Islam was spread by the Sword!
When faced with this charge Muslims resort to the strategy of showing similar things in the Veda.
Mulla Naseeruddin: Atharvaved 12:5:54 and 12:5:62
What do these two mantras state?
These two mantras command the followers of the vedas to kill atheists?
This is the translation published in Pandita Rakesh Rani . Let me add that the bhavartha is not found there
The translation in Ram lal Kapoor Trust says
vrishcha =kat dal/cut
pravrishch= poorntaya kat dal /cut them fully
samvrishcha=achchi tarah kat/ cut properly or in full measure
dah = jala de / burn
pradeh=poorntaya jala de/ burn completely
sandeh=achchi tarah jala de/burn properly.
Bhavartha= This mantra is telling us about the war between the killers of the cow and the protectors of the cow.
The killers of the cow should be stopped by explaining the benefits of saving and increasing the herds of cows. If need be the king and his soldiers should impose penalty on the killers of cows to stop them.
The person going against the eternal law [of the land] i.e. Veda can be stopped by telling him the benefits of adhering to the law [ved vaani] and the losses to be borne on going against the law. He can also be stopped by keeping a punishment for transgression.
Here the king can impose penalty and the king or soldiers administer the punishment.
This is what Swami Ramsarup says regarding the above:
Swami Ramswarup: The idea of said Atharvaveda mantra 12/5/54 is that the divine Vedvanni which emanates from God is like a ‘Vajra’ (weapon) for an atheist i.e., the learned person have power to take said weapon to change the mind of atheist but the fundamental law of Vedas is that everyone has to maintain non- violence. As regards the destruction it applies to antisocial tendencies.
The mantra 12/5/62 relates to law ‘Ved Nindak’ who insults Vedas, in this case the divine “ Ved vanni” takes its own option to destroy the said element. So it has not mentioned in mantras that any person should take law in his own hand to harm or to kill any one.
This is what the Prophet did to [old] kafirs
Volume 2, Book 19, Number 173:
Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Masud :
The Prophet recited Suratan-Najm (103) at Mecca and prostrated while reciting it and those who were with him did the same except an old man who took a handful of small stones or earth and lifted it to his forehead and said, “This is sufficient for me.” Later on, I saw him killed as a non-believer.
FURTHER, in Islam, any Qazi can pronounce such a MERCIFUL judgement on a kafir and any muslim can carry out the sentence.
ARREY BHAI MULLA NASEERUDDIN , TUM KARO TO PYAR HAM KAREN TO AWARAGARDI. YE KAHAN KA NYAYA HAI. BUUDHE KO SAMJHANE KI JAGAH MURDER KARWA DIYA. AB HAMARI GAYE KO BHI MARTE HO AUR DAND SE BHI BACHNA CHAHTE HO. AUR EESHWAR PRADATT VED SE APNI MANUSHYA KRIT QURAN KI TULNA BHI KARNA CHAHTE HO! YE NAHIN CHALEGA.
Is there any comparison between the one & only true way of the vedas/AUM and other man-made doctrines??