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Truly Uninspiring

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in response to reader comment: havas: The Koran instigates Muslims to terrorise and commit crimes in verses 2:216, 4:74, 4:77

Submitted by Sufi Muslim (United States), Dec 1, 2009 at 18:50

@Plato Your conclusions are deeply flawed. You quoted the Quran out of context and apply your deduction to the entire Quran. I think we can agree that there is no religion in the world whose followers at some point in time have justified their terrible crimes against humanity through their faith. The very same chapter in the Quran that you quoted, Chapter 4 (An-Nisaa) has the following verse: 4:29 (Yusuf Ali Translation) - O ye who believe! Eat not up your property among yourselves in vanities: but let there be amongst you traffic and trade by mutual good-will: nor kill (or destroy) yourselves: for verily Allah hath been to you Most Merciful.

The verse I have quoted clearly states that suicide is not acceptable. In fact, we are all given a wonderful gift called life. Just like we don't go around taking other people's gifts, Allah has stated that we are not to take this away from ourselves let alone others. You speak of the Quran as instigating hatred and violence. Yet, using your own words one can conclude that you are instigating hatred against Muslims inside those of us unaware of the teachings of the Quran. If you have read the Quran as you seem to indicate, then you should know that you are among the few who have taken the time to do so. For just like in Christianity or Judaism, there are many followers who have not read the words of their Creator. Please be mindful with your words as we all should.

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