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The religion of tolerance and peace, of course!

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Submitted by Oliver (United States), Apr 28, 2008 at 22:28

Q 9.23

O you who believe! Take not for Auliyâ' (supporters and helpers) your fathers and your brothers if they prefer disbelief to Belief. And whoever of you does so, then he is one of the Zâlimûn (wrongdoers, etc.).

Fight against those who (1) believe not in Allâh, (2) nor in the Last Day, (3) nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allâh and His Messenger (4) and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islâm) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.

dearest crystal

Please assist me with finding any toleration or peacableness in these ayah.

If I am not mistaken, these verses taken together would cause a faithful Muslim to turn against both Father and Brother (let alone Jew and Christian) should they reject 'faith' in Allah. Now that's toleration or peacableness.

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