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The Quran and violence

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in response to reader comment: Quran and violence-please try to get some facts straight.

Submitted by Joe (United Kingdom), Feb 24, 2008 at 08:10

All the interpretative gymnastics used by apologists of Islam to try and show that the Quran teaches non-violence just don't wash. The Quran is replete with examples of calls to violence against non-believers, so I would suggest that Non-Muslim from Germany sits down and reads his copy of the Quran again, only this time read all of it. I have grown tired of Islam's apologists telling me that I don't understand what I am reading or that I have taken something out of context.

If I read something that exhorts people to fight and kill those who do not submit to will of Allah ,or says that atheists like myself are "...the worst of creatures." , then I take it to mean exactly what it says, and Non-Muslim from Germany can interpret what I have just said any damn way he/she likes!


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