Fitna is a clear example of a devil citing a Scripture for his hate-mongering purpose. One finds lots of hateful passages in the Old Testament; the Office of Global Anti-Semitism under the US State Department views the New Testament as hate speech; while the Talmud clearly takes the cake in professing hate not just of any other religion but of all mankind (a k a Gentiles) except the "Chosen People."
A thorough reading of the Quran reveals passages that suggest anything but hate: Chapter 2, Verse 62: "Lo! Those who believe (in that which is revealed unto thee, Muhammad), and those who are Jews, and Christians, and Sabaeans--whoever believeth in Allah and the Last Day and doeth right--surely their reward is with their Lord, and there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve."
Chapter 2, Verse 256: "There is no compulsion in religion."
Chapter 3, Verse 3: "He hath revealed unto thee [Muhammad] the Scripture with truth, confirming that which was [revealed] before it, even as He revealed the Torah and the Gospel."
Chapter 10, Verse 99: "Had your Lord willed, all the people on earth would have believed. Do you want to force the people to become believers?"
Apparently, hatred feeds on ignorance. This applies to some misguided Moslems as well.
Apr 15 2008 - 2:25pm