US: Real Muslims don’t terrorize (misquotes Koran)

Nearly 150 people were killed in Kenya in a brutal attack on a university by a terrorist organization called al-Shabab. Reports claim that the militants specifically singled out Christian students.

Al-Shabab and other extremist groups, who claim to be working for Islam, fail to recognize the very meaning of being a Muslim. Not only is this act of barbarity a complete departure from the Islamic teachings, it is against the very nature of humans to be so violent and barbaric. Such lack of empathy suggests extreme abnormalities in the minds of those who willingly carry out these atrocities. To refer to these people as “religious” would be a mistake. To call them psychopaths would be appropriate. In fact, the Islamic scripture, the Quran, refers to such people as “diseased” (chapter 2: verse 10).

In the last couple of months, extremist groups in the Middle East, Pakistan and even Africa have increasingly targeted Christian populations in the name of Islam. As a Muslim, I can tell you that nothing is further from the teachings of Islam than taking innocent lives. The Quran says killing one person is like killing the entire mankind (5:32). In this verse, the Quran does not address a single faith or race. In fact, if you study the rhetoric, the verse clearly suggests that all life is sacred — regardless of faith, ethnicity or race…

Huma Munir is a writer for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Women Association.

Many Muslims do not consider the Ahmadiyya to be Muslims at all. In Pakistan they are barred by law from called themselves Muslims or calling their houses of worship mosques.  

It is quite possible that she does not realize that she is misquoting the Koran.  Muslims believe one should read the Koran in Arabic, which most do not understand.  Translations of the Koran are mistrusted.

Unlike Christianity and Judaism, there is little present day interest in pouring over verses in the Koran.  People simply accept what their leaders say. 

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Were this true, it would be internally and externally consistent.
    Observant Muslims commit terrorism because Islam DOES allow it.

    • winniec

      Koran 8.60 ‘turhibunna’ (terrorize them…i.e. the kafirs)
      This is an eternal command without context. Islam COMMANDS terrorism, rather than merely ALLOWING it.

  • Alain

    So then one can count the number of “true” Muslims on the fingers of both hands, which does leave a huge number of “fake” Muslims. Frankly I do not care what is written in their texts (although I know them very well), because the only thing that matters is their behaviour. We witness their behaviour daily all across the globe, and it is evil.

  • winniec

    The meaning of ‘NO COMPULSION IN RELIGION’ (K. 2.256) is revealed in the Sunan of Abu Dawud, op cit, Book 14, Number 2676.

    “Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas: “When the children of a woman (in pre-Islamic days) did not survive, she took a vow on herself that if her child survives, she would convert it (to) a Jew. When Banu an-Nadir were expelled (from Arabia), there were some children of the Ansar (Helpers) among them. They said: We shall not leave our children. So Allah the Exalted revealed; “Let there be no compulsion in religion. Truth stands out clear from error.”

    In “The Qur’an and Its Interpreters” [6] volume 1, pages 252- 256, by Muhammad Ayoub, there are several differing Tafsirs presented on this verse.

    Ayoub presents Wahidi’s tafsir. Wahidi relates on the authority of Sa’id ibn Jubayr, who related it on the authority of Ibn Abbas: “When the children of a woman of the Ansar all died in infancy, she vowed that if a child were to live, she would bring it up as a Jew. Thus when the Jewish tribe of al-Nadir was evicted from Medina [4/625], there were among them sons of the Ansar. The Ansar said, “O Apostle of God, what will become of our children!” Thus God sent down this verse.” Sa’id ibn Jubayr said, “Therefore whoever wished to join them did so, and whoever wished to enter Islam did so likewise”… (by breaking their previous solemn vow).

    While Ayoub presents other tafsir on this verse, some of them supporting the concept that people are not to be forced into Islam, the only Hadith from a Sahih collection that I’ve found is the one above. And that context has nothing to do with not forcing people into Islam; rather, it allows captured Jews additional family options.

    Mohammed used verse 2.256 to allow people to REVOKE THEIR SOLEMN VOWS TO RAISE THEIR CHILDREN IN JUDAISM.

    Thus, the purpose of this opportunistic verse (2.256) was to allow more people to leave Judaism and adopt Islam by permitting the blasphemy of dishonoring a solemn vow.

    This verse is actually an example of Islam’s flexible ethics and opportunism in favor of Islamic supremacism. For Mohammed, even a solemn vow was not sacred.

  • winniec

    BCF wrote: “Many Muslims do not consider the Ahmadiyya to be Muslims at all”

    Response: Ahmadis are ‘muslim’ in a similar way that Mormons are ‘christian’. Please note intentional lower case.

    Ahmadis believe in a reincarnated Jesus and reincarnated Mohammed who delivered further revelations that revoked violent jihad.

    Ahmadi apologists USUALLY (not always) start by pretending they are mainline Muslims, thereby making them professional liars. What else do they lie about?

    • Frau Katze

      I don’t know, but I must admit I haven’t heard of an Ahmadi terrorist. They have given up on jihad and work more like 19th Christian missionaries.

      Their downfall is their determination to be “mainstream” Muslims. It leads to apologetic pieces like this.

      Mormons do consider themselves a different religion. The Ahdmadiyya should the same.

  • moraywatson

    Don’t kid yourself. the ahmadiyya are muslims. Their brand of totalitarian islam is no better than any other. Less islam, is always an improvement.

  • cmh

    no wonder they are not accepted by muslims, they don’t quote the Koran correctly or understand it’s teachings. So who is going to write Huma and tell her?