Why do so many people demean Islam?
So many people disrespect my religion (all religions-but it hits close to home) and think nothing of it. They stereotype that we're all evil, blood-thirty terrorists, they take the Quran out of context, they downright treat me like dirt because of my beliefs. I study my religion everyday for hours, and if it was anything like what people say it is-trust me I wouldn't be Muslim. But lately alot of people have tried using my own holy book against me, I mean come on... For example, they would put - 'slay them whenever you catch them' (2:191). When really, they just took it out of context, because it really said- 'Fight in the cause of God those who fight you, but do not transgress limits; for God loves not transgressors. And slay them whenever you catch them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out; for tumult and oppression are worse than slaughter... But if they cease, God is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful... If they cease, let there be no hostility except to those who practice opression' (2:190-193). I mean... why would people be so hateful?