Now wait a minute, Zahar. I am certain that you are cherry-picking Qur’an verses, engaging in selective quotation to make it look like the whole religion is violent. Now is the time for all good Muslim moderates to step up and point out the Qur’an quotes that allow for Muslims to live peacefully side-by-side with Jews without extending Islamic rule over them, to explain why Zahar’s Qur’anic exegesis is flawed, and thereby to expose Zahar for the repulsive Islamophobe he really is. Anyone? Anyone? Mr. Hooper? Mr. Ayloush? Mr. Schwartz? Mr. Mohammed? Mr. Safi? Anyone?
“Zahar: Koran forbids recognizing Israel,” from the Jerusalem Post, with thanks to Sr. Soph:
Former PA foreign minister Mahmoud A-Zahar of Hamas said Friday that recognizing Israel contradicts the Koran, Israel Radio reported.
In an interview with a Hamas-affiliated Web site, A-Zahar said that Hamas had not given up on the principle that all of Palestine is Muslim land.