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"Believers, make war on the infidels who dwell around you. Deal firmly with them. Know that God is with the righteous" (Sura 9:121). What do you do with such verses, Ms. Tippett, and the passages in the Qur'an or Hadith which sanction polygamy, spousal abuse, pedophilia, and even rape? I'm curious. Aren't you trying to "nominalize" this religion, Islam, into what only a certain group wants it to be, even though the Qur'an and Muhammed's life cannot be changed? Don't you risk turning "Islam" into a word that means virtually nothing? Why not take a realistic approach by seeking truth?