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Reader comment on item: U.S. Improvising on Security Five Years After 9/11
in response to reader comment: G.Vishvas

Submitted by Pat (United States), Sep 8, 2006 at 10:29

"From today, I want to tell journalists that if in future they use wrong information from coalition forces or NATO we will target those journalists and media," Dadullah said. "We have the Islamic right to kill these journalists and media."

These were the words of the top Taliban military commander. He didn't say "we have the right to kill these journalists as an act of war". He said "we have the Islamic right to kill these journalists and media".

Where in the Quran is the Islamic right to kill defined? If it's not there, then where did this commander get it? If it's not anywhere in Islamic jurisprudence, then why don't Muslims condemn it? Why do you even condone going against people whose only "crime" is that they are not Muslims?

Qur'an 9:29. Muhammad commanded his followers to wage war against unbelievers who refused to convert to Islam, and to subjugate them as dhimmis (Sahih Muslim 4294).

Was Robert Spencer wrong in citing the above Quranic reference as Muhammad's call to make war against other faiths?


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