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Nozzi: Preaching by Muslims is sunnah. Preaching to Muslims is fitna.

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Submitted by Plato (India), May 26, 2009 at 12:04

Nozzi, you write:

>>Quran 2:191 (Yusuf Ali), "And slay them wherever ye catch them, and turn them out from where they have Turned you out; for tumult and oppression are worse than slaughter; but fight them not at the Sacred Mosque, unless they (first) fight you there; but if they fight you, slay them. Such is the reward of those who suppress faith."<<

Nozzi, you have underlined 'unless they first fight you there'. The there refers to the Kaaba. Therefore there is no restriction on killing the pagans elsewhere i.e slay them wherever ye catch them. And the reason given for slaying them is tumult and oppression (fitnah). Who decides what is fitnah. By your prophet's definition if Muslims are prevented from preaching Islam it is fitnah. It is also fitnah if an unbeliever preaches his religion to Muslims.

When the Muslim preaches to the kaffir he is told that his idols are false gods. The kaffir is expected to take this insult without protest, protesting would amount to fitnah. When the kaffir preaches to the Muslim he will have to tell the Muslim that there are other gods besides Allah. This is also fitnah!

The Muslims always want to be in a win-win situation.

Regards

Plato

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