One writer defends
the use of force and argues against those who say Islam allows violence only for defense, but explains it this way:
does not force people to accept its belief, but it wants to provide a free
environment in which they
will have the choice of beliefs…., to abolish those oppressive political
systems under which
people are prevented from expressing their freedom to decide whether they accept Islam or not.
--Sayyid Qutb, Milestones, Int’l Islamic Federation of Student Organizations, Salmiyah, Kuwait
, pp. 78-79.