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Old 08.01.2015, 16:27
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Re: France: Charlie Hebdo Office shootings

I really want to believe that most Muslims are peaceful and have a peaceful interpretation of the Koran, but it's too easy to have a differing point of view:

Point 2)
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2. If the motive for terrorism is religious, it is impermissible in Islamic law. It is forbidden to attempt to impose Islam on other people. The Qur’an says, “There is no compulsion in religion. The right way has become distinct from error.
Fail. The motive may be religious without a desire to impose Islam. For example, punishing the blasphemer.

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3. Islamic law forbids aggressive warfare. The Quran says, “But if the enemies incline towards peace, do you also incline towards peace. And trust in God! For He is the one who hears and knows all things.” (8:61) The Quran chapter “The Cow,” 2:190, says, “Fight in the way of God against those who fight against you, but begin not hostilities. Lo! God loveth not aggressors.”
They drew first! (Or "they" (the West) invaded Iraq) They started it!

etc.

If everyone subscribed to the interpretations as listed, that would be a great thing. If it was established that this interpretation was the only correct interpretation, that'd be wonderful. The trouble is, the interpretation varies from teacher to teacher. There can be five differing interpretations in the same Mosque.
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