posted on Apr, 7 2006 @ 05:24 PM
Ask, and you shall recieve:
As has been well spotted, those are quoted out of context, with some VERY weird explainations inbetween.
[8:12]- This is God sending the angels to aid the Muslims in some battle (I think it was Badr). They were instructed to "give firmness to the
Believers" and (to paraphrase) slaughter their enemies.
[2:216]- This is telling muslims that they must not shy away from fighting. Unlike Christianity, Muslims are allowed to fight back when attacked, as
opposed to "Turning the other cheek".
[69:30-37]- These verses seem to have been mentioned twice, both times with a conflicting translation. A quick look would verify that the 2nd
translation is (somewhat) correct, and that it is talking about the punishment waiting for those in hell, and not something "instructing Muslims on
how to torture and murder unbelievers". Same goes with [22:19-22] and [76:4].
[5:33-34]- States the punishment for terrorists in Muhammad's time: They would either be executed, or crucified, or hands cut, or they be exiled,
depending on the seriousness of the crime.
Most of the stuff mentioned can clearly be understood by looking up the relevant verses. As mentioned, Islam allows fighting when it is required (the
criteria clearly outlined in the Quran). I guess a more explaining name would be "Religion of Balance" (The Quran calls it the "Straight path" or
the "Middle Path"). By Religion of Peace, it generally means the peace found when one is with God. It definitely doesn't allow (or accept) forced
The rest of it (the explaination inbetween) is ridiculous in it's inaccuracy (and I mean this in all seriousness, not just as an expression).