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According to Qur'an war is allowed only for defensive purposes..

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Submitted by Huma Babuna (Turkey), May 26, 2013 at 15:11

Allah allows Muslims to fight because they were under pressure and oppression. In other words, the concept of war that is allowed is not for attacking but for defensive purposes. There are also other verses in the Quran warning Muslims to avoid an unnecessary provocation or a violent practice…

To those against whom war is made, permission is given (to fight ), because they are wronged;- and verily, Allah (God) is most powerful for their aid;-(Surat Al-Hajj,39)

(They are) those who have been expelled from their homes in defiance of right,- (for no cause) except that they say, "our Lord is Allah..(Surat Al-Hajj,40)

Fight in the cause of Allah (God) those who fight you , but do not transgress limits: for Allah (God) loveth not transgressors.(Surat Al-Baqara , 190

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Daniel Pipes replies:

If that is the case, then how did Muslims come to control an area from Indonesia to Morocco?

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