Minority Christians in northern Nigeria were on edge Thursday, January 24, after militants killed at least 23 people for disobeying Islamic religious law, known as Sharia, residents said.
In the deadliest attack, suspected Islamic gunmen fired at a market in Borno state killing 18 people late Monday, January 21.
Originally posted by bitsforbytes
May the souls of our brothers and sisters rest in peace and may the other brothers and sisters who have committed these atrocities repent and fall on their faces before the Most High.
A few rotten apples destroys the whole batch eh?
Again bad people practising a religion doesn't make a religion bad.
KORAN commands to kill infidels:
Allah is an enemy to unbelievers. - Sura 2:98
On unbelievers is the curse of Allah. - Sura 2:161
Slay them wherever ye find them and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution is worse than slaughter. - 2:191
Fight against them until idolatry is no more and Allah's religion reigns supreme. (different translation: ) Fight them until there is no persecution and the religion is God's entirely. - Sura 2:193 and 8:39
Fighting is obligatory for you, much as you dislike it. - 2:216
(different translation: ) Prescribed for you is fighting, though it is hateful to you.
..... martyrs.... Enter heaven - Surah 3:140-43
If you should die or be killed in the cause of Allah, His mercy and forgiveness would surely be better than all they riches they amass. If you should die or be killed, before Him you shall all be gathered. - 3:157-8
You must not think that those who were slain in the cause of Allah are dead. They are alive, and well-provided for by their Lord. - Surah 3:169-71
Let those fight in the cause of God who sell the life of this world for the hereafter. To him who fights in the cause of God, whether he is slain or victorious, soon we shall give him a great reward. - Surah 4:74
Those who believe fight in the cause of God, and those who reject faith fight in the cause of evil. - 4:76
But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever you find them. - 4:89
Therefore, we stirred among them enmity and hatred, which shall endure till the Day of Resurrection, when Allah will declare to them all that they have done. - 5:14
Originally posted by bitsforbytes
reply to post by GmoS719
You do realize that God is speaking of His actions in those lines and that this is not our job to do this (to strike terror). Fear no man but God. No man can judge (written in the Qu'ran). Why? Because no man is intelligent enough to do so. Our emotions cloud our judgement in many cases. Also, God said: THY SHALL NOT KILL! Islam believes in this commandments and so do all the religions really. Christian radicals have displayed similar hatred. You can find an example of this in every religion because crazy people received teachings from crazy people. You never played a game of telephone? Messages get distorted easily especially when people only hear and don't listen or look and don't see.
So tell me this: Is Islam bad or are those fools who committed this nonsense bad?
If a man builds an atom bomb in his basement then uses it to kill people. Should we say that science is bad? Or that this lunatic practising science is bad?
Originally posted by milkyway12
reply to post by amkia
Exactly. This is why the Christians should be armed. They need to be able to better defend their beliefs against Muslims.