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Disinformation yet again from the defenders of Islam

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Submitted by J.Shearer (United Kingdom), Feb 7, 2003 at 08:58

ERFAN IBRAHIM quotes the Qur'an that says, "there is no compulsion in religion."

Here again we see an attempt to beguile and misinform non-Muslims. The quote from the Quran applies for Muslims. It certainly does not apply to non-Muslims as far as the Quran is concerned.

As for jihad being a defence of Islam. I wonder what Islam was defending in Aghanistan - a historically Buddhist country that was forcibly converted. Or for that matter in India and even further afield from the traditional geographic domain of Islam.

As for - Qutb argued that jihad is necessary to "rid the world of jahiliyya [ignorance]. It is clear to all and sundry that Muslim nations and communities are the ones in jahiliyya.
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