reaons for war

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  • reasons for war
    • Islam
      • the Qur'an warns against greed
        • "God does not like arrogant, boastful people"
      • many major oil-producing countries are governed according to muslim shari'ah law so any disagreement based on oil can turn into a conflict that can be interpreted as including a religious element
      • Qur'an permits fighting in self defence, but muslims are unlikely to agree to it unless other ways of solving the problem have been attempted and failed
        • "those who have been attacked are permitted to take up arms"
      • Muslims believe that God knows that there is a human need for justice to protect human lives and prevent the repetition of wrongdoing in society
        • however the Qur'an and hadith teach that forgiveness is always the best response in order to avoid bloodshed
          • "if you have to respond to an attack, make your response proportionate, but it is bend to stand fast"
        • but retaliation in war must be measured - torture and mutilation are strictly forbidden under islamic law
          • God offers innumerable rewards for those who choose reconciliation over retaliation
            • "if a person is patient and forgives, this is one of the greatest things"
    • UK supports self defence - Uk defended itself against Nazi invasion during ww2 - to defeat what they saw as evil
    • Christianity
      • Christianity warns against greed
        • "for the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil"
      • self defence is allowed if all other ways of solving the problem have been attempted and failed
      • "do not repay anyone evil for evil"
      • "if anyone slays you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also"
        • when jesus was asked about retaliation - christians attempt to follow this - but it is difficult when it comes to war
    • 9/11 - terrorists from al-Qaeda hijacked 4 passenger aircrafts - 2 flew into twin towers of world trade centre, and 1 flew into pentagon - 2996 killed


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