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In the Quest of Questioning the Source of Motives Where to Strike When Hitting the Victim Targeted for Beating

Reader comment on item: The Rushdie Fatwa 25 Years Later
in response to reader comment: In Quest of what is the Quranic ضرب or Hitting/Beating really means!

Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Aug 17, 2022 at 00:38

Semantics aside, it has become apparent that Mr. Rushdie's assailant intention was to fulfill the fatwa of 'silencing' the alleged agent of disrespect to the Quran's influences on Muslim followers. No surprises here, since the history of Islam is filled with many more accounts of perpetrating hatred against uncounted tens of thousands of those that chose a more peaceful devotion to their Deity; and paid dearly with conceding their lives for supposed disrespect. Even in these 'modern times', while many have moderated the intensity of that obsession, many still are fully operational adherents that are patient in looking for their own opportunity as is seen in Israel on a nearly daily basis.
Now the question, DNM: how does the Quran (al-Tabari) justify the motive again for 'hitting above the neck?'
Is there really such a justification for the hatred Islam has in trying to replace the message of the love of God in Messianic fellowship?

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