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Does Islam encourage violence against unbelievers?

Reader comment on item: Will Geert Wilders Show His Film on the Koran[, Fitna]?
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Submitted by Martin (United Kingdom), Feb 12, 2009 at 12:41

Here are some texts from the Koran & Hadith,

"Mohammed is Allah's apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless to the unbelievers, but merciful to one another" ( Surah 48:29) Mohammed was once asked: What is the best deed for the Muslim next to believing in Allah and His apostle? His answer was : " To participate in Jihad in Allah's cause" ( Al Bukhari 1:25) "Stirke terror into the enemies of God (Allah) and your enemies". ( Surah 8:60) "Fight them and God will punish them them by your hands, cover them with shame." (at-Taubah 9:14)

An unbeliever is anyone who does not bend the knee to Islam or resists it. They are seen as enemies and to be converted or killed.

Here in the UK many of my neighbours are Muslim and are some of the nicest people I know. Yet in Muslim countires there are thousands who have been killed or beaten or raped by Muslims because they are of another faith. I know of no other world religion that calls for death to others of different faiths.

The Majority of world wars recently and today are Islamic driven conflicts: Algeria, Sudan, Nigeria, Chechnya, Daghestan, Albania, Bosnia, Tjikastan, Uzbekistan, Idonesia etc etc

Actions speak louder than words. If Islam truly means no threat to the Western world then why are so many Muslims afraid of crticism, and want to ban anything that questions their motives e.g Geert Wilders recent film.


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