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Q: compromising quotes from the Koran ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   3 Comments )
Subject: compromising quotes from the Koran
Category: Relationships and Society > Religion
Asked by: gnossie-ga
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Posted: 15 Sep 2006 08:44 PDT
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Question ID: 765573
I'm looking for a website (or a section of a website) that
anthologizes compromising quotes from the Koran, such as those
describing beheadings, the murder of unbelievers, the flatness of the
earth, and other howlers.

These must have surah and ayah, of course.

Request for Question Clarification by kriswrite-ga on 16 Sep 2006 08:56 PDT
If a single website isn't available, would several sites suit your needs?


Clarification of Question by gnossie-ga on 16 Sep 2006 20:48 PDT
Yes . . . it can be a melange of websites.
Subject: Re: compromising quotes from the Koran
Answered By: kriswrite-ga on 17 Sep 2006 15:09 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hello gnossie~

Given the current climate, there are surprisingly few websites that
offer much in the way of what might be considered negative quotes from
the Qur'an (also spelled Koran). However, here I list what I believe
to be the best among the websites who do.

A very good place to start is The Skeptic's Annotated Qur'an: . Note that there
are various topics (such as "Cruelty and Violence," "Intolerance,"
"Absurdities," "Science and History," etc.) on the left hand side of
the page. Each of these links will take you to pages with quotes and
citings from the Qur'an.

See also "Islam Uncensored: Sex and Violence in the Qur'an:"

Apologetics Press looks specifically at violence in the Qur'an:

Submission has lots of articles with quotes from the Qur'an on
terrorism, violence, and more:

See also "What the Qur'an Tells Muslims to Do:"

For a piece on "Science and the Qur'an," see: . See also "The Qur'an & Science: Do
They Agree?:"

Kind regards,

Koran skeptic*
Understanding Qur'an
Understanding Koran
Koran Violence
Qur'an violence
Qur'an flat earth
Qur'an infidels
gnossie-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: compromising quotes from the Koran
From: jack_of_few_trades-ga on 15 Sep 2006 09:13 PDT
Surah 8:12 "When thy Lord inspired the angels, (saying): I am with
you. So make those who believe stand firm. I will throw fear into the
hearts of those who disbelieve. Then smite the necks and smite of them
each finger."

Flat Earth (although I might read this one as more poetic and less factual):
Surah 18:83-89 "...And a route he followed, until when he reached the
setting of the sun, he found it to set in a miry fount; and hard by he
found a people...Then followed he a route until when he reached the
rising of the sun he found it to rise on a people to whom we had given
no shelter from it."
Subject: Re: compromising quotes from the Koran
From: jh963-ga on 15 Sep 2006 10:14 PDT
The book "The End of Faith" by Sam Harris has 6 or 8 densely packed
pages of quotes from the Koran like this.

Subject: Re: compromising quotes from the Koran
From: myoarin-ga on 15 Sep 2006 18:13 PDT
As I understand it, the Koran is not a narrative, as much of the Bible
is, that describes incidents in early Islam, and thus  - I believe - 
it does not include any "describing beheadings, the murder of
unbelievers".  It does, of course, include the Surah Jack quotes, but
it should be understood that this is directed at apostates, persons
who fall away from the Islamic faith.  It is not so harsh against
those who have not yet recognized Islam  - just haven't yet seen the
light, so to speak.  What happened during the expansion of Islam in
the 7th century and thereafter may be a different matter, but this is
not reported in the Koran.
Christians' treatment of unbelievers and persons held to be apostates
(witches and others) was certainly not less harsh, and certainly less
well justified by Biblical teaching.

If you are looking for "howlers", the Bible has a few  - unless it is
your belief that it must be accepted literally.  Perhaps you have seen
the discussion about "Biblical Timeline:

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