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Submitted by RAFI (Canada), Apr 13, 2008 at 21:47

Please do not quote the Quranic verse out of context like the Dutch parliamentarian has done in FITNA. the verse is specific to th battle of Badr which was waged by the MAKKANS against Muslims residing in Medina. Remember Ja pan is still paying the war damages and the same goes for Germany. The verse you have mentioned says '

You ask about the distribution of the spoils of war when you fight aggression and attain victory. Whatever you take as spoils of war, a fifth of that is for God and the Messenger (the State). (And the rest) is for the families (of the fallen soldiers), those left alone in the society, the widows, the ones whose income has stalled for any reason, and the needy wayfarer, the homeless son of the street. This is if you believe in God and in what We have revealed to Our servant when the two armies met (at Badr) on the Day of Distinction. God is the Appointer of due measure for all things. [Families of the slain soldiers are included in context and also in Yatama, those left alone].

Will you explain Christians accepting Crusades as their wrong step.

Please do not bother about my residence. I live in Pakistan

Let me assure you that I do not favour the acts of violence in the name of Islam by Muslims anywhere in the world, nor am I in favour curbing freedom of expression. There are many common factors between Muslims, Christians and Jews. Instead of hatred understanding should be promoted and this is what I request Mr. Daniel Pipes to achieve

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