VIOLENCE IN THE QU'RAN IS JUSTIFIED
[Kenneth o'Kelley, email@example.com]:
"In light of the current events, I would say that I am compelled to learn a bit more about this religion that is indeed the enemy of Christ.
How much does the Christian or regular ole person know about the extremist Muslims and their position? It's apparent that Osama and Hussein would like nothing more than to unite all Muslims in a holy war against the west. (Christians) They too have their scriptures.
Found some interesting things that the Koran teaches them: These extracts are taken from The Koran translated by N.J Dawood - Penguin Classics 4th Revised Edition 1974 - reprinted in 1986 and reproduced in the Lutheran Christian News of October 1st, 2001.
'Believers, retaliation is decreed for you in bloodshed.' (Sura 2:178).
'Fight for the sake of Allah those that fight against you, but do not attack them first.'
'Allah does not love the aggressors. Kill them wherever you find them ... if they attack you put them to the sword ... Fight against them until idolatry is no more and Allahs religion reigns supreme ... If any one attacks you, attack him as he attacked you..' (Sura 2:190-4).
'Fight for the cause of Allah.' (Sura 2:444).
'Those that deny our revelations, we will burn in Hellfire ... As for those that have faith and do good works, we shall admit them to gardens watered by running streams, where, wedded to chaste virgins, they shall abide for ever ... the believers who do good works, whether men or women, shall enter the gardens of Paradise' (Sura 4:55-7,124).
'The true believers fight for the cause of Allah, but the infidels fight for idols. Fight then against the friends of Satan' (Sura 4:76).
'Therefore fight for the cause of Allah' (Sura 4:84).
'Allah has given those that fight with their goods and their persons a higher rank than those who stay at home. He has promised all a good reward; but far richer is the recompense of those who fight for Him...' (Sura 4:96).
'Unbelievers are those who declare.. Allah is the Messiah, the Son of Mary' (Sura 5:17).
'When the sacred months are over, slay the idolaters wherever you find them. Arrest them, besiege them, and lie in ambush everywhere for them...' (Sura 9:5).
'...make war on the leaders of unbelief...' (Sura 9:12).
'Believers, know that the idolaters are unclean...' (Sura 9:28).
'...the Christians say the Messiah is the son of Allah. Such are their assertions, by which they imitate the infidels of old. Allah confound them! How perverse they are! They worship.... the Messiah the son of Mary as gods besides Allah; though they were ordered to serve one God only. There is no god but Him. Exalted be he above those whom they deify beside Him! ... It is He who has sent forth His apostle with guidance and the true faith to make it triumphant over all religions, however much the idolaters may dislike it' (Sura 9:30-3).
'Proclaim a woeful punishment to those that hoard up gold and silver and do not spend it in Allahs cause. The day will surely come when their treasures shall be heated in the fire of Hell...' (Sura 9:35).
'If you do not fight He will punish you sternly and replace you by other men...' (Sura 9:39).
'Whether unarmed or well equipped, march on the fight for the cause of Allah, with your wealth and your person' (Sura 9:41).
'Prophet, make war on the unbelievers and the hypocrites and deal rigorously with them. Hell shall be their home: An evil fate' (Sura 9:73).
'Believers, make war on the infidels who dwell around you...' (Sura 9:122).
'O you who believe! Do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people.' (Koran 5:51)
Taken from: http://www.1335.com/Archive/kt0102.html"