For some reason, when people hear the violent teachings of the Qur'an and the Hadith, they do all kinds of intellectual gymnastics to justify the teachings, e.g. "You don't understand the context," or "It was the seventh century, you know," or "You're being a racist."
But what would happen if the same words we find in the Muslim sources were uttered by non-Muslims? Suddenly, the violent, intolerant implications would be clear to everyone. Why, then, are these calls for violence only acceptable when found in the Islamic sources?
For more on Islam's violent teachings, visit Answering Muslims.
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