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Quoting verses out of context

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Submitted by Mohammed Samee (Pakistan), Feb 23, 2009 at 12:40

I see ppl quoting Surah Taubah. they only pick out the part that critsices Islam.

Critics of Islam actually quote this verse out of context. In order to understand the context, we need to read from verse 1 of this surah. It says that there was a peace treaty between the Muslims and the Mushriqs (pagans) of Makkah. This treaty was violated by the Mushriqs of Makkah. A period of four months was given to the Mushriqs of Makkah to make amends. Otherwise war would be declared against them. Verse 5 of Surah Taubah says:

"But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war); but if they repent, and establish regular prayers and practice regular charity, then open the way for them: for Allah is oft-forgiving, Most merciful." [At-Tawbah 9:5]

look in the vietnam war.The generals ordered the killing of all vietnamese in the battlefield

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