“Tabbara challenged the audience to find a passage in the Quran, the Islamic holy doctrine [actually, the Islamic holy book], which says people should commit acts of terror.”
Over here! Over here, Tabbara! Pick me! Pick me!
Here you go:
“Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies, of Allah and your enemies, and others besides, whom ye may not know, but whom Allah doth know. Whatever ye shall spend in the cause of Allah, shall be repaid unto you, and ye shall not be treated unjustly.” — Qur’an 8:60
Of course, Marwan Tabbara will say that the command to “strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah” is not the same thing as committing “acts of terror.” But that is just wordplay — as evidenced the many, many acts of terror committed by Muslims who firmly believe that Qur’an 8:60 is a divine command.
KALAMAZOO — Islam does not promote terrorism, was the message delivered Friday by Western Michigan University’s Muslim Students Association during a presentation on “The Truth About Islam” at the university’s Bernhard Center.
It was a response to Tuesday’s Miller Auditorium presentation by two self-proclaimed ex-terrorists.
The speakers at Tuesday’s event…had a message of hate and racism, Friday’s audience was told.
“They are trying to show that these (Muslims) who are living with them are someone you should hate,” said Marwan Tabbara, adviser to the Muslim Students Association. “As an institution, WMU should have not allowed this message” to be spread in the university community.
Tabbara challenged the audience to find a passage in the Quran, the Islamic holy doctrine, which says people should commit acts of terror.
“This is an open challenge until the end of time,” Tabbara said to a classroom-sized audience….
So what do I win?