Re: "And kill them wherever you find them, and drive them out from where they drove you out; persecution is worse than slaughter."... is even worse, when you realize the hypocrites were not driven out from anywhere: Muhammad had threatened to respond to mere verbal abuse with "I will bring you slaughter!" and then, when his men were only placed under house arrest (not 'driven out!' at all) they left voluntarily, only to regroup elsewhere (Ethiopia and Somalia) to later re-invade and wage war against Mecca until they did, indeed, "bring them slaughter!" So nothing in the Qur'an is truthful, and islam has always attacked first.