Running totals from Sura 2 to 40:
Total number of verses from Sura 2 to 40: 4211
Total number of verses in 2-40, which preach violence against non-Moslems: 939
Violent verses as a % of total from Sura 2 to 40: 22 %
Sura 2 to 40 as a % of the 6346 verses in the Koran: 66%
[meaning still lots more violence to go....]
The main themes of this Sura are:
Obey Allah and get rewarded.
“Those who sustain the Throne (of Allah) and those around it sing Glory and Praise to their Lord.....enter the Gardens of Eternity, which You have promised to them....And preserve them from (all) ills;” [40:7-9]
Allah is supreme, you are nothing.
“Verily it is Allah (alone) Who hears and sees (all things)....He is full of Strength, Strict in Punishment.” [40:20-22]
“It is He Who gives Life and Death; and when He decides upon an affair, He says to it, 'Be' and it is. [40:68]
....Islam will dominate – it is just a question of when:
“So persevere in patience; for the Promise of Allah is true...it is to Us that they shall (all) return.” [40:77]
'To us they [the Infidels, all humans] shall return.' The 'us' is the Moslem cult with Allah as its chief idol and 'god'. The Meccan ilah or Lord has nothing historically, whatsoever to do with the Jewish or Christian ideas of God. This invention by Muhammad was simply to usurp the 'right path' of single deity worship, and degrade the other competing monotheisms. In Koranic liturgy when the Infidel 'returns' to the moon deity ilah, he will be humiliated and punished for a life of error and wrong-doing criminality.
Reject the cult of Muhammad/Allah and your doom is assured. In this chapter of 85 verses only 30 or a mere 35% preach violence, intolerance, and damnation for non-Moslems. The offending verses are: 5-7,10,17-18,21-22,33,35,41,46-50,52,58,60,63,69-75,78,82 and 85. Those who do not follow Muhammad/Allah will suffer the following:
Jews and Christians are criminals. They worship something other than the Meccan 'ilah, and in the case of Christianity associate a Trinity with the Godhead. This is an unpardonable sin in Islam, punished in the after life by the wearing of a neck-collar, the drinking of boiling water and endless hell-fire. This hardly paints a sympathetic picture of those who are outside of the Moslem cult. The whole point of this cult is unthinking obedience to Muhammad and Allah. If you refuse to become a 'slave of Allah' you will be destroyed:
This is fairly clear messaging – perhaps a tad understated of course. Islam is uber-alles. Muhammad who is the same as Allah, is rendered as the only symbol of authority and theological 'truth' to follow. The Koran by default [because Muhammad-Allah said so], must be the only instrument to regulate and manage your life. If you do not follow Koranic or Muhammadan practices you are a criminal and will be punished.
This poly-cracy [the merger of politics and theocracy], messaging is simplicity at its most sublime. Cults are simpleton constructs because they assume the followers to be weak-minded, self-loathing irrationals who have no free-will, or self-generating intelligence. The Koran's main themes make it clear that such assumptions lie at the very heart of Muhammadanism.