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in response to reader comment: To Patrick O'Brien

Submitted by Mu'een Ud Deen (United Kingdom), Mar 8, 2006 at 05:00

"Fight and slay the pagans (infidels) wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem of war." The Qur'an is the only 'Holy Book' that has the most flexibility. By removing one verse (ayat) the entire meaning is distorted because the ayats (verses) are in relation to one another. In the Qur'an it distinctly refers to innovation (which you have done) as an act of a hypocrite. This is exactly how the Wahhabi's (terrorist) convert ordinary Muslims by innovating verses for their own evil purposes. Compare the difference yourself (I am refering to the web-site where you found this ayat - Abdullah Yusuf Ali);

A (declaration) of immunity from Allah and His Messenger, to those of the Pagans with whom ye have contracted mutual alliances:-

2. Go ye, then, for four months, backwards and forwards, (as ye will), throughout the land, but know ye that ye cannot frustrate Allah (by your falsehood) but that Allah will cover with shame those who reject Him.

3. And an announcement from Allah and His Messenger, to the people (assembled) on the day of the Great Pilgrimage,- that Allah and His Messenger dissolve (treaty) obligations with the Pagans. If then, ye repent, it were best for you; but if ye turn away, know ye that ye cannot frustrate Allah. And proclaim a grievous penalty to those who reject Faith.

4. (But the treaties are) not dissolved with those Pagans with whom ye have entered into alliance and who have not subsequently failed you in aught, nor aided any one against you. So fulfil your engagements with them to the end of their term: for Allah loveth the righteous.

5. But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, an 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.

6. If one amongst the Pagans ask thee for asylum, grant it to him, so that he may hear the word of Allah. and then escort him to where he can be secure. That is because they are men without knowledge.

7. How can there be a league, before Allah and His Messenger, with the Pagans, except those with whom ye made a treaty near the sacred Mosque? As long as these stand true to you, stand ye true to them: for Allah doth love the righteous.

8. How (can there be such a league), seeing that if they get an advantage over you, they respect not in you the ties either of kinship or of covenant? With (fair words from) their mouths they entice you, but their hearts are averse from you; and most of them are rebellious and wicked.

This literally means
'[This is] a proclamation by God and His messenger for mankind [assembled] on the day of the greater Pilgrimage, to wit: God may dissolve treaty obligations with associators and [so may] His messenger. If you repent, then it will be better for you; while if you turn aside, know that you cannot escape from God. Announce painful torment to those who disbelieve, except for those associators with whom you have already made a treaty; provided they have not failed you in any respect nor backed up anyone against you. Fulfil any treaty [you have] with them until their period is up. God loves those who do their duty!'

The nation known as 'Israel' was home to the palastinian people and has been for centuries.

"This is a lie."
How do you know it is a lie?
As for the Mujahideen, it was widely known they were openly practising terrorism. They were responsible for numerous terrorist attacks in Pakistan and India. The Americans were fully aware of this.
The only reason why the Americans have gone to lengths, to help the Muslims is because they have their own interests at heart - the oil.

Research before you open your mouth. This is a wide know fact that their was no aircraft wreckage present. Look at the pentagon footage - video. It is widely available.

As for clerics, they don't represent the entire Islamic community. You want comedy how about this; Jesus wasn't born on 25 December (FACT), even by chance he did - where does Father Christmas come into it?
The enemy of Islam is the metamophisis of mankinds institutional purpose - the west represents a civilisation where homosexuality, pornography, prostitution (etc) is acceptible. If god or even nature allowed homo's how comes they can't conceive!

Have you forgotten colonialism? The violence! Who did that I wonder?

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