“Faced with the case, the judge cited a surah (a chapter in the Qurʾān), ‘The family of Imran’, in which Mary is defined as one of God’s purest creatures. She ruled that the two teenagers had to read, learn, and recite the verses in question.”
How grand. We can only hope that these two young men don’t start learning other sections of the Qur’an that pertain to Christians, such as the following:
Jesus is not the Son of God and belief in the Trinity is wrong: “O People of the Book! Do not exaggerate in your religion or say anything about Allah except the truth. The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was only a messenger of Allah, and his word which He conveyed to Mary, and a spirit from him. So believe in Allah and his messengers, and do not say “Three” –- Cease! It is better for you. Allah is only one Allah. Far be it from his transcendent majesty that he should have a son. His is all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. And Allah is sufficient as defender.” — Qur’an 4:171
And: “It is not befitting to Allah that he should beget a son. Glory be to him! When he determines a matter, he only says to it, ‘Be,’ and it is.” — Qur’an 19:35
Jesus was not crucified: “And because of their saying: We killed the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, Allah’s messenger, they did not kill him or crucify him, but it seemed to them as if they had. Those who disagree concerning it are in doubt about it. They have no knowledge of it except pursuit of a conjecture; they did not kill him for certain.” — Qur’an 4:157
Those who believe in the divinity of Christ are unbelievers: “They have certainly disbelieved who say that Allah is the Messiah, the son of Mary.” — Qur’an 5:17
Christians have forgotten part of the divine revelations they received: “From those, too, who call themselves Christians, we took a covenant, but they forgot a good part of the message that was sent them: so we estranged them, with enmity and hatred between one another, until the day of judgment. And soon will Allah show them what they have done.” — Qur’an 5:14
Those who believe that Jesus is God’s Son are accursed: “The Jews call Ezra a son of Allah, and the Christians call the Messiah the son of Allah. That is a saying from their mouth; they simply imitate what the unbelievers of old used to say. Allah’s curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth!” — Qur’an 9:30
Christians who do not accepted Muhammad and the Qur’an are the most vile of created beings: “Nor did those who were given the Scripture become divided until after there had come to them clear evidence. And they were not commanded anything except to worship Allah, be sincere to him in religion, inclining to truth, and to establish prayer and to give zakah. And that is the correct religion. Indeed, they who disbelieved among the People of the Book and the polytheists will be in the fire of Hell, abiding eternally therein. Those are the most vile of created beings.” — Qur’an 98:6
Muslims must fight against and subjugate Christians: “Fight those who do not believe in Allah or the last day, and do not forbid what has been forbidden by Allah and his messenger, and do not acknowledge the religion of truth, even if they are of the People of the Book, until they pay the jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.” — Qur’an 9:29
“Teenagers who desecrated a statue of Our Lady required to learn the Qurʾān as punishment,” Asia News, February 12, 2018 (thanks to C. Cantoni):
Beirut (AsiaNews/Agencies) – A Lebanese court has sentenced two teenagers to the study of the Qurʾān in order to learn what the sacred text says about Our Lady.
Judge Jocelyne Matta convicted two young Muslims, aged 17 and 18, for desecrating a statue of the Virgin in their village, Akkar district, northern Lebanon.
Ten days ago, the duo went inside a church in their predominantly Christian village, where they threw the statue to the ground, kiss it and carried out lewd acts. The two recorded their stunt, and posted it on WhatsApp.
Alerted, the police eventually took them into custody and brought them before a prosecutor, who turned them over to a magistrate.
Faced with the case, the judge cited a surah (a chapter in the Qurʾān), ‘The family of Imran’, in which Mary is defined as one of God’s purest creatures. She ruled that the two teenagers had to read, learn, and recite the verses in question.
The accused were later seen in the courthouse in Tripoli trying to learn the sacred passages in front of juvenile officers under close police watch. After purging their “sentence”, they expressed their remorse to the magistrate.
This is the first time that a Lebanese judge issued a “pedagogical” ruling rather than impose a prison sentence, taking advantage of article 111 of the Criminal Procedure Code, which authorises examining magistrates to replace a custodial sentence with a commensurate one.
The decision was welcomed in various political and religious circles. Prime Minister Saad Hariri described the ruling on twitter as “a summit in justice and teaching common concepts between Muslims and Christians”….