Not but have been reading.
1. How was Islam founded
Parts of modern day religious practices has probably been around forever. You have to look at archeologist findings. It goes on forever. Christianity is probably the most latest variant, and so forth and so forth. You have to put religion in a family tree ( like people ) and connect the dots.
2. Did the prophet command his followers to convert by the sword
As with Judaism or Christianity there has been wars and means of defense.
3. Did the prophet do deals to get people to convert.
In Islam their are many prophets no different then Judaism and Christianity.
Your asking about the founder of Islam Muhammad? Was a honest working man in which his spoken word led to the founding of modern day Islam. However war ( Mecca ) came to be in which power fell on to him and destroyed other idols that was being worshiped around the Kaaba ( a religious historical site ).
4. Why 72 virgins (I think that was the number) and an everlasting orgasm
The reward of work ( effort ) is women. That you work towards god so your able to maintain a household. The greatest joy are women. That a man should be able to provide and live clean as possible while providing for his woman. The old-world Europe, Africa, and Asia all have belief systems where there is marriage but men could have more then one women under one roof. The problem is the idea of marriage of love v. business. People get married to people to preserve their race, for their lively-hoods, and family needs.
5. Why is it acceptable to lie to unbelievers
In my opinion irregardless of religious beliefs. People associated with their religious practices shuns others who do not. Meaning many people no matter what religion ( based on belief system ) would often sense "stranger-danger" mentality towards those not in the flock.
6.Why are unbelievers treated as second class citizens
See answer for 5.
7.Why are women not afforded equal rights to men
That has nothing to do with religion but culture. You "let him win" it will be alright. If we took away all jobs from the gals and gave it to the guys the worlds economic would actually slowly repair itself. It would be like the end of "Tron" or "Superman 4". Everything would light up and all would be right as rain.
Womens rights is something to do with the nature of government and mentalities of people. The reality in modern world many women who talk about such ideas live the lives of traditionalists. So those people are not allowing the men of other races, cultures, and religions to thrive how could there be womens rights.
That being said some religions people can jump in and out of it and still be accepted back into the flock. All the while damaging the ability to function as normal human beings.
If anything women should be traditionalist but have the ability of scientific knowledge or even history. To progress the world not to regress the world. Womens rights ( if we call it that today ) is a complete mockery of what it was yesterday.
Some angry witch who strumpet around when she was useful and is upset that nobody cares about her does not matter. I have seen tons of them, unable to hold relationships. Still attempting to dress like if they are teenagers.
8. Why do so many muslims look down on the West (trick question, cause the West does much the same to them)
A. Islam , Judaism , Christianity are all the west. If anything the only persons of the East are those from Asia continent.
B. 9/11 was an inside job and before that nobody care and would see "them" no different then seeing an Indian person.
C. Before 2001. People from X denomination of religion was taught various things and because they uphold these ideas or alienated towards other denominations they have a perception..
D. The news and media corrupts many peoples mindsets and out look on life.
From fiction the LIVE coverage and flat out marketing commercials. Usually with modern-propaganda ( NOTE: Not pointing fingers and who controls media comment ) it has to be proven true. ( like a computer machine with ones and zeros ) if and else if True False statements.
E. The reality nobody would care at all. That being said many people of various denominations will do things to other people to protect their own. Is it wrong ? If you look at the Crusades with the burning of people on crosses and poles or the Missionaries ( whatever ) with bashing statues of fertility figures just because they had breast ( Jealously I guess ). Look at the history of Hawaii which officially is not a state of US.
9. Why is Islam involved in 80% of the worlds conflicts (Christianity is involved in roughly 60% btw)
Marketing what you see is marketing of the idea. You have to be more detailed. But just to go into one aspect of it. Oil.
A. Iran elected official was assassinated via England cohering/manipulating the United States. This resulted in the Royalties of Iran to assume power in which was dissolved and so now Iran took a religious stance rather then political. Iran and US was best buds and it is a thanks to the English. This conflict help create the "1982 oil crisis" which is the modern day energy-crisis. Despite USA have tons of barrels in the Southern States and various facilities with crude oil.
B. the British AGAIN when leaving Iraq split Kuwait from it. Kuwait had most oil reserves of Iraq. It left Iraq broke and various entities started to fill it with income and programs in attempt to modernize ( westernize Kuwait ). Iraq attempted to reclaim the city and rightful so. US troops was on guard of UAE ( Their Oil partner among other business ), Iraq attacked Israel and the general of the time made the decision to attack Iraq. US troops had no reason to interfere as their job was to guard the UAE. Along with Vietnam and Korea it was an independent decision of a general.
Which cost the US more then 200-300 lives over one persons decision making process.
C. The Afghanistan conflict is similar to Korea. USA and USSR both have been taken advantage of these people ( despite any progress or aide ). Till the point it was turned into nothing ness. 2001 bombing of hospitals, television stations, airports, and schools was not needed at all. When you think of a
D. Syria, Libya, Yemen are also areas of conflict.
Again it has always been about oil and nothing but oil, when it comes to that area of the world. "Me white-man, you mud-skin". It has nothing to do with Islam or any other religious practices, Womens Rights, or even LGBT ( I mean #[email protected]
$ is that even a thing still ).
10. What is beautiful about your religion
God is God
11. What is not so beautiful about it
When people use god as a crutch.
12. Does it give you peace
Peace is for the grave.
13. Does it create anger and things that don't meet your religions expectations
I am sure it is disgusting feeling.
14.What if your child did not believe
I guess we could try again with another one and when this one returns home they will be the new Lurch, Jeebs, or whatever else.
14. Do you try to convert your friends and neighbours
It depends but I believe it would be a persons choice.
15. Do you believe in the literal word
God or text ? The reality is that books are written by people. Those text have been altered for some years. Do I look for truth in these writings ? Yes.
16. Do you think that the country you live in should follow Sharia law
That is one aspect. Too much time has passed and if it was so then it would be so.
17. Would the world be at peace if it was all Islamic
Again their are variations of Islam, and various branchings. If the world was currently all Islam I pretty sure it would be more or less the same.
18. What is the difference between Sunni and Shiite. Do you consider the other to be Muslim?
I do not know you could search it yourself the information is out their. Again when you look at people see people not their belief system.
19. What is Wahabi (can't remember exactly how it's spelt - it's practiced mostly in Saudi Arabia)
Islam has many denominations and branches just like Judaism and Christianity. They all worship the same god with slight differences.
20. Why are some muslim countries more strict than others
Because of belief system and because of the laws. That is why USA is Church and State is separate. Even if that retains to Christianity stand alone.
21. Is divorce accepted, and under what conditions
modern divorce is an invention of the Tudors.
22.What are mens attitudes towards sex
23. What are womens attitudes towards sex
IDK I am not a girl why not do a survey in a college campus.
SUNY and CUNY are really big.
24. Who gets the final say in disputes between men and women
Family dependent. Families are different.