Whenever Islam carries out yet another terrorist attack that kills innocents you can bet a Moslem or an apologist traitor will try to tell us what a nice, friendly, peaceful religion Islam is by quoting Sura (paragraph) 5:32 from the Koran…as opposed to the dozens of other open-ended passages that command warfare, beheadings, rape, and torture.
This is the part of the koran that these people cherry pick….
“whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land – it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one – it is as if he had saved mankind entirely.”
But they never quote the whole Sura (paragraph) to give it the full context. This is what it really says…
“Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel (Jews) that whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land – it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one – it is as if he had saved mankind entirely. And our messengers had certainly come to them with clear proofs. Then indeed many of them, [even] after that, throughout the land, were transgressors.” (Quran 5:32)
Notice how there’s an exception to this rule: murder and corruption in the land.
Whoever Kills in Context
Let’s look at the two verses after that put it into context:
“Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth [to cause] corruption is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land. That is for them a disgrace in this world; and for them in the Hereafter is a great punishment,” (Quran 5:33) “Except for those who return [repenting] before you apprehend them. And know that Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.” (Quran 5:34)”
These two verses add that there are penalties for enemies of Islam (Jews) and those who cause corruption or “mischief” in the lands. If those who are charged with such crimes repent before they are apprehended however, they are forgiven.
Not only is the verse they quote taken out of context to try and make Islam look peaceful and virtuous. But it clearly shows that Islam is a racist, barbaric, and murderous ideology.
First, notice the gaping loophole. Killing is allowed in cases of murder or “for spreading mischief in the land.” Murder is pretty straightforward, but “spreading mischief?” If anything begged for a careful and precise explanation, a phrase authorizing torture certainly would. But generations of Muslims are left to apply their own interpretation of what “mischief” means – with varying standards. Violating Sharia (Islamic law) or sharing a different religious faith appears to qualify. Verse 7:103 of the Quran even indicates that merely rejecting Muhammad and the Quran counts as “mischief”.
Note the broader context of this verse. It turns out that this isn’t a divine command to Muslims after all. It’s a recounting of a rule that was given to the Jewish people (lifted from the Talmud, in fact). It isn’t an admonition against killing. It’s an imagined indictment against the Jews for violating the law given to them. “Any one” doesn’t mean “anyone,” but rather any one of the Jews.
In fact, the context of the verse is the murder of Abel by Cain. Historically, this verse has never been interpreted by Islamic scholars to mean that Allah places equal value on the lives of non-Muslims. The Quran says that restitution for murder is bound by the law of equality (2:178) and that non-believers are not equal to Muslims (39:9). Muhammad affirmed that while a Muslim may be punished with death for killing a fellow Muslim, they should never be slain for killing a non-believer.
Rather than encouraging tolerance, Sura 5 as a whole is actually an incitement of hatred with a hint of violence. Later in the chapter, Jews and Christians are explicitly cursed as ‘wicked’ people with ‘diseased hearts’ and as hateful ‘blasphemers’ respectively. Muhammad goes on to coyly remind his people that Allah loves those who “fight” in his service – and it’s fairly obvious who the enemy is.
Muslim apologists also leave out the fact that 5:32 is immediately followed by a gruesome verse which actually mandates killing in the case of the aforementioned “mischief” – and this isn’t pulled from the Talmud. It even suggests crucifixion and “the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides.” (This injunction is dutifully followed by ISIS)
I rest my case.
Apart from mis-quoting the koran to try and convince people how “peaceful” islam is, islamists and their apologists often accuse the west of starting slavery….ignoring historical evidence that slavery existed for thousands of years before western civilization started its ascent. But it was islam that refined the trade in human beings that continues to this day.
Who has captured, raped and murdered more human beings as it enslaved them for 1,400 years?
Here’s a clue….it’s not us white people.
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