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in response to reader comment: Wrong, islam is anything but evil

Submitted by Mark (United States), Jan 26, 2010 at 05:20

Macy, you need to be on the watch for those "rabid presbyterians", or those "violent episcopalians".
They may at anytime go on some wild shopping spree, spending cash with such abandon that it could mean the downfall to our way of life............
A Christian has to follow the New Testament. All the sins committed by "psuedo Christians" are strictly condemned by the NT, past or present. You should try reading it sometime before you accuse all followers of Christ as being evil. The Koran however ,condones, and at times, glorifies sin.
Taken from "Jihad watch", these are pure examples of the commands of allah to commit murder.
Murder is sin.

Taken from the koran:: "And slay them (the infidels) wherever you catch them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out, for tumult and oppression are worse than slaughter". 2:191
"And fight them on until there is no more tumult or oppressions, and there prevail justice and Faith in Allah; but if they cease, let there be no hostility except to those who practise oppression". 2:193
"Fighting is prescribed for you, and you dislike it. But it is possible that you dislike a thing which is good for you, and that you love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knows, and you know not". 2:216
"Let those fight in the cause of Allah who sell the life of this world for the hereafter. To him
who fighteth in the cause of Allah, whether he is slain or gets victory soon shall we give him
a reward of great (value)". 4:74
"Seize them and slay them wherever you find them: and in any case take no friends or
helpers from their ranks". 4:89
"Allah has granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than to those who sit at home". 4:95

"Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies, of Allah and your enemies, and others besides, whom ye may not know, but whom Allah doth know. Whatever ye shall spend in the cause of Allah, shall be repaid unto you, and ye shall not be treated unjustly". 8:60

"O Prophet! Rouse the Believers to the fight. If there are twenty amongst you, patient and persevering, they will vanquish two hundred; if a hundred, they will vanquish a thousand of the Unbelievers: for these are a people without understanding". 8:65

"Fight them and Allah will punish them by your hands, cover them with shame, help you to victory over them, and heal the breasts of the Believers". 9:14

"Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which
hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the Religion of truth, from
among the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission and feel
themselves subdues". 9:29

"Say: can you expect for us (and fate) other than one of two glorious things (martyrdom or victory)? But we can expect for you either that Allah will send his punishment (for not believing in Allah) from Himself, or by our hands. So wait (expectant); we too will wait with you". 9:52

This verse orders Muslims to fight in order to establish Allah's kingdom
on earth (world domination) by any means:

"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 (of war): but if they repent, and establish regular Prayers and practise regular Charity, then open the way for them: for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful". 9:5

In other words, the only way for the pagans (or infidels) to be spared from being slain is to become Muslims.

The primary meaning of Jihad

Jahada, the root of the word Jihad, appears 40 times in the Quran - under a variety of grammatical forms. With the exception of Sura 6, 16, 24 and 35, all the other usages are variations of the 3rd Form of the verb, i.e. Jahida which in the Quran and in subsequent Islamic understanding meant and means 'he fought, warred or waged war against unbelievers and the like'.

Because, in the 1st Form, the verb Jahada may mean simply 'he exerted himself, he strove' one finds that euphemisms abound in almost all editions of the Quran intended for non-Muslims when translating the meaning of the 3rd form.

Apologists claim that Jihad in the Quran primarily refers to 'spiritual asceticism' and not militarism. Readers unfamiliar with Arabic are offered 'strive' or 'struggle' or some other neutral word, as a translation of the verb used in the 3rd Form i.e. Jahida ...

Has some Christian tried to convert you by force? Have those of the baptism held a sword to your throat?
Have your children been threatened if you did not bow to a false God?
You ...have need of serious self discovery. I would urge you to begin with the New Testament. Perhaps the Gospel of John?

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