Propaganda Against the Qur'an

Debunking some oft-repeated propaganda against the Qur'an

Propaganda: The Qur'an says, "And kill the disbelievers wherever ye find them." (Q2:191)

Response: Firstly, the word 'disbelievers' is not mentioned in verse 2:191.

Secondly, the anti-Islamic deceivers are fond of quoting the very first portion of this verse that sounds 'horrible' leaving the rest one that answers the first part as though they are the smartest self-deceiver on this planet!

Thirdly, the context of this verse starts from the previous one and ends in the next one. If anyone reads the verses from 2:190-192 with open and unprejudiced mind, s/he will clearly see that the verse is absolutely self-defensive.

Even the verse 2:191 itself is self-defensive:

Q 2:190-192: Fight in the way of Allah against those who fight against you, but begin not hostilities. Lo! Allah loveth not aggressors. And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution is worse than slaughter. And fight not with them at the Inviolable Place of Worship until they first attack you there, but if they attack you (there) then slay them. Such is the reward of disbelievers. But if they desist, then lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

So, as it is clearly seen, the anti-Islamic fanatics don't even want the believers of the Qur'an to defend their life from the attack of terrorists and killers as though the life of Sudra is nothing to Brahmin! They have been quoting the same 'phrase' for years to prove that the Qur'an is a killing machine. On the other hand they never quote even a single verse of this kind from other religious book(s), even directly let alone using cheating, as though other religious books contain no such stuff! The fact is that what they have been trying to prove against the Qur'an using all sorts of lies and deceptions for years, the same can be proved against some other religious books without using any lie or deception at all. So, their evil agenda in the guise of blah blah blah is obvious.

Propaganda: The Qur'an says, "Not to make friendship with Jews and Christians." (Q5:51)

Response: Firstly, it may appear that the anti-Islamic propagandists are much more 'sympathetic' and 'merciful' to Jews and Christians than the Qur'anic God although they never quote even a single verse on what Jewish scriptures say about Jesus, Mary, and Christians, and vice-versa. They never quote even a single verse from any other religious book against disbelievers or other people although no one is suggesting them to do so.

Secondly, the Arabic word that has been used in this verse is 'Auliya', which means protector, guardian, helper, lord, god, etc. (see Q 39:3), not simply friend.

Thirdly, the verse Q 5:51 refers to terrorists, intolerants, slanderers, and haters only. Please see the verses 5:57-59, 60:8-9, and 3:118 for clarification:

Q 5:57-59: O ye who believe! take not for friends and protectors those who take your religion for a mockery or sport- whether among those who received the Scripture before you, or among those who reject Faith; but fear ye Allah, if ye have faith (indeed). When ye proclaim your call to prayer they take it (but) as mockery and sport; that is because they are a people without understanding. Say: "O people of the Book! Do ye disapprove of us for no other reason than that we believe in Allah, and the revelation that hath come to us and that which came before (us), and (perhaps) that most of you are rebellious and disobedient?"

Q 60:8-9: Allah forbids you not, with regard to those who fight you not for (your) Faith nor drive you out of your homes, from dealing kindly and justly with them: for Allah loveth those who are just. Allah only forbids you, with regard to those who fight you for (your) Faith, and drive you out of your homes, and support (others) in driving you out, from turning to them (for friendship and protection). It is such as turn to them (in these circumstances), that do wrong.

Q 3:118: O ye who believe! Take not into your intimacy those outside your ranks: They will not fail to corrupt you. They only desire your ruin: Rank hatred has already appeared from their mouths: What their hearts conceal is far worse. We have made plain to you the Signs, if ye have wisdom.

So, as it is obviously seen, the anti-Islamic hypocrites want the followers of the Qur'an to take terrorists, intolerants, slanderers, and haters as friends and protectors when they themselves don't even make simple friendship with Bin Laden, Al-Qaeda terrorists, and JMB extremists like people! What kind of hypocrisy and double standard is this? They have been quoting the same verse for years to prove that the Qur'an is a manual of hate although it's nothing about hate to begin with. A person doesn't make friendship with a particular group of people doesn't necessarily mean that s/he hates them unless s/he explicitly expresses his/her hatred against them. On the other hand, they never quote even a single Qur'anic verse among dozens where Moses and Jews have been honored and protected (2:40, 2:47-52, 2:57-58, 5:20, 5:44, 10:47, 10:90-93, 14:6, 17:2-3, 20:47-52, 20:77-80, 44:30-32, 45:16, etc.), good Jews have been praised and they have also been offered salvation if they follow the true teaching of Moses (2:62, 2:121-122, 3:113-115, 3:75, 3:199, 4:160-162, 5:12, 5:65-66, 5:69, 29:46, etc.). They never quote even a single verse among dozens where Jesus and Mary have been honored with very high regard (3:42-55, 5:44-46, 5:110, 43:59, Chapter 19 on Mary, etc.), good Christians have been praised and they have also been offered salvation if they follow the true teaching of Jesus (2:62, 2:121-122, 3:75, 3:113-115, 3:199, 5:65-66, 5:69, 5:82, 29:46, etc.).

The anti-Islamic frauds never apply any sort of lie or deceptive technique against any other religious book to prove it hateful or violent. One may wonder what makes them showing 'sympathy' and 'mercy' to terrorist, intolerant, slanderer, and hater Jews, Christians, and disbelievers by attacking the Qur'an when Bible is full of hatred against the idolaters and disbelievers! Please see what Bible says about the idolaters and disbelievers:

"Atheists are fool. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. They are filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one."

(Psalms 14:1-3)

"For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God."

(Ephesians 5:5)

"But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death."

(Revelation 21:8)

"Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind. Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God."

(1 Corinthians 6:9-10)

"Give not that which is holy unto the dogs (i.e., idolaters and disbelievers), neither cast ye your pearls before swine (i.e., idolaters and disbelievers), lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you."

(Matthew 7:6)

"You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me." (Exodus 20:4-5)

"If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple."

(Luke 14:26)

"Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels."

(Matthew 25:41)

"They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."

(Matthew 13:42)

"And hath gone and served other gods, and worshipped them, either the sun, or moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded; And it be told thee, and thou hast heard of it, and enquired diligently, and, behold, it be true, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought in Israel: Then shalt thou bring forth that man or that woman, which have committed that wicked thing, unto thy gates, even that man or that woman, and shalt stone them with stones, till they die."

(Deuteronomy 17:3-5)

"That whosoever would not seek the LORD God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman."

(2 Chronicles 15:13)

"If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which is as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers; Namely, of the gods of the people which are round about you, nigh unto thee, or far off from thee, from the one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth; Thou shalt not consent unto him, nor hearken unto him; neither shall thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him: But thou shalt surely kill him; thine hand shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people. And thou shalt stone him with stones, that he die; because he hath sought to thrust thee away from the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. And all Israel shall hear, and fear, and shall do no more any such wickedness as this is among you. If thou shalt hear say in one of thy cities, which the LORD thy God hath given thee to dwell there, saying, Certain men, the children of Belial, are gone out from among you, and have withdrawn the inhabitants of their city, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which ye have not known; Then shalt thou enquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought among you; Thou shalt surely smite the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, destroying it utterly, and all that is therein, and the cattle thereof, with the edge of the sword.

And thou shalt gather all the spoil of it into the midst of the street thereof, and shalt burn with fire the city, and all the spoil thereof every whit, for the LORD thy God: and it shall be an heap for ever; it shall not be built again."

(Deuteronomy 13:6-16)

Ah! So much peace and love towards the idolaters and disbelievers! The Jewish holy book Talmud is even much more hateful and vicious against the idolaters and disbelievers. Also see what Jews/Christians think about the idolaters:

You see! You will never find these kinds of Biblical verses in the write-ups of anti-Islamic imposters. And how about Gita (Hindu Holy Book)? Well, general people have been kept into darkness about the fact that Gita is also vicious against the disbelievers (Gita 4:40, 7:15, 16:6-20, 17:28, etc.). But you will never find even a single verse from Gita in the anti-Islamic write-ups that talk against the disbelievers.

The funny thing is that the enemies of Peace have been quoting some 'phrases/verses' from the Qur'an out of context for years to prove it to be a hateful, violent, inhumane, barbaric, and horrible book. But the fact is that those verses broadly fall into three categories: (1) self-defense, (2) temporal punishment for crimes and anti-social acts (ex: punishment for killing; punishment for theft; punishment for adultery; punishment for treason; punishment for gay and lesbianism; fight against terrorists, extremists, oppressors, and other anti-social elements; etc.), and (3) punishment in the hereafter (if they are afraid of the punishment in the hereafter, then the life after death is a reality to them! so, they cannot have their cake and eat it too unless they have evil agenda in their mind.).

All other lies and propaganda against the Qur'an can be debunked in the similar manner. If the anti-Islamic propagandists think that they have confidence on themselves and what they are propagating against the Qur'an and the Prophet is true, then why are they running away from debate? Because they know very well that they are a bunch of liars, frauds, manipulators, exaggerators, and haters masquerading as (pseudo) atheist, (pseudo) freethinker, (pseudo) critical thinker, (pseudo) rationalist, (pseudo) humanist, (pseudo) secularist, (pseudo) scientist, etc. to save their back. They do not bother about fact or truth at all. Because their agenda is to conceal the fact or truth. These types of people, and not general people, have been called deaf, dumb, blind, Kafir, and worse than animal in the Qur'an.

"We hurl the Truth against falsehood, and it knocks out its brain, and behold, falsehood doth perish!"

(Al-Qur'an 21:18)

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