King Abdullah of Jordan: “Maybe there’s a lack of understanding of Islam” in Washington

There is indeed a lack of understanding of Islam in Washington, but not in the way King Abdullah is claiming.

Abdullah said: “It is not a religion of hate. We as Muslims believe in Jesus Christ as the Messiah. We believe in the Holy Virgin Mother. We believe in the Bible and the Torah, and I think this is the way that all of us were brought up. When we all greet each other as Arabs and Muslims, we say, ‘As-salamu alaykum’ — peace be unto you,” claiming that this phrase was “the basis of Islam.”

The King must know that none of that negates the presence of these passages in the Qur’an, or the doctrines of war that all mainstream sects and schools of Islamic jurisprudence have derived from them:

2:191-193: “And kill them wherever you come upon them, and drive them out from where they drove you out; persecution is worse than slaughter. But fight them not by the Holy Mosque until they should fight you there; then, if they fight you, kill them — such is the recompense of unbelievers, but if they give over, surely Allah is all-forgiving, all-compassionate. Fight them until there is no persecution and the religion is Allah’s; then if they give over, there shall be no enmity save for evildoers.”

via King Abdullah of Jordan: “Maybe there’s a lack of understanding of Islam” in Washington

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