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Monday, April 24, 2006

Koran Studies 3

As I haven't illustrated the peacefullness of the "Religion of Peace (TM)," I thought of highlighting Surah 4:74, "Women."

Let those fight in the cause of Allah Who sell the life of this world for the hereafter. To him who fighteth in the cause of Allah,- whether he is slain or gets victory - Soon shall We give him a reward of great (value).

For all Muslim's talk on the difference between fighting war and dying fighting infidels actually meaning some sort of evangelistic struggle, this seems pretty violent to me. If this means something other than open hostility towards infidels, I would have a hard time seeing it. When using terminology like "dying" and "fighting," the images conjured would be that of open, literal, battle.

In the "news" today was the Muslim Thinker's Society chanting "the real Holocaust is coming" among other things, on a street in New York. I'm guessing they don't subscribe to the "evangelistic struggle" school of thought.

By the way, does anyone else see the irony of these terrorist sympathizers pulling for Sharia law and suppression of freedom in the name of Islam while at the same time exercising seditious speech against the United States--the very place that is ensuring their freedom?