Why do Muslims (and their Western dupes who defend them) assume that Koran verses which reflect well on Islam must be universal, and need no “context” to explain them — while verses that reflect poorly on Islam are invariably claimed to be quoted by us “out of context”…?
Thus, the following verses are routinely trotted out to show how benign Islam is:
Let there be no compulsion in religion.
We prescribed for the Children of Israel that whosoever killed a person – unless it be for killing a person or for creating disorder in the land – it shall be as if he killed all mankind; and whoso saved a life, it shall be as if he had saved the life of all mankind.
The Muslims or the Dhimmis who adduce these verses assume they are universally applicable for all time, and that no context is required to explain them.
But when we point out verses like the following –
Fight those who believe not in God and the Last Day and do not forbid what God and His Messenger have forbidden — such men as practise not the religion of truth, being of those who have been given the Book — until they pay the tribute out of hand and have been humbled.
Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, harass them, lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war.
– suddenly, we are taking these verses “out of context” and this magical “context” is presumed to be able to show that such bloodthirsty verses are not prescriptively universal, but only descriptively specific to an ancient situation of war that need not arise again.
Unless, that is, we Infidels dare to question Islam, and find that we don’t like the answers we get.