The kuffar stepped out of line. Their crime? Standing up to a Muslim who was charging Christians exorbitant interest.
Yes, interest is automatically riba, or usury, under Islamic law, but note the double standard the man was upholding: he was just doing his part to make sure the Christians “feel themselves subdued,” as the Qur’an commands (9:29).
Acts like this against non-Muslims are direct consequences of the Qur’an’s hateful rhetoric against unbelievers, and its open-ended commands to establish and maintain Islam’s dominance by any means necessary: enterprising believers will oblige. “Muslim Extremists Murder Christian Family in Pakistan,” from Compass Direct News, September 30 (thanks to Weavo):
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, September 30 (CDN) — Islamic extremists killed a Christian lawyer, his wife and their five children in northwestern Pakistan this week for mounting a legal challenge against a Muslim who was charging a Christian exorbitant interest, local sources said.
Police found the bodies of attorney and evangelist Edwin Paul and his family on Tuesday morning (Sept. 28) at their home in Haripur, a small town near Abbotabad in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province (previously known as the North-West Frontier Province, or NWFP), according to Haripur Station House Officer (SHO) Maqbool Khan.
The victim and his wife Ruby Paul, along with their five children ages 6 to 17, had been shot to death.