Sura from the Koran commands violence?!
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in response to reader comment: Militant Islamic Violence - anywhere
Submitted by Keith (United States), Jul 6, 2006 at 08:21
Sura 9:5 - "So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters
wherever you find them, and take them captives and besiege them and lie in wait
for them in every ambush,..."
Sura 5:33 - "The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His apostle
and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered
or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or
they should be imprisoned..." Sura 9:73 - "O Prophet! strive hard against the unbelievers and the hypocrites and be unyielding to them;
and their abode is hell, and evil is the destination."
Sura 8:59-60 - "And let not those who disbelieve think that they shall come in first;
surely they will not escape. And prepare against them what force you can and horses
tied at the frontier, to frighten thereby the enemy of Allah and your enemy and
others besides them, whom you do not know (but) Allah knows them; and whatever thing
you will spend in Allah's way, it will be paid back to you fully and you shall
not be dealt with unjustly."
Sura 5:51 - "O you who believe! Do not take the Jews and the Christians for
friends;they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for
a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the
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