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Fundamentalist Islamists *USE*, not abuse Koran

Reader comment on item: [The Boim Trial:] Exploiting the Koran to Terrorize

Submitted by Donald Castella (United States), Dec 15, 2004 at 12:46

In his comment entitled "Just like the KKK", Kenneth S. Besig says,

"...fundamentalist Islam is far more radical in its abuse of the Koran to promote its murderous agenda, and it is also far more extreme than the KKK ever was in its use of violence towards those it considers its opponents..."

I respectfully disagree. Fundamentalist Islamists, by definition, utilize the ample number of violent, intolerant, and hate-filled verses of the Koran to justify their crusade of violence and persecution against all those they consider non-believers in Islam, particularly Christians and Jews. They consider these Koranic teachings the sacred revealed word of their god Allah. Even a cursory review of the Koran's text provides ample evidence of its inciteful intent. There is no need for Islamists to cherry-pick verses from the Koran or related hadiths to support their violence because these scriptures are replete with orders to kill the non-believers.

This war must be fought on all fronts, foreign and domestic, military and particularly, the ideological one...


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