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PENTAGON KORANIC ANALYSIS ENDEAVOR

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Submitted by E.J. Shafer (United States), Mar 22, 2007 at 00:30

It is understood that a group has been organized by Pentagon Officials to undertake a detailed analysis of those "Suras'" and "Verses " in the Koran which drive Islamic terrorists to commit such inhuman acts as have witnessed for so many years.

For a number of years I have been interested in compiling a glossary of those Suras'-Verses of the Koran which extoll the "believers of the true faith" to kill "infidels, non believers and Jews" for whatever reason or cause they can conjure up. In my copy of the translated Koran, only chapters are numbered therefore it does not serve my intended purpose. An internet acquaintance did supply me with Sura 9 Verse 29 from his 1861 translation off the Koran. which identifying number I had seen referenced in an article.

Example: Sura 9 Verse 29 states "Make war upon such as those to whom the Scriptures have been given as believe not in God, or in the last day, and who forbid not that which God and his Apostles have forbidden, and who profess not the profession of truth, until they pay tribute out of hand, and they be humbled" (killed)

It is the foregoing which an Arabic Ambassador to France told Thomas Jefferson, that justified the actions of the Barbary pirates who preyed on American commercial ships, taking crews and passengers prisoners. The men were sold as slaves and the women were sent to harems. A TIME magazine article of July 2006 reported on this fact of history.. Thomas Jeffersons later actions put an end to the piracy of the Barbary bandits.

Knowing that there are studious readers of the Koran who submit various comments to Dr. Pipes website, I am hoping that there are some who have already identified those Suras' and verses to which I refer. If so I will be most grateful if any individual who has identified these offensive portions, would kindly send such to e-mail address -- lehua19@sbcglobal.net --to permit me to organize the "suras-verses" in chronological order as a means of assisting the Pentagon people studying the issue.

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