Three Muslims on trial for attempting to destroy airliners mid-flight insist they never intended to hurt any innocent people:
The changes of plea form part of the defence for some of the accused, who say that while they might have been planning to carry out explosions, and had made martyrdom videos, they never intended to attack airliners or kill people.
Instead, according to Abdulla Ahmed Ali, the alleged ring leader of the plot, the men had planned to carry out a publicity stunt-type explosion -- possibly at the Houses of Parliament -- in order to draw attention to a documentary film they were planning to make criticising British and U.S. foreign policy.
Immediately, some may leap to the defense of Islam by claiming the Quran forbids the killing of innocent people. It does not. In Islam, only Muslims are ever considered innocent. Non-Muslims are considered to be the corrupted enemy of Allah. They are the ones Muhammad accused of spreading mischief and persecution throughout the land. And the punishment for them?
Execution, crucifixion, or mutilation. So, when a Muslim tells you Islam forbids the killing of innocent people, remember that non-Muslims are never innocent according to the religion of peace.