I'm sure that Muhammad would have forgiven Abdulla completely if only one of his followers had cut of Abdulla's head.
I think the lack of a robust doctrine of forgiveness in Islam impels many of the jihadist-Islamic-terrorists. My understanding of Islam theology is that, on judgment day, if one's good acts outweigh one's bad acts, and if one is a Muslim, then one goes into heaven. So people with a guilty conscience such as someone who has drank alcohol, partied, gone to strip clubs, may one day wake up with a kind of spiritual crisis one day. Many of the 911 perpetrators and the girl who was besieged by the Paris police, were all partiers. Without a robust doctrine of forgiveness, there is little left for restoration with God. The only thing available is martyrdom. A muslim who dies trying to expand Islam gets to go straight to paradise, bypassing judgment day, bypassing the weight for judgment day, and bypassing judgment. Ultimately this is messed up.
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