My answer to How do peaceful Muslims support their peaceful view of Islam from the passages in the Quran?
Answer by Desmond Last:
Any understanding of God has to be that of Peace. It is we who take our view of God and use it for whatever purpose we see fit.
It is not just the Quran which has been used to wage war.
There are many examples in the Bible which can and have been used to justify war.
Only recently we watched as the Russian Orthodox Church blessed a fighter bomber knowing it was going to be used in bombing and innocent civilians would be killed.
The Archbishop of Canterbury supported the R.A.F. bombings in Syria and Iraq knowing that it is impossible not to kill innocent civilians.
The rabbi goes to his synagogue in Tel Aviv knowing that children in Gaza are blockaded in like prisoners and Israeli Fighter Jets will kill children.
The Pope shakes hands with Obama and laughter and jokes with him knowing Obama’s drones too will kill innocent civilians.
Queen Elizabeth who is the head of the Church of England and the Commonwealth knows that everyday children will die of malnutrition and disease , yet welcomes those heads of Government who allow them to starve.
I answered your question that way in order to put it in context with other faiths and their failure to bring Peace to the Woreld.
However should I choose a passage from the Quran it would be this:
Prophet, be mindful of God and not give in to the disbelievers and the hypocrites: God is all knowing, all wise……..Put your trust in God… (The Joint Forces).
The reason I used that passage is because ‘Hypocrisy’ is the manifestation of deceit. Evil hides behind the mask of deceit and is fueled by the corruption that comes from hypocrisy.
You cannot wage war in God’s name and be other that a hypocrite.
You cannot advocate any war in God’s name without being a disbeliever.
Yes can defend Peace and protect the Innocent. Yes you can destroy Evil. But the Evil you destroy must be that which attacks the salvation given to us by God as a joy to live not a misery to endure.
To take the life of the great Prophet Muhammad and superimpose it on the corruption and hypocrisy of the West, and the leaders of Islam, to justify your intent is to be of the same hypocrisy.
If ISIS want an Islamic State it has to be for the good of all the people not solely for the advance of their beliefs.
The great Prophet Muhammad slayed Pagans not believers in God.
The leaders of the Western World have made a grave error of Judgment in trying to stop ISIS and terrorism without perusing the equality given to us by God.
Their blatant support of corruption is one of the main contributors to terrorism.
Islam is Peaceful. ………………………………But who is to hold the dead body of a newborn child in an African dust-bowl and seek vengeance. Obama? Cameron? Hollande? No it will be Al-Shabaab.
They will say who of God are these crusaders who let our children die.
That is how they will use the Quran.
I believe the hypocrisy of our Faiths and Governments to be biggest threat to there is to World Peace.
The Quran forbids it. Yet Iran and Saudi Arabia both use it to kill innocents in Yemen.
To ensure Peace through Islam you must not be a hypocrite.