„I have always condemned terrorism, because according to the glorious Koran, if you kill one innocent person, then you have killed the whole of humanity.“

—  Zakir Naik

Pointing, that he supports no terrorism. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1927280,00.html

Adopted from Wikiquote. Last update Sept. 19, 2021. History
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Islamic televangelist 1965

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„Killing, imprisoning or denying the rights of a human being is not injustice against one person; it enchains and kills a whole society.“

—  Narges Mohammadi Iranian human rights activist 1972

Similar to Quran 5:32, as quoted in 1,000 Days in Prison: Narges Mohammadi Condemns Iranian Judiciary’s “Subservience” to Security Agencies https://www.iranhumanrights.org/2018/02/1000-days-in-prison-narges-mohammadi-condemns-iranian-judiciarys-subservience-to-security-agencies/ (February 21, 2018), Center for Human Rights in Iran.

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„Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a "war against terrorism."“

—  Noam Chomsky, book 9-11

9-11, 2001 https://web.archive.org/web/20061015103427/http://indymedia.org.nz/usermedia/application/2/9-11.pdf
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„I have always had one answer for Communists-kill them all.“

—  Ma Hongkui Republic of China general 1892 - 1970

[CHINESE WARLORD, LIFE Magazine Vol. 25, No. 18, 1 Nov 1948, 57, http://books.google.com/books?id=ekoEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA57&dq=Ma-Hung-kwei&hl=en&ei=v62VTIzPJsKqlAem5P2kCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CDQQ6AEwAQ#v=snippet&q=Ma-Hung-kwei%20i%20have%20always%20had%20one%20answer%20for%20communists%20kill%20them%20all&f=false]

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„Killing innocent people by surprise is not called 'a thousand points of light.' But, as frightening as terrorism is, it's the weapon of losers. The minute somebody sets off a suicide bomb, you can be sure that person doesn't have 'career prospects.' And no matter how horrendous a terrorist attack is, it's still conducted by losers.“

—  P. J. O'Rourke American journalist 1947

"Putting Words in the President's Mouth" (12 October 2004)
Context: Saddam Hussein was reduced to the Unabomber — Ted Kaczynski — a nutcase hiding in the sticks. Sure, the terrorism by his supporters is frightening. Hence, its name, 'terrorism.' Killing innocent people by surprise is not called 'a thousand points of light.' But, as frightening as terrorism is, it's the weapon of losers. The minute somebody sets off a suicide bomb, you can be sure that person doesn't have 'career prospects.' And no matter how horrendous a terrorist attack is, it's still conducted by losers. Winners don't need to hijack airplanes. Winners have an Air Force.

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„The Koran on the table before you, is a handbook for terrorists. Blood drips from its pages. It calls for perpetual war against non-believers. That Koran before you is the hunting permit for millions of Muslims. A license to kill.“

—  Geert Wilders Dutch politician 1963

Speech by Geert Wilders during parliamentary debate in the Netherlands (4 September 2014) http://gatesofvienna.net/2014/09/the-netherlands-has-become-the-victim-of-islam/ ( video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7mfCYbGGuI)
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„Do we really think that the United States will have the protection of innocent Afghans in mind if it rains terror down on the Afghan infrastructure? We are supposedly fighting them because they immorally killed innocent civilians. That made them evil. If we do the same, are we any less immoral?“

—  George Lakoff American linguist 1941

Don't Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate — The Essential Guide for Progressives (2004) as quoted in the Washington Monthly (November 2004) http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/archives/monthly/2004_11.php

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„It is better to risk sparing a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one.“

—  Voltaire, book Zadig

Il vaut mieux hasarder de sauver un coupable que de condamner un innocent.
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