Does Islam promote violence?

A clip of a writer condemning the portrayal of Islam as a violent religion is being shared by thousands in the wake of the Paris attacks.

The absurdity in generalising about as entire religion based on the actions of a small minority of its followers.

“The problem is that you’re talking about a religion of one and a half billion people and it certainly becomes very easy to paint them all with a single brush by saying ‘Well in Saudi Arabia they [women] can’t drive and therefore that’s representative of Islam’, it’s representative of Saudi Arabia.

“Does Islam promote violence?”, Mr Aslan says: “Islam doesn’t promote violence or peace, it’s a religion. Like every other religion in the world it depends on what you bring to it. If you’re a violent person your Islam, Judaism, Christianity or Hinduism is going to be violent.”

“Hating all Muslims for what happened in Paris is like hating all Christians  because of the gay-hating Westboro Baptist Church”,

Does Islam promote violence?

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