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Quran's exhortion to kill non-muslims

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Submitted by Mahendra (Trinidad And Tobago), Mar 5, 2010 at 13:56

In an interview between Al-Jazeera television correspondent Tayseer Alouni and Osama Bin Laden that took place in October 2001, Bib Laden admitted it was easy to link his statements to what happened in America on 9/11. He said: We incite because incitement is our [unintelligible – presumed 'right'] today. God assigned incitement to the best of all mankind, Mohammed, who said, "Fight for the sake of God. Assign this to no one but yourself, and incite the faithful." Bin Laden then recited verses from the Quran which can be guessed to be the following verses from Surah 8 – Al Anfal:

59. And let not those who disbelieve think that they can outstrip (escape from the punishment). Verily, they will never be able to save themselves (from Allâh's Punishment). 60. And make ready against them all you can of power, including steeds of war (tanks, planes, missiles, artillery, etc.) to threaten the enemy of Allâh and your enemy, and others besides whom, you may not know but whom Allâh does know. And whatever you shall spend in the Cause of Allâh shall be repaid unto you, and you shall not be treated unjustly.

65. O Prophet (Muhammad)! Urge the believers to fight. If there are twenty steadfast persons amongst you, they will overcome two hundred, and if there be a hundred steadfast persons they will overcome a thousand of those who disbelieve, because they (the disbelievers) are people who do not understand.

"This is a true response. We have incited battle against Americans and Jews. This is true." Admitted Bin Laden unhesitatingly.

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