For an Islamic radical there are laws within Islam and others outside. Consider “robbery”. Islamic law is notable for imposing harsh punishments and the most famous one can be amputation for robbery: “And (as for) the male thief and the female thief, cut off their hands as retribution for that which both committed, a punishment by way of example from Allah. And Allah is All- Powerful, All-Wise.” (Quran 5:38). What happens when someone steals from an enemy of Islam? The answer for a radical would be “it is possible”. The Quran has laws for the distribution of the booty of war, demanding that onefifth must be destined to Allah and charity work (Quran 8:41). Consider the concept of “peace” for a radical. Peace exists within Islam and it is known as Sulha (forgiveness) while for the non-believers there canonly be Hudna (truce) imposed as Mohammed did with the tribe of Quraysh in Hudaybiyah between 628 and 630. The Hudna can be violated if it favors Muslims. Does Israel have a Sulha or a Hudna with Egypt? The University of Al-Azhar said it clearly: a Hudna. Here is another example lacking truth. When the Shiite Muslims were persecuted by the Sunni, they developed the doctrine of Taqiyya or hiding, where they could lie to save themselves. Currently, we see an exaggeration of the Taqiyya among the Sunni as well as in the Shiites, when they exploit the use of lies, especially before the Dhimmi. The phrase of Jesus “all things whatsoever you wish that men should do to you: you should do unto them…” (Matthew 7:12) appears as well in Judaism when the wise Hillel summarizes Judaism in the same phrase. The value is universal. When there are norms within the faith and others outside, we are close to radicalism.
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