Among Islamopologists and their ill- informed band- wagoners, Surah 2, verse 256 is routinely referred to, as a shining example of the peace and tolerance inherent in Islam. However, peaceful interpretations of this verse are fallacious in nature, and attempts to present this factually incorrect viewpoint, further excuse and ultimately enable Islamists.
The frequently quoted verse reads; “There shall be no compulsion in [acceptance of] the religion. The right course has become clear from the wrong. So whoever disbelieves in Taghut and believes in Allah has grasped the most trustworthy handhold with no break in it. And Allah is Hearing and Knowing”. The first aspect of the verse; ‘There should be no compulsion in religion’ is the most celebrated and revered aspect among pro- Islam and left- wing circles, with it purportedly providing compelling evidence of the justice, and respect for all other faiths, instilled within the Islamic religion.
On face value, this seems to…
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