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Islam and killing innocents

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Submitted by Vinodgupt (United States), Jan 18, 2006 at 14:27

Abd_Abdal, Jan 17, 2006 at 19:31 wrote "If the terrorist would have followed the Quran, then there woudn't be innocent killings." This is not true. Killing of innocents in the way of Allah was sanctioned by the Prophet.

In hadith 256 of chapter 4 of Sahih Bukhari when questioned about attacking the pagans at night with the possibility that women and children might be killed, the Prophet is reported to have said "They (i.e. women and children) are from them (i.e. pagans)."

History of Islam is rampant with examples of killing of innocent civilians.

Islam does not recommend taking of prisoners without "a great slaughter" as Hadith 150 of chapter of vol. 4 of sahih Bakhair records.

"And the Statement of Allah:
"It is not fitting for a prophet that he should have prisoners of war (and free them with ransom) until he has a great slaughter (among his enemies) in the land. (in the footnote he explains "by killing the infidels>)

It continues:
"You desire the good of this world (money and ransom) but Allah desires (for you) the Hereafter, and allah is All-mighty, All-wise."

This version of sahih Bukhari was translated by Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan of Islamic University, madina Al-Munawwara.
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