Most are wicked...but some are righteous...but

I wanted to post a few consecutive verses from the Quran so you can appreciate just how ambiguous the book is when it comes to Ahl al Kitaab (Jews and Christians). Here in a few short verses we see what almost amounts to an argument of a person against himself, trying to figure out what he really thinks about Ahl al Kitaab. Incidentally, verse 115 seems to clearly show that Jews and Christians can enter paradise, which goes against the predominant Islamic orthodoxy.

The Best Community

[3:110] You are the best community ever raised among the people: you advocate righteousness and forbid evil, and you believe in GOD. If the followers of the scripture believed, it would be better for them. Some of them do believe, but the majority of them are wicked.

[3:111] They can never harm you, beyond insulting you. If they fight you, they will turn around and flee. They can never win.

[3:112] They shall be humiliated whenever you encounter them, unless they uphold GOD's covenant, as well as their peace covenants with you. They have incurred wrath from GOD, and, consequently, they are committed to disgrace. This is because they rejected GOD's revelations, and killed the prophets unjustly. This is because they disobeyed and transgressed.

Righteous Jews & Christians

[3:113] They are not all the same; among the followers of the scripture, there are those who are righteous. They recite GOD's revelations through the night, and they fall prostrate.

[3:114] They believe in GOD and the Last Day, they advocate righteousness and forbid evil, and they hasten to do righteous works. These are the righteous.

[3:115] Any good they do will not go unrewarded. GOD is fully aware of the righteous.

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