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verses of violence in the quran

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Submitted by Andro A. (Canada), Mar 3, 2008 at 16:48

I lived in egypt for some of my life, and I can tell you that even though I left at a young age, my family was taught in school about hostility towards infidels (non-believers), had to pay a tax for being infidels, and were horribly mistreated. This may be just the unfortunate actions of some people (despite religion), but people in my family were also taught in school islamic verses and teachings about violence against those who are non-muslims, and those who leave islam. Even though I personally do not trust the english translations of these verses (long story), here are some verses that I found that point to this type of behaviour.

Quran-4:89— "They but wish that ye should reject Faith, as they do, and thus be on the same footing (as they): But take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah (From what is forbidden). But if they turn renegades (change to other religions), seize them and kill them wherever ye find them; and (in any case) take no friends or helpers from their ranks" .

Quran-9:5, But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem.

9:123: "Oh ye who believe! Murder those of the disbelievers and let them find harshness in you."

[2.191] And kill them wherever you find them, and drive them out from whence they drove you out, and persecution is severer than slaughter, and do not fight with them at the Sacred Mosque until they fight with you in it, but if they do fight you, then slay them; such is the recompense of the unbelievers.

there's plenty more, but i don't want to take up too much space. Actually, there's a couple of websites dedicated to these verses. Here's one of them http://answering-islam.org.uk/Quran/Themes/jihad_passages.html

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