Author: Gaye Carman (61.68.106.---)
Date: 05-26-05 12:04
I totally agree with you that there are verses that say not to fight. I also agree that it is stupid to not fight back if attacked..but Mohammed raided caravans, innocent people, and he went into countries and killed in the name of Allah, taking the land for Islam...so there are also verses that tell the people of the book to go and kill, eg............. "Fight those who do not believe in Allah, nor in the latter day, nor do they prohibit what Allah and His Apostle have prohibited, nor follow the religion of truth, of the people of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission and feel themselves subdued." at-Taubah 9:29
Prophet, make war on the unbelievers and the hypocrites and deal rigorously with them. Hell shall be their home: an evil fate. Sura 9:73 at-Taubah 9:73
Fight against such of those to whom the Scriptures were given as believe neither in Allah nor the Last Day, who do not forbid what Allah and His apostle have forbidden and do not embrace the true faith until they pay tribute out of hand and are utterly subdued. Sura 9:29 at-Taubah 9:29 , and many others... however as you said the Quran also says things like
Fight for the sake of Allah those that fight against you, but do not attack them first. Allah does not love the aggressors. Kill them wherever you find them. Drive them out of the places from which they drove you. Idolatry is worse than carnage. But do not fight them within the precincts of the Holy Mosque unless they attack you there; Sura 2:190-1 al-Baqarah 2:190-191 , so I dont understand...I know that one has to be careful of verses before and after as that can change the contex of a verse, but there are so many more verses on killing the pagan...or unbeliever...