Does the Quran Prohibit Killing?
Posted by The Mindset on April 9, 2012
A reader jonah left a comment on the post Some quotes on Hindu-Muslim Unity KORAN SAYS: “IF ANY ONE KILLS SOMEONE IT IS AS IF HE KILLED THE WHOLE HUMANITY”
Now either he is purposely being deceptive or he may be an ignorant Muslim who has never actually read the Quran and simply repeats what others tell him is in the Quran because what this idiot, quoted is not in the Quran.
Here is what the Quran actually says at Sura 5:32:
On that account: We ordained for the Children of Israel that if any one slew a person – unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land – it would be as if he slew the whole people: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people. Then although there came to them Our apostles with clear signs, yet, even after that, many of them continued to commit excesses in the land.”
Even a casual reader will note that this injunction applies only to the “Children of Israel,” which is to say, the Jews. This is not meant for nor does it apply to Muslims.
This verse allows Jews to kill someone if that person is a murderer or if that person has spread mischief in the land, such as adultery, fornication, waylaying, etc. It should be noted that Obama was wrong, the word “innocent” is nowhere in that verse.
And how should those who spread mischief be punished? What Muslims will not quote to infidels is the very next verse, 5:33:
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,
Ah, no wonder Muslims omit the next verse, it is a prescription for violence and savage butchery. Fornicators, adulterers, thieves, and others are to be killed or crucified or have their hands and feet cut off from opposite sides. Now I want you to think about that last part. Allah does not want your right hand and foot to be cut off, or your left hand and foot, but opposite sides. Left hand and right foot or right hand and left foot. The God of Islam wants mischief-makers to suffer lop-sided. Is there anything more cruel and barbaric than Islam?