Cyberhippie, on Aug 12 2004, 06:54 PM, said:
okay Lil, here you go.
Islam, as does Christianity, compells it's followers to go out and convert the heathen, and in the case of Islam, the Qu'Ran specifically allows it's followers to use just about any means necessary to enter the land of the infidel and seize power, and install Sharia law.
Sharia law, which denies rights to women, which makes a mockery of free speech, of fair trial, and of being innocent till proven guilty scares the hell out of me, and it's already the law in half a dozen countries.
and what scares me even more is that despite the fact that 99% of islamics are probably perfectly ordinary people, they have a holy book that permits violence against the non-believer.
it doesn't matter if it will actually screw the pooch, it matters that it *can* screw the pooch somewhere down the line with FULL support of written scripture.
i figured that statement wouldn't be appreciated.
I started to NOT reply to this, because the "Sharia law" and the "Qur'an" are two different things. I am personally opposed to the creature that is being called today "Sharia law" because I think it a mockery of the Qur'an. However, since the Qur'an itself is being called into question...
As with nearly any Sacred Writing, taking a quote in isolation from the book is going to give the wrong idea. This is probably true of any book, but with Sacredi Literature it is MORE true, because the WHOLE of the Revelation IS the Revelation.
So saying, - can you quote the passages that you refer to that:
1. "specifically allows it's followers to use just about any means necessary to enter the land of the infidel and seize power, and install Sharia law"?
2. "permits violence against the non-believer"?