REBUTTAL - 16
May 9th, 2008 by Dr. Shabbir
Bat Ye’or: The Muslims see the extension of Jihad as a war liberating the infidels from their infidelity and a privilege for them to enter in the religion of Islam and to abandon their wrong belief. So Jihad is seen as a favor which is given to the infidel population in order to change their ways and convert to the true religion: Islam.
Answer: Dear Ma’am, with all due respect, you have provided no evidence, reference or example to substantiate your statement. This necessitates the repetition of some of the information presented before.
One - Please recall the ‘No Compulsion’ Clause:
2:256 There is absolutely no compulsion or coercion in Religion. The right direction has been made distinct from error…
Two - Freedom of Religion:
2:193 So, fight them (who compel) only until there is no more harassment, and Religion may be adopted for the sake of God alone…
Three - Protection of temples and monasteries:
22:39 Permission to fight is granted to those against whom war is wrongfully waged. God is Able to support them.
22:40 …If God had not enabled some people to repel others, Monasteries, Churches, Synagogues, and Masjids, where the Name of God is oft mentioned, would have been destroyed. And God will certainly help those who help Him. God is Mighty, Powerful.
The Noble Koran
>>> It is not for a Prophet that he should have prisoners of war (and free them with ransom), until he had made a great slaughter (among his enemies) in the land. You desire the good of this world (i.e. the money of ransom for freeing the captives), but Allah desires (for you) the Hereafter. And Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise.