Muhammad Syed tweeted this important item from Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s talk:
“If you don’t allow for compassion, that is the end of civilization” @Ayaan #AACon15 in ref to Quran 24:2
Says it all, doesn’t it. “Do not be taken by pity for them” – WHY NOT? If you flinch at the idea of flogging people for having sex, you have the right intuition. If you stamp out that flinch and go ahead and flog them, you have the wrong intuition.
And yet one of the names of Allah is “the merciful.” On the basis of what?