I most certainly agree, Amit. The problem is that these verses are hard for moderates to discredit as long as they hold on to the belief that Mohammed was "perfect". These verses are authentic elements of Islamic belief.
I've noticed that Bookish tends to claim that Muslim dictators such as Qaddafi aren't really Muslims. This doctrine emerges from the works of Hassan al-Bana and Sayid Qutb. In theory Muslims aren't allowed to wage war on Muslims. So by declaring them as non-Muslims it is permissible to wage war against them. Similarly Jews and Christians are supposed to be "protected", but by claiming that they "do mischief in the land" they become enemies of Islam and can be killed or otherwise punished.
Unfortunately you as a Hindu are in a worse position wrt Islam. I understand that anti-Hinduism is rampant in Pakistan. How much of this do you see as modern prejudice arising out of Partition in 1947 and how much of this is based on the teachings of the Quran?
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