More Answers-To Dhimmi
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Submitted by moderate Muslim (United States), Mar 10, 2007 at 13:20
so dhimmi used al-baqarah 216 and at-tawbah 4 as his evidence.
Al Baqarah 216: It merely says this, that fighting is prescribed for you and it is wrong to hide away from the battle instead of fighting in the name of Allah. It does not talk about attacking, it is merely to denounce cowardice, this is the way scholars see it.
Also, it condemns careless violence, like terrorism, if you are a brawler or an agressiv eperson this is selfishness and deserves the highest censure." So this works in the favor of Islam. Punk. I dont think you can read Arabic.
At-Tawbah 4: Well, I'm pretty sure what you are talking about is At-Tauba 5, not 4, because 4 tells the Muslims to honor the treaties with the Pagans in the highest regard. It then says in At-Tauba 5, that once the treaty has expired, if they show no signs of desisting from their aggressive manner, than a stage of war can begin, again, within the narrow parameters of war in Islam. Also, this not to be apllied in a modern concept as much as the historical concept. This was revealed when the Treaty of Hudaybiah was signed and the Meccans and the Muslims brokered a peace. Allah made it clear that this was not surrender, but merely a truce, and later sure enough the Meccans broke the deal and attacked the Muslims with no provocation. And when the Muslims beat back the Pagans, they entered Mecca in peace, with no battle, and gave sanctuary to all those who did not fight back. The people of Mecca, who persecuted the Prophet and his people, were not harmed.
So much for Muslim violence.
Thank you for proving my point.
See how logic works.
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