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Does Islam teach the hatred or subjugation of non-Muslims?

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Muslim generally do not accept the view that Islam teaches the hatred or subjugation of non-Muslims.

Most scholars teach that people of other faiths are free to practice their religion and that it is forbidden to convert anyone by force. They often cite Qur'anic verses, such as: "There is no compulsion in religion" (Qur'an, 2:256).

Specifically, the Qur'an mentions "People of the Book," which is generally understood to refer to Jews and Christians. Muslims are commanded to safeguard their right to worship and their places of worship. The existence of old churches and synagogues throughout the Muslim world in places like Egypt, Turkey, Palestine, Jordan, Syria and Bosnia as well as the existence of minority religious populations in those areas, as well as Hindus in India, demonstrates that this command was historically followed by many Muslim societies.

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