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To Sohail: All mixed up

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Submitted by Plato (United Arab Emirates), Apr 23, 2007 at 08:43

Sohail you say: "Yes it is. Thoses verses say you can't kill apostates."

You have not answered my question. I asked whether that intolerant statement by Allah was the reason for apostates being slaughtered in Muslim countries. The verse does not prohibit killing apostates. The Prophet's immediate shahaba had no compunction in killing apostates and atheists. They must have got the interpretation right.

You wrote: "Maybe you could explain the following verse:

2 for you are a people holy to the LORD your God. Out of all the peoples on the face of the earth, the LORD has chosen you to be his treasured possession. Deut 14:2"

Because the Bible is racist is it acceptable for Muslims also to be racist?

You also wrote: "I forgot to talk about the hindu caste system."

What is wrong with the caste system? Your Koran says that Allah created women to be lesser beings than men and so can be thrashed and made prisoners at home of men. Similarly Hindus say the lower castes are born in that state because of their deeds in a previous life. What is you grouse about the Hindu caste system? And remember you can also keep slaves who can be bought and sold in the open market!

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