"O believers, take not Jews and Christians as friends; they are friends of each other. Whoso of you makes them his friends is one of them." -- Qur'an 5:51
These senators must be greasy Islamophobes, because everyone knows that Qur'an 5:51 doesn't mean what it seems to mean, and only those who "hate" Muslims take it at face value -- not a single Muslim the entire world over does.
"Afghan senators want 'friendship' axed from France pact," from AFP, October 2 (thanks to Jay):
KABUL — Afghanistan's senate voted to cut the word "friendship" from a pact with France because Islamic texts say it cannot be used to describe relations between Muslims and infidels, senators said Tuesday.
France, which has seen 88 of its troops killed as part of the NATO coalition backing the Afghan government against Taliban insurgents, signed the 20-year "friendship and cooperation treaty" earlier this year.
"Some senators said that based on Sharia rulings we cannot use the word friendship with infidels, so after voting the word friendship was replaced with relationship," Senator Zahra Sharifi told AFP....