Dial J for Jihad
Confused about how to be a good Muslim? Fortunately the Internet, as in so many other cases, is ready to come to your aid. Islam-Qa.com will answer your questions about Character and Morals, Inviting Others to Islam, and Killing Non-Muslins. Ready to be surprised?
"Killing a non-Muslim when he is a mu’aahid (one of those who have a peace treaty with the Muslims) is a sin, one of the major sins.
"But with regard to non-Muslims who are at war with the Muslims and do not have a peace treaty with the Muslims or are not living under Muslim rule, then Muslims are commanded to kill them, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
'Fight those of the disbelievers who are close to you, and let them find harshness in you' [al-Tawbah 9:123]
"But this should be in the case of jihaad under the leadership of one of the leaders of the Muslims, or his deputy."
So we're safe unless someone's deputy thinks we deserve to die. Thanks be to The Prophet, Praise Be His Name.