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Submitted by Faqi Hussain (United States), Sep 1, 2005 at 02:41

I would take your adivce and would like to hear how you, Markam & Ozdemir, would explain to non- muslims the undermentioned Quotes from the Quran. It will be extremely helpful what other hidden meanings you may find, so that a non-Muslim would understand the following verses from the Qur'an:

Qur'an 2:191 "And kill them wherever you find and catch them. Drive them out from where they have turned you out; for Al-Fitnah (polytheism, disbelief, oppression) is worse than slaughter."

Qur'an 33:60 "Truly, if the Hypocrites stir up sedition, if the agitators in the City do not desist, We shall urge you to go against them and set you over them. Then they will not be able to stay as your neighbours for any length of time. They shall have a curse on them. Whenever they are found, they shall be seized and slain without mercy—a fierce slaughter—murdered, a horrible murdering."

Qur'an 5:33 "The punishment for those who wage war against Allah and His Prophet and make mischief in the land, is to murder them, crucify them, or cut off a hand and foot on opposite sides...their doom is dreadful. They will not escape the fire, suffering constantly."

Qur'an 9:5 "When the sacred forbidden months for fighting are past, fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, torture them, and lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war."

Qur'an 8:12 "Your Lord inspired the angels with the message: ‘I will terrorize the unbelievers. Therefore smite them on their necks and every joint and incapacitate them. Strike off their heads and cut off each of their fingers and toes."

Qur'an 4:94 "Believers, when you go abroad to fight wars in Allah's Cause, investigate carefully, and say not to anyone who greets you: ‘You are not a believer!' Coveting the chance profits of this life (so that you may despoil him). With Allah are plenteous spoils and booty."

Qur'an 47:33 "Believers, obey Allah, and obey the Messenger. Do not falter; become faint-hearted, or weak-kneed, crying for peace."

Qur'an 9:3 "Allah is not bound by any contract or treaty with non-Muslims, nor is His Apostle."

Qur'an 9:12 "If they violate their oaths and break treaties, taunting you for your Religion, then fight these specimens of faithlessness."

Qur'an 9:88 "The Messenger and those who believe him, strive hard and fight jihad with their wealth and lives (in Allah's Cause)."

The Hadiths are not quoted although, thats what reveals the actual practice of Islam by Mohammed.
However, I found this chronology of early Islamic wars, on another article which details many of the known wars Islam engaged in, almost all of which were offensive.

Any normal person (who has not been brain-washed) with the power to think straight and discern will come to the conclusion that Islam does not teach peace, but exactly the opposite; unless of course Markam & Ozdemir could come up with reasonable clarifications & explantions to these Quranic quotes above.

If, however, they unable to provide the clarification, non-muslims will, reluctantly, be forced to conclude that either the Muslims do not consider the Quran the basis of Islamic practice, or that the statements made by Muslims leaders living in the West; Islam = Peace & submission, are not entirely correct. Islam is not a peaceful ideology far from being a religion.

Chronology of Battles initiated by the Muslims.
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• 623 - Battle of Waddan
• 623 - Battle of Safwan
• 623 - Battle of Dul-'Ashir
• 624 - Muhammad and converts begin raids on caravans to fund the movement.
• 624 - Zakat becomes mandatory
• 624 - Battle of Badr
• 624 - Battle of Bani Salim
• 624 - Battle of Eid-ul-Fitr and Zakat-ul-Fitr
• 624 - Battle of Bani Qainuqa'
• 624 - Battle of Sawiq
• 624 - Battle of Ghatfan
• 624 - Battle of Bahran
• 625 - Battle of Uhud. 70 Muslims are killed.
• 625 - Battle of Humra-ul-Asad
• 625 - Battle of Banu Nudair
• 625 - Battle of Dhatur-Riqa
• 626 - Battle of Badru-Ukhra
• 626 - Battle of Dumatul-Jandal
• 626 - Battle of Banu Mustalaq Nikah
• 627 - Battle of the Trench
• 627 - Battle of Ahzab
• 627 - Battle of Bani Quraiza
• 627 - Battle of Bani Lahyan
• 627 - Battle of Ghaiba
• 627 - Battle of Khaibar
• 628 - Muhammad signs treaty with Quraish.
• 630 - Muhammad conquers Mecca.
• 630 - Battle of Hunsin.
• 630 - Battle of Tabuk
• 632 - Muhammad dies.
• 632 - Abu-Bakr, Muhammad's father-in-law, along with Umar, begin a military move to enforce Islam in Arabia.
• 633 - Battle at Oman
• 633 - Battle at Hadramaut.
• 633 - Battle of Kazima
• 633 - Battle of Walaja
• 633 - Battle of Ulleis
• 633 - Battle of Anbar
• 634 - Battle of Basra,
• 634 - Battle of Damascus
• 634 - Battle of Ajnadin.
• 634 - Death of Hadrat Abu Bakr. Hadrat Umar Farooq becomes the Caliph.
• 634 - Battle of Namaraq
• 634 - Battle of Saqatia.
• 635 - Battle of Bridge.
• 635 - Battle of Buwaib.
• 635 - Conquest of Damascus.
• 635 - Battle of Fahl.
• 636 - Battle of Yermuk.
• 636 - Battle of Qadsiyia.
• 636 - Conquest of Madain.
• 637 - Battle of Jalula.
• 638 - Battle of Yarmouk.
• 638 - The Muslims defeat the Romans and enter Jerusalem.
• 638 - Conquest of Jazirah.
• 639 - Conquest of Khuizistan and movement into Egypt.
• 641 - Battle of Nihawand
• 642 - Battle of Rayy in Persia
• 643 - Conquest of Azarbaijan
• 644 - Conquest of Fars
• 644 - Conquest of Kharan.
• 644 - Umar is murdered. Othman becomes the Caliph.
• 647 - Conquest of the island of Cypress
• 644 - Uman dies and is succeeded by Caliph Uthman.
• 648 - Campaign against the Byzantines.
• 651 - Naval battle against the Byzantines.
• 654 - Islam spreads into North Africa
• 656 - Uthman is murdered. Ali become Caliph.
• 658 - Battle of Nahrawan.
• 659 - Conquest of Egypt
• 661 - Ali is murdered.
• 662 - Egypt falls to Islam rule.
• 666 - Sicily is attacked by Muslims
• 677 - Siege of Constantinople
• 687 - Battle of Kufa
• 691 - Battle of Deir ul Jaliq
• 700 - Sufism takes root as a sect of Islam
• 700 - Military campaigns in North Africa
• 702 - Battle of Deir ul Jamira
• 711 - Muslims invade Gibraltar
• 711 - Conquest of Spain
• 713 - Conquest of Multan
• 716 - Invasion of Constantinople
• 732 - Battle of Tours in France.
• 740 - Battle of the Nobles.
• 741 - Battle of Bagdoura in North Africa
• 744 - Battle of Ain al Jurr.
• 746 - Battle of Rupar Thutha
• 748 - Battle of Rayy.
• 749 - Battle of lsfahan
• 749 - Battle of Nihawand
• 750 - Battle of Zab
• 772 - Battle of Janbi in North Africa
• 777 - Battle of Saragossa in Spain
Submitting....

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