Now a days various Social Medias are loaded with claims like, “Jihad is a peaceful Ideological Struggle, and it has nothing to do with Physical violence at all,” by devout Muslims. They quote their religious scholars to prove their claim, which reads as follows:-
Those who are introduced to the Quran only through the media, generally have the impression that the Quran is a book of Jihad, and Jihad to them is an attempt to achieve one’s goal by means of violence. But this idea is based on misunderstanding. Anyone who reads the Quran for himself will easily appreciate that its message has nothing to do with violence. The Quran is, from beginning to end, a book which promulgates peace and in no way countenance violence. It is true that Jihad is one of the teaching of Quran. But Jihad, taken in correct sense, is the name of peaceful struggle rather than that of any kind of violent action. 
So as we see, the author of above words claim that, “The Quran is, from beginning to end, a book which promulgates peace and in no way countenance violence.” But how much true these words are? Although his starting words are true, which says, “Quran is a book of Jihad, and Jihad to them is an attempt to achieve one’s goal by means of violence.” The author also challenges that if a man reads Quran for himself will easily appreciate that its message has nothing to do with violence. Which for sure we know is not true. In fact there are millions of people around the globe who read Quran for themselves, and appreciate the fact that Quran is book preaching violence and Hatred in name of Allah. However the same author quotes a verse from Quran, 25:52, to prove that Jihad is a peaceful Ideological struggle. Let’s read the verse and find whether he is right or not? The verse reads:-
So do not obey the disbelievers, and strive against them with the Qur’an a great striving.
This verse commands Muslims to fight against disbelievers with Quran. If it at all I accept for the sake of argument that this verse commands Muslims to participate in ideological struggle, then what about dozens of verses from Quran which directly and openly commands believers to kill they idolaters and pagans, Quran 9:5? What about those verses which ask believers to make them(non-believers) feel subdued and asks security money, Quran 9:29 . Also there are verses, where Allah himself promises to help the believers to slay the idolaters. Although, the above mentioned verse 25:52, does not commands Muslims for a peaceful Ideological Jihad, instead it commands Muslims to adhere to what Quran commands regarding Jihad, i.e. Violence. 
Ibn Abbas correctly explains this verse and states:-
Quran, 25:52:-(So obey not the disbelievers) Abu Jahl and his host regarding hat which they ask of you, (but strive against them herewith) by means of the Qur’an (with a great endeavour) by the sword.
Apart from all the Canonical scriptural evidences, we also have evidences from Muslims attitude towards Kaffir world. Their action tells a lot about what really Quran preaches? Whether its ideological struggle or Violence towards Non-Muslim world. Here are some examples.
Violence erupts as protesters burn cars and throw rocks at U.S. military base in Afghan capital over anti-Islam video
Hundreds of Afghans torched cars, threw stones at a U.S. military base and shouted ‘Death to America in a violent protest in Kabul today against a film mocking the Prophet Mohammed. The demonstration erupted on Jalalabad Road, home to NATO and U.S. bases in the eastern part of the Afghan capital, with two police cars among those set ablaze. It is the latest in a string of demonstrations around the world that started last Tuesday when the U.S. ambassador to Libya was killed as protesters stormed the consulate in Benghazi. The riot also comes after eight Afghan women and girls were killed by a Nato airstrike yesterday while gathering firewood in a remote part of the country. [Source]
The Danish cartoonist who survived an axe attack
In September 2005, the Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard was asked by his newspaper, Jyllands-Posten, to draw the prophet Muhammad “as you see him”. He did, and it changed his life. The resulting cartoon was deemed blasphemous by hardline Muslims around the world and drew death threats. More than four years later, after Westergaard had already been forced to spend a harrowing few months on the run with his wife Gitte, a 28-year-old man of Somali origin forced his way into their home last Friday evening wielding an axe and a knife. [Source]
There are many such incidents, and as per reports there are more than 19643 deadly terror attacks after 9/11. These are the evidences, whether Quran preaches violence or peaceful Ideological struggle.
 Maulana Wahiduddin Khan, Introduction to Quran.
 Tafsir Ibn Jalalayan
- What is Jihad in Islam? (mostintolerantreligion.com)
- Sixteen Reasons Why Islam Is Not the Religion of Peace (americanthinker.com)
- US government study says Muslim terrorists are widely misunderstoodThey Aren’t “Aggressive Offensive Foe Seeking Domination” (atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com)
- How Muslims Defend the Flaws of Islam (mostintolerantreligion.com)
- Peaceful Verses of Qur’an. (mostintolerantreligion.com)