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Banish afar the foul worship of idols. On their alters let the blood of animals smoke no more, nor the soothsayer look for omens in warm entrails, nor the meaningless augur attend to the song of birds. Let all the images of the gods be smashed to the ground. Flaccus of York (Alcuin of York)
Those who turn away from Islam, and obey non-Muslims in some things, have been seduced by Satan….Don't obey disbelievers. Muhammad
The white race seems to me to blame in saying that all the reason for its interference in Africa is the improvement of the native African, and then to start on altering African institutions without in the least understanding them. It seems to me that the leading men among the European educated Africans have depended too much on the religious side of the question. Mary Kingsley
I fail to believe Christianity will bring peace between the two races, for the simple reason that though it may be possible to convert Africans en masse into practical Christians it is quite impossible to convert Europeans en masse to it. Mary Kingsley
We will invite him again because the religion of Islam is one of tolerance. We will ask him if he has changed his mind. If so we will forgive him Ansarullah Mawlazezadah
A large percentage of Moslems living in Europe believe that Europe is decadent and that they should work to destroy it. Claire Berlinski
Cambodians dare do nothing of themselves without leave of the king, which is why Christians cannot be made without the king’s approval …. Nothing is done that the king knoweth not. Gaspar da Cruz
The borders of Islam are bloody. Samuel P. Huntington
The blood of a Muslim may not be legally spilled other than in one of three [instances] : the married person who commits adultery; a life for a life; and one who forsakes his religion and abandons the community Muhammad
We decree that no Christian shall use violence to compel the Jews to accept baptism. Innocent III
Throughout the past century, the Bahais of Iran have been persecuted. With the triumph of the Islamic revolution in 1979, this persecution has been systematized. More than 200 Bahai have been executed or killed, hundreds more have been imprisoned, and tens of thousands have been deprived of jobs, pensions, businesses, and educational opportunities. All national and local Bahai administrative institutions have been banned by the Government, and Bahai holy places, cemeteries, and community properties have been confiscated, vandalized, or destroyed. Bahai International Community
It is forbidden to the tolerated peoples living on Muslim territory to clothe themselves in the same manner as the chiefs, the scholars, and the nobles. They should not be allowed to clothe themselves in costly fabrics which have been cut in the modes which are forbidden to them, in order that they may not offend the sensibilities of poor Muslims and in order that their faith in their religion should not be shaken by this. Muhammad Al-Ramli
It is no longer permitted them [Christians and Jews] to put themselves, with respect to their houses, on an equal footing with the dwellings of their Muslim neighbors, and still less to build their buildings higher. If they are of the same height, or higher, it is incumbent upon us to pull them down to a size a little less than the houses of the true believers. This conforms to the word of the Prophet: 'Islam rules, and nothing shall raise itself above it.' This is also in order to hinder them from knowing where our weak spots are and in order to make a distinction between their dwellings and ours…. They should not be permitted to employ mounts like the Muslims. They must use neither saddles, nor iron-stirrups, in order to be distinguished from the true believers. They must under no circumstance ride horses because of the noble character of this animal …. They shall only walk single-file, and in narrow lanes they must withdraw even more into the most cramped part of the road. Hassan Al Kafrawi
It is prohibited to exercise any form of compulsion on man or to exploit his poverty or ignorance in order to convert him to another religion or to atheism. Organization of the Islamic Conference
The civil wars which arose some few years ago in Morocco between the Blacks and Whites, merely on account of their complexion, are founded on a pleasant difference. We laugh at them; but, I believe, were things rightly examined, we afford much more occasion of ridicule to the Moors. For, what are all the wars of religion, which have prevailed in this polite and knowing part of the world? They are certainly more absurd than the Moorish civil wars. The difference of complexion is a sensible and a real difference; but the controversy about an article of faith, which is utterly absurd and unintelligible, is not a difference in sentiment, but in a few phrases and expressions, which one party accepts of without understanding them, and the other refuses in the same manner.... Besides, I do not find that the Whites in Morocco ever imposed on the Blacks any necessity of altering their complexion . . . nor have the Blacks been more unreasonable in this particular. David Hume
It is prohibited to exercise any form of compulsion on man or to exploit his poverty or ignorance in order to convert him to another religion or to atheism. Organization of the Islamic Conference
I love the storm and fear the calm. Christina
True believers must embrace their faith of their own free will - not because it was imposed, or inherited, or part of the dominant local culture. To become a believer under pressure or coercion isn't true belief.` This also means that the believer must ... remain free to leave his faith. Abdolkarim Soroush
The imam is authorized to negotiate the suspension of hostilities with a view to the general interest, for example, in the case where the number of Muslim soldiers is too weak to be able to continue the war advantageously; when it is necessary to wait for reinforcements, or when there is the hope that, thanks to a suspension of hostilities, the infidel will convert voluntarily to Islam…. When the treaty suspending the hostilities contains a few clauses contrary to the precepts of Islam … one is not obliged to observe them. Al-Allamah; Al-Hilli
It is like a wide embrace, gathering together all those who have searched for words of hope. It accepts all great Prophets gone before, ’ it destroys no other creeds and leaves all doors open... Marie Alexandra Victoria
The most important thing to the Christian community is not the environment but evangelism. John Hagee
Make war against the unbelievers and the hypocrites and be unyielding to them; and their abode is hell Muhammad
If I had been a Jew and had seen such dolts and blockheads govern and teach the Christian faith, I would sooner have become a hog than a Christian. They have dealt with the Jews as if they were dogs rather than human beings; they have done little else than deride them and seize their property. When they baptize them they show them nothing of Christian doctrine or life, but only subject them to popishness and mockery...If the apostles, who also were Jews, had dealt with us Gentiles as we Gentiles deal with the Jews, there would never have been a Christian among the Gentiles Martin Luther
I do not know why we respect missionaries. Perhaps it is because they have not intruded here from Turkey or China or Polynesia to break our hearts by sapping away our children's faith & winning them to the worship of alien gods. We have lacked the opportunity to find out how a parent feels to see his child deriding & blaspheming the religion of its ancestors. Mark Twain
I don't want to convert people to Buddhism — all major religions, when understood properly, have the same potential for good. Tenzin Gyatso; Dalai Lama
The freedom of religion and of religious conscience is at the core of democratic development. Condoleeza Rice
Americans change religions frequently, and most Americans have friends or family in religious groups other than their own…. Americans remain religious while growing increasingly tolerant. Walter Russell Mead
Damn this world, Damn this time. Damn this fate That uncivilized Arabs have come to make me a Moslem Ferdowsi
There are three possibilities. Embrace our religion and you will have the same privileges and obligations as we. Refuse and you must pay the fizya. Reject both and you will have to do battle with us until Allah decides between us. Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas
Amongst so many captives taken, so many nations forced under their [the Ancient Jewish Kingdom’s] obedience, we find not one man forced into the Jewish Religion and the worship of the true God and punished for idolatry, though all of them were certainly guilty of it. John Locke
No inmate of a workhouse is to be compelled to attend any religious service contrary to his principles ; nor is any child to be brought up in a creed other than that of its parents. William IV
[W]e can be certain that, though preached to more than fifty years, if they [the Aztecs] were now left alone, if the Spanish nation were not to intercede, I am certain that in less than fifty years there would be no trace of the preaching which has been done for them. Bernardino de Sahaguin
Children are being beheaded, women are being raped, men are being crucified, and Christians are being forced to “convert or die”. This is the essence of radical Islam: the barbarians even kill Muslims, as well as Christians, Jews, and others who are not like them. William Anthony Donohue
If they are people of the book (Jews and Christians) we demand of them the jizya [a special tax] and if they refuse, then we fight them. That is if he is Christian. He has three choices: either convert to Islam, or, if he refuses and wishes to remain Christian, then pay the jizya....But if they still refuse, then we fight them, and we abduct their women, and destroy their churches. This is Islam!. As for the polytheists, We allow them to choose between Islam and war! This is not the opinion of Ahmad al-Husseini al-Baghdadi, but the opinion of all five schools of jurisprudence. Ahmad Hassani Baghdadi
To chop off the heads of men I use a special sword, following the writings of the prophet Mohammed, while I use a gun to execute women. When the job is done, I get a sense of delight and thank God for giving me this power. Saed Al Sayaf
Either these people are to be evangelized, or the leaven of communism and infidelity will assume such enormous proportions that it will break out in a reign of terror such as this country has never known, Dwight L. Moody