Last week the Somali militant group Shabab attacked Garissa University College, and killed more than 100 Christian students. Did they misunderstand the “peaceful” teaching of the Qur’an that there is no compulsion in religion, and that, therefore, people are free to choose their poison? Not at all, for they know that the Qur’an, as it clearly says, is the clearest book on the planet, which is enough to make it the eternal word of Allah. This book contains no boobs, and thus perfectly describes the doctrine of abrogation, which states that where apparent contradictions exist, the older revelations are abrogated (cancelled and superceded) by later revelations. Hence the bit about no compulsion in religion, which “came down” when Muhammad had little power, was abrogated by the following verses when he had supreme power.
Fight Jews and Christians and subdue them:
Qur’an (9:29) – “Fight against such of those to whom the Scriptures (the Bible) were given as believe neither in God nor the Last Day, who do not forbid what God and His apostle have forbidden, and do not embrace the true Faith, until they pay tribute out of hand and are utterly subdued.”
As for other religions or secularists, slay them:
Qur’an (9:5) – “When the sacred months are over slay the idolaters wherever you find them. Arrest them, besiege them, and lie in ambush everywhere for them. If they repent and take to prayer and render the alms levy, allow them to go their way. God is forgiving and merciful.”
So did Shabab misunderstand the Qur’an? Of course they did; If Christians (or Jews) don’t want to convert but are prepared to pay a tribute tax and feel humiliated – permanently, there lives are spared. The ones they should kill, if they don’t want to convert to Islam, is the rest – such as Western politicians and liberals with their icky “The Holy Qur’an says…”