked" by Osama bin Laden; it is in fact a very ancient view. When discussing why Muhammad didn't begin Surah 9 with the customary invocation bismillah ar-rahman ar-rahim, "in the name of Allah, the compassionate, the merciful," an intriguing answer comes from a Quran commentary that is still highly valued today in the Islamic world, Tafsir al-Jalalayn. This is a fifteenth-century work by the renowned imams Jalal al-Din Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Mahalli (1389-1459) and Jalal al-Din ‘Abd al-Rahman ibn Abi Bakr al-Suyuti (1445-1505). The invocation, suggests this tafsir, “is security, and [Surah 9] was sent down when security was removed by the sword.”  

This idea is crucial as a guide to the relationship of the Quran’s peaceful passages to its violent ones. Surahs 16, 29, 52, 73, and 109 — the sources of many of the Quran's verses of peace and tolerance — are all Meccan. That means that many Muslims, guided by commentators such as those above and the imams who teach from them, see these Suras only in light of what was revealed later in Medina (advocating violence). Being the last or next-to-last Surah revealed, Surah 9 is generally understood as being the Quran’s last word on Jihad, and all the rest of the book — including the “tolerance verses” — must be read in its light.  In other words, Muhammad gave peace a chance, with the pacific Surahs, and then understood that Jihad was the better course.

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What is an Infidel?

Surah 5:72-73  Surely, they have disbelieved who say: "Allah is the Messiah ['Iesa (Jesus)], son of Maryam (Mary)." But the Messiah ['Iesa (Jesus)] said: "O Children of Israel! Worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord." Verily, whosoever sets up partners in worship with Allah, then Allah has forbidden Paradise for him, and the Fire will be his abode. And for the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers) there are no helpers. 
Surah 98:6  Verily, those who disbelieve (in the religion of Islam, the Quran and Prophet Muhammad) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) and Al-Mushrikun will abide in the Fire of Hell. They are the worst of creatures. Surely, disbelievers are those who said: "Allah is the third of the three (the Holy Trinity)." But there is no ilah (god) (none who has the right to be worshipped) but One Ilah (God -Allah). And if they cease not from what they say, verily, a painful torment will befall the disbelievers among them.

Does the Quran teach Muslims to fight/kill Infidels?

Surah 47:4 So, when you meet (in fight Jihad in Allah's Cause), those who disbelieve smite at their necks till when you have killed and wounded many of them, then bind a bond firmly (on them, i.e. take them as captives). Thereafter (is the time) either for generosity (i.e. free them without ransom), or ransom (according to what benefits Islam), until the war lays down its burden. Thus [you are ordered by Allah to continue in carrying out Jihad against the disbelievers till they embrace Islam (i.e. are saved from the punishment in the Hell-fire) or at least come under your protection], but if it had been Allah's Will, He Himself could certainly have punished them (without you). But (He lets you fight), in order to test you, some with others. But those who are killed in the Way of Allah, He will never let their deeds be lost. 
Surah 9:29  Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture - [fight] until they give the jizyah willingly while they are humbled.
Surah 8:67  It is not for a Prophet that he should have prisoners of war (and free them with ransom) until he had made a great slaughter (among his enemies) in the land. You desire the good of this world (i.e. the money of ransom for freeing the captives), but Allah desires (for you) the Hereafter. And Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise. 
Bukhari:V1B1N6 Just issue orders to kill every Jew in the country.
Tabari VII:97 The morning after the murder of Ashraf, the Prophet declared, 'Kill any Jew who falls under your power.'
Surah 2:191 And kill them wherever you find and catch them. Drive them out from where they have turned you out; for Al-Fitnah (polytheism, disbelief, oppression) is worse than slaughter.
Tabari IX:69 Killing disbelievers is a small matter to us.
Tabari VIII:141 The battle cry of the Companions of the Messenger of Allah that night was: 'Kill! Kill! Kill!'
Bukhari:V4B52N44 A man came to Allah's Apostle and said, 'Instruct me as to such a deed as equals Jihad in reward.' He replied, 'I do not find such a deed.'
Bukhari:V1B2N25 Allah's Apostle was asked, 'What is the best deed?' He replied, 'To believe in Allah and His Apostle Muhammad.' The questioner then asked, 'What is the next best in goodness?' He replied, 'To participate in Jihad, religious fighting in Allah's Cause.'
Surah 33:22 Among the Believers are men who have been true to their covenant with Allah and have gone out for Jihad (holy fighting). Some have completed their vow to extreme and have been martyred fighting and dying in His Cause, and some are waiting, prepared for death in battle.
Muslim:C28B20N4631 I heard Muhammad say: 'I would not stay behind when a raid for Jihad was being mobilized unless it was going to be too hard on the believers. I love that I should be killed in Allah's Cause; then I should be brought back to life and be killed again.'
Surah 9:111 Allah has purchased the believers, their lives and their goods. For them (in return) is the Garden (of Paradise). They fight in Allah's Cause, and they kill and are killed; they kill and are killed."
Bukhari:V4B52N196 Allah's Apostle said, 'I have been ordered to fight with the people till they say,  None has the right to be worshipped but Allah. 
Bukhari:V4B52N50 The Prophet said, 'A single endeavor of fighting in Allah's Cause is better than the world and whatever is in it.'
Qur'an, 2:190 Footnote: Jihad is holy fighting in Allah's Cause with full force of numbers and weaponry. It is given the utmost importance in Islam and is one of its pillars. By Jihad Islam is established, Allah's Word is made superior (which means only Allah has the right to be worshiped), and Islam is propagated. By abandoning Jihad Islam is destroyed and Muslims fall into an inferior position; their honor is lost, their lands are stolen, their rule and authority vanish. Jihad is an obligatory duty in Islam on every Muslim. He who tries to escape from this duty, or does not fulfill this duty, dies as a hypocrite.
Ishaq:489 Do the bastards think that we are not their equal in fighting? We are men who think that there is no shame in killing. 
Ishaq:368 We carried Ka'b's head and brought it to Muhammad during the night. We saluted him as he stood praying and told him that we had slain Allah's enemy. When he came out to us we threw Ashraf's head at his feet. Muhammad praised Allah that the poet had been assassinated and complimented us on the good work we had done in Allah's Cause. Our attack upon Allah's enemy cast terror among the Jews, and there was no Jew in Medina who did not fear for his life.'
Muslim:C31B20N4645 The Prophet said: 'Whoever cheerfully accepts Allah as his Lord, Islam as his Religion and Muhammad as his Apostle is necessarily entitled to enter Paradise.' Abu wondered at it and said: 'Messenger of Allah, repeat that for me.' He did that and said: 'There is another act which elevates the position of a man in Paradise to a grade one hundred (higher), and the elevation between one grade and the other is equal to the height of the heaven from the earth.' Abu said: 'What is that act?' He replied: 'Jihad in the Way of Allah! Jihad in Allah's Cause!'
Surah 33:22 'This is what Allah and his Messenger promised us.' It added to their faith, obedience, and submission. Among the Believers are men who have been true to their covenant with Allah and have gone out for Jihad (holy fighting). Some have completed their vow to extreme (and have been martyred) fighting and dying in His Cause, and some are waiting, prepared for death in battle.
Bukhari:V4B53N386 Our Prophet has informed us that our Lord says: 'Whoever amongst us is killed as a martyr shall go to Paradise to lead such a luxurious life as he has never seen, and whoever survives shall become your master.
Surah 9:88 The Messenger and those who believe with him, strive hard and FIGHT with their wealth and lives in Allah's Cause.
Surah 9:5 Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, harass them, lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war.
Surah 9:112 The Believers FIGHT in Allah's Cause, they slay and are slain, kill and are killed.
Ishaq:325 Muslims, FIGHT in Allah's Cause. Stand firm and you will prosper. Help the Prophet, obey him, give him your allegiance, and your religion will be victorious.
Surah 8:39 Fight them until all opposition ends and all submit to Allah. 
Surah 8:39 So FIGHT them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief [non-Muslims]) and all submit to the religion of Allah alone (in the whole world).
Ishaq:324 He said, 'Fight them so that there is no more rebellion, and religion, all of it, is for Allah only. Allah must have no rivals.'
Surah 9:14 Fight them and Allah will punish them by your hands, lay them low, and cover them with shame. He will help you over them.
Ishaq:300 I am fighting in Allah's service. This is piety and a good deed. In Allah's war I do not fear as others should. For this fighting is righteous, true, and good.
Ishaq:587 Our onslaught will not be a weak faltering affair. We shall FIGHT as long as we live. We will FIGHT until you turn to Islam, humbly seeking refuge. We will FIGHT not caring whom we meet. We will FIGHT whether we destroy ancient holdings or newly gotten gains. We have mutilated every opponent. We have driven them violently before us at the command of Allah and Islam. We will FIGHT until our religion is established. And we will plunder them, for they must suffer disgrace.
Surah 8:65 O Prophet, urge the faithful to FIGHT. If there are twenty among you with determination they will vanquish two hundred; if there are a hundred then they will slaughter a thousand unbelievers, for the infidels are a people devoid of understanding.
Bukhari:V4B52N63 A man whose face was covered with an iron mask came to the Prophet and said, 'Allah's Apostle! Shall I FIGHT or embrace Islam first?' The Prophet said, 'Embrace Islam first and then FIGHT.' So he embraced Islam, and was martyred. Allah's Apostle said, 'A Little work, but a great reward.'
Bukhari:V4B53N386 Our Prophet, the Messenger of our Lord, ordered us to FIGHT you till you worship Allah alone or pay us the Jizyah tribute tax in submission. Our Prophet has informed us that our Lord says: 'Whoever amongst us is killed as a martyr shall go to Paradise to lead such a luxurious life as he has never seen, and whoever survives shall become your master.'
Muslim:C34B20N4668 The Messenger said: 'Anybody who equips a warrior going to FIGHT in the Way of Allah is like one who actually fights. And anybody who looks after his family in his absence is also like one who actually fights.
Surah 9:38 Believers, what is the matter with you, that when you are asked to go forth and FIGHT in Allah's Cause you cling to the earth? Do you prefer the life of this world to the Hereafter? Unless you go forth, He will afflict and punish you with a painful doom, and put others in your place.
Surah 9:123 Fight the unbelievers around you, and let them find harshness in you.
Muslim:C9B1N31 I have been commanded to FIGHT against people till they testify to the fact that there is no god but Allah, and believe in me (that) I am the Messenger and in all that I have brought."
Tabari IX:69 Arabs are the most noble people in lineage, the most prominent, and the best in deeds. We were the first to respond to the call of the Prophet. We are Allah's helpers and the viziers of His Messenger. We FIGHT people until they believe in Allah. He who believes in Allah and His Messenger has protected his life and possessions from us. As for one who disbelieves, we will FIGHT him forever in the Cause of Allah. Killing him is a small matter to us.
Surah 48:16 Say (Muhammad) to the wandering desert Arabs who lagged behind: 'You shall be invited to FIGHT against a people given to war with mighty prowess. You shall FIGHT them until they surrender and submit. If you obey, Allah will grant you a reward, but if you turn back, as you did before, He will punish you with a grievous torture.
Surah 48:22 If the unbelieving infidels FIGHT against you, they will retreat. (Such has been) the practice (approved) of Allah in the past: no change will you find in the ways of Allah.
Tabari VI:139 Allah had given his Messenger permission to FIGHT by revealing the verse 'And FIGHT them until persecution is no more, and religion is all for Allah.'
Surah 9:19 Do you make the giving of drink to pilgrims, or the maintenance of the Mosque, equal to those who FIGHT in the Cause of Allah? They are not comparable in the sight of Allah. Those who believe, and left their homes, striving with might, fighting in Allah's Cause with their goods and their lives, have the highest rank in the sight of Allah.
Ishaq:578 Crushing the heads of the infidels and splitting their skulls with sharp swords, we continually thrust and cut at the enemy. Blood gushed from their deep wounds as the battle wore them down. We conquered bearing the Prophet's fluttering war banner. Our cavalry was submerged in rising dust, and our spears quivered, but by us the Prophet gained victory.
Tabari IX:25 By Allah, I did not come to FIGHT for nothing. I wanted a victory over Ta'if so that I might obtain a slave girl from them and make her pregnant.
Tabari IX:82 The Messenger sent Khalid with an army of 400 to Harith [a South Arabian tribe] and ordered him to invite them to Islam for three days before he fought them. If they were to respond and submit, he was to teach them the Book of Allah, the Sunnah of His Prophet, and the requirements of Islam. If they should decline, then he was to FIGHT them.
Ishaq:530 Get out of his way, you infidel unbelievers. Every good thing goes with the Apostle. Lord, I believe in his word. We will FIGHT you about its interpretations as we have fought you about its revelation with strokes that will remove heads from shoulders and make enemies of friends.
Muslim:C9B1N29 Command For Fighting Against People So Long As They Do Not Profess That There Is No Ilah (God) But Allah And Muhammad Is His Messenger: When the Messenger breathed his last and Bakr was appointed Caliph, many Arabs chose to become apostates [rejected Islam]. Abu Bakr said: 'I will definitely FIGHT against anyone who stops paying the Zakat tax, for it is an obligation. I will FIGHT against them even to secure the cord used for hobbling the feet of a camel which they used to pay if they withhold it now.' Allah had justified fighting against those who refused to pay Zakat.
Muslim:C9B1N33 The Prophet said: 'I have been commanded to FIGHT against people till they testify there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and they establish prostration prayer, and pay Zakat. If they do it, their blood and property are protected.'
Muslim:C20B1N4597 The Prophet said at the conquest of Mecca: 'There is no migration now, but only Jihad, fighting for the Cause of Islam. When you are asked to set out on a Jihad expedition, you should readily do so.'
Muslim:C34B20N4652-3 The Merit Of Jihad And Of Keeping Vigilance Over The Enemy: A man came to the Holy Prophet and said: 'Who is the best of men?' He replied: 'A man who fights staking his life and spending his wealth in Allah's Cause.'
Muslim:C53B20N4717 The Prophet said: 'This religion will continue to exist, and a group of people from the Muslims will continue to FIGHT for its protection until the Hour is established.'
Surah 2:193 Fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief) and religion is only for Allah. But if they cease/desist, let there be no hostility except against infidel disbelievers.
Surah 2:244  Fight in Allah's Cause, and know that Allah hears and knows all.
Surah 2:246 'Would you refrain from fighting if fighting were prescribed for you?' They said: 'How could we refuse to FIGHT in Allah's Cause?'
Surah 61:2 O Muslims, why say one thing and do another? Grievously odious and hateful is it in the sight of Allah that you say that which you do not. Truly Allah loves those who FIGHT in His Cause in a battle array, as if they were a solid cemented structure.
Ishaq:398 Ask them for their help. Thereby make the religion of Islam agreeable to them. And when you are resolved in the matter of religion concerning fighting your enemy you will have the advantage. 
Surah 61:4 Surely Allah loves those who FIGHT in His Cause. 
Surah 61:11 Believers, shall I lead you to a bargain or trade that will save you from a painful torment? That you believe in Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad), and that you strive and FIGHT in Allah's Cause with your property and your lives: That will be best for you! 
Surah 8:5 Your Lord ordered you out of your homes to FIGHT for the true cause, even though some Muslims disliked it, and were averse (to fighting).
Surah 4:74  Let those who FIGHT in Allah's Cause sell this world's life for the hereafter. To him who fights in Allah's Cause, whether he is slain or victorious, We shall give him a reward. 
Surah 4:75 What reason have you that you should not FIGHT in Allah's Cause?" [Another translation says:] "What is wrong with you that you do not FIGHT for Allah? 
Surah 4:76 Those who believe FIGHT in the Cause of Allah. 
Surah 4:84 Then FIGHT (Muhammad) in Allah's Cause. Incite the believers to FIGHT with you. 
Surah 4:95 Not equal are believers who sit home and receive no hurt and those who FIGHT in Allah's Cause with their wealth and lives. Allah has granted a grade higher to those who FIGHT with their possessions and bodies to those who sit home. Those who FIGHT He has distinguished with a special reward. 
Surah 4:100 He who leaves his home in Allah's Cause finds abundant resources and many a refuge. Should he die as a refugee for Allah and His Messenger His reward becomes due and sure with Allah. When you travel through the earth there is no blame on you if you curtail your worship for fear unbelievers may attack you. In truth the disbelievers are your enemy."  
Ishaq 327: Allah said, 'A prophet must slaughter before collecting captives. A slaughtered enemy is driven from the land. Muhammad, you craved the desires of this world, its goods and the ransom captives would bring. But Allah desires killing them to manifest the religion.'

If the religion of Islam forbids suicide, then why do so many Muslims carry out "suicide bombings" in the name of Allah?

Devout Muslims, who carry out "suicide bombings" do not consider this suicide, because their intent is not to kill themselves, but to kill Infidels.  If they die in the process Islamic Jihad, their martyrs reward in paradise is instantly guaranteed.  The Quran contains no guarantee of paradise, except for those who slay, or are slain, in the cause of Allah. 
Surah 9:111 Verily, Allah has purchased of the believers their lives and their properties; for the price that theirs shall be the Paradise. They fight in Allah's Cause, so they kill (others) and are killed. It is a promise in truth which is binding on Him in the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel) and the Quran. And who is truer to his covenant than Allah? Then rejoice in the bargain which you have concluded. That is the supreme success. 

What is Jihad?

Jihad means "self struggle." However, to the Islamic faith, ONLY AFTER the physical struggle is complete (global domination of Islam), starts the "internal struggle."  Orthodox practitioners of Islam see Jihad, as Adolph Hitler saw Mein Kampf. 
Proving oneself as a Muslim, worthy of paradise, includes killing Jews or Christian Infrastructure. There are no shortage of Muslims who eagerly wait for the day they are chosen for martyrdom, for ONLY in that, paradise is guaranteed.
The Pakistani Brigadier S. K. Malik’s 1979 book The Qur’anic Concept of War (a book that made its way to the American mujahedin Jeffrey Leon Battle and October Martinique Lewis, and which carried a glowing endorsement from Pakistan’s then-future President Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, who said that it explained “the ONLY pattern of war” that a Muslim country could legitimately wage) delineates the same stages in the Qur’anic teaching about jihad: “The Muslim migration to Medina brought in its wake events and decisions of far-reaching significance and consequence for them. While in Mecca, they had neither been proclaimed an Ummah [community] nor were they granted the permission to take up arms against their oppressors. In Medina, a divine revelation proclaimed them an ‘Ummah’ and granted them the permission to take up arms against their oppressors. The permission was soon afterwards converted into a divine command making war a religious obligation for the faithful.” 
The three-stage theory of the revelations about jihad, culminating in the command to fight to impose the Islamic social order over the world, is bound up with abrogation, as the earlier stages give way to the later. This is the view of Ibn Ishaq, Ibn Qayyim, Ibn Kathir, the compilers of the Tafsir al-Jalalayn, and a host of other traditional and mainstream Muslim commentators.

It is noteworthy to point out that all 4 authors of the Hadith have books under the title of Jihad (52. 'Fighting for the Cause of Allah (Jihaad)' - Sahih Al-Bukhari19. 'The Book of Jihad and Expedition (Kitab Al-Jihad wal-Siyar)' - Sahih Muslim14. 'Jihad (Kitab Al-Jihad)' - Sunan Abu-Dawud21. 'Jihad' - Malik's Muwatta)

What is Taqiyya?

While most other religions speak highly of truthfulness, the Quran instructs Muslims to lie about their beliefs and political ambitions in order to protect and spread Islam.  This is call Taqqiyya.  So, if a Muslim is commanded to lie to advance the stronghold of Islam, how then can we believe them, or know when they are NOT lying, since an true Muslim's words and deeds are supposed to glorify Allah and promote Islam? Keep this in mind, next time you hear or speak with a Muslim; They are commanded by their god to lie. For those of you who have close friend who are devout Muslims, they are commanded NOT to take Christians and Jews as friends.  So if it appears that they are, AND they are devout in the Islamic faith, BEWARE OF TAQQIYYA!
Surah 3:28 Let not the believers Take for friends or helpers Unbelievers rather than believers: if any do that, in nothing will there be help from Allah: except by way of precaution, that ye may Guard yourselves from them. But Allah cautions you (To remember) Himself; for the final goal is to Allah. 
Surah 5:51 O you who have believed, do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies. They are [in fact] allies of one another. And whoever is an ally to them among you - then indeed, he is [one] of them. Indeed, Allah guides not the wrongdoing people.

Muhammad authorized lying to improve the chances of successful assassinations, for example in the case of Shaaban Ibn Khalid al-Hazly and Bin Kaab. A Muslim does not have to maintain his oath (faith) as long as what's in his heart is true.  
Surah 2:225  Allah will not call you to account for that which is unintentional in your oaths, but He will call you to account for that which your hearts have earned. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most-Forbearing. 
Mohammed said, "It is lawful to lie in three cases: A man to his wife that she will be pleased with him; at a time of war, because war is deception; or to make peace between people." 
Surah 3:28 Let not the believers Take for friends or helpers Unbelievers rather than believers: if any do that, in nothing will there be help from Allah: except by way of precaution, that ye may Guard yourselves from them. But Allah cautions you (To remember) Himself; for the final goal is to Allah. 

Surah 16:106 Any one who, after accepting faith in Allah, utters Unbelief,- except under compulsion, his heart remaining firm in Faith - but such as open their breast to Unbelief, on them is Wrath from Allah, and theirs will be a dreadful Penalty.
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Since Islam's #1 Goal is global dominance (by any means necessary), what does the Quran teach about how to treat other people, if that were to happen?

Surah 47:35   So be not weak and ask not for peace (from the enemies of Islam), while you are having the upper hand. Allah is with you, and will never decrease the reward of your good deeds.  
The Hadith of Sahih Al-Bukhari: Vol. 4, Book 53, Hadith 392  While we were in the Mosque, the prophet came out and said, "Let us go to the Jews."  We went out till we reached Bait-al-Midras.  He said to them, "If you embrace Islam, you will be safe.  You should know that the earth belongs to Allah and His Apostle, and I want to expel you from this land. So if anyone amongst you owns some property, he is permitted to sell it, otherwise you should know that the earth belongs to Allah and His Apostle."  
The Hadith of Sahih Al-Bukhari: Vol. 4, Book 53, Hadith 386  Umar sent the Muslims to the countries to fight the pagans (Infidels)...When we reached the land of the enemy, the representative of Khosrau came out with forty-thousand warriors, and an interpreter got up saying, "Let one of you talk to me!" Al-Mughira replied..."Our Prophet, the messenger of our Lord, has ordered us to fight you till you worship Allah alone or give Jizya (tribute) and our Prophet has informed us that our Lord says: whoever amongst us is killed (martyred), shall go to Paradise to lead such a luxurious life as he has never seen, an whoever amongst us remains alive, shall become your master."

What does the Quran teach about religious tolerance?

Surah 5:51  O you who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians as Auliya' (friends, protectors, helpers, etc.), they are but Auliya' to one another. And if any amongst you takes them as Auliya', then surely he is one of them. Verily, Allah guides not those people who are the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers and unjust). 
Surah 8:39  And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and polytheism: i.e. worshipping others besides Allah) and the religion (worship) will all be for Allah Alone [in the whole of the world]. But if they cease (worshipping others besides Allah), then certainly, Allah is All-Seer of what they do.  
Surah 98:6  Verily, those who disbelieve (in the religion of Islam, the Quran and Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) from among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) and Al-Mushrikun will abide in the Fire of Hell. They are the worst of creatures.  
Surah 9:5  Then when the Sacred Months (the Ist, 7th, 11th, and 12th months of the Islamic calendar) have passed, then kill the Mushrikun (non-believers) (see V.2:105) wherever you find them, and capture them and besiege them, and prepare for them each and every ambush. But if they repent and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat), and give Zakat, then leave their way free. Verily, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

What if a Muslim chooses to leave the religion of Islam?

Surah 16:106  Whoever disbelieved in Allah after his belief, except him who is forced thereto and whose heart is at rest with Faith but such as open their breasts to disbelief, on them is wrath from Allah, and theirs will be a great torment.

What is Sharia Law?

The term "Sharia" (a.k.a. Shari'a) literally means "the path to a watering hole." 
Sharia is a religious code for living, in the same way that the Bible offers a moral system for Christians, and is only applicable to Muslims.*  Under Islamic law (Sharia), there is no "separation of church and state."(See Top 10 Reasons Sharia Law is Bad for All Societies) Sharia is used to refer both to the Islamic system of law and the totality of the Islamic way of life. Islamic Sharia Law is derived both from:
The teachings of the Qur'an. This is the Muslim holy book, which corresponds to the Jews' Torah and the Christians' Holy Bible. Muslims believe that the Quran is the Word of God, as dictated to the prophet Muhammad by the angel Gabriel.
The Sunna, which is referred to as Islamic "Custom or practice; particularly that associated with the exemplary life of the Prophet Muhammad, comprising his deeds and utterances as recorded in the Hadith." The Hadith literally means "report" or "narrative."
It is parts of Sharia such as these that come into immediate conflict with Non-Islamic Countrys' laws, which, the majority, is committed to treating all citizens equally. But it is those provisions which Muslim clerics most want to cordon off from any secular influence.  It brings together elements from the Quran and the Hadith (see above), plus judges' rulings from Islam's first centuries. It was fixed by about the 10th century, and contains detailed instructions for practically every aspect of life. In the West, it is most famous for its penal code: the prescribed punishments for sexual offences, which include stoning; for theft, which include amputation; and for apostasy, for which the punishment is death.  Much more important for most Muslims, however, are the parts of sharia that relate to the status of women, to contracts and to family law.  These include provisions that allow men several wives and that enshrine, in law, the inferiority of women.Women can be divorced merely by their husbands reciting "I divorce you" three times; their testimony is worth less than that of men; and they cannot marry a non-Muslim man - although it is permissible for a Muslim man to marry a non-Muslim woman.   
*(According to Allah, Sharia Law is only applicable to Muslims. Thus, to be in compliance with Allah commands, Islam must covert/dominate a country and its citizens before Sharia Law can be recognized as that country's supreme law.  This is not done overnight!  "Sharia Creep" is done in slow, progressive, increments, in order to gain maximum acceptance. Examples of this include: Great Britain, Germany, and the United States; refer to Taqiyya above.)
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Does Islam advocate the mistreatment of women?

"There is no denying that Islam, in its contemporary expression, is obsessed with women’s sexuality, and considers it a fundamental problem. The Hijab, the Niqab, the Burka and polygamy are all manifestations of this phobia. The mullahs and the mosque leadership may deny their role in ensuring that Muslim women are second-class citizens within the community, but the place they reserve for women in the house of God, the Mosque, reveals their real conviction. Other than one mosque in Toronto, not a single other is willing to let Muslim women sit in the front row. They are sent to the back, or behind curtains, or pushed into basements or balconies, for they are considered not as our mothers or daughters and sisters, but as sexual triggers that may ignite male passions.
Honour killings take place because some Muslims have been convinced by their Mullahs that the burden of their family’s honor and their religion is vested in the virginity of their daughters and sisters. Most Mullahs acknowledge that according to Sharia Law, a woman who has consensual sex with a man outside marriage deserves to be lashed in public or stoned to death by an Islamic State or an Islamic court. Don’t these Islamists see how this interpretation can be taken as a license by men to take the law into their own hands? Not until Muslim clerics and Imams seriously abandon their notion about women being the possession of men will we begin to address the cancer of Honor Killings, which take more than 5,000 lives in South Asia and the Middle East alone. Not until the leadership of the Muslim clergy takes steps to end gender apartheid and misogyny will they be taken seriously when they say, “honor killing” is not permitted by Islam. They cannot have it both ways: proclaim women as the source of sin as well as deserving of death for consensual sex, and then claim the men who carry out the death sentence are acting against Islamic law."
- Bill Warner, Center for the Study of Political Islam

Al-Tabari is the most important source for the early history of Islam.
He studied in Iraq, Syria, and Egypt, but spent most of his life in Baghdad teaching and writing. He condensed the vast wealth of historical and exegetical knowledge in his major works. He wrote numerous commentaries on the Koran and laid the foundations for Koranic and historical sciences.
Tabari IX:113: Allah permits you to shut them (women) in separate rooms and to beat them, but not severely. If they abstain, they have the right to food and clothing. Treat women well for they are like domestic animals and they possess nothing themselves. Allah has made the enjoyment of their bodies lawful in his Quran.
Tabari I:280 Allah said: 'It is My obligation to make Eve bleed once every month as she made this tree bleed. I must also make Eve stupid, although I created her intelligent.' Because Allah afflicted Eve, all of the women of this world menstruate and are stupid.
Qur'an 4:34: Allah has made men superior to women because men spend their wealth to support them. Therefore, virtuous women are obedient, and they are to guard their unseen parts as Allah has guarded them. As for women whom you fear will rebel, admonish them first, and then send them to a separate bed, and then beat them. But if they are obedient after that, then do nothing further; surely Allah is exalted and great! 
Abu Dawud 11, 2142 Mohammed said: A man will not be asked as to why he beat his wife. 
Bukhari 3,48,826 Mohammed asked: Is not the value of a woman's eye-witness testimony half that of a man's?" A woman said, "Yes." He said, "That is because a woman's mind is deficient.
Surah 4:3: If you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly with orphans, marry women of your choice who seem good to you, two or three or four; but if you fear that you shall not be able to do justice (to so many), then only one, or (a slave) that you possess, that will be more suitable. And give the women their dower as a free gift; but if they, of their own good pleasure, remit any part of it to you, eat it with enjoyment, take it with right good cheer and absorb it (in your wealth).
Surah 4:11: Allah directs you in regard of your Children's (inheritance): to the male, a portion equal to that of two females.... These are settled portions ordained by Allah.
Bukhari V1 B22 N28: The Prophet said: 'I was shown the Hell Fire and the majority of its dwellers were women who are disbelievers or ungrateful.' When asked what they were ungrateful for, the Prophet answered, 'All the favors done for them by their husbands.'
Sj 2:282: And get two witnesses out of your own men. And if there are not two men (available), then a man and two women [a man is worth two women, and one man is always needed], such as you agree for witnesses, so that if one of them (two women) errs, the other can remind her.
Surah 33:59: Prophet! Tell your wives and daughters and all Muslim women to draw cloaks and veils all over their bodies (screening themselves completely except for one or two eyes to see the way). That will be better.
Surah 4:15: If any of your women are guilty of lewdness, take the evidence of four witnesses from amongst you against them; if they testify, confine them to houses until death [by starvation] claims them.
Ishaq 584: Tell the men with you who have wives: never trust a woman.
Surah 24:34: Force not your slave-girls to whoredom (prostitution) if they desire chastity, that you may seek enjoyment of this life. [And here's the freedom-to-pimp card:] But if anyone forces them, then after such compulsion, Allah is oft-forgiving.
Ishaq 496: Ali [Muhammad's adopted son, son-in-law, and future Caliph] said, 'Prophet, women are plentiful. You can get a replacement, easily changing one for another.'"
Surah 24:6: And for those who launch a charge against their wives, accusing them, but have no witnesses or evidence, except themselves; let the testimony of one of them be four testimonies, (swearing four times) by Allah that he is the one speaking the truth.

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