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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 20.01.10 | 02:27 (IST)

    I realize that none of the rabid bigots on this forum have ever bothered to read the Koran. What an irony that I an atheist has. As with any religious screed (definition 1:a or 1:c, take your pick) one may search to find something taken out of context which will prove almost any point you want to make. Besides Surah 17, Bani Israel (or)Al-Isra), 'The Children of Israel", there are many references to Jews in The Book. I have seen people cite Surah 2:98 "Whoever is the enemy of Allah and His angels and His apostles and Jibreel and Meekaeel, so surely Allah is the enemy of the unbelievers" as proof that the Koran is utterly hostile to Jews while not citing an actual reference 2:40 where Allah (YHWH, Yahweh, Elohim) dictates "O children of Israel! call to mind My favor which I bestowed on you and be faithful to (your) covenant with Me, I will fulfill (My) covenant with you; and of Me, Me alone, should you be afraid." Sound a lot like the Shema Yisrael doesn't it? For good reason.

    from the article: Syria's Mufti: Islam commands us to protect Judaism
    First published 10:57 19.01.10 | Last updated 12:15 19.01.10
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