Is Islam Merciful and Tolerant?

One Hindu friend happened to tell me something in a local Indian language (Hindi, no prizes here and there is no language like INDIAN also.. ) once which goes like this.

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Islam allows stoning to death for the married woman if she has committed adultery. So much for Islamic mercy and tolerance!"

In Islam, justice and morality comes first. Right? Indecency and injustice (like what happened to Iraq and Afganistan) shoudnt have a place in the best way of life.. Right?



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"If you do judge, judge between them justly. God loves the just."

(Our'an: 5:42)




"O You who believe! Be upholders of justice, bearing witness for God alone, even against yourselves or your parents and relatives. Whether they are rich or poor, God is well able to look after them. Do not follow your own desires and deviate from the truth. If you twist or turn away, God is aware of what you do."

(Qur'an, 4:135)
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