One universally quoted verse of Quran reveals that whosoever kills an innocent person, kills the whole mankind and whosoever saves one, he saves the whole mankind. On the face value, the verse appears very benign. Most of the non-Muslims don’t want to cross-check the exact and complete text of the verse in the age of Google even.
But this verse is glossed over through concealing the whole verse and manipulating words by Islamic apologists who are keen to prove that Islam is the ‘religion of peace’. This they do either due to ignorance or for serving some Jihadi agenda. In the first group come Indian Leftists and Liberals and in the second group come Zakir Naik, Shahrukh Khan, Rana Ayyub, Arfa Khanum Sherwani and Asaduddin Owaisi et al.
The said verse is actually verse number 32 of Surah Al-Ma’idah of Quran and commonly denoted as Quran 5:32. As per Sahih International, the whole verse of Quran 5:32 reveals,
“Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land – it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one – it is as if he had saved mankind entirely. And our messengers had certainly come to them with clear proofs. Then indeed many of them, [even] after that, throughout the land, were transgressors.”
Now the violence and hatred ingrained in the verse becomes clear. The two sets of words are at the core of the verse. The first one is ‘unless for a soul’. This means that a man can be killed as revenge killing. And second one is ‘for corruption’, meaning a man can be killed for his idolatry or for worshiping other God than Allah or for polytheism. In all the situations, killing of anybody is illegal and immoral in today’s civilized world.
Since Quran is to be for all time to come, Islamic apologists find it very difficult to reconcile this violent verse in today’s world and resort to gross lie and deception. All non-Muslims should therefore read Quran and cross-check all Islamic propaganda in books or internet.