Timmy is a very close friend of mine. We discuss Islamic spread and issues very often. Timmy is an atheist and very informed person. He read the article of Ahmadi Writer and Activist Tahir Nasser published at Pathos.com titled as “Why the Quran Protects Against Radicalization: A Rebuttal to USA Today’s Nabeel Qureshi”. You can read the article by Tahir Nasser here. Mainly his argument was that all the peaceful but abrogated verses are in fact not abrogated, they still can be applied because Ahmadya community does not believe in abrogation. Timmy decided to confront Tahir Nasser on the topic of most later violent verse in Quran 9.29(Command of Fight with non-believers, Jews and Christians) and its current application. In that effort he almost torn apart Tahir Nasser who responded to timmy’s comments abruptly. This discussion is very informative and I am Just going to reproduce here as it is. Then you can decide who is right and who is wrong.
Timmy: Sorry Mr. Later verses in Quran are the ones which are the later commands on some subject previous verses on that subject are considered abrogated. Later verse in Quran with regard to Non-believers, Jews and Christians is Quran 9.29 which calls for fight to them until they submit. Moderate Muslims like you play as front runners for the terrorist by Playing deception and showing appeasement to the West as ordered by Quran 3.28, If Quran calls for peace where are those people of Islam who have following in Millions to condemn and protest against terrorists. Your opinion only support terrorist by deceiving people into believing That Islam is peaceful while its not. Alazhar university believes that Muslims will establish a caliphate as per the ahadith of Muhammad and ISIS is working for that. If you condemn ISIS you Condemn the Institution of Islam Al azhar. Alazhar is authrity on Islam while you are not without any kind of Following. So your Islam is a deception and distorted version of True Islam.
First of all how 9.29 cannot be used now when terrorist think that Muslims are being persecuted so They have a right to fight ....
Secondly your community has a distorted version of Quran which mainstream Muslims reject. They consider you Kafir. You cannot say that your distorted version of Quran is followed by all Muslims so you Must say this in all of your articles to make people understand the threat rather you dont mention this fact and end up deceiving people.
lastly you still provide cover for the terrorists by lying and deceiving the people about islam there are thousands ahadith about Jihad and implementation of Islam. By telling people that Islam is peaceful which is not you are just providing a cover to mainstream terrorist so that the world dont start a war on islam and in the meanwhile terrorist keep on implementing Islam in the west. You are as equal terrorist as the ISIS.