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Thursday, 1 April 2010

The Koran's 'Villainy in the Land'

Many Muslims are quite simply wrong about the Koran. I can’t put it any more diplomatically. They cite passages selectively. I have read the Koran and I found numerous references to Jihad – violent jihad – in its various forms. Like many Muslims, I too will offer only one passage:

‘Strike off infidels’ heads, strike off the very tips of their fingers.’ – The Spoils, 8:12

It is not surprising to me, as an ‘unbeliever’, that there are blatant contradictions in the Koran. After all, the Holy Prophet was not a logician by trade.

And on all those references to the I.R.A. Some of its members may well have been devout Catholics (a few were atheists), but it didn’t kill for Catholicism. It killed for Irish nationalism. Those who bombed the Twin Towers did so on behalf of Allah and Islam.

Nor can Muslims cry ‘racism’ every time someone is critical of Islam or Muslims. There is indeed ‘violent racial behaviour’ towards Asians, though not usually because they are Muslims. There is also extreme violence in the Koran, which scares many non-Muslims.

Finally, we don’t live in a theocracy (thank God).

That ever-so-used quote from the Koran:

‘… that to kill one person is like killing the entire mankind…’

The actual passage really is:

‘… that whosoever killed a human being, except as punishment for murder or other villainy in the land, shall be deemed as though he had killed all mankind…’ – 5:32

This, of course, begs the question. What would be deemed as ‘villainy’? One can only guess!

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