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Thread #154894   Message #3653499
Posted By: MGM·Lion
24-Aug-14 - 10:46 AM
Thread Name: BS: Caliphate
Subject: RE: BS: Caliphate
Not just "God on their side", Jim; but actual quoted Koranic injunctions for such actions. You are being disingenuous, and don't pretend not to know it...

eg -- chapter 9, verse 5 -- "fight and slay the pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem".

I am well aware that Muslims sometimes claim that these are being taken out of context, & can only be held to apply in conditions of war. But the killers of Mr Rigby claimed explicitly that such injunctions applied in their case because they were engaged in an act of war in killing him; which was notoriously the defence they adduced at their trial.

So summarising such explicit justifications as simply an instance of "God on our side" really won't do, Jim. &, again I say, don't pretend you don't realise it.