Re: “History backs the Koran: Islam is not a religion of the sword”, Have Your Say, September 10.
Here’s some recommended reading for Ian Martin and other apologists for any violence committed in Allah’s name. Koran 8:38-39: “Those who have disbelieved ... fight them until there is no more Fitnah [disbelief or worshipping others besides Allah]. 9:29: “Fight those who believe not in Allah ... nor acknowledge the religion of truth.”
Ian Martin’s conspiracy theory regarding Muslim extremism and violence as being “welcomed and applauded by some in the West” must surely be worthy of a prize, if indeed one were awarded for ignorance and poor judgement. People like the aforementioned individual will also blame the 9/11 attacks on the Jews, and the ISIS atrocities on the CIA or MI5. Surely the Syrian and Yemeni tragedies, or the daily attacks against peaceful people in Europe’s streets, have been masterminded by Israel and the US. Right, Mr Martin?