As I surfed the Internet this morning, I came across something called WikiIslam. I thought it would be a source of information about Islam. It was, but not in the way that you’d think. On the “About Us” page, the originators claim that WikiIslam was created “to be the one-stop source of high-quality factual and objective information about Islam.”
To put it bluntly, they lie. To say that they’re objective is like saying that pigs fly. The site is a mix of facts, Qur’anic excerpts and teachings of Muhammad presented in ways that make Islam look as negative as possible. And the contributors’ comments are anything but objective. For example, read this excerpt from the article “Why terrorism is allowed in Islam:”
The life of a non-Muslim is not sacred in Islam, but many Muslims and non-Muslims alike, will present you with Qur’an 5:32 which they claim denounces killing, and equates the slaying of one human life to that of genocide against the entirety of mankind:
“On that account: We ordained for the Children of Israel that if anyone slew a person – unless it be in retaliation for murder or for spreading mischief in the land – it would be as if he slew all mankind: and if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of all humanity.”
Where does it say in that verse that it’s all right to kill non-Muslims?
Obviously the author of this entry is trying to say that Muslims believe that God will not hold you accountable for killing if the only people you kill are non-Muslims. What bothers me about this allegation is that you can always find Muslims who follow or believe such negative interpretations of the Qur’an or a hadith, but that doesn’t mean that all Muslims believe them.