November 19, 2015
How The Quran Justifies The Paris Attacks
Twitter is full of Muslims and apologists who are quoting portions of Quran verse 5:32:
"Whoever kills a person, it is as though he has killed all of mankind."
The problem is, the quote above is incomplete. What is missing is the beginning where it starts out addressing Jews:
"We prescribe to the children of Israel..."
That part is always left out, either ignorantly or deliberately. The next verse, Quran verse 5:33, addresses Muhammad's Muslims:
The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned;
What is mischief? Well, the Quran gives several examples of mischief. Verse 16:88 says rejecting Allah is spreading mischief. Unbelief causes mischief according to verse 8:73 and verse 38:28. Jews, by their very existence according to Quran verse 5:64, cause mischief. So, according to the Quran, rejecting Allah is cause enough to punish non-Muslims.
David Wood explores verse 5:32-33, and analyses this concept of "mischief" as it relates to the Paris attacks in the video below.