They have to keep telling us, because this is so obviously false, it can only be put across by constant repetition. If the “terror” that is mentioned in Qur’an 3:151, 8:12, and 8:60 is something other than the terror that is caused by terrorism, where exactly in Islamic scripture or tradition is this distinction found, and what exactly is the difference between the terror that Muslims are told by Allah to strike in the hearts of unbelievers and terrorism as jihadis practice it today?
“We will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve for what they have associated with Allah of which He had not sent down authority. And their refuge will be the Fire, and wretched is the residence of the wrongdoers.” (Qur’an 3:151)
“When your Lord was revealing to the angels, ‘I am with you; so confirm the believers. I shall cast terror into the unbelievers’ hearts; so strike above the necks, and strike every finger of them!” (Qur’an 8:12)
“Make ready for them whatever force and strings of horses you can, to strike terror thereby into the enemy of Allah and your enemy, and others besides them that you know not; Allah knows them. And whatsoever you expend in the way of Allah shall be repaid you in full; you will not be wronged.” (Qur’an 8:60)
“Then, when the sacred months are over, kill the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them, and confine them, and lie in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they repent, and perform the prayer, and pay the alms, then let them go their way; Allah is All-forgiving, All-compassionate.” (Qur’an 9:5)
“Fight those who believe not in Allah and the Last Day and do not forbid what Allah and His Messenger have forbidden, and do not practice 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.” (Qur’an 9:29)
“Allah has bought from the believers their selves and their possessions against the gift of Paradise; they fight in the way of Allah; they kill, and are killed; that is a promise binding upon Allah in the Torah, and the Gospel, and the Koran; and who fulfils his covenant truer than Allah? So rejoice in the bargain you have made with Him; that is the mighty triumph.” (Qur’an 9:111)
“Terror has nothing to do with Islam: Turkish top cleric,” Daily Sabah, April 10, 2016:
Terrorism is contrary to Islam’s universal message of peace, Turkey’s head of religious affairs said Sunday.
Mehmet Görmez, Turkey’s most senior cleric and head of the Presidency of Religious Affairs, said: “We all know that the perpetrators of the terrorist attacks in Paris, Brussels, Ankara and Istanbul have nothing to do either with Islam, which brought peace and mercy to humanity, or with Prophet Muhammad, prophet of compassion, or the Qur’an.”
Speaking at an event in Strasbourg, France, commemorating the birth week of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him), Görmez said Muslims should not suffer because of violence committed by terrorists.
“Do not hang your head because of crimes committed by murder networks, which have nothing to do with Islam or our Prophet,” he said….