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What Made Those Nice Boys in Boston Go Bad?

April 21, 2013

The media is asking, “What made those nice boys go bad?” Answer: the same thing that makes all Islamic jihadists go bad: THE QURAN!

Have Islamic jihadists hijacked a peaceful religion? Answer: No. Violence is an integral part of Islam. Jihad is Islamic gospel. Anyone who tells you otherwise is either ignorant or lying. Here is a sample of the dozens of calls to violence in the Quran:

  • Kill unbelievers wherever you find them. (Sura 2:191)
  • War is ordained by Allah. (Sura 2:216)
  • Fight in the cause of Allah. (Sura 2:244)
  • As for those who disbelieve in our communications, we shall make them enter fire; so oft as their skins are thoroughly burned, we will change them for other skins, that they may taste the chastisement; surely Allah is Mighty, Wise. (Sura 4:56)
  • Take not from among them friends until they flee in the way of Allah. But if they turn back, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them, and take not from among them a friend or a helper. (Sura 4:89)
  • Allah hath granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than to those who sit (at home). (Sura 4:95)
  • Relent not in pursuit of the enemy. (Sura 4:104)
  • You who believe, do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends! (Sura 5:51)
  • I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them. (Sura 8:12)
  • Prophet! Exhort the believers to fight. If there be of you twenty steadfast they shall overcome two hundred, and if there be of you a hundred (steadfast) they shall overcome a thousand of those who disbelieve, because they (the disbelievers) are a folk without intelligence. (Sura 8:65)
  • Fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war). (Sura 9:5)
  • Fight them. Allah will punish them by your hands and bring them to disgrace, and assist you against them and heal the hearts of a believing people. (Sura 9:14)
  • Fight those who do not believe in Allah. (Sura 9:29)
  • Ye who believe! Fight those of the disbelievers who are near to you, and let them find harshness in you. (Sura 9:123)
  • These are two adversaries who dispute about their Lord; then (as to) those who disbelieve, for them are cut out garments of fire, boiling water shall be poured over their heads. (Sura 22:19)
  • Surely Allah loves those who fight in His way. (Sura 61:4)

So, on what do those who say that Islam is a peaceful religion base their view? There are only about three or so passages that they attempt to use to “prove” Islam is a peaceful:

  • Let there be no compulsion in religion. (Sura 2:256)
  • Argue not with the People of the Scripture [Jews and Christians] unless it be in (a way) that is better. (Sura 29:46)
  • Repel evil with what is better. (Sura 41:34)

There is nothing in the Quran about loving your enemy, like there is in the Bible. You be the judge. If you are looking for an overarching message from the Quran, what message will you receive? Don’t take my word for it. Look these passages up for yourself. Here is a site that has three translations of the Quran side-by-side:

http://www.usc.edu/org/cmje/religious-texts/quran/

If you have 3 minutes, watch this wonderful video of Allen West confronting a Muslim over whether Islam is a peaceful religion. This is absolutely a classic:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQtUzxxvsjw

For more, see our detailed article comparing Christianity and Islam, where we answer questions, like “Isn’t the Old Testament violent?”— http://www.faithfacts.org/world-religions-and-theology/christianity-vs.-islam

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