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Wednesday, June 23, 2004

"When you meet the unbelievers, smite their necks"

Koran, Sura (chapter) 47:4
Jihad Watch: It would be refreshing if just one time, we weren't asked to accept that this sort of thing "has nothing to do with Islam" just on the word of other Muslims. I wish that just one time, Muslims who say these beheadings have nothing to do with Islam would explain why Sura 47:4 ("when you meet the unbelievers, smite their necks") doesn't apply here, and why the example of Muhammad's beheadings doesn't apply . . .

UPDATE 06/23/04: Along these same lines, you might want to read Will the West Survive? in which Walter Williams quotes the following:
"Fight those who do not believe in Allah" (Surat At-Taubah 9:29)

"I will instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers, Smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger tips of them" (Quran 8:12)

"The unbelievers among the People of the Book and the pagans shall burn forever in the fire of Hell. They are the vilest of all creatures" (Quran 98:1-8)

"Fight against those who believe not in Allah, and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (Islam), until they are subdued" (Surat At-Taubah 9:29)