Would you agree that if I made the following totally unacceptable statements about Muslims, I would be guilty of hate speech: 1) Muslims are the worst kind of animals 2) Be merciful to one another but be hard towards Muslims 3) Muslims are perverse 4) Strike terror into the hearts of Muslims and strike off their heads and fingertips 5) Fight the Muslims who are near to you 6) When Muslims make mischief against you murder and crucify them
These statements fall well within any definition of ‘hate speech’ and would land anyone who make them in deep legal trouble in many parts of the world. They will also inevitably be met with cries of ‘Islamophobia’!
What about if these statements are used against non-Muslims? Would it still be ‘hate speech’? If not, why not?
The fact is that these exact statements can be found in the Qur’an directed against those who reject Allah and his ‘prophet’.*
* 1) Qur’an 8:55 2) Qur’an 48:29 3) Qur’an 9:30 4) Qur’an 8:12 5) Qur’an 9:123 6) Qur’an 5:133
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