Why Islam is a Radical Religion
The problem with following hadith is that it allows laws that grossly contradict the Quran. Which in turn leads to the development of big government and Islamic caliphates.
Any state that promotes for instance the stoning to death of the adulterer or the killing of someone who decides to leave "Islam" (and there are a number of such countries in the Sunni and Shia world that do this), are Islamic terrorist states by definition. And let there be no mistake: all they do is put into practice, word-by-word, the Islamic texts of hadith.
There will always remain an extreme and radical element of Islam as long as Muslims continue to follow the texts of Hadith. The Qur'an, contrary to the texts of Hadith, condemns terrorism and promotes peace and freedom of faith.
Saving the life of a human being is as important as saving the entire mankind:
"Because of this, we decreed for the Children of Israel that anyone who murders any person who had not committed murder or horrendous crimes, it shall be as if he murdered all the people. And anyone who spares a life, it shall be as if he spared the lives of all the people. Our messengers went to them with clear proofs and revelations, but most of them, after all this, are still transgressing." (Qur'an 5:32)
The Qur'an forbids unequivocally killing innocent people:
"O you who believe, when you go to war striking in God's cause, use your discernment, and do not, out of a desire for the fleeting gains of this worldly life, say to anyone who offers you peace, "You are not a believer"; for with God belongs abundant gains. You, too, were once in the same condition - but God has been gracious unto you. Use, therefore, your discernment: verily, God is always aware of what you do." (Qur'an 4:94)
"Say: 'Come let me recite what your Lord has forbidden for you: that you should not set up anything with Him; and do good to your parents; and do not kill your children for fear of poverty, We provide for you and for them; and do not come near immorality, what is public of it and private; and do not kill the life, as God has forbidden this, except in justice. That is what He enjoined you that you may comprehend.' " (Qur'an 6:151)
Terrorists act mercilessly, God condemns those who persecute others:
"And when you lay hands on people, you do so as tyrants." (Qur'an 26:130)
Any human being has the right to choose what he believes in; there is no compulsion on such matters:
"No compulsion is there in doctrine." (Qur'an 2:256)
"You shall invite to the path of your Lord with wisdom and kind enlightenment and debate with them in the best possible manner. Your Lord knows best who has strayed from His path, and He knows best who are the guided ones." (Qur'an 16:125)
The Quran promotes justice and good conduct:
"Indeed, God orders justice and good conduct and giving to relatives and forbids immorality and bad conduct and oppression. He admonishes you that perhaps you will be reminded." (Qur'an 16:90)
"With it (the Qur'an), God guides those who seek His approval. He guides them to the path of peace, leads them out of darkness into the light by His leave, and guides them to a straight path." (Qur'an 5:16)
"Surely, those who believe and do good deeds, the Most Gracious will shower them with love." (Qur'an 19:96)
The Qur'an advocates freedom of speech:"And it has been sent down to you in the Book, that if you hear the revelations of God being rejected and mocked, then do not sit with them until they move on to a different narrative; if not, then you are like them..." (Qur'an 4:140)
"And if you encounter those who make fun of Our revelations, then turn away from them until they move on to a different narrative..." (Qur'an 6:68)
The two verses above say that if someone mocks or insults the Qur'an, that you simply "do not sit with them" or "turn away from them". That is all the Quran calls for! God does not call for their death, or for them to be harmed. God does not even call for befriending them, or to make them stop, etc. The Quran only says that you should not sit with them. You can then come back to them when they have moved on to a different topic.
Similarly in the verse below, when vain talk is heard, believers should turn away from there and say "To us our deeds, and to you yours; peace be to you: we seek not the ignorant":
And when they hear vain talk, they turn away there from and say:
"To us our deeds, and to you yours; peace be to you: we seek not the ignorant," It is true thou wilt not be able to guide whom thou loves; but God guides those whom He will and He knows best those who receive guidance. (Qur'an 28:55-56)
There are no verses in the Qur'an that instruct believers to restrict what people can and can't say, what they can and can't draw, etc.
The Qur'an respects everyone's right to free speech, regardless of how insulting or disrespectful that speech might be (freedom of speech isn't there to talk about the weather). Sadly, the majority of Muslims do not follow the Qur'an. They have instead chosen to follow a complex array of man-made texts that originated over 200 years after Muhammad (and which blatantly contradicts the Quran's core message).
Let it be clear that the purpose of this article is not to "reform" or save Islam. Islam as the religion we see today is nothing but a mind-control mechanism designed to keep you as a dogmatic slave, diverting you from having any direct knowledge of the Qur'an and avoidance of any pondering of it's verses with your own intellect and reason. The Islamic religion reels in converts from all throughout the Western world, all thanks to the Qur'an, and not the religion historically attached to it. It's a bait and switch. The Qur'an naturally attracts those seeking their creator, as well as moral guidance and support (of which Westerners are in dire need of). Ultimately resulting into getting wrapped up in a religious cult that was invented more than 200 years after the revelation of the Qur'an.