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To Shakeel: Bring your proof

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Submitted by Plato (United Arab Emirates), May 27, 2007 at 02:39

Shakeel, like some Koranic verses, two of your posts contradict each other. Does the later one abrogate the earlier one? If so, the Hindus can breathe easy.

"No. This verse is talking about the Pagans of Mecca who were in a state of war with the Muslims. This is established in the ayat before. Second, it does say anything about Christians, Jews, Hindus or Buddhists, especially the latter two because the latter two are not Ahl al Kitab. It is reinforcing the last verse which refers to the Pagans." (http://www.danielpipes.org/comments/91986)

"Indians were never forced to convert to Islam. In fact, Hindus were treated as Ahl-Kitab rather than polytheists. Also, since Muhammad as a Rasool preached only Arabs, so only those people were to be judged by God. (http://www.danielpipes.org/comments/94270)

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