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Sincere inquiry about 5:33

Reader comment on item: "The Battle against Islamism Has Not Yet Started"
in response to reader comment: The Golden Rule of Islam. Wage War against Infidels. response to Ron Thompson.

Submitted by Prashant (United States), Aug 13, 2016 at 01:20

Dear Dr Pipes: Your reader Anne speculated that violent Islamic groups like ISIS are exactly following Quran and doing what Qurans asks them to do. I do not know to what extent reader Anne's opinion is tenable but there indeed be a degree of truth in what Anne said. The case in point is Q5:33. Q 5:33 clearly tells that those who wage war against Allah and his prophet must be killed.

I think the burden is on Islamic intelligentsia to present the best possible interpretation of Q5:33 to non-Muslims and (even) Muslims. Will someone come forward?

Otherwise Anne's position can be assumed to be right.

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