There is no such thing. I don’t mean that there is no such thing as “a word,” but that there is no such thing as a “religion of peace,” certainly not amongst the Judeo Christian spectrum. Not Judaism, not Christianity, and certainly not Islam.
Everyone lies like dogs these days, with the right wing fabricating crap about Islam and the “left” making every excuse possible for the evils carried out in its name. The most common excuse put forward by the liberals and the left is that – somehow – you can’t blame the religion of Islam when a bunch of scum bags shoot dozens of French rock fans dead while screaming “Allahu Akbar!” Of course, if some radical Christians stormed a Mosque and slaughtered dozens while screaming “Jesus is Lord,” the leftist apologists would be singing a very different tune. So, given that neither side can be trusted, I decided after the recent slaughter of innocents in Paris to finally get myself a copy of the Quran and check out what the book itself says about killing the infidels. The version I went for is “The Noble Quran” by Hilali and Khan, the most commonly recommended English translation (recommended by the Muslims, not by right wing shock jocks ) and one sponsored by the Saudi government. And sure enough, once again the left has lied to me. The book does, indeed, contain several passages saying that non-believers should be killed. I suppose there are ways to interpret these passages as saying that the non-believers should not be killed, but to what passes for the left these days there are ways of interpreting Bruce Jenner’s bollocks as evidence that he is a woman! The two passages of the Quran that stand out as clearly as the aforementioned gonads are these…
“ They wish that you reject Faith, as they have rejected (Faith), and thus that you all become equal (like one another). So take not Auliya ’ (protectors or friends) from them, till they emigrate in the Way of Allah (to Muhammad ). But if they turn back (from Islam), take (hold of) them and kill them wherever you find them, and take neither Auliya (protectors or friends) nor helpers from them.”
At best, this could be taken as an order to kill Muslims who bail out of the faith, but it can also be – and often is – taken as an order to kill those who reject Islam without having ever been part of it. Either way, it is a clear call to murder in a book that, my leftist friends would have you believe, contains no such thing. The other passage that is of great relevance to Islamic terrorism is this one…
“ Not equal are those of the believers who sit (at home), except those who are disabled (by injury or are blind or lame), and those who strive hard and fight in the Cause of Allah with their wealth and their lives. Allah has preferred in grades those who strive hard and fight with their wealth and their lives above those who sit (at home). Unto each, Allah has promised good (Paradise), but Allah has preferred those who strive hard and fight, above those who sit (at home) by a huge reward.”
In other words, if you fight for Allah, you will get to go to the Deluxe section of heaven, while the other Muslims go to the budget version. You get the Hilton, they get a sleazy motel with sticky carpets. What is most important here, though, is that this clearly does not refer to spiritual struggle as the injured, the blind, and the lame are exempt! Can these people not fight a spiritual fight? Of course they can, hence the only reason for the exemption is that the struggle referred to is a physical one. If the exemption was for the retarded and the insane, then it could be argued that the struggle is spiritual and that such mentally defective people are not fit for it. But no, there is no reason to excuse the non-participation of the physically handicapped unless the fight itself is a physical one.
There are other passages that seem to encourage the killing of non-believers, but they are somewhat more open to interpretation, especially in light of historical events taking place at the time these ideas were being formulated. But the two above? It is very hard to see how, put together, they don’t add up to “Kill the non-believers and you will go to an especially nice wing of heaven.” This then, is the smoking gun that so many leftists don’t want you to see, the irrefutable proof that the Quran does promote violence against non-believers. Other elements are involved in the sort of atrocity carried out by those Muslim savages over the weekend – Amerikan imperialism, European support for said evil, the slaughter of 100s of 1000s of Iraqis, and probably also Arab traditions separate from religious ones – but make no mistake, the book itself does encourage the slaughter of innocents, and that means that Islam itself, not just a few nutty outliers, is to blame. Can we blame all Muslims for the slaughter? No. Can we blame Islam itself? Yes, we can. Not only that, but we should blame Islam. Just as we blame “Man shall not lie with man as he lies with woman” for Christian homophobia. The book says it, and the gullible believe and act on it. Such it is with the Bible, such it is with the Quran.