Australia Supreme Court judge has called on Muslims to publicly disavow violent verses in the Quran


Justice Fagan, who has presided over many terrorism-related cases, said the Islamic religion's broad acceptance of the Koran without denouncing verses supporting "intolerance, violence and domination" would "embolden terrorists to think they are in common cause with all believers and indeed that they are the spearhead of the religion."

This is a first, most especially from someone in a position of influence and respect. No one would dare say such a thing because of the violence in the Quran and fear of retribution. There is an urgent need to teach young Muslims why the violence inherent in Islam is wrong and must be rejected. And while Muslims will condemn the generic terrorism in the wake of jihad slaughter, where are they teaching against the ideology and Islamic texts that gave command it?

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