The Globe and Mail reports today that the Al-Qaeda bombing in Riyadh last Saturday may have been “targeting Christian Arabs, rather than Muslims.”
POSTSCRIPT: Of course, Muslims were also killed. That’s why Hamas condemned the bombing, saying that their own suicide attacks are “legitimate ones through which we defend our land and people,” but the Saturday Riyadh attack “contradicts religion and the principles of Hamas.” (Thanks to LGF for this one.)
What does it contradict in their religion and principles? “If a man kills a believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell, to abide therein (for ever): and the wrath and the curse of Allah are upon him, and a dreadful penalty is prepared for him” (Sura 4:93). There is no similar statement in the Qur’an about a man who kills an unbeliever.
What about this one, oft-quoted in the West? “We ordained for the Children of Israel that if any one slew a person — unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land — it would be as if he slew the whole people: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people” (Sura 5:32). Hamas and other terrorist groups brush it aside — their targets are “spreading mischief in the land.”