beasts and towns of idolaters
, one nevertheless does not find a single
It appears that these commentators were swayed by the summary statements of Ahab's reign that cast him as an idolater
The book is thus bracketed by discussions of iconoclasm, ancient and modern, while its main thrust is an attempt to probe the minds of the obviously intelligent, sophisticated idolaters
seeking to understand the rationale behind long-ridiculed, apparent folly.
Rabbi Judah held that food offered to idols did not have to be explicitly desecrated by the idolater
to become permissible; it was enough if an idolater
implicitly desecrated the offering by knowingly selling the food to a person who did not believe in the idol.
Moreover, he believed that many of those who are religious and who are not idolaters
have so compromised their religion in their pursuit of power in the Knesset and other corridors of power that they fell into the trap set for them by Ben Gurion who, Leibowitz claimed, once told him: "I will never agree to the separation of religion from the state.
As already noted, this would have been prohibited if a Muslim were to be considered an idolater
He notes that Rambam delineates five kinds of heretics (Teshuvah 3:6, 7), one of whom is the idolater
who denies the existence of a Creator, and Bleich places all who deny that the entire written and oral Torah derives from Heaven in this category of idolaters
One hundred thousand infidels, impious idolaters
, were slain on that day.
If they do fight you, kill them- this is what such disbelievers deserve', or the infamous sword verse(9:5);'When the [four] forbidden months are over, wherever you encounter the idolaters
, kill them, seize them, besiege them, wait for them at every lookout post; but if they turn [to God], maintain the prayer, and pay the prescribed alms, let them go on their way, for God is most forgiving and merciful'.
It is impossible that a nation of infidels or idolaters
should be a nation of free men.
Nasreen said that the visit of an Israeli delegation led by Major General Yakov (Kobi) Barak to an Indian Army base in Udhampur, once again, exposed a deep-rooted anti-Muslim nexus between the Indian idolaters
and the Israeli Zionists.
Do not be deceived [misled]: Neither the impure and immoral, nor idolaters
, nor adulterers, nor those who participate in homosexuality, nor cheats [swindlers and thieves], nor greedy graspers, nor drunkards, nor foulmouthed revellers and slanderers, nor extortionists and robbers will inherit the kingdom of God.