Loud of crap, at least Xians have the sense of mind (most of them) to not take certain parts of hteir texts literally.Ragnar wrote:I would agree to some extent. But conclussions can be drawn. For example;Rain ForestMoon wrote: It would be interesting to know how much of this is ethnic cultuire (Turkish, in this case) and how much of it is due to Islam. It might even be impossible to know, because there would have been a lot of cross-fertilisation over the centuries.
Turkey has a constitution that specificaly forbids aranged marraige
Sharia demands it.
Murder is as against the law in Turkey, for whatever reasaon, as it is in U.S, Canada, Germany etc.
Sharia is FULL of being able to kill for this and stone for that.
The "honour killings" are seen as justified in all muslim lands.
Most non muslim lands had never even HEARD of them, before we were told.
These are a few example of the top of my head. But my conclussion is, that it is muslim belief, and not Turkish culture that is to blame.
In Egypt, Arabia etc, the religion is indestinguishable from the "culture". As it is in ANY country that accepts sharia law. Turkey does not.
Sharia welcomes violence? But that goes against everything islam stands for, well what people say it does at least. I found a site that showed what Islam was based off of and according to it, all muslims who kill non-muslims are going striaght to hell becuase they just killed mohomad. Now try to explain that to one of them without getting your head cut off...
stupid fundiesProphet Mohamed said: 'Whoever persecuted a non Muslim or took work from him beyond his capacity, or took something from him with evil intentions, I shall be a complainant against him on the Day of Resurrection.' And he said: 'One who hurts a non - Muslim, he hurts me, and one who hurts me, hurts God.' (Hadith)