Thursday, July 30, 2009

Revenge in Islam . . . just doing what the false prophet ordered

The Bible specifically forbids believers taking revenge, it belongs to YHWH alone:
You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the LORD (Leviticus 19:18).

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, "Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord" (Romans 12:19).
More snake hunting from here:
Mohamed wrote:
You claimed that Islam supports taking revenge. That's a false claim.
But Muhammad said:
"slay them wherever ye catch them, and turn them out from where they have Turned you out . . ." (Qur'an 2:191).

"The recompense for an injury is an injury equal thereto (in degree)" (Qur'an 42:40).

"A blind man had a slave-mother who used to abuse the Prophet . . . and disparage him . . . One night she began to slander the Prophet . . . and abuse him. So he took a dagger, placed it on her belly, pressed it, and killed her. A child who came between her legs was smeared with the blood that was there.

[. . .]

Thereupon the Prophet . . . said: 'Oh be witness, no retaliation is payable for her blood'" (Dawud Book 38, Number 4348).
And regarding the poetess Asma bint Marwan: "Who will rid me of Marwan's daughter?"
You know how that ended.