The words of the Qur’an
Slay them wherever you may catch them and expel them from the place from which they expelled you. The sin of disbelief in God is greater than committing murder. Do not fight them in the vicinity of the Sacred Mosque in Mecca unless they start to fight. Then slay them for it is the recompense that the disbelievers deserve. Qur’an 2:191 (Muhammad Sarwar)
They wish you to become unbelievers as they themselves are. Do not establish friendship with them until they have abandoned their homes for the cause of God. If they betray you, seize them and slay them wherever you find them. Do not establish friendship with them or seek their help. Qur’an 4:89 (Muhammad Sarwar)
Believers, fight the unbelievers near you for the cause of God so that they realize your strength and know that God is with the pious ones. Qur’an 9:123 (Muhammad Sarwar)
Do not kill a respectable soul without a just cause. If anyone is wrongfully killed, we have given the heirs of that person the right (to demand satisfaction or to forgive). He must not exceed the law in having vengeance; his victim shall also be assisted (by law). Qur’an 17:33 (Muhammad Sarwar)
These words, and many others like them, are allegedly the words of God (Allah) spoken by ‘his’ emissary, the angel Gabriel, to a man called Muhammed who, being illiterate, memorised them and over a period of 23 years recited them to a number of scribes who wrote them down on “palm leaves, animal skins and large stones” thus creating the Qur’an. All this happened one thousand four hundred years ago starting around the year 610 AD. Currently, almost one quarter of the world’s population are Muslim and thus have been exposed to these words.
Last night in Paris, approximately 120* innocent people lost their lives because of these words.
* For 120 read 129 as of 16 November, 2015