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Submitted by Sohail (United Kingdom), Sep 26, 2006 at 07:45

You said the following:

The Quran discusses people of the book, and also has much historical context. The Quran also leaves a current message(Standing orders) of enforcing submission.

O ye who believe! Truly the Pagans are unclean; so let them not, after this year of theirs, approach the Sacred Mosque. And if ye fear poverty, soon will Allah enrich you, if He wills, out of His bounty, for Allah is All-knowing, All-wise.

Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued. Quran 9:28-29

But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, an seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war); but if they repent, and establish regular prayers and practise regular charity, then open the way for them: for Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful Quran 9:5

See as we can clearly see these verses were for a specific time and place. These are this two of the other hundred verses in which people like you use to try and prove that the Holy Quran is a violent book.

Sohail

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