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France calls to delete the verses of Quran to achieve “cultural harmony”

Calls have been made in France to abrogate passages from the Quran that are anti-Jews, Christian, and disbelievers.

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Last month, a manifesto was published in French daily signed by some 300 prominent intellectuals and politicians supported by former President Nicholas Sarkozy and Prime Minister Manuel Vall argued to eradicate the verses from Quran that allegedly “incites violence and legitimizes the killings of Jews in particular.”

The petition read, “the verses of the Quran calling for murder and punishment of Jews, Christians, and nonbelievers be struck to obsolescence by religious authorities,” so that “no believer can refer to a sacred text to commit a crime.”

The manifesto calls for verses of the Quran calling for the “murder and punishment of Jews, Christians, and disbelievers” to be removed on the grounds that they are “obsolete.” … The letter said that since 2006, “11 Jews [in France] have been assassinated — and some tortured — by radical Islamists because they were Jewish.”

The intellectual authorities justify the ‘Islam of France’ citing the need to fight extremism and embed the Muslim communities into the culture of France for social cohesion.

The manifesto has declared certain verses from Qurans as anti-Semitic, claiming it is a threat to the thousands of population of Jew settled in France.The manifesto appeared a month after the death of a 67-year old Sarah Halimi. She was beaten to death and thrown out from her window. Her attacker allegedly yelled ‘Allahu Akbar’ while committing the act.

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Sarah Halimi’s murder was followed by the murder of another Jew, a Holocaust survivor Mireille Knoll, she was stabbed to death in her apartment while her attacker allegedly yelled ‘Allahu Akbar’.The authorities have defined both the act as anti-Semitic, while the intellectuals have referred it a ‘low volume ethnic cleansing’.

They have reached a conclusion in the manifesto that blamed Quranic verses for spreading violence and hate toward non-believers. They believe the removal of such passages from Quran will curb the violence.The manifesto has also denounced the refusal of media and government to recognize it as Muslim’s anti-Semitism.

The manifesto further says the trends have forced the Jewish communities to change their neighborhood, pull their children from school and restrict their movement in public spaces.The manifesto brought an outcry among French Muslims and beyond that severely objected the content of the manifesto.

The manifesto calls for verses of the Quran calling for the “murder and punishment of Jews, Christians, and disbelievers” to be removed on the grounds that they are “obsolete.”

Days later after the manifesto, a counter-petition was signed by 30 Imams affiliated of the organization The Observatory of Islamophobia, affiliated with the Egyptian government. The petition called the manifesto an attempt to homogenize all the Muslims and described it as a ‘hateful racism’, that proves that “France is not a land that welcomes Islam.”

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The Observatory denounced “such dangerous calls launched by some from time to time, causing attacks and antagonism against Muslims there, and creating a conflict among the people [of France]”.

The Imam of Grand Mosque Tareq Oubruo has said it the false interpretation of Quran as he referred several verses in Quran that gives special status to Jews and Christians. He said Quran has allowed Jews and Christian to worship independently in peace.

He said historically they were called protected communities. Oubruo said Quran allows for defensive combats against aggressors in a historical context against those who disbelieve in the divinity of God and repel from the concept of Day of Judgement. He further said, the problem is not the scripture but its incorrect interpretation. He said, “delinquents use the religion as a veneer for cheap crimes.”

For several years, Muslims in France are confronting the attempts of introducing a new brand of Islam referred as ‘Islam of France’. The intellectual authorities justify the ‘Islam of France’ citing the need to fight extremism and embed the Muslim communities into the culture of France for social cohesion. The alteration of Quran is the most controversial attempt so far.


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    • Nothing done Nor could b done in future to change a single alphabatic or signs given in Glorious Quran Bcz God Himself Guarentteed against any Change in Holy Quran like the Aehle Kitab ( jews nd Christian) did in the past with Devine Scriptures nd France attempting same with Holy Quran BUT in verse No 9 chap 15 al-Hijar of Glorious Quran God Almighty has given His Devine Guarenttee , ” I have revealed this ( Quran) and
      I (God)shall Safeguard it against (any change) ” .
      So France ! go out nd delete passages from Quran you cant do so .How will you delete from brain of Millions of Millions Muslims where it is miraculously preserved with out any change of dot.

    • It is incorrect that Quran says kill the jews, christians nd Non believers where ever u find them. Instead Quran says , ” Saving a single person(Muslim or Non Muslim ) is saving of Whole Huminity nd killing a single Person
      ( Muslim or Non Muslim)is killing of Whole Humanity ” . in another place Quran categoricaly provides that “who ever kills an innocent person should receive a similar punishment of Death in this world nd he will be put to Hell Fire on the Day of Judhement ,where he shall remain for ever”. So judge where Quran Preaches Death for jews etc. Instead special mention is there in Quran for Jews nd Christians nd they are addressed as Aehle Kitab but to clarify their self made changes in Earlier books
      ( like they propose same for Quran, Now ) Quran was Revealed on Last Prophet Hazrat Muhammad s.a.w.s who was from Descendent of Ibrahim a.s.i.e. Grand Grand son of Ismael a.s ( Eldest son of Ibrahim a.s., younger being Ishaq a.s.).muslims are to convey the last msg of God to Aehle kitab nd Non believers in Courteous Manner nd let them accept or not. God shall decide reward or punishment for Muslims, jews, christians or rest of Non believers nd it is EASY for Him.

  1. There are no verses in the Quran which call for murder of innocents. The verses which call for Jihad are those which ask Muslims to defend an Islamic nation. No where does it say to initiate aggression against anyone. I have read the whole Quran with translation many times

    • Quran (8:12) – “(Remember) when your Lord inspired the angels… “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them”
      Quran (9:29) – “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.”
      Quran (9:30) – “And the Jews say: Ezra is the son of Allah; and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah; these are the words of their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before; may Allah destroy them; how they are turned away!”
      Quran (9:123) – “O you who believe! fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness.”

      You haven’t read anything.

      • Mr. Christian, you are quoting verses out of context. 8:12 continues into 8:13 wherein lies the explanation that at the end of this life, these people will be cast in hell. No one is promoting violence in this world.

        The verses of Chapter 9 starting with 9:28 are in the context of those disbelievers who try to forcibly enter Mosque-Al-Haram or Mosque Al-Aqsa, then fight them. This is called tresspass to property act. Anyone can shoot a person when someone tries to merely walk on their lawn.

        Please don’t quote things out of context. Right to defend is different than going on a killing spree.

        Get your facts right.

      • Dear Christian,
        You are quoting versus out of context. I hope you are not only like criticizing but also like to listen (or read) as well. What I have written in the following can be checked if you visit http://tanzil.net
        Find the chapter and verse and you can even read it in French as well.

        For Verse 8:12:

        [Remember] when you asked help of your Lord, and He answered you, “Indeed, I will reinforce you with a thousand from the angels, following one another.” (8:9) And Allah made it not but good tidings and so that your hearts would be assured thereby. And victory is not but from Allah. Indeed, Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise. (8:10) [Remember] when He overwhelmed you with drowsiness [giving] security from Him and sent down upon you from the sky, rain by which to purify you and remove from you the evil [suggestions] of Satan and to make steadfast your hearts and plant firmly thereby your feet. (8:11) [Remember] when your Lord inspired to the angels, “I am with you, so strengthen those who have believed. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieved, so strike [them] upon the necks and strike from them every fingertip.” (8:12) That is because they opposed Allah and His Messenger. And whoever opposes Allah and His Messenger – indeed, Allah is severe in penalty. (8:13) “That [is yours], so taste it.” And indeed for the disbelievers is the punishment of the Fire. (8:14) O you who have believed, when you meet those who disbelieve advancing [for battle], do not turn to them your backs [in flight]. (8:15) And whoever turns his back to them on such a day, unless swerving [as a strategy] for war or joining [another] company, has certainly returned with anger [upon him] from Allah, and his refuge is Hell – and wretched is the destination. (8:16)

        For chapter 9 verses:

        O you who have believed, do not take your fathers or your brothers as allies if they have preferred disbelief over belief. And whoever does so among you – then it is those who are the wrongdoers. (9:23) Say, [O Muhammad], “If your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your wives, your relatives, wealth which you have obtained, commerce wherein you fear decline, and dwellings with which you are pleased are more beloved to you than Allah and His Messenger and jihad in His cause, then wait until Allah executes His command. And Allah does not guide the defiantly disobedient people.” (9:24) Allah has already given you victory in many regions and [even] on the day of Hunayn, when your great number pleased you, but it did not avail you at all, and the earth was confining for you with its vastness; then you turned back, fleeing. (9:25) Then Allah sent down His tranquillity upon His Messenger and upon the believers and sent down soldiers angels whom you did not see and punished those who disbelieved. And that is the recompense of the disbelievers. (9:26) Then Allah will accept repentance after that for whom He wills; and Allah is Forgiving and Merciful. (9:27) O you who have believed, indeed the polytheists are unclean, so let them not approach al-Masjid al-Haram after this, their [final] year. And if you fear privation, Allah will enrich you from His bounty if He wills. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Wise. (9:28) Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture – [fight] until they give the jizyah willingly while they are humbled. (9:29) The Jews say, “Ezra is the son of Allah “; and the Christians say, “The Messiah is the son of Allah.” That is their statement from their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved [before them]. May Allah destroy them; how are they deluded? (30) They have taken their scholars and monks as lords besides Allah, and [also] the Messiah, the son of Mary. And they were not commanded except to worship one God; there is no deity except Him. Exalted is He above whatever they associate with Him. (9:31) They want to extinguish the light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah refuses except to perfect His light, although the disbelievers dislike it. (9:32)

      • Christian I dont you if you did read it, ans if you did, if you have the capacity to put it into context. Meaning to corelate those verses with the rest of them and the history of their revelation. Read Muhammad Haleem Exploring the Quran and give us a break with your pseudo expertise (btw Isis and others do exactly the same as you do…taking out of the context).

        • No one can delete even a single alphabet from Quran. It’s security is guaranteed by Allah. It’s not like other revelations in which Ahle Kitaab has made changes as per their wishful thinking and desires. It is the Book which is the way to peace in the world

          It wants to create a world with justice. If anyone comes in the way of justice then he has to be dealt with force. This is logical. No one with vested interests will allow prevalence of justice in this world because it would be harmful for their vested interests. Don’t be prejudiced please

  2. If this is true why so many jews have immigrated from Portugal and Spain to Ottoman Empire centuries ago and from Germany to Turkey in the II World War ? Were the the Quran and Bibel different then? This is completely a matter of comment.

  3. How about we also delete text from Bible and Torah which gives their followers wrong ideas about ‘Being the chosen people’ and hence emboldening them to kill others like being done by Israel to the poor Palestinians?

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