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."
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?