Belfast Telegraph

Friday 18 April 2014

Koran 'filled with threats to unbelievers'

UNFORTUNATELY for your correspondent 'JB' (Write Back, October 7), Koranic references used by terrorists to justify their actions are not "isolated".

Unbelievers are hated by Allah and the Koran is packed full of threats of hell against them.

Unbelievers are like "apes and pigs" (5:60), they are "the vilest of creatures in the eyes of Allah" (8:55) and Muslims must not make friends with them.

Jihad is a holy duty of Muslims (66:9), who are to "strike terror into the hearts of the unbelievers" and behead them (8:12) and slay them until they submit and pay the jiyza (9:5), a special tax for subjugated unbelievers.

These passages are supported by the Hadith (traditions) and reflect the actions of the "prophet" as he subdued all in his path.

Terrorists are only doing what Islam teaches.

STEPHEN MORETON

Warrington, Cheshire

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