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Re Islam is a peaceful religion - Shakeeb, Apr 4, 2008 15:03

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Submitted by Gibson Block (Canada), Feb 13, 2011 at 10:20

Shakeeb wrote: http://www.danielpipes.org/comments/124649

That was a good post, Shakeeb, but what was the context of the context?

You said:

"there was a peace treaty between the Muslims and the Mushriqs (pagans) of Makkah. This treaty was violated by the Mushriqs of Makkah. A period of four months was given to the Mushriqs of Makkah to make amends. Otherwise war would be declared against them."

Were the Muslims making fair demands? You quote the Koran:

"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." [Al-Qur'an 9:5]"

This does not seem to be an ordinary war. The Muslims are aiming to impose their religion and lifestyle on their opponents. And that would seem to reinforce the image you are trying to dispel.


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