Seeing Disbelievers as Non-Human…

If you are seen as “apes and pigs” and the “worst of creatures,” then are you classified as human? Now that’s a good question.

If you are not human, human rights therefore can be perceived as being the “direct opposition to what Allah has revealed.” Human rights become negligible – even amoral – without approval from Allah himself. This is a dangerous road to travel. It suggests that those who are not believers are lacking humanity. They are dehumanized. The pathway to violence becomes acceptable.

It also suggests that those who say “Muslims do not kill innocents” or “Muslims are commanded not to kill their fellow humans” are peddling non-arguments. Disbelievers are neither innocent nor human according to this interpretation (and thus violence against them is seen as acceptable, even admirable).





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