PBS Provides Disinformation on Islam
By Brigitte Gabriel
Recently, PBS engaged Rashid Khalidi of Columbia University to attempt to say that the Islamic State is purposely misinterpreting the Quran.
Khalidi is a strident Palestinian activist who blames America and Israel first for all the problems of the Middle East. He’s also a long-time supporter and associate of Barack Obama, who started the whole “ISIS is not Islamic” narrative.
Khalidi proceeded to provide for the PBS segment an explanation of Sura 47, Verse 4 of the Quran in which he claims that this infamous verse does not justify beheadings. He is so wrong that he can’t possibly be just mistaken:
We don’t know what Quran Khalidi is reading from in the video, or why he does not reveal the entire verse for the audience, but we do know one thing: What Khalidi says 47/4 says is NOT what most Qurans say Sura 47 Verse 4 says. Here is, verbatim, the whole verse in one popular English language version of the Quran published in Saudi Arabia:
“So, when you meet (in fight–Jihad in Allah’s cause) those who disbelieve, smite (their) necks till when you have KILLED (emphasis added) and wounded many of them, then bind a bond firmly (on them, i.e. take them captives). Thereafter (is the time) either for generosity (i.e. free them without ransom), or ransom (according to what benefits Islam), until the war lays down its burden. Thus [you are ordered by Allah to continue in carrying out Jihad against the disbelievers till they embrace Islam and are saved from the punishment in the Hell-fire or at least come under your protection], but if it had been Allah’s Will, He Himself could certainly have punished them (without you). But (He lets you fight) in order to test some of you with others. But those who are killed in the Way of Allah, He will never let their deeds be lost.”
Obviously, the word KILLED is pretty important here and it is clearly in this Quran in 47/4:
Source: The Noble Quran
Published by Darussalam
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
This directly contradicts Khalidi’s contention that all the victims are to be bound, therefore they can’t be dead. . . .
The real culprits here are the biased crew at PBS (courtesy of your tax dollars and mine, by the way). PBS is SUPPOSED to at least make a head-fake at being professional and objective. They made no such effort in this case and there is no doubt that the reporter, Hari Sreenivasan, could easily have done the same research we did here to fact-check Khalidi’s assertion.
Sreenivasan failed to check with multiple sources for confirmation, which would have conformed with journalistic best practices.
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Makes no difference. Islam is a militaristic cult founded by a pedophile who sought excuses to kill and maim anyone who went up against him. There is nothing peaceful in it and it is the biggest single foe of freedom on this planet.