Verse of the Day: Koran 8:12 (If this doesn’t make you sick, nothing will)

Koran (8:12) 

“I will instill terror into the hearts unbelievers. Smite ye above their necks and smite off all their fingertips”

No reasonable person would interpret this to mean a spiritual struggle.  The targets of violence are “those who disbelieve” – further defined in the next verse (13) as “defy and disobey Allah.” Nothing is said about self-defense.  In fact, the verses in sura 8 were narrated shortly after a battle provoked by Muhammad, who had been trying to attack a lightly-armed caravan to steal goods belonging to other people. 

NOTE: Not our commentary. Click here for link.

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