And the origin of the Muslim religion was a few miles to the Southeast, and according to them, God said that too.
When i ponder the ultimate fate of Pharaoh's Egypt, prior to the release of the family of Abraham, i can't help but wonder whether, like Pharaoh, God hardened the Muslim hearts? ...Or has he hardened "mine"?
From my perspective, i have more faith in a God that would direct me to love my enemy, than one that would direct me to murder the innocent and defenseless. ...Just a logic and common sense thing for me, i reckon.