Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohamed, the Grand Mufti of Australia, claims that “only two Koran verses talk about pre-emptive fighting.”
Unfortunately, the reporter or reporters present apparently didn’t have the wit, interest, or journalistic standards to ask him which ones those were. There are many more verses than two that call upon Muslims to fight unbelievers, whether pre-emptively or not. Here are some of them. Note that 8:39 calls on Muslims to wage perpetual war against non-Muslims until they become Muslim or, as per 9:29, submit to Islamic hegemony.
“And kill them wherever you find 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.” (Qur’an 2:191-193)
“We will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve for what they have associated with Allah of which He had not sent down authority. And their refuge will be the Fire, and wretched is the residence of the wrongdoers.” (Qur’an 3:151)